Arizona
Tucson
Recommended
Tucson The Essential
Recommended
Unlike Phoenix, which has conquered the desert with massive irrigation projects, Tucson embraces dry land. With little or no agriculture, the city has come to consider green lawns a waste of time and water. Most residents focus on enjoying the near-omnipresent sunshine: 350 days per year and high Sonoran Desert. Five mountain ranges surround the city that sprawls across 500sq mi and includes the University of Arizona.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Tucson
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
A combination zoo and botanical park
120 minutes
Arizona Southwest Museum
Arizona Southwest Museum
This anthropology museum specializes in
120 minutes
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Mission San Xavier del Bac
The oldest US Catholic church still in
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Tours of this large dry cave follow a
240 minutes
Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson Museum of Art
This incongruously bold, colorful,
Arizona Historical Society Museum
Arizona Historical Society Museum
Exhibits include re-created O'odham,
90 minutes