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Tucson International Airport (TUS)
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If Tucson, Arizona, inspires a picture of gun-slinging cowboys, old-west saloons and dusty tumbleweed in your mind, it sounds like you are imagining the Tucson of long ago. However, you may be pleasantly surprised and intrigued to discover that modern-day Tucson is brimming with world-class spas, championship golf courses, exciting family attractions and a thriving arts community.
Arizona’s second-largest city has an energetic population of over one million people who live immersed in the Native American, Mexican and Pioneer heritages that make up Tucson’s history. Nestled in the Sonora Desert and surrounded by five mountain ranges, visitors to the region will find no shortage of culture, magnificence and inspiration. Out-of-this-world observatories such as the Fred Lawrence Whipple and Kitt Peak National observatories are just a couple of the outstanding optical telescopes that bring the night skies to life for avid stargazers and first-timers alike. To continue an “above ground” holiday, spend a day at the Pima Air and Space Museum or the Flandrau Science Centre and Planetarium, too!
Outdoor pursuits are really the most popular activities in Tucson, due to its mild winters and glorious summers. Hike and bike some truly breathtaking trails and golf on exquisite courses, play tennis day and night or visit a local ranch for horse-back riding. Soak up nature’s wonders in Saguaro National Park, where you will find the native saguaro cactus – they grow in relative abundance and their blooms are the State Wildflower of Arizona. If you prefer something a little more compact for your nature interests, check out the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a world-renowned zoo and natural history museum and botanical gardens – all in one place.
Tucson has a wide array of museums – most notably the Arizona State Museum – art galleries, performing arts venues and even a historic film location, Old Tucson. A studio that has been used in some of the most famous western movie classics is still one of the most popular choices with producers and directors for shooting today’s movies, commercials, videos and print ads. Due to the dramatic desert mountains and scenic rolling hills, this picturesque frontier town has become a film set and outdoor entertainment venue, with rides and live shows for the whole family.
WestJet is pleased to offer service to this destination through our code-share agreement with American Airlines, one of our great airline partners.
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