Tips for Travelers
Arizona is in the Mountain Time Zone, and is one of the few places in the country that does not switch over to Daylight Saving Time from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
Access for Travelers with Disabilities
Many of the best sights in Tucson are accessible in one way or another to travelers with disabilities. For advice and links to other helpful Internet resources, go to www.disabledtravelers.com, which is run out of Arizona and is full of accessible travel information, though it’s not specific to the state. The National Accessible Travelers Database may also be helpful.
For questions specific to Tucson and Arizona, you may want to contact the state Department of Administration’s Office for Americans with Disabilities (100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 361, Phoenix, 602/542-6276, 800/358-3617, TTY: 602/542-6686, www.azada.gov).
Gay and Lesbian Travelers
Tucson is no more or no less gay-friendly than most other cities its size, and the queer community is strong and diverse here. The Tucson Observer (520/622-7176, www.tucsonobserver.com) has news about the local gay community, politics, and national news.
Wingspan (425 E. 7th St., 520/624-1779, www.wingspan.org) is the Old Pueblo’s friendly and active GLBT community center.
The Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce (520/615-6436, www.tucsonglbtchamber.org) publishes a free membership directory that’s available at the visitors center at La Placita Village (110 S. Church Ave., 520/903-9900) downtown.
© Tim Hull from Moon Tucson, 1st Edition