In Tucuman people speak Spanish with an accent similar to that of other Argentinean provinces (a mix of Italian, Spanish, and Creoles "Gaucho" accents, among others), but with some unique local words.
As in most of Argentina, travel to and from Tucumán can be done by Bus from almost every city, and even from some cities in Bolivia or Perú. Another choice is travelling by train (twice per week to Buenos Aires stopping in Santiago del Estero and Rosario), or by plane. At Teniente Benjamín Matienzo International Airport, at 9km east from San Miguel de Tucumán, There are 5 daily flights from Buenos Aires with Aerolíneas Argentinas and LAN, one daily flight from Mendoza, one from Rosario and two from Córdoba all of them with Sol Líneas Aéreas. International flights are now suspended, but Aerosur had until 2010 four flights a week to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia, with inmediate connections to Madrid and Miami.
Taxis are fairly cheap and a good bet for foreigners who don't know the public transportation's routes or schedules. That said, the city busses are fairly simple (some 40 routes)and as there are not very many of them, fairly easy to use. City flat fare (routes 1-19) is ARP 2 by Nov 2010, it is higher in the metropolitan area (routes 100-141).
The main tourist section is right around the central plaza. Government buildings, old houses and churches abound. Two blocks south on Congreso Street lies the Casa Historica (historic house) where the Argentine independence act was signed. Inside, a small museum has artifacts from the colonial and revolutionary periods. Besides night action, the town itself has roughly speaking no outstanding features worthy a visit. What it is really valuable of Tucumán province is nature. Nicknamed "The Garden of the Republic", it is the ideal spot for those liking hicking, horse riding or mountain climbing. If one has the guts for getting out of the hitted path, coming into the rain forest or the highest peaks it is a must. Regretably the very locals are quite unconcious about this treasure, so they are not likely to recommend it. If you have a five days available, try "La Ciudacita" the southernmost ruins of the Inca empire; you will never forget it. Guides available.
Tucumán town night life is one of the hottest around the country. As an important university center, the community of young people is huge; from Thursday to sunday´s night, streets are vibrating with action.
"Managua" is also a venue to take into account by foreign travelers; very hip,picturesque and bohemian like, the inner spirit, magic and flavor of Latin America floats in its atmosphere. Regional spicy or veggie food, young friendly goers and staff. Live music from thursdays on: salsa, bossa nova, tango. San Juan Street 1015
Tucuman has no shortage whatsoever of places to drink. Most of the cafes are open until 1 or 2AM and serve beer, wine and spirits. The same goes for the restaurants. As for nightclubs, there are quite a few but most open only on the weekends and only after 12PM.