Tested Travel has visited Tucson many times.  Every season holds its own wonderful opportunities.  With an annual average of nearly 200 days of sunshine, every day can be an outdoor day in Tucson!   With incredible desert and mountain terrains and world-class museums, Tucson has something for everyone!


Top Sites: Tucson has some wonderful cultural, historical and natural sites.  There really is something for everyone!


Places to Stay: Tucson is a university, convention, and resort town.  As such, there are lots and lots of great places to stay.  Tested Travel particularly likes the Lodge on the Desert.


Eats: As a university and tourist town, there are lots and lots of good restaurants in Tucson.  We've highlighted a few of our favorites.

Probably the most distinctive cuisine in Tucson is Sonoran-style Mexican food. Arizona shares a border with the Mexican state of Sonora.  Two local products of this region -- wheat and cattle--and the dry dessert peppers highly influence the dishes.  While corn tortillas can be found, the paper-thin flour tortilla that is cooked on a griddle is more typical.  The high quality, local beef is prepared in many dishes including carne asada, machca, and al carbon.  In our review of El Charro we highlight dried beef (or carne seca) which is a real delight.


Good to Knows:  These are a few tidbits that are just helpful (or fun) to know!