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Traveling to Tucson, AZ in June

My parents just moved out there and we are visiting in June. We live on the East Coast and never been out west. What are some must see things out there?

 
mommytobrooke

Asked by mommytobrooke at 4:38 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Travel

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  • Actually June in Arizona is about as dry as you can get, usually humidity in the 5-20% range it can also be the hottest month that we endure (I live in the opposite side of the state and we routinely see 110-120 degrees in June, Tucson is a tinsy but cooler). Our monsoon (rainy season with humidiy) does not kick in until USUALLY mid-July.

    Water, sunscreen, hats etc are absolutely required the sun we have here along with the UV Index is brutal and can be dangerous. I would'nt worry about driving anywhere else, Tucson has enough in it, to see and do, to make it a trip in itself.
    wyldreams

    Answer by wyldreams at 12:51 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • Wow Tucson in June, you are a brave soul :)

    Kartchner Caverns are a short drive from Tucson and they are amazing. Arizona - Sonora desert museum is pretty awesome. Pima Air and Space Museum. Kitt peak Observatory. Those are my suggestions, whatever you do make sure it is somewhere that has some air conditioning lol...
    wyldreams

    Answer by wyldreams at 7:41 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • My brother in law lives in chandler Az and the other one lives in Maricopa. JUNE is HOT HOT HOT. Travel light, no long pants, no jeans. The whole state is dusty with unseen particles. If you have allergy. Be prepared. Pack chapstick, your face and lips will be dry. The Air is dry and humid. Besides Wyldreams recommended, other than that, just malls. =)
    doungchand

    Answer by doungchand at 9:09 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • By the way, if you have time, drive down to San Diego, about 7-8 hours drive. La Jolla Cove is awesome. The beach is great but can't compare to the ones in FLorida. However Florida cannot beat San Diego weather. Nice and Sunny.
    doungchand

    Answer by doungchand at 9:12 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • Be ready for some dry hot weather. About 2 hours north there is the Phoenix zoo and 3 water parks which would be a blast for the kiddos. There is the grand canyon by flagstaff about 4 hours north of tucson which is amazing if you have never seen it before. Sedona is also a BEAUTIFUL little town about 1-2 north of phoenix. Its worth the drive!
    dairyberrys

    Answer by dairyberrys at 10:52 AM on May. 5, 2009