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Tucson Districts

Downtown Districts

If you haven’t been to downtown Tucson lately, you’re in for an incredible surprise. Connect all of Tucson's downtown districts via the Sunlink Modern Streetcar and experience some of the culture and cuisine that have put our city on the map. more

 

University of Arizona

Founded in 1885, The University of Arizona (aka The U of A) is the oldest university in the state, but there isn't much that's old fashioned about this top school. With educational and athletic programs that consistently compete for tops in the country it's easy to see why this sun-soaked campus is home to over 40,000 students. more

 

Catalina Foothills

The Catalina Foothills area boasts legendary art galleries, spectacular golf courses, to-die-for restaurants and sinfully good shopping, all right at the doorstep to Tucson's greatest wonder - the Sonoran Desert. Possibly Tucson's most iconic feature, the mountain peaks of the Catalinas are truly breathtaking, and here you'll have a front row seat. more

 

Westside

Tucson's west side is home to the picturesque mountains that shares the city's name; holding in their grasp desert trails, ancient petroglyphs and towering forests of cacti that make up Saguaro National Park West. Desert dwellers have known this to be a special place for millennia and today's inhabitants feel the same, enjoying the wide open spaces, the dark night skies and the peace and quiet the mountains provide. more

 

Eastside

Home to several of Tucson's most beautiful natural wonders, the east side of Tucson where the Rincon Mountains reside is must-visit part of town. Find prototypical desert beauty at Saguaro National Park East where wildlife abounds and the sunsets are unforgettable. more

 

Southside

Wild and free is a good way to describe the lands that lie directly to the south of Tucson. Sweeping views of the city and surrounding areas can be found at the top of the Santa Rita Mountains which hold Mt. Wrightson, Southern Arizona's highest peak. more

 

Pima County

Tucson, the governmental center of Pima County, invites a sense of freedom among all who visit. So don’t expect a ‘seated’ approach to exploring our region. Metro Tucson and a large portion of southern Arizona are situated within Pima County, which covers 9,200 square miles and has nearly one million residents. more

 

Oro Valley

In the shadow of Pusch Ridge, the western end of the Santa Catalina Mountains, with the Tortolita mountains in the distance to the north and views of the Tucson skyline to the south, Oro Valley has a character and culture of its own, with all the conveniences of the bigger city nearby. more

Tucson Streetcar at Sunset

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