Get away from the city, and hear the wind whistle through the cactus while you see the stars burn up the night sky.
With the largest collection of optical telescopes anywhere in the world, and the largest solar telescope in the world, Kitt Peak National Observatory is a must-see for any nature-loving stargazer who finds themselves in Southern Arizona.
Nearly 7,000 feet above sea level in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, far from the lights of the city, scientists are hard at work studying the mysteries of the universe.
The first telescope at Kitt Peak pointed to the night sky in 1960, and ever since, scientists and the public have been bursting through linear thinking and finding answers to the questions of the universe.
Tours are offered three times daily, though the nightly tours take a break for monsoon season from June 15 through Sept. 1.
Step inside one of those giant, air-conditioned telescopes; look to the stars; and forget that the sun is burning the paint off your car outside.
Chiles, shrimp cocktails and unfamiliar
names for sushi rolls like San Carlos,
Yaqui and jalapeño make Saga a
standout among local sushi
venues. Where else can you indulge a
craving for don buri and shrimp tostadas
at the same time? Consummately fresh
seafood is the key to Saga's phenomenal
success. Serves great fish and shrimp
This humble strip-mall restaurant serves a variety of delicious kabobs, pita sandwiches, lamb shank, gyro and more. Vegetarians have plenty of options. Catering services are available.
This longtime local favorite helped put Tucson on the culinary map. Chef/owner Suzana Davila brings creativity, color and style to dishes from all over Mexico. The food lineup changes twice a day
depending on what is available at the market. Servers describe each dish from
a chalkboard menu in delicious detail. We recommend the Plato Poca Cosa, where the chef picks the three items that make up your entrée. (4-11-13)