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Old Posted Feb 15, 2021, 6:54 PM
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When in college in Tempe 25 years ago, I used to spend quite a bit of time in Tucson as I had a few friends down there and even dated someone down there for awhile.

All I can say is that it appears to have come a LONG way from what it was in the late 90s.

There was always great food, but the city at that time was UofA (6th St) and not much else except a gritty inner city and suburbia beyond. All the interesting stuff (with the exception of the Barrio) was on the outskirts: San Xavier, the Catalinas, Saguaro NP, Kitt Peak (if you ever get a chance, the solar telescope is so cool), the airplane graveyard, even Biosphere was worth a visit.

Arizona in general is quite stunning, and there are lots of places in southern Arizona that are totally and completely unique, especially once you get out of the city.
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