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Tucson is one of the most attractive, fun and culturally vibrant citiesin the Southwest. Lying in a valley bound by craggy mountains, the state's second-largest city seamlessly blends Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo traditions. Its various neighborhoods and 19th-century architecture add a rich sense of history. Tucson is rich in Latino heritage, so the Spanish language is common and Mexican restaurants are bountiful. The trendy shops with vintage clothes, funky restaurants and numerous bars also remind you Tucson is a college town, home of the University of Arizona.