Tucson Botanical Gardens promotes responsible and appropriate use of plants and water in a desert environment through education and demonstration and provides a place of beauty and tranquility for Tucson residents and visitors.
Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) exhibits the work of contemporary artists (since circa 1970). As a museum, MOCA strives to display a range of work that engages the visitor with global trends in contemporary art. MOCA exhibits artists from all around the world, and, of course, from right here at home in Tucson. MOCA mounts six to eight temporary exhibitions each year, some solo exhibitions and some thematic group exhibitions.
Meet more than 400 animals at the Reid Park Zoo - rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions and many more.
The world's top 64 golfers head just north of Tucson each February in pursuit of an $8 million purse at the Accenture Match Play Championships. Even if your handicap puts you well below Tiger Woods', don't fear: the mild year-round climate provides ample practice time to improve your game on outstanding courses.
The Grill at Hacienda del Sol is one of Tucson's outstanding restaurants located in a beautiful setting at the base of Tucson's Catalina Foothills. Breathtaking mountain and city views are captured from The Grill's dining room where you will be treated to "Spirited Southwestern Hospitality" and a remarkable a la carte and five course Chef's Tasting Menu. The Grill's wine list was recently bestowed "The Award of Ultimate Distinction" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and has been awarded the "Best Of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator for ten years in a row.
Pastiche is an upscale restaurant in a warm and casual setting. Their American cuisine with world influences features fabulous appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas, large entrees, and desserts. Not sure what you are in the mood for? Take advantage of the multitude of half portions and bistro portions available, perfect for sharing and sampling. What restaurant would not be complete without a full bar and eclectic wine list? Well, they have them both!
Feast's menu changes on the first Tuesday of each month, and remains the same for both lunch and dinner, as well as in between. This keeps the menu seasonally appropriate and offers up the freshest ingredients possible at the height of their season. The private dining room accommodates up to 50 people. Feast is also a wine and liquor shop with twenty wines by the glass, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner for the past five years running, and a full-service caterer.
DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails is a New American restaurant. The menu is influenced by local seasonal produce combined with worldly cultural food that has influenced American cuisine. They also feature a creative wine list and a progressive cocktail menu.
Le Rendez-vous Restaurant Francais is the perfect place for an impressive business engagement or a romantic interlude. A distinguished wine cellar and exquisite desserts promise a memorable dining experience.
Wildflower sets the standard for innovative New American cuisine featuring updated American classics with European and Asian influences. The menu changes often to take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Wildflower has been named as one of Tucson's Top 5 restaurants in the 2005 Tucson Lifestyle Culinary awards; it is listed as one of Tucson's top 10 restaurants in the Zagat Guide and has earned the 2004 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its unique wine list.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is the ultimate steakhouse destination for people seeking a stylish, lively and contemporary dining experience. Nationally renowned for USDA Prime beef and steakhouse fare, Fleming's is equally celebrated for the 'Fleming's 100', the award-winning wine list that features 100 wines by-the-glass, many available at $10 or less. While Prime beef reigns supreme, other flavorful dishes offered include chops, freshly grilled fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders.
Rated number one for food in Tucson by Zagat Survey, this Foothills restaurant has a Tuscan decor and provides northern Italian fare, thoughtfully prepared with reasonable prices and a great wine list. Choose from a selection of appetizers, salads, pasta and main plates such as crab filled breaded chicken breast or grilled fresh salmon and rock shrimp.