Tucson is well known for its diverse culture and fantastic fare. I mean, Sonoran food. Need I say more? If you love eating and want to learn more about our local cuisine, sign up for a Tucson food tour.

Find out why we were the first US city to make UNESCO's City of Gastronomy list by taking a Tucson food tour.

Tucson Food Tour

Search Tucson homes for saleIn December 2015, Tucson became the first official UNESCO-designated City of Gastronomy in the United States through its Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Cities only receive this special designation when they exhibit extraordinary measures to utilize their cultural heritage and creativity to develop a sustainable environment. Currently, San Antonio is the only other US city designated as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. So, if you are interested in finding out why Tucson made this exclusive list, you have three options for a Tucson food tour to choose from.

Downtown Tucson Tour

The Downtown Tucson tours happen every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. They last for about four hours each and cost $69 per person to attend. For your price of admission, you visit six local vendors, see three unique restaurants in the downtown area, learn all about the history of Tucson and its cultural significance, and, of course, enjoy samples of fine dining along the way. (No one leaves here hungry!) Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and slather on the sunscreen. Spaces are limited and tours sell out weeks in advance (especially on the weekends). So, make your reservation today

Main Gate/4th Tour

Here's your chance to find out more about the city's historic 4th Ave District and Main Gate Square. This tour also lasts for four hours and costs $69 per person. These usually take place on Fridays. Guests of the Main Gate/4th Tour get a peek behind the curtain of five local area restaurants, some of which have been seen on the Food Network. It's a fun way to learn about Tucson's gastro-history and more about how it became a UNESCO site. You can make a reservation for you and your friends or family online here.

Brewery Tour

Finally, while not technically a Tuscon food tour, the Brewery tour caters to the 21+ crowd. These last three and a half hours and cost $85 per person. Visit three local breweries and two local distilleries in the Tucson area. Go behind the scenes to find out how these delicious libations are made in our fine city. Enjoy beer flights and spirit samples. But make sure you grab lunch before you go because food is not included here. Visit Tucson's Brewstillery Tour website here to make your reservation today.

Rebecca Schulte, Schulte Real Estate Group, Your Source for Tucson Real Estate