Find a Hotel
Hero Alt Text

Congress Street

Where hip meets history. Meet-up downtown and find much more than there was before.

Downtown Block Party

In the city's cultural hub, in and around Congress Street, you'll enjoy the rich diversity of old and new. Modern urban dwellings sit next to colorful barrios and historic sites. Sidewalk cafés, restaurants, and vintage shops are neighbors to theaters, live music venues, and art galleries.

The Tucson Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) consistently put forth outstanding collections from all eras. Live concerts, comedy shows and plays at venues like The Temple of Music and Art, Rialto Theatre and Fox Tucson Theatre prove the only thing that's historic in the downtown entertainment scene are the venues themselves.

Hotel Congress, built in 1919 and once the famous hideout of John Dillinger, boasts award-winning restaurants, a renowned club, one of the city's best bars, and even a resident ghost. And all year-long weekly, monthly, and annual events around downtown keep the city buzzing.

Then there are the restaurants: Two James Beard award winners (Janos Wilder at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, Chris Bianco at Pizzeria Bianco), exciting takes on Mexican cuisine (Elvira's, Cafe Poca Cosa, Penca, El Charro and sister steakhouse Charro Steak), comfort food re-imagined in delicious ways (HUB, 47 Scott, Diablo Burger) and so much more. Add craft breweries (Borderlands and Pueblo Vida), cocktail spots, live music and entertainment and you have a downtown unlike any other.

Get out there and explore.

Things to Do

View All

Arizona Historical Society – Arizona History Museum

University of Arizona District

Read More

Arizona Theatre Company

Congress Street District

Read More

Art House Centro

Presidio District

Read More

Art Lounge Productions

Fourth Avenue District

Read More

Carnival of Illusion

Congress St. District

Read More

The Fox Tucson Theatre

Congress St. District

Read More

George Strasburger Gallery

Congress Street District

Read More

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Congress Street District

Read More

Solar Culture Gallery

Congress Street District

Read More

Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House Museum

University of Arizona District

Read More

The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

Congress Street District

Read More

Tucson Food Tours

Congress St. District

Read More

Tucson Pima Arts Council

Congress St. District

Read More

The Whistle Stop Depot

Fourth Avenue District

Read More

View All

Food & Drink

View All

47 scott

Congress St. District

Read More

5 Points Market & Restaurant

Congress St. District

Read More

Baggins Gourmet Sandwiches & Catering William Center

Eastside District

Read More

Borderlands Brewing Co.

Congress St. District

Read More

Elliott's on Congress

Congress Street District

Read More

Independent Distillery

Congress Street District

Read More

OBON Sushi Bar + Ramen

Congress Street District

Read More

REILLY Craft Pizza & Drink

Congress Street District

Read More

Shot In The Dark Cafe

Congress Street District

Read More

Sonora Wings & Seafood

Congress Street District

Read More

Street Taco & Beer Co.

Congress Street District

Read More

The Carriage House

Congress St. District

Read More

Thunder Canyon Brewery Restaurant & Pub

Congress Street District

Read More

View All

Accommodations

View All

The Downtown Clifton

Congress St. District

Read More

View All

Shopping

View All

Dawn Stewart Contemporary Jewelers

Presidio District

Read More

The Museum Shop at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

Congress St. District

Read More

View All

Downtown

Uniquely Tucson - Downtown is Thriving How do you get off the beaten path without breaking the bank or losing an entire day in transit?... Read More

In Downtown Tucson, It’s Coc…

You might have the impression that cocktail hour in downtown Tucson means a margarita to go with your enchiladas. While we have that going for... Read More

    Top