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Tucson is a wonderful destination, especially during summer

Posted on May 20, 2013

Some visitors boast summer is their favorite season in Tucson. Yes, 100-degree days are not unheard of (but not daily occurrences, either). The heat takes time to build, and, with no humidity, our days are hot – but not sweaty – and our desert nights are very pleasant. We call it a dry heat! Tucson can be about five to 10 degrees cooler than Phoenix in hotter months.

Summer is also the season for value specials – as museums, golf courses and other attractions roll out the welcome mat. Our support team will be happy to track down activities you’re sure to enjoy.

A few tips for planning your summer excursions:

  • Pack sunglasses, hats and sunscreen, and take along plenty of water.
  • Set your golf game, trail ride or hike from about 6 a.m. It sounds early, but desert mornings are so beautiful you’ll want to wake up to enjoy!
  • The sun’s at its peak from 1 to 3 p.m., the perfect time for lunch, a spa treatment, or a visit to one of the many galleries and museums in Tucson – including the Mini-Time Machine (exquisite dollhouses, miniatures and the like) and the Franklin Museum (for fans of classic early automobiles). Art photography lovers will relish a visit to the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.

Summer in Tucson is also the best time to appreciate the winding drive up Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon, feeling the temperature drop and seeing cacti give way to pine trees as you ascend. With a peak elevation of just above 9,000 feet, Mount Lemmon is one of Tucson’s favorite summer spots and offers some genuinely jaw-dropping views.

Of course, one of the great pleasures of summer in Tucson is simply relaxing – lazing by the pool; nursing a cold, slushy umbrella type drink; and dreaming. Check out our current Tropical Escape package, and you’ll find at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, we’ve got that covered, too.

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