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Best things to do in Tucson

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Night Club
“Famous as being the place where notorious outlaw John Dillinger was captured in 1935, Hotel Congress has played host to many intriguing personalities throughout the years (and some say, ghosts, too). Drop in to the club or Taproom, named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of America's top "rock and roll bars". ”
30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You can go out to eat downtown to the Hub, or just grab a scoop of ice cream. The restaurant is a hip design. The menu has something for everyone from sandwiches and burgers to pasta. Their ice cream menu is very elaborate, so check out their website. There is also a Hub ice cream shop across the street if you are just out for dessert. ”
33 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“1.7 mile loop This hike is the closest to downtown Tucson and shows the city from above. It's a leisurely hike that is perfect for the morning then having a post hike lunch+brew downtown.”
29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great seafood and fish. Truly exceptional lobster roll. One of the waiters is a grouch, but take him as part of the experience.”
32 locals recommend
Café
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“Best coffee in town. Sneak into the back and chill, which turns into a Mezcal bar at night.”
25 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“i offer this one with caveats. it's owned by locally famous chef janos wilder, and when janos is there, all seems to be well. we've had really great meals. when he's not however, well, not so much. that said, it has a nice little patio area out front that great for happy hour drinks and small eats. and as it's right next door to the etherton gallery, you can get an art fix as well. ”
26 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mi Nidito is our favorite Mexican Restaurant. The food and service is absolutely consistent. The value is memorable.”
33 locals recommend
Trail
“Great vertical hike to get your blood pumping. Locals hike here daily for some cardio and great city views.”
22 locals recommend
Cinema
“Walmart, Home Depot, Target, Ross, Marshalls, Burlington, JCPenny, and a movie theater. You can find anything you need here. ”
20 locals recommend
Playground
“Large park with lovely zoo and pond. Also a pool which is open during the summer months. Also has a dog park for off leash opportunities for your dog.”
20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun place to dance, with a rooftop lounge and even daytime programming like yoga, etc.”
21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy outside patio with heaters in the cool weather. Nice gift shop with greeting cards. Nice selection for vegetarians.”
18 locals recommend
Music Venue
“the fox brings in a variety of big names that you haven’t heard from in awhile. it’s a lovely, historic art deco venue, and worth checking out who’s coming to town. you never know who might pop up. ”
22 locals recommend
Museum
“World-renowned, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98-acre zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, publisher, and art gallery founded in 1952. Located just west of Tucson, Arizona, it features two miles of walking paths traversing 21 acres of desert landscape. A must see! ”
21 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum for children of all ages features immersive art, music, nature & educational exhibits & activities.”
20 locals recommend
Museum
“If contemporary art is your thing, you definitely need to make a trip down here!”
9 locals recommend