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Snowbirds famously flock to Arizona in the wintertime to escape the cold and holiday crowds, and Tucson is a prime choice because of its mild temperatures and sunny skies. The pleasant weather is perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding and golfing. The Tucson Botanical Gardens and Tohono Chul gardens offer a chance to take in some greenery, while wildlife and cacti abound in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum or Saguaro National Park. In February, visitors come from around the world for the interesting Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. That month you can also experience the city's Western heritage at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros at the Tucson Rodeo.