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Can't Miss Local Spots When You Visit Tucson


tucson travel guide


New to Tucson? Visiting for a few days?

Want a taste for what life's like here in The Old Pueblo?


We share our favorite local eateries, shops, and night life spots as well as some can't miss Tucson specialties. We'll break things down by areas of town, and by category to make things a little easier, and then throw in some extra Tucson treats that either started here, or are local legends.


 

First thing's first!

Tucson was built on the territories of the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. We love our city and want to acknowledge that we weren't the first folks to call it home. While you're here feel free to learn a little about the history of this land.

Tohono O’odham Nation Website - Pascua Yaqui Tribe Website


 

MAP

 

DOWNTOWN / WEST SIDE

DINING

tania's 33 interior

Tania's 33

614 N Grande Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745


LaCo & TallBoys

201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


Boca Tacos

533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705


El Charro

311 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


Rollies

4573 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85714


American Eat Co.

1439 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713


Photo by: Jackie Tran


SHOPPING

historic fourth avenue tucson

Historic 4th Avenue

N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ


Mercado San Agustin

100 South Avenida del Convento, Tucson, AZ 85745


MSA Annex

267 South Avenida del Convento, Tucson, AZ 85745



NIGHTLIFE

Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress is a historic haunted hotel featuring Cup Cafe, bars, nightclub, music venues, and events venue in the heart of downtown Tucson, Arizona.


Hotel Congress - Club Congress - The Century Room

311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701


Owls Club

236 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


R Bar

350 E Congress St #110, Tucson, AZ 85701




 

CENTRAL / NORTH

DINING


La Encantada

St Philips Plaza

4280 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718

Notable: Union Public House, Reforma Modern Mexican, Proof Artisanal Pizza and Pasta, St. Philips Plaza Market


La Encantada

2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

Notable: Blanco Tacos + Tequila, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, North Italia, RA Sushi


Locale Neighborhood Italian Restaurant

60 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711


SHOPPING

La Encantada

2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

Notable: Attic Salt, Creative Kind, Tucson Rescue Now


NIGHTLIFE

Transplant Detroit Style Pizza

4605 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712


Culinary Dropout

2543 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716


The Shelter

4155 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712


Tucson's only 60's retro lounge, featuring classic and modern martinis and cocktails. Check out the swank scenery, cool music, classic movies, and friendly mixologists.



 

EASTSIDE

DINING

The Barnyard Crafthouse & Eatery

11011 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749


Guadalajara Grill

4901 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711


La Parrilla Suiza

5602 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711


Pinnacle Peak at Trail Dust Town

6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715



SHOPPING

Instrumental Music Center

7063 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85715


Instrumental Music Center has been serving the needs of musicians and teachers for over 20 years in Tucson, Arizona. Our stores are fully-stocked with student to professional lines of band, orchestra, drums, guitars, basses, keyboards, accessories, and more. We've built our reputation on our honesty, friendly service, and knowledge of our products.



NIGHTLIFE

The Maverick

6622 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715

 

FAVORITE HIKES & SCENIC SPOTS

Sabino Canyon

5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750


Tumamoc Hill

Tumamoc Hill Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745


Gates Pass

6400 W. Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85745