Nestled in the valley of four mountain ranges, Tucson is one of brightest gems of the Sonoran desert. Many visitors stop by to explore the beautiful outdoors—a landscape of saguaros, barrel cactus and prickly pear that they have only ever seen before on the silver screen. But Tucson also teems with a whole lot of artists, musicians, writers, dancers and acrobats that add to the city’s exciting art scene. Tucson wasn’t named a World City of Gastronomy for nothing—and this extends not only to restaurants but to our coffee roasters and microbreweries as well. Clearly, we love bragging about our town, and this list of best things to do in Tucson should make it very clear why.
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