Drive to top of Sentinel Peak for bird's-eye view
Sentinel Peak offers the best panoramic views of Tucson. There is a parking lot high up the mountain just below the peak. There is then a foot path that circumnavigates the peak and allows for views in 360 degrees. Be careful though, this seems to be a popular hangout for teenage boys who like to bring beer and make a general nuisance of themselves.
Four wheel drive cars
It seems that quite many locals drive four wheel drive cars (4WD), usually big ones day and night as you can see on my picture. Why?
Hmm... maybe some of them really used their cars for off road driving - there are quite a lot of dirty/unpaved roads around.
Tombstone, Arizona - home to...
Tombstone, Arizona - home to Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & the Clantons. The historic Gunfight at the OK Corral took place here in October, 1881.
Tombstone is 70 miles southeast of Tucson, and is easily reached via Interstate 10 to Benson and then south from Benson on Arizona Route 80.
Hotels in Tucson offer day tours.
My two questions for you!
As I already said Tucson is located by one of the main USA highways: trascontinental Interstate 10 freeway (I-10) which goes from Jacksonville at the Atlantic Ocean in Florida to Santa Monica at the Pacific Ocean in California.
To be honest it was one of my many possible itineraries I thought over before my USA trip. And from point 1 to 11 still is.
Enlarge my map, please and look at my/your? possible stops:
1 - Jacksonville, Florida (mile 0)
2 - Tallahassee, Florida (mile 198)
3 - Mobile, Alabama (mile 438)
4 - Biloxi, Mississipi (mile 495)
5 - New Orleans, Louisiana (mile 580)
6 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana (mile 664)
7 - Lafayette, Louisiana (mile 718)
8 - Beaumont, Texas (mile 849)
9 - Houston, Texas (mile 936)
10 - San Antonio, Texas (mile 1141)
11 - El Paso, Texas (mile 1693)
12 - Las Cruces, New Mexico (mile 1736)
13 - TUCSON, Arizona (mile 2010)
14 - Phoenix, Arizona (mile 2124)
15 - Los Angeles, California (mile 2499)
16 - Santa Monica, California (mile 2512.5 = 4043.5 km!)
My two questions:
1. Which month is the best to do the above itinerary (NO heat, please :-)?
2. Are the above stops interesting? What to add and what to skip?
Please e-mail me your suggestions for my future use. Thank you very much :-).
The Casbah Tea House serves teas and coffees from around the world along with vegetarian fare with a Mediterranean flavor. They also have cookies, cake and ice cream. Try the Hummus with Pita Bread for $4. They occasionally even have belly dancing. Popular hangout for U of A students. Try the Hummus with Pita Bread for $4.