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Tucson: Welcome to the Old Pueblo

Every year, Tucson Local Media takes an in-depth look into why hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world choose Tucson, Pima County and the rest of Southern Arizona for their travel plans. Is it the food, the beautiful scenery, or the cultural events that make this region so attractive?

Inside this magazine, you will find profiles of the following regions and communities: Tucson, Pima County, Oro Valley, Marana, Catalina Foothills, Oracle, Bisbee, Tubac and wine country. Each section highlights the events, destinations and businesses that make each part of the Greater Tucson Metro Region flourish.

As we begin 2021, our local institutions are suffering from the impacts of the same pandemic that has done so much damage across our country and our world. We’ve lost some of our finest restaurants (Janos Wilder’s DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails and Suzana Davila’s Café Poca Cosa have closed their doors), tourist attractions (Old Tucson Studios did not survive the outbreak) and annual events (Tucson Jazz Fest and the Spring Fourth Avenue Street Fair have been cancelled). Many of the others are operating with limited hours and capacity. So before you explore these places, be sure to call ahead.

Welcome to Tucson, Pima County and the rest of Southern Arizona. We are delighted you decided to stop by and visit, or even make the region your new home, and we’re sure you will enjoy your time here in the desert.

Once you read through the entire magazine and experience what Southern Arizona has to offer, you are sure to have a better understanding as to why we all love The Old Pueblo so much.

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