What to Do in Tucson

Drinks and Dining

Downtown

El Charro Café

https://www.elcharrocafe.com/
This family-owned, historic restaurant has been around since 1922. Serves a giant menu of traditional Mexican favorites. Tends to get busy for dinner so consider making a reservation. There are couple other locations in town, but only go to the downtown one (its significantly better). If you go, make sure someone tries the carne seca!

Café Poca Cosa

https://cafepocacosatucson.com/
Upscale Mexican cuisine. A Tucson favorite. The chef/owner creates a new menu daily and it NEVER disappoints. You would likely need a reservation. Worth it if you have time for just one dinner while in Tucson.

Reilly’s Craft Pizza

https://www.reillypizza.com/
What used to be the long-closed “Reilly’s Funeral Home” was resurrected into Reilly’s Pizza! Modern Italian. Make a trip to the beer garden in the back and the speakeasy in the basement! There is no funeral home feel, we promise.

47 Scott & Co

http://www.47scott.com
New American. Seasonal menu of mostly comfort foods. We recommend going for the craft cocktail bar.

HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery

https://hubdowntown.com/
New American. We recommend the mac and cheese, but most of all the homemade ice cream. Fun for families!

Cup Café

https://hotelcongress.com/family/the-cup/
In the heart of downtown. A casual hangout. Great for breakfast/brunch.

Maynards

https://maynardstucson.com/
Set in a restored train depot in downtown Tucson. Serves a mix of French bistro and American dishes. A busy, fun atmosphere. Occasionally has some live music!
Central

Kingfisher Bar and Grill

https://kingfishertucson.com
Seafood and a seasonal menu. Another Tucson favorite. The bar offers a late-night menu, which is hard to find in Tucson during the week!

Culinary Dropout

https://www.culinarydropout.com/locations/tucson-az/
A great place to bring families or large groups. Serves yummy comfort foods. Has a large outdoor patio with fire pits. Occasionally has live music. This is an easy place to post up and spend the entire evening at.

Prep and Pastry

http://www.prepandpastry.com/
Load up on carbs here for breakfast/brunch. A busy spot, but the wait is never too long. Note: The best pastries are always gone if you go past 1pm.

North

Contigo Latin Kitchen

http://eatatcontigo.com/
A mix of South American and Spanish cuisine. Located at La Paloma resort. If you happen to be staying here, definitely worth it to try!

Vivaces

http://vivacetucson.com/
Fine Italian. Amazing views of the city at night. Occasionally gets busy for dinner so a reservation is recommended.

Tavolino

https://tavolinoristorante.com/
Fine Italian. Excellent wine selection. Located near a number of shops.

South

Mi Nidito

https://www.miniditorestaurant.com/
Sonoran style Mexican food. Very traditional. Located in historic South Tucson

Guerro Canelo

https://www.elguerocanelo.com/
Find out what the famous Sonoran style hot dog is.



Exploring Tucson

Saguaro National Park

https://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm

Sabino Canyon

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recarea/?recid=80532

Tohono Chul Park

https://tohonochul.org/

San Xavier Mission

http://www.sanxaviermission.org/

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

https://www.desertmuseum.org/

Old Town Artisans

https://oldtownartisanstucson.com/

Old Pueblo Brew Tours

https://www.oldpueblobrewtours.com/

Mercado San Agustin

https://mercadodistrict.com/mercado/

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