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Leap of Faith

Arizona Zipline Adventures in Oracle, Arizona

Pushing the limits at Arizona Zipline Adventures | By Jeff Atwell For twenty-odd years, the south side of the Santa Catalina Mountains has been in view—an awesome site every time I step outside in Tucson, hike the foothills, or drive the hairpins up to Mount Lemmon. During a visit with friends from Florida, I finally… Read more »

A Desert Getaway to Remember

Discover the top reasons to stay at Aravaipa Farms | By Heather Wuelpern Whether you live in Tucson or Phoenix or are just visiting, there’s a place you need to discover. About an hour’s drive from northwest Tucson or two hours southeast of Phoenix—through a saguaro forest and into one of Arizona’s most pristine red rock canyons—lies… Read more »

10 Reasons Marana is on the Rise

By Lindsay Lawson Travel north of Tucson on I-10 and you’ll discover the town of Marana, Southern Arizona’s diamond in the rough. Visiting for a day or weekend is definitely not enough time to experience all that Marana has to offer—with so many plans for new attractions and services in the works, even a week… Read more »

Southern Arizona

Get off the beaten path and explore the vibrant communities of Southern Arizona. From the fine wines of Sonoita and Patagonia to the rich history of Bisbee and Tombstone, experience something new outside the city limits. BISBEE SONOITA TOMBSTONE Featured Places BISBEE Back to top Optimo Hatworks Milliner and Renovator Everyone has a different reason… Read more »

14 Cool Things to Do

An eclectic guide to activities and attractions in and around Southern Arizona Editor’s note: Tucson Guide’s “Cool Things to Do” are listed in no particular order. All information given here was accurate at press time. You may want to phone for confirmation prior to visiting these attractions. Featured Places Fox Tucson Theatre The “Crown Jewel… Read more »

Gallery Guide

Enrich your life with art. The following is a select list of galleries in Tucson and Southern Arizona whose holdings run the gamut from painting and sculpture to glasswork and ceramics. Call ahead for hours of operation and specific exhibit schedules. TUCSON TUBAC TOMBSTONE SONOITA BISBEE Featured Places Artemezia Artemizia Gallery in Bisbee, AZ goes… Read more »

Dining Guide

Dollar amounts correspond to average per-meal price. Smoking is not permitted in most Tucson restaurants, by city ordinance. CENTRAL NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST Featured Places Tavolino Ristorante Italiano Tavolino Ristorante Italiano in the Tucson foothills would be a great fit for the Food Channel. It’s a lovely restaurant, with an open kitchen and a romantic… Read more »

Shopping Guide

Here’s an overview of just a few of the many fine shopping opportunities in and around Tucson. And while you’re out finding the perfect accessory or piece of furniture for your home, don’t be surprised if you run across a lot of other great finds as well. CENTRAL DOWNTOWN & UNIVERSITY AREAS EAST NORTHWEST &… Read more »

To the Top of Tumamoc

What I learned from walking up a big little hill near downtown Tucson | By Heather Wuelpern After spending two weeks in Italy devouring plates of pasta, trying every flavor of gelato, and sipping prosecco daily, I knew I had to jumpstart my workout routine when I returned to Tucson. I set my alarm for 5:30 a.m…. Read more »

Uncontained Excitement for the MSA Annex

Explore Mercado San Agustín’s brand-new sister property | By Heather Wuelpern The MSA Annex—a collection of converted shipping containers, which house nearly a dozen shops and a bar—celebrated its grand opening May 4–6, 2018. Local favorite Giant Sand added to the good vibe as their band christened the stage before they kicked off their month-long European tour. The… Read more »