If you’re spending winter all cooped up in a less-than-ideal climate, get moving and point your rig to the Southwest. Hop on the interstate and head to Tucson, headquarters for dozens of the best snowbird attractions in Southern Arizona that will keep you awestruck and entertained the entire season.
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Saguaro National Park
The biggest cacti on the planet and a diverse range of desert and mountain wildlife are waiting for you at Saguaro National Park in Tucson. To the west and east of this desert city lies a huge national park filled with rugged animal life ranging from the desert tortoise to the coyote and the Mexican owl to the Arizona mountain king snake.
The park features a epic bucket list of Tucson’s best hiking trails for every ability, traversing elevations ranging from 2,180 ft to 4,687 ft. Since the park is comprised of two districts on either side of this large city, you’ll need at least 35 minutes to get from one side to the other. The good news is your entrance fee allows you to explore both sides of the park for seven consecutive days.
Tucson’s many RV parks range from old to new. Most are packed full of snowbirds in wintertime but two spots that usually have space include:
Tucson LazyDays KOA, a full-service park with resort style amenities and even an on-site full-service restaurant/cantina with regular entertainment.
Pima County Fairgrounds. This isn’t the Ritz but it’s neat, safe and gets the job done at a fraction of the price of resort-style RV parks in Tucson. The only caveat? If an event is happening, guests must vacate the park.
Just a bit south of Tucson you’ll find Bisbee. Formerly an old hardscrabble hillside