What We Love About Tucson

Isaac Flater

Moving to a new city for school can be exciting and terrifying all at the same time. To help you get to know Tucson and hit the ground running, we invite you to check out some of our favorite local sites. We think you’ll be surprised by Tucson’s diverse offering of restaurants, shopping, arts, and outdoor adventures, all punctuated by majestic mountains and sunny skies. There’s really something for everyone.

"Even though Tucson is a smaller city, there is still a surprisingly wide variety of restaurant options off campus! I like to go to Kababeque for Indian Food and Guadalajara Grill for fish tacos."
RILEY LIEBERSON, Senior, Economics. Hometown: The Colony, Texas
"I love where I live because it’s near 4th Avenue which is full of eclectic shops and restaurants. There are cool murals on lots of the buildings, like the Hippy Gypsy. And it’s on the streetcar line which brings me to campus."
JAKE GARFIELD, Senior, Sports & Society. Hometown: Larchmont, New York
"At the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, you can see and learn about animals, but it’s not a traditional zoo. I love that they are all about conservation."
"At the Gaslight Theatre, you get to participate in the show and boo and hiss. They put on fun spoofs and parodies accompanied by an incredible band, especially the pianist."
MICHAEL HOLM, Learning Specialist
"My friends and I like to drive up to Mount Lemmon where the weather is cooler. We go hiking or stargazing at Windy Point. Afterward, we get giant brownie cookies at the Cookie Cabin or fudge from the General Store."
HANNAH HARPER, Sophomore, Social, Behavioral & Human Understanding. Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona