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Old 07-30-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: northern lower MI
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Thanks for all the replies. I hope a rental car will be in our budget, because it will be the best option. If not, I can always stay by the pool and work on my tan! BTW, SierraAZ, I'm not ridiculous, just careful
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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BTW, SierraAZ, I'm not ridiculous, just careful

Sno, I believe that Sierra means well, but may have thought you were "funnin' us" at first. Normally, Tucson is not a place to have to be as concerned as some of the major cities, but one should always be on the alert - especially a woman.

If I were going to solo as a tourist in some big city like, say NYC, I might just wanna be accompanied by the National Guard at the very least!
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Thanks for all the replies. I hope a rental car will be in our budget, because it will be the best option. If not, I can always stay by the pool and work on my tan! BTW, SierraAZ, I'm not ridiculous, just careful
I'm yet to see tourist attractions in dangerous places (particularly during the day) anywhere in the world, but you're entitled to your concerns, I guess. As you know, “no guts, no glory.”
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: northern lower MI
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Point taken. My concerns are probably unfounded. I really do appreciate any city that makes an effort to be welcoming and safe to visitors.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:31 AM
 
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I'm yet to see tourist attractions in dangerous places (particularly during the day) anywhere in the world, but you're entitled to your concerns, I guess. As you know, “no guts, no glory.”
Evidently, you haven't been to Cleveland Ohio yet. Where the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Botanical Gardens are located in the middle of a crime ridden ghetto.That is just one example.

To the OP, your question was not ridiculous. I don't know where you live, but if your point of reference is cities like Detroit etc. you will be pleasantly surprised here in Tucson. There is crime here also but not on the scale of what Detroit is dealing with. Much of the crime here is drug or gang related and most of it takes place in the city of South Tucson, the general south side of the city and the Midtown corridor along Oracle Road.

Once again enjoy your stay here.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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"Much of the crime here is drug or gang related and most of it takes place in the city of South Tucson, the general south side of the city and the Midtown corridor along Oracle Road."

Seems to me that crime (in the drug or gang related area) can be attributed to all parts of the city. I doubt that a city one mile square, like South Tucson, can continually be held responsible for so much, although they have some of the cross to bear as well.

I believe that what you will find in these areas (as well as crime) is low income, and certainly, that would include the general southside of the city and the Midtown corridor along Oracle Road as well.

However, there are pockets of low income, poverty, and crime in many parts of the city - and drugs and gang activity could be found in many affluent areas as well.

There was a recent article in the newspaper about drug activity (heroine use among teenagers) in northwest Tucson. Perhaps where people live based on their income has certain bounderies, but crime itself has no bounderies.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Very valid points, Zony . . . BEAUTIFULLY STATED.

Unfortunately, as many as posted, crime is everywhere and most is either directly or indirectly related to illegal drugs.

With that being stated . . . I still feel very safe and secure in Tucson compared to many cities in this country and SnoShoeWalkr, with normal common sense precautions, should not have any major concerns visiting the attractions mentioned.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Very valid points, Zony . . . BEAUTIFULLY STATED.

Unfortunately, as many as posted, crime is everywhere and most is either directly or indirectly related to illegal drugs.

With that being stated . . . I still feel very safe and secure in Tucson compared to many cities in this country and SnoShoeWalkr, with normal common sense precautions, should not have any major concerns visiting the attractions mentioned.

Thanx be unto the Bumster!


Sno, go forth and have fun, for crying out loud!
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Thanx be unto the Bumster!


Sno, go forth and have fun, for crying out loud!
Absolutely, Zony . . . Great advice!

Remember, SnoShoe . . . just avoid the Rough "Biker" Bars as well as SunTran and you should be just fine. ! ! ! !
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Absolutely, Zony . . . Great advice!

Remember, SnoShoe . . . just avoid the Rough "Biker" Bars as well as SunTran and you should be just fine. ! ! ! !
C'mon... Geez... some chickens you are! I've been on SunTran a few times when my car was the in the shop and I'm still around to tell about it!
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