Downtown Tucson, Arizona

City of Tucson skyline with snow on the Santa Catalina Mountains.

In case you missed it, The New York Times explored Tucson for 36 hours — and wrote about the experience. 

"Foodies, cyclists and the aesthetically inclined will find much to like in this desert city, home to a new bike-share system, adobe architecture and restaurants that reflect a mix of cultural influences," the story, written by Elaine Glusac, says. 

Glusac mentioned Tumamoc Hill, Pop Cycle, Seis Kitchen, Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, Hotel Congress, and several other Tucson favorites.

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"As Austin is to Texas, Tucson is to Arizona," the story reads. "In this outspoken university town, artists, intellectuals and athletes share their passions for good food and outdoor fun."

Read the full story here.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

Metro Producer

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.