The Tucson Area

The Tucson Area Travel Guide

Articles about The Tucson Area

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Sauce or no sauce? Burnt ends or whole pig? Travel + Leisure readers offered meaty results in the search for the nation’s best barbecue. 

By Thomas Beller
I’d just driven 76 miles from Albuquerque down to Socorro, New Mexico. Across the town plaza was a fragment of Jumbo, a huge vessel meant to contain the conventional explosion of the first atomic bomb set off at the nearby Trinity site. It was a c...
By Adrien Glover
As its 35th anniversary year comes to a close, Canyon Ranch and its co-founder, Mel Zuckerman, are eyeing a bright future—one that explores new frontiers in health and wellness—and includes brand-new campuses. As the well-told story goes, 40-ye...
By Kristin Conard
By Travelandleisure.com Staff

We’ve mapped out easy weekend getaways full of outdoor activities, delicious food, and seasonal bursts of color to enjoy this spring.

Restaurants in The Tucson Area

Suzana Davila, who runs the nouvelle-Mexican Café Poca Cosa, constantly updates her chalkboard menu—look for pollo en pipian or the irresistible tamale pie.

Things to do in The Tucson Area

Tour the stunning Mission San Xavier del Bac, also known as the White Dove of the Desert; it’s often cited as the finest intact example of Mission architecture in the Southwest.