About Tucson

Tucson offers the best of both worlds — a vibrant city of one million people surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Over 300 days of sunshine, the most biodiverse desert in the world, gorgeous sunrises, incredible sunsets, and mild winters. There's not more to ask for from such an especially unique locale! As a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, Tucson has an eclectic variety of restaurants (some of the best Mexican food north of the border!). True to UNESCO's description, we are fortunate to have "numerous farmers' markets and more than two dozen annual food festivals, fairs, and tastings that occur year-round and offer tastes of the region's specialities and food traditions... (the) thriving contemporary culinary scene is led by award-winning chefs and independently owned restaurants creating traditional and contemporary dishes using local foods, and is celebrated by film and book festivals."

The Old Pueblo also boasts a strong performing arts community, a thriving music scene, and many sporting events, with the laid-back, relaxed lifestyle of a small town. Due to a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican-American, and Anglo-American influences, Tucson has a rich cultural heritage, apparent throughout the city’s architecture, public art, music, and festivals. For a bird's eye view, check out this series of drone videos, aptly called Tucson is Awesome. For another fantastic synopsis of Tucson's amazing attributes, visit 45 Reasons to Move to Tucson! 

For more information about Tucson, Southern Arizona and Arizona, check out VisitTucson.org, the Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance, and VisitArizona.com.

Uniquely Tucson

The Great Outdoors
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture
Film & Music
Culinary Excellence
Shopping & Diversions
Road Trips & Travel