The upscale La Encantada shopping center in Tucson has multiple levels and the top one features long distance viewers so that you can admire the landscape. This one provides a view south of all of Tucson. And yes, our sky really is that blue!!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: