From food to bicycling to generosity, the Old Pueblo was recognized nationally several times in 2018. 

Tucson's neighbors were also among those recognized this year. Forbes said one of the most luxurious hotels in the world is in Marana, Bisbee's St. Elmo made a list of historic dive bars, Apple Annie's in Willcox was said to be the best place in the world to eat apple pie, and Oro Valley was recently recognized for being one of the most romantic spots in Arizona.

Below are 11 times Tucson was given a national shout-out.

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Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.