The New York Times published a shout out to Tucson, chronicling what to do in our city for 36 hours. Writer Elaine Glusac calls Tucson the Austin of Arizona, as she gleefully gives readers a fun and insightful tour of Tucson. Here is a quote from her article:
“In Tucson’s case, its location in the southern Sonoran Desert divides two sections of scenic Saguaro National Park where cactuses reside in multi-limbed groves. Two years ago, Unesco cited Tucson as the nation’s first City of Gastronomy, highlighting its mix of Native American, colonial Spanish and border Mexican influences. That recognition seems only to have lit the fuse on new and adventurous breweries and distilleries as well as restaurants. With challenging urban hikes, other, more remote, trails nearby, and a new bike share system, Tucson makes for a calorically balanced weekend.”
Here are the places and restaurants she mentioned that are essential in her tour:
- Tucson Bike Tours
- Iron John’s Brewing Company (AZ Weekend Craft Beer Club Member)
- Charro Steak
- Tumamoc Hill
- Mercado San Agustin
- Mission Garden
- Antigone Books, Tiny Town Gallery, Pop Cycle and Boca Tacos.
- Center for Creative Photography and University of Arizona Museum of Art
- Kitt Peak National Observatory and Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
- Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, Tough Luck Club, Owls Club, and Hotel Congress
- Welcome Diner
- Saguaro National Park
Did they miss anything? P.S. they didn't mention one Sonoran hot dog place.