Welcome to Tucson Menu - A Vacation Guide to Tucson Resorts, Hotels,
Restaurants, Recreation, Attractions and More
Tucson, Arizona is a beautiful place to both live
and vacation. This second largest city in Arizona is quickly approaching
a population of 1,000,000. Jesuit missionary Eusebio Francisco Kino
visited this area in 1692, and founded the Mission
San Xavier del Bac in 1700. In 1776, the Spanish established
a fort, called a "presidio", and the town came to be called
Tucson became a part of Mexico after
Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821. Following the Gadsden
purchase in 1853, Tucson became a part of the United States of America.
From August 1861, until mid-1862, Tucson was the capital of the
Confederate Territory of Arizona.
While Tucson is in the Great Sonoran
Desert, it also is where the Santa Catalina Mountains meet the desert.
During the winter snow can significantly cover these Santa Catalina
Mountains and its towering pines, and also cover some of Tucson's
saguaro cacti at the same time. In the summer, the monsoon rains
come early in Tucson, compared to Phoenix, and not only cool off
the city but provide spectacular lightening shows.
The people in Tucson are down to earth,
friendly, and have a real appreciation for the history and natural
beauty that surrounds them. Come on down to Tucson, Arizona for
your next vacation and enjoy the many wonderful things listed on
this site that Tucson has to enjoy.