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Things to do in Tucson Estates

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.
Museum
“This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum, botanical garden and art gallery reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring wildlife such as coyotes, bears and mountain lions in their natural settings and two aviaries; one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds. ”
  • 242 locals recommend
History Museum
“Wild West attraction, featuring live action stunt shows, musicals and comedy entertainment, and vintage rides for the kids (drive an antique car) Has special events throughout the year (great Halloween show!) ; , Great for kids from about 3 to 12, or anyone who likes westerns. Plan at least half a day. about $20 admission for adults, $11 for kids under 12; 4 and under free.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Great place to catch a sunset, have a glass of wine, beautiful stands of saquaros”
  • 42 locals recommend
History Museum
“Walk where John Wayne walked. See some of the buildings you recognize from movies. Countless “Duke” movies, the High Chaparral, The Three Amigos, and yes, Tombstone! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“Over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Dioramas depicting wild animals in their natural settings, hands-on exhibits & more.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Spa
“Enjoy a drink at the Salud Lobby Lounge, the bar patio and take in the amazing views. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“At approximately 20,000 acres, the park is one of the largest natural resource areas owned and managed by a local government in the U.S. The park has approximately 62 miles of non-motorized shared-use trials. The park’s trails are open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers, and provide a wide range of outstanding experiences, including technical challenges, and breathtaking views. Gates Pass overlook includes interpretive displays and historic structures. Picnicking and wildlife viewing opportunities are located throughout the park.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“This is a great trail just north on Camino De Oeste. It leads to an old stone home about 2 miles in. Lots of intersecting trails on this hike”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Scenic views, friendly service in a cozy atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and brunch. Local offerings include, Prickly pear jelly, huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. Variety of gluten free and vegetarian options. Outdoor seating available. Just 5 minutes away. Open Daily- 7:30 am - 2:30 pm $$ - $$$ ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice view of the city. You can also go to the bar and sit outside and have a drink ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Looks like a dive bar, but this little place has some crazy good burgers! Cute cowboy bar and restaurant right down the street! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great little restaurant!!! Family run. Large local following. Reliably good authentic Mexican food. Not much atmosphere except for the sound of happy people enjoying their meals! Large portions and reasonable prices. Usually packed at the dinner hour. 5 minutes away. Hours: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. $ - $$”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Lovely drive for sunset - great for pro bikers - it is a steep ride with traffic.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Our favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant. Highly recommend this place..delicious food and very economical. They are very busy most days for breakfast and they do have a party room for groups. Great service and the chef offers incredible meals. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lawyer
“The Richard Genser Starr Pass Trailhead begins near Starr Pass Resort and is the primary trailhead access to Tucson Mountain Park. The Rock Wren Trail connects the trailhead to the Tucson Mountain Park Trail System.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Scenic views, friendly service in a cozy atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and brunch. Local offerings include, Prickly pear jelly, huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. Variety of gluten free and vegetarian options. Outdoor seating available. Just 5 minutes away. Open Daily- 7:30 am - 2:30 pm $$ - $$$ ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice view of the city. You can also go to the bar and sit outside and have a drink ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Looks like a dive bar, but this little place has some crazy good burgers! Cute cowboy bar and restaurant right down the street! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little restaurant!!! Family run. Large local following. Reliably good authentic Mexican food. Not much atmosphere except for the sound of happy people enjoying their meals! Large portions and reasonable prices. Usually packed at the dinner hour. 5 minutes away. Hours: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. $ - $$”
  • 3 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Our favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant. Highly recommend this place..delicious food and very economical. They are very busy most days for breakfast and they do have a party room for groups. Great service and the chef offers incredible meals. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Expect a dynamic combination of award-winning barbeque and a casual sporting environment at Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar in Tucson.This restaurant is part of the JW Marriott on Starr Pass rd. Catch the big game on TV, play a game of billiards or listen to great music during our monthly live bands night. Lovely setting and wonderful food in a relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant

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