Research & Facts
Just the facts - location, geography, climate, airport, key attractions, and tourism's value to the region.
The Hub of Southern Arizona
Welcome to Tucson: the largest city in Southern Arizona and jumping-off point for trips throughout this region and northern Mexico, the second-largest city in the state of Arizona, and the seat of Pima County--located in the heart of the biologically diverse Sonoran Desert region of the Southwestern United States.
General facts about geography, location, population, tax rates, and information about frequently asked questions. and an overview of the economic value of tourism in Tucson.
Tucson International Airport (TUS) provides numbers for passengers enplaned and deplaned, a current schedule of arrivals and departures, a current list of nonstop destinations, and information on general airport services. Information on other options for getting around Metro Tucson can be found on our Transportation page.
Tucson has hundreds of places to enjoy original food and drink, including quite a few restaurants run by innovative chefs with national and international reputations.
The number of hotel properties in metro Tucson (Tucson and Pima County) is 149 with an inventory of 15,677 total rooms.
(Smith Travel Research (STR)
Tucson and surrounding areas have over 40 municipal, public and private golf courses.
Descriptions for annual events covering every month of the year that help define Tucson and Southern Arizona's distinctive sense of place.
6.5 MILLION - The total number of 2015 overnight visitors to the Tucson and Southern AZ region - AN INCREASE OF 8% over previous year.
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