Things No One Tells You Before You Move to Tucson

Sonoran Gopher Snake

Ms. Karen here. There is no doubt in my mind, Arizona is one of the more spectacularly beautiful states in the Union. And I have been to all of them but Alaska. Most states have their unique beauty, but most are not spectacular places where you just say “WOW!”. Because … Continue reading

Red Lion Inn & Suites On North Oracle: A Review

Red Lion Inn and Suites

Whether you’re a snowbird in need of long-term lodging, or a business person in need of rooms for a small conference, or a local with a lot of guests in need of a convenient, inexpensive place to stay, here’s a Southern Arizona Guide recommendation. The Red Lion Inn & Suites … Continue reading

Monumental: A Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibit!

The Stronghold (60x96)

Do This: Take flight over the iconic landmarks of the Southwest and meet artist Arturo Chavez at the opening reception, February 20, 2015, 5-8pm. 02/19/2015 – These are the large-scale paintings of master American landscape artist Arturo Chavez on exhibit from February 20 – March 29, 2015 at Tucson Desert … Continue reading

El Guero Canelo: A Delicious Tucson Bargain Meal!

El Guero Canelo Sonoran Hot Dogs

by Gary Gomez “Quintessential Tucson since 1993″ is how I would describe El Guero Canelo, a former Sonoran Hot Dog cart. There is some debate as to whether this is the best Sonoran Hot Dog. It may be just splitting hairs. I especially love this closed-in patio type restaurant. I … Continue reading

Announcing Southern Arizona Guide’s Tucson History Tour!

George Hand, early Tucson saloonkeeper.

Please Join Me on Sunday, March 1, 2015 for Southern Arizona Guide’s Tucson History & Libation Tour: A walkabout the Old Pueblo as saloon owner George Hand lived it in the 1870’s. I’m Jim Gressinger, travel writer, photographer, and publisher of Southern Arizona Guide. I will be your guide for … Continue reading

Meatloaf At Tohono Chul Park’s Garden Bistro: A Review!

couple dining at garden bistro

On a pleasant mid-day in January (2015) I had the pleasure of dining at Tohono Chul’s Garden Bistro with good friend Ms. Marcia. For the shear joy of dining on a patio surrounded by beautiful gardens, serenading songbirds, and acrobatic hummingbirds, you cannot beat the Garden Bistro. Two years ago, … Continue reading

Taste Of Tucson Downtown: A Food, Culture, and History Tour.

A chili relleno dish at La Cocina Cantina, Tucson AZ

In January 2015, I had the pleasure of a unique Downtown Tucson food, culture, and history tour. These tours are scheduled Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 1:00-4:30 PM. Our tour had 15 participants, including myself; lasted slightly more than 3 hours, and covered 2.5 miles both walking and riding the … Continue reading

Southern Arizona Ghost Town Tour: January 2015

Gleeson Jail

In the Fall of 2014, Southern Arizona Guide became more than just a website with all of its Dining Reviews and recommended Things To See and Do. We started offering tours to some of the most interesting and historical places in the American Southwest. This slideshow is about our first … Continue reading