Local Ingredients

For more than 4,000 years, the land around Tucson and along the Santa Cruz River has been cultivated by its human inhabitants, beginning with the Hohokam—the ancestors of the Tohono O’odham and Akimel O’odham. Early farmers dug swales and berms to catch summer rains and cultivated plants that grew…

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The JTH Tucson’s Ideal Weekend in Tucson

The Joshua Tree House Tucson is a small inn bordering Saguaro National Park. Situated on 38 acres of land with a forest of Saguaro cacti, native plants, and an abundance of wildlife this is a space to reflect, reset, and create. We've asked owners Sara & Rich to detail their idea weekend getaway in…

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Hiking The Sky Islands

Discover the Mountains Around Tucson Getting into the mountains around Tucson is an opportunity to explore other worlds. There is something completely magical about the mountains surrounding Tucson. You can’t see it just by looking at the big picture. Fly over in a plane, for example, and when you…

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Loving The Loop

Walk, Bike, and Skate your way around Pima County on the Chuck Huckelberry Loop by Mary Reynolds Ride your bike past Old West ranches and New West solar panels. Walk beneath mesquite trees and sculptures on your way to a Farmers Market. Ride horseback in sandy riverbeds with mountain views. Stop…

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Why I Love Tucson

Meaningful Answers To This Question From Local Tucsonans' Contributors Erika Muñoz - Restaurateur, Seis Kitchen and Catering Starting with a trailer, Erika Muñoz and her husband, Jake, quickly built Seis, a celebration of the distinct culinary regions of Mexico, into a local mini-empire. First, the…

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Gravel=Good

Somewhere Between Mountain And Road Biking Lies The Of-The-Moment Thrills Of Gravel Riding By Ali Knutson Fun fact: about a third of America’s roads are unpaved, some a mix of dirt, rocks, and earth. When the bicycle was invented in the 19th century, the roads weren’t as manicured as those we…

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Women's Work

Who's behind Tucson's incredible Mexican food? A series of talented women unafraid to break down some walls. By Jackie Alpers Close your eyes and think of what a chef looks like. What you imagine probably varies – it might be someone in a white coat with a tall hat, it might be a specific…

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Holiday Must-Do's in Tucson

As Santa prepares for his long journey to Tucson, we’ve mapped out the best events to help you get into the holiday spirit. Grab your cup of cheer and gear up for tree-lighting ceremonies, holiday shopping, festive shows, and so much more! Celebrating Downtown With over 60 illuminated buildings…

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Tucson Makers Market

Tucson is a place where talented artists, chefs, and craftspeople have taken inspiration from the incredible natural surroundings of the Sonoran Desert for thousands of years. While our sunsets are world-famous, that same sun never sets on the creativity of our finest, and we believe that everyone…

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Science City

By Eric Swedlund As you read this, a spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx is hundreds of millions of miles away from Earth, scanning the surface of an asteroid 1,600 feet wide named Bennu. OSIRIS is looking for the right place to gather a sample of the asteroid’s surface to bring back to Earth. Back here on…

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