Tucson in January has an average daily temperature of 55F (13C), with daytime highs into the 60s and 70s (15 to 21C) and overnight lows into the high 30 and low 40s (4 to 5C). This is a great time to plan to hike in the Sonoran Desert and see some of our unique and amazing landscapes, including those low desert environments dominated by saguaro cactus
as well as the Sky Islands of southern Arizona
. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
is not to be missed if you're interested in the plants, wildlife, and geology of this unique region. Tucson was recently declared a UNESCO City of Gastronomy
and we have some of the best Mexican and Sonoran food in the United States. Downtown Tucson is these days an exciting and expanding district of restaurants, bars, galleries, museums, and unique shops. Just to the south of Tucson, the desert grasslands are home to vineyards, delicious wines, and a rapidly emerging viticulture region
. Further afield, you may wish to plan your visit to Arizona in order to see Sedona (3.5 hours), the Grand Canyon (5 hours), or Northern Mexico (1 hour) and the Sea of Cortes (3.5 hours).