This is NOT your ordinary guide. Rather, it is our personal recommendations for the BEST Dining, Lodging, and Things To See & Do in Tucson & all of Southern Arizona, including: Arivaca • Bisbee • Duncan • Elgin • Florence • Patagonia • Sonoita • Tombstone • Tubac • Willcox and many scenic & historic places in between.
Welcome! I’m Jim Gressinger. I’m pleased to be your guide to this land so rich in Old West history and Spanish, Mexican, and Native American cultural heritage. You are now among our quarter million annual visitors.
Southern Arizona Guide is very different from Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau guides. For example, editorially we only recommend those attractions, activities, restaurants, and places of lodging that we wholeheartedly recommend to our friends and family. Similarly, we only accept advertising from establishments that meet this same discriminating criteria.
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Destinations & Attractions
Make informed dining & lodging decisions based on our discriminating Dining & Lodging Reviews.
Dining by Region
History & Cultural Heritage
Enjoy our fascinating Local History as told in articles, photographs, and videos. The following are a few examples:
Read about the Apache Wars, and visit the forts, mountains, and canyons where savage battles were fought. Get to know some of the leaders on both sides.
Apache Country Menu
Decide for yourself if Wyatt Earp’s killing spree in the aftermath of the Gunfight at the OK Corral was justified.
Find out where the Ghost Towns are that are worth a visit.
Plan fun adventures and Activities for the Kids.
Use our Detailed, Interactive Maps to easily plan your tour and find your way around or find Dining close to where you live or stay. Read More