For The Birds

The right landscapes, the right climate, the right place in the world to spot rare birds With more than 350 species of birds among those sighted in Tucson and Southern Arizona and at birding events every August, this is an incredible place to take up this pastime or to finally check a flying friend…

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Drive It Home

By Linda Dillenbeck When playing golf in Tucson, don’t hurry, don’t worry, and don’t keep your head down for too long. Look up every now and then or you’ll miss the stunning backdrop Mother Nature gives the game here. The collection of golf options ranges from stately Omni Tucson National Resort…

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Friends Getaway

Reunite in Tucson for a week of exploration, adventure and relaxation. Head to the top of Mount Lemmon for an alpine break, explore downtown’s coffee shops and high-end vintage stores, or take to the skies in a hot air balloon. MORNING Up, Up and Away. Why not kick off your friend reunion by piling…

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The Cultural Hub Of The Southwest

You can’t exactly measure creativity, any more than you can measure the inspiration that leads to creativity. But there’s no doubt that both live abundantly in Tucson. Just look around. Or listen, taste, watch, read, and experience the vibrant arts and culture of Tucson. Learn to love how this…

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Hands On Art In Tucson

There are many ways to let your creativity loose in Tucson by Herb Stratford The well of molten glass just a few short feet away confirmed that I was in for a unique experience on this slightly chilly afternoon. As the blowpipe was put in front of me, I was urged to blow harder and harder, yet…

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Thirteen Art Hotspots

Thirteen Art Spots in Tucson Tucson is an art town, no question about it. Artists are attracted not only by the famous southwestern light and the glories of desert and mountains but by the funky, retro downtown and the warehouses that once served cargo trains when the railroads reigned. Here’s a…

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Sounds of Tucson

Get An Earful of Tucson's Music Culture CAN YOU HEAR the sound of Tucson in the music played here? The Sonoran Desert, the borderlands, the cross-cultural influences, the sun-baked vibe can all exist—in one way or another— in the fusion of styles and sounds prevalent in the local scene. No one sound…

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The Edible Desert

Discover a culinary oasis nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, where the ingredients are locally sourced and the chefs are artisans in their own right. Baja Arizona looks—and tastes—like nowhere else in North America, with a rich culinary heritage that spans 4,000 years and a border that…

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10 Great Hikes

With five mountain ranges surrounding town and a national park, Tucson is a great place to put your boots on. If you enjoy hiking, you’ll love Tucson. Since the city is surrounded by five mountain ranges and bordered by two halves of a national park, there are seemingly endless opportunities to get…

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