Did you know that Tucson was founded by the Spanish in 1775 and today is the second-largest city in Arizona? You can still see its exciting blend of its Hispanic and Western heritage when you stroll through the streets. This is also thanks to the fact that Tucson did not develop as rapidly as nearby Phoenix and therefore has retained its specific charm. It originally used to be the capital and its name derives from the Pima Indian word chukeson, which can be translated to "spring at the base of black mountain."
As a business destination, Tucson is perfect for staying a day or two. Its nature is astonishing and there is plenty to do if you have an hour or a day to spare in between business meetings. On offer are world-class golf resorts, excellent restaurants, art museums, and galleries, an active cultural life, and, of course, plenty of great weather.
Tucson has a long history that consists of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo roots, which is resembled in the fact that the culinary scene and eclectic neighborhoods are incredible. Also, with a national park, a national forest, and other natural areas just beyond the city limits, Tucson is a city that celebrates its Sonoran Desert setting. Rent a car to see them all during your short time in the city.
At Saguaro National Park, you will definitely be impressed by the huge iconic cacti. They have become a symbol for the desert of the Southwest. A little further, at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which is actually a zoo, you can acquaint yourself with the local flora and fauna.