Local Area - Tucson
Other great facts about Tucson:
Tucson is home to the recipients of the 2009 Spa Finder Magazine Reader’s Choice awards for the Visionary Award (Dr Andrew Weil, Founder and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine); and the Favorite Spa in the United States (Canyon Ranch).
Labeled the “Greenest Desert in the World,” in 2008 Washington DC think tank The Brookings Institution ranked Tucson the 17th-lowest carbon emitter among the 100 largest metro cities in the country. In 2008 the American Lung Association survey listed Tucson as No. 6 in the country for clean air. And in 2007, Tucson was named one of the 13 “Solar Cities” in the United States.
"Tucson is Arizona's second largest city, a metropolitan sweep of industry and education, but the Sonoran Desert rises through it all, providing a potent backdrop for healing and spas of all description. Here, in the immense sky, it's possible to find some solace, some consolation, a transcendental home."
– Travel & Leisure, Feb. 2004