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Travel Southern Arizona

Traveling this beautiful area in the rental car of your choice is the best way to do it! It will give you the freedom to check out rich cultural traditions, entertainment, and the stunning landscapes – at your own pace.

Over the past three centuries, Tucson has grown from a Native American farming community to the major metropolis that it is today. Boasting 350 days of sunshine, Tucson is the perfect place to golf, hike, go horseback riding or watch nature at its best at one of the many unique habitats.

Get Outdoors
Travelers who are heading to Tucson during the winter will relish in the beautiful weather that always enhances outdoor recreation. You may want to take a short drive to Mt. Lemmon where you can experience seven different eco-systems in one area!

From the typical desert habitat to unexpected towering pines often seen in the North, Mt. Lemmon is home to incredibly diverse wildlife. The Sonoran desert shouldn’t be missed either. With more than 500 species of birds native to the area, you never know what you might see soaring above.

Head Downtown
There is so much to do in and around Tucson, but travelers shouldn’t miss the vibrancy of downtown. As the cultural and historic center of the Old Pueblo, this metropolis houses venues for professional theater, opera, ballet and symphony. There are numerous:

  • Dining options
  • Unique shops
  • Boutiques
  • Bed and breakfasts
  • Historical monuments

If you are a sports fan, check out a game at the University of Arizona – where a passionate sports audience of fans kick up the energy for each and every game.

Explore the History of Air Travel
One of the most beloved attractions in Tucson is the Pima Air & Space Museum. Here visitors can see 300 aircraft on 80 acres of land. Planes on site span from the times of the Wright Brothers to some of the most technologically advanced aircraft of all time. Any history or science buff will love this museum, which is just a short drive away from downtown.

And, if you want to proceed up a few layers of sky into outer space – head to the Lawrence Whipple Observatory, which is one of the region’s most highly acclaimed spots to gaze into the cosmos.

Behind the Wheel in the Tucson Area
Start by making your reservation today. Our customer service representatives will have the car you most desire all ready and awaiting your arrival. They can also assist you with advice related to traveling the area, and answer any and all questions you have for them. It’s car driving territory – and Thrifty is the car of choice for so many USA (and international) travelers!