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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“The jewel of Tucson hiking, Sabino Canyon Recreation Area has a plethora of trails and the Sabino Canyon tram that takes visitors into the canyon. The tram makes regular stops to drop off and pick up hikers.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Park
“This vast national forest area offers hiking trails & tram rides through picturesque desert canyons. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“sabino canyon is a perennial favorite. you can either just ride the tram in and out and see the sights, or hop off and do some hiking on your own. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Café
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“Hot neighborhood coffee shop with yummy pastries and full breakfast. The hangout for cyclists riding the Lemmon and beyond.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“yes, there are really 7 waterfalls here in tucson.... take the trolley/ tram to the start of the trailhead will save you a 2 mile walk on asphalt”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“The desert is a place of wonder and beauty, with 6 distinct seasons here! You will absolutely love the area, and the tram ride.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Reliably good food with something for everyone. Diverse menu, family friendly, close to home, plus sports bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A cute little local coffee shop serving espresso drinks and locally sourced pastries. A great place to get some work done or just relax and take in your favorite book!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“They have a great barbecue picnic that is all you can eat for $35 and a gorgeous area. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Good place to meet locals, drink beer and wine outside or inside, and try out the food trucks. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“My first time going here (and I live in Tucson)! There was no water when I came here the other day but I'm glad I got the opportunity to hike with friends and climb on boulders to reach this place. An ideal place to get away from the city life and enjoy the quietness for a brief moment. Bring lots of water and comfortable hiking boots since the granite is very slippery here. Make sure you arrive here very early in the morning since the desert heat is unbearable for those who are not used to a triple-digit weather.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local pizza place just south of Sabino Canyon. Tip: Get a HUGE slice of pizza and beer for a good deal. Great local craft beer selection.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Trail rides into the Saguaro National Monument park, sunset rides, cookouts and more. Enjoy Tucson from horseback with former rodeo horses and host, Bobbie Houston, or one of her trail hands. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Usually has water in the canyon. Can be very slippery. Be cautious on the rocks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Viv's has AMAZING Chicken Fried Steak and Biscuit and Gravy. Viv is a wonderful hostess.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends