Tucson Boutiques, Gift Shops & Artisans

One-of-a-kind? Check. Artisanal curio? Absolutely. Whether you’re looking for quirky specialty or handspun local, you’ll score lovely finds in Tucson. It often takes a little digging to unearth cool shopping experiences, so here’s a hit list of where to go in our city to fill your shopping bag with…

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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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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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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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Degrazia

Becoming a cultural icon The son of Italian immigrants employed in mining, Ted realized early on that his father’s life wasn’t for him, so he hitchhiked to Tucson to study art at the University of Arizona. Struggling for some time, heading to Mexico City to work with Diego Rivera, trying (and…

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The Written Word

By Margaret Regan Jack Kerouac may not have been the first writer to be charmed by Tucson, but his description of this desert literary haven is among the most poetic. “Tucson is situated in beautiful mesquite riverbed country, overlooked by the snowy Catalina range…,” the beat writer declared in his…

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The Power Of Bread

Sharing The Table and Breaking Bread By Debbie Weingarten Wansa Bakr can’t talk about what happened when militants drove thousands of civilians into the Sinjar Mountains in August 2014. She can say that her family spent days without water, and that the only food was homemade flatbread, hastily…

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