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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.
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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.