Why is Tucson one of Time’s World’s Greatest Places for 2023?

An Arizona city ranks as one of the world’s top destinations in the same class as Barcelona, ​​Naples, and the pyramids of Giza and Saqqara in Egypt.

Time placed Tucson on its 2023 World’s Greatest Places list, released Thursday, March 16. The list includes 50 world destinations that offer the most exciting experiences for travelers.

The publication praised Tucson, about 182 miles southeast of Phoenix, for its innovative restaurants, historic neighborhoods, and new boutique hotels.

Tucson is one of seven US places on the list that joins the Willamette Valley in Oregon; Yosemite National Park in California; Bozeman, Montana; Tampa, Florida; Rio Grande National Forest in Puerto Rico; and Washington, D.C.