Tucson, Arizona

Nature

The mighty saguaro is Arizona’s state flower and you’ll see plenty of them here. You’ll also find cacti of every size and shape in the state’s desert areas and thick green forests create canopies in higher elevations. It’s difficult to beat the diversity in Arizona’s flora and fauna – and sheer beauty. The state’s great range of elevations – up to 11,500’ – contribute to this incredible variation. With a variety of ways to get up close to nature, Arizona is an outdoor haven.

Explore one of the beautiful botanical gardens or arboretums. Witness some of the most amazing bird migrations in the country – including as many as 17 varieties of hummingbirds. Or, consider participating in an ecotourism or volunteer vacation – the perfect way to enjoy, and preserve, this stunning state.

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