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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...






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Tucson's Urban Core

Downtown Tucson As You've Never Seen It Before

A haven for the free thinkers and the free at heart, Tucson's urban core is thriving like never before. If it's been a while since you've been to Downtown Tucson, prepare for a very pleasant surprise.

Dozens of locally owned shops, bars, and restaurants have infused life into previously vacant buildings and empty spaces along the SunLink Tucson Streetcar route—a four-mile line that connects the University of Arizona, 4th Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and Mercado San Agustin.

History blends seamlessly along the way, mixing modern and vintage in a way that's totally Tucson and makes Tucson's Urban Core more interesting, more authentic, more comfortably real than the cookie-cutter chain development that's taken over some cities.

If you feel most at home in a place that still surprises you, check out the off-beat shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants along 4th Avenue, the energetic college buzz of Main Gate Square adjacent to the University of Arizona, and the now-bustling nightlife of Downtown Tucson, where even the most elegant entertainment and dining welcomes you to come as you are.


Learn More about Downtown Tucson

Learn more about the evolution of Tucson's Downtown from the Downtown Tucson Partnership, and take a peek at the award-winning website,

15,000+ Parking Spaces in Downtown Tucson

Yes, you can park! Downtown Tucson has more than 15,000 parking spaces, including free space, metered street parking, and multiple patrolled garages. Visit the Park Tucson website for a complete guide to parking in Downtown Tucson.

Sun Link Tucson Streetcar

The City of Tucson began its first electric railway streetcar route in July 2014. The four-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar connects major activity centers in central Tucson, running from Main Gate Square at the University of Arizona, down 4th Avenue, across Downtown Tucson to Mercado San Agustin just west of downtown. Twenty-three stops along the way jazz up the short wait times with public art and LED poetry panels.

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