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Press Releases Overview


Dude Ranchers’ Association Welcomes Rancho De La Osa as Accredited Member

CODY, WYOMING – May 17, 2017 – The Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) has added Rancho De La Osa in Sasabe, Arizona to its impressive list of member ranches. The ranch went through a rigorous inspection and approval process and were found to meet the highest standards in the dude ranch industry. 

Canyon Cafe named in 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2017

For the third consecutive year, Canyon Café at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort has been named as one of “The 100 Best Brunch Restaurants” in America by OpenTable. Its Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday Brunch is a weekend institution, offering live blues and live action cooking stations. Canyon Café represents Tucson as the only restaurant in Arizona to receive this recognition.

‘You’re Gonna Miss Me,’ Filmed Exclusively in Southern Arizona, to Receive Red-Carpet Premiere at Old Tucson, May 13

To celebrate the premiere of the film, directed by Dustin Rikert and starring John Schneider, Kix Brooks, Leo Howard and Justin Deeley, Visit Tucson is proud to present a red-carpet event at historic location Old Tucson on May 13, 2017. Complete with an acoustic performance by Kix Brooks – of superstar duo Brooks and Dunn and a star of the film – this event is a can’t miss for both country music and film fans.

Tucson Ranked #7 Out Of 12 'Best Weekend Getaways' by U.S. News & World Report

In a recent Travel Ranking, U.S. News & World Report recommended Tucson - "Travel to Tucson for the cactus-strewn trails of Saguaro National Park, the prime golf courses in the Catalina Foothills and the colorful adobe shops in the Barrio Histórico (Viejo). Just try to avoid a summer trip, when high temps can reach triple digits."

Tucson Botanical Gardens Ranked a 'Top 10 North American Garden Worth Traveling For'

The Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, Arizona, has been ranked among the recipients of the 2017 ‘Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For’ Garden Tourism Awards, announced the Canadian Garden Council and the American Pubic Gardens Association at the North American Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto, Canada on March 14, 2017.

DK Eyewitness Travel Names 20 Most Overlooked Cities in America

5. Tucson, Arizona - Tucson offers easy access to Saguaro National Park, a hefty dose of Spanish and Native American history, and is sun-soaked pretty much year round.But, as America’s only UNESCO “city of gastronomy”, it’s culinary tourism that’s creating the most buzz here. Thriving downtown is home to dozens of talented chefs, such as Janos Wilder, attracted by the city’s famed heritage produce (from dates and prickly pears to beans and chiltepín chiles) and flourishing local gardens.

92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros® -- Tucson Rodeo & Parade

Arizona's celebration of the cowboys has been heralded as Southern Arizona’s oldest and most celebrated heritage event since its inception in 1925. This annual event is centered around the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar.

Horse Racing Returns to Historic Rillito Racetrack

For the 74th year, live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing action returns to Rillito Park Racetrack, famous as the birthplace of modern-day Quarter Horse racing, every weekend, February 11-March 19, 2017.