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Old 03-14-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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My son and I are planning to visit Tucson around April vacation. I have a coworker that relocated from Maine there who likes it. The thought of no more snowblowing and year round golf appeal to me. yeah, I have read/heard it gets real hot in the summer.

We'll be in the area for about 5 days, this doesn't include the 2 days flying back and forth. What I'm hoping to do is get an initial impression on the area. If my son and I like it, the plan is to visit with my wife another time to see if she likes it or not. If she does like it, we consider relocating.

I was thinking of hitting some open houses, I assume they have those on Sundays like they do up here.

As you can tell, I don't have a real firm gameplan yet. My coworker has extra room so we'll be staying with him and his wife in Rancho Suahurita(sp?).

What I was wondering is what sights/areas should we check out while we're in the area. My son is about 14, in case that matters or not. I'll be combing through threads here and will check out what tourist info I can find online about things to see/do while there.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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My son and I are planning to visit Tucson around April vacation. I have a coworker that relocated from Maine there who likes it. The thought of no more snowblowing and year round golf appeal to me. yeah, I have read/heard it gets real hot in the summer.

We'll be in the area for about 5 days, this doesn't include the 2 days flying back and forth. What I'm hoping to do is get an initial impression on the area. If my son and I like it, the plan is to visit with my wife another time to see if she likes it or not. If she does like it, we consider relocating.

I was thinking of hitting some open houses, I assume they have those on Sundays like they do up here.

As you can tell, I don't have a real firm gameplan yet. My coworker has extra room so we'll be staying with him and his wife in Rancho Suahurita(sp?).

What I was wondering is what sights/areas should we check out while we're in the area. My son is about 14, in case that matters or not. I'll be combing through threads here and will check out what tourist info I can find online about things to see/do while there.
You are coming at a good time. We have had a lot of rain this winter so the desert should be beautiful in April. If you are here for 5 days here is a trip-a-day for you!

Saguaro National Monument
Kartchner Caverns
Pima Air Museum & Boneyard
Sabino Canyon
San Xavier Mission

And yes Sunday and even some on Sat are the traditional open house days here.
Enjoy your trip.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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Thanks for that link Sierra. Checking it out now.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Thanks Rick.

I figured i'd ask the experts and I know the Boneyard will be visited. We'd both enjoy that one.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Thanks for that link Sierra. Checking it out now.
You're welcome. Have a good time!
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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Well, if you're staying in Sahuarita then the Titan Missile Museum is literally right down the street. You can get a package deal with the Pima air museum and save some money if you're into that kinda thing
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:55 AM
 
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My son and I are planning to visit Tucson around April vacation.
Before we made a final decision to move here, we spent two weeks in a hotel to 'test drive' the 112 F weather. Ultimately, we decided that it wasn't the major drawback that others found it. Not compared to sitting and freezing through a Chicago winter, at least.

Not a lot of golf from mid-June to September, except in the very early morning. You'll have the courses to yourself.

Dangerous Bill
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:02 AM
 
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Sahuarita is some distance out of Tucson. Not far away is the San Xavier del Bac Mission, a historic building 200 years old built by the Spanish.

Forget the Tucson city center. It's a high-rise canyon like every other city, but less user-friendly. But there is something for everyone in Tucson, theater, festivals, museums, wotnot. But if you plan to move here, you might want to seek out more practical things, like the quality of various neighborhoods. You need to find a guidebook.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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One of my favorites is Sabino Canyon anytime.
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