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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.

Tucson Facts at a Glance

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

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.

Food & Drink

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 is known as a spa getaway and is home to two of the top destination spas in the world - Miraval® Arizona and Canyon Ranch.

Golf Courses

Tucson and surrounding areas have over 40 municipal, public and private golf courses.

Signature Events

Descriptions for annual events covering every month of the year that helps define Tucson and Southern Arizona's distinctive sense of place.


Pima County Stats 2015

Annual Report & Marketing …

Annual Report & Marketing Plan View our overview of the current state of tourism in Arizona, in Southern Arizona and in Tucson, and read about... Read More

Partner Listings

Visit Tucson Partners are some of Tucson’s finest tourism-related businesses. Looking for a supplier or service? Browse the Visit Tucson Partner Listings directory alphabetically by... Read More


If you ever have to make a blind bet on that day's weather in Tucson, bet "sunny," and you'll win more than 96% of the... Read More