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Downtown TucsonTucson

Historic architecture and traditions are integrated seamlessly into the city’s hip, cosmopolitan urban center, which is connected to other Tucson areas by a streetcar route.

In the heart of the city, Downtown Tucson draws together historic precincts, university districts and the city’s lone streetcar route. Alongside the Presidio and Congress Street historic districts, Downtown Tucson is where you’ll find the city’s best shopping, some of the state’s most important cultural institutions and international cuisine in fashionable locations. Join local residents reveling in the bars around the University of Tucson or stop at the farmers market to sample Arizona’s finest produce.

Start your visit to the city by exploring the El Presidio Historic District to understand the city’s foundations. As one of the earliest settlements in the United States, the precinct is of great historic value. See restored homes and traditional iron street lamps as you explore the region on foot. Board a horse-drawn carriage for a guided tour of the area. See the Tucson Museum of Art and capture photographs of the façade of the Old County Courthouse. Stop for a meal at El Charro Café, one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the country.

Walk to Congress Street to see where Tucson’s old city and modern culture combine. Eat at fashionable restaurants, shop for records and vintage clothes at independent boutiques or peruse local art at its many galleries. The historic Hotel Congress dates back to 1919 and was once the hideout of John Dillinger, the famous outlaw.

Visit on the second weekend of the month to experience 2nd Saturdays Downtown, a celebration of the city’s culture and cuisine. Throughout the streets, galleries and restaurants of the city Tucson locals present art, music and food. Check the official website for schedules or pick up pamphlets from stores around the city.

Downtown Tucson is a hub for the city’s hotels. Select from a range of accommodations. Get around the area using the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar, which cuts through Downtown Tucson, passing many of its major attractions. Taxis and buses also serve the region, while some parking is available for a fee.

Top hotels in Downtown Tucson

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown
AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown
3.5 out of 5
151 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ
The price is £117 per night

Located in Downtown Tucson, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rialto Theatre and Tucson Convention Center. University of Arizona is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (138 reviews)

"Awesome location, and very clean. I would absolutely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown
OYO Hotel Tucson Downtown
OYO Hotel Tucson Downtown
2 out of 5
1222 S Freeway Rd., Tucson, AZ
The price is £41 per night

Located in Downtown Tucson, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Santa Cruz Church and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Tucson Convention Center. Jewish History Museum and Museum ...

2.2/5 (200 reviews)

"it was affordable and clean. thats basically all i need."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

OYO Hotel Tucson Downtown
Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson Downtown
Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson Downtown
2.5 out of 5
222 S. Freeway Rd., Tucson, AZ
The price is £57 per night

Located in Downtown Tucson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Garden of Gethsemane and Tucson Convention Center. University of Arizona is 2.5 mi (4.1 ...

3.8/5Good! (560 reviews)

"It was one of the best hotels I have stayed at in a long time."…"

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2020

Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson Downtown
The Tuxon
The Tuxon
2.5 out of 5
960 South Freeway Rd, Tucson, AZ

Located in Downtown Tucson, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Garden of Gethsemane and Tucson Convention Center. University of Arizona is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away. ...

The Tuxon
El Amador Downtown Luxury Inn
El Amador Downtown Luxury Inn
3 out of 5
211 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ
The price is £83 per night

Located in Downtown Tucson, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tucson Convention Center, Arizona Stadium and University of Arizona. Reid Park Zoo and Davis-Monthan ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (65 reviews)

"Each room has a theme, so that was fun. The bath was very well put together."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

El Amador Downtown Luxury Inn
Quality Inn near Downtown Tucson
Quality Inn near Downtown Tucson
2.5 out of 5
750 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ
Free cancellation
The price is £46 per night

Located in Downtown Tucson, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Santa Cruz Church and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Tucson Convention Center. Jewish History Museum and ...

3/5 (628 reviews)

"The serenity at the hotel . Staff very helpful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2020

Quality Inn near Downtown Tucson

Popular places to visit in Downtown Tucson

Fox Theatre
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Fox Theatre

4/5(1 review)

The glamour of the 1930s comes alive in a restored movie palace that’s now a popular downtown arts venue.

Tucson Museum of Art
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Tucson Museum of Art

A celebration of three millennia of art is spread over an entire block in one of the city’s historic districts.

St. Augustine Cathedral
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St. Augustine Cathedral

Capture photographs of the Baroque spires of this impressive cathedral and watch a mariachi band performing traditional songs at a Spanish Mass.

El Presidio Park
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El Presidio Park

Enjoy the mountain views and explore El Presidio Park, a lovely green space in Tucson. Amble around the area's university campus or attend a sporting event.

Saguaro National Park
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Saguaro National Park

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Hike, bike or drive through fields and forests containing one of the most recognized cactus plants in the world.

Sabino Canyon
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Sabino Canyon

5/5(5 reviews)

Experience the natural beauty and wildlife of a large desert canyon on foot, by car or on a narrated tram tour.

Top things to do in Downtown Tucson

Tucson Attractions Savings Passport
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Tucson Attractions Savings Passport

72% of travellers recommend
£20
Per adult
Ace of Escape
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Ace of Escape

£20
Per adult
Old Tucson Theme Park Admission
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Old Tucson Theme Park Admission

82% of travellers recommend
£19
Per adult

Other areas in Tucson

Tucson Museum of Art showing interior views and art

El Presidio Historic District

You'll enjoy the bars and seafood restaurants in El Presidio Historic District. You might want to make time for a stop at Tucson Museum of Art or Presidio San Agustin del Tucson.

El Presidio Historic District
West University, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
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West University

If you're spending some time in West University, Rogue Theatre and Postal History Foundation are top sights worth seeing.

West University
Sam Hughes, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
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Sam Hughes

While Sam Hughes isn't home to many top sights, Reid Park Zoo and Arizona Stadium are some notable places to visit nearby.

Sam Hughes
Starr Pass, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
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Starr Pass

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

While Starr Pass may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Greasewood Park and Tucson Museum of Art.

Starr Pass
Flowing Well Neighborhood, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
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Flowing Well Neighborhood

While visiting Flowing Well Neighborhood, you might make a stop by sights like Sporting Chance Center and Silverbell Golf Course.

Flowing Well Neighborhood
Catalina Foothills Estates, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
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Catalina Foothills Estates

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Though Catalina Foothills Estates may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like St. Phillips Plaza and Rillito Park Horse Racetrack.

Catalina Foothills Estates