A foodie paradise with ethnic roots, Tucson offers local dining at its best. The Tucson Originals, an alliance of independently owned local restaurants, purveyors and partners work together to raise awareness of the rich and vibrant culinary community in Tucson.
TUCSON LEADS THE LIST OF "TOP UNDER-THE-RADAR FOOD TOWNS" - The nation's only UNESCO World City of Gastronomy is now also number one on Wine Enthusiast's list of "2016's Top Under-the-Radar Food Towns". "Today, Tucson blooms with enough unique restaurants to justify a food-focused trip," states the article. The list aims to shine a spotlight on five "oft-overlooked locales" throughout the United States.
Find your favorite familiar hotel – Loews, Westin, Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, and Doubletree all blend Southwestern hospitality with amenities you know and expect. Or discover Tucson's authentic guest ranches, cozy bed-and-breakfasts, and world-famous destination spas.
In Tucson, you can tour underground caves, astronomical observatories, historical missions, an aviation museum, and a university campus. Or take a hike in wilderness, and stroll around unique southwestern-themed venues that blend zoos, botanical gardens, museums, and galleries.
Tucson has been ranked by Bicycling magazine as one of the top cycling cities in the U.S. You can pedal the urban perimeter via The Loop, a 100-mile shared-use path, or explore well-marked mountain-bike trails crisscrossing parks and nature preserves surrounding the city.
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