Historic Tucson & surrounding areas



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Tucson is one of the oldest communities in the United States, steeped in a long history that blends Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures. The diversity and well-preserved treasures around downtown Tucson and surrounding areas make for a full schedule of intriguing sight-seeing.

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Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

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Location:

4005 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Contact:

tel: +1 480 946 0051
fax: +1 480 946 5444


Olivos Mexican Patio (Los)

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Location:

7328 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Contact:

tel: +1 480 946 2256


Rusty Spur Saloon

Location:

7245 East Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Contact:

tel: +1 480 425 7787


Hermosa Inn

Location:

5532 North Palo Cristi Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Contact:

tel: +1 602 955 8614
fax: +1 602 955 8299


Day 1 - Tucson


Spend the day exploring what makes Tucson so special around downtown. Old Town Artisans encompasses a small city block located in the historic El Presidio neighborhood. The adobe building is more than 150 years old and houses several gift shops, galleries, and a restaurant. For a memorable morning in historic Tucson, have breakfast under the big Cottonwood tree in the patio. Next, take a walk to the Pima County Courthouse, taking the time to appreciate its famous mosaic dome. The Barrio Historico preserves some of the oldest building in Tucson and it's well worth exploring the historic architecture in this part of downtown. Have lunch at El Minuto Cafe, and then go next door to El Tiradito Wishing Shrine to reflect on the wishes and desires of all who have been here. Spend some more time exploring the shops and cafes along Congress Street and spend the night by the old train tracks at the Hotel Congress (don't worry, there are plenty of rooms with no middle-of-the-night train rumblings).


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Old Town Artisans

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Location:

186 North Meyer Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: 520 623 6024 / +1 800 782 8072
fax: 520- 622 0494


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Pima County Courthouse

Location:

115 North Church Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: 520 882 0044


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Barrio Historico

Location:

Near 100 South Stone Avenue
(Between Interstate 10 and Stone Ave, Cushing and 17th Street)
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: +1 520 624 1817


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El Minuto Cafe

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Location:

354 S Main Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: 520 882 4145


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"El Tiradito" Wishing Shrine

Location:

356 South Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: +1 800 638 8350
fax: 520- 884 7804


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Hotel Congress

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Location:

311 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: +1 520 622 8848 / +1 800 722 8848 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 520 792 6366


Day 2 - Tucson


Enjoy a full breakfast at The Cup Cafe, adjacent to the Hotel Congress. Pay a visit to St. Augustine Cathedral, which was part of the city's original Spanish fort built in 1776. Head south to Mission San Xavier del Bac, founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692, and a regional landmark. Back in downtown, have dinner at El Charro Cafe, one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the United States, and then enjoy a drink at the Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, housed inside a late 19th Century building downtown, and famous for its margaritas.


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The Cup Café

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Location:

311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: 5207981618


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St. Augustine Cathedral

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Location:

192 South Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: 520 623 6351


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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Location:

1950 W. San Xavier Rd
Tucson, AZ 85746

Contact:

tel: 520 294 2624
fax: +1 520 294 3438


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El Charro Cafe

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Location:

311 North Court Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: 520 622 1922


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Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant

Location:

198 W. Cushing St
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact:

tel: 520/622-7984


Day 3 - Tumacacori, Tubac


About forty minutes south of town, Tumacacori National Historic Park preserves the remains of another fine Spanish mission. Enjoy the museum and tranquil patio, which is filled with fruit trees and flowers. Heading back north to Tucson, spend the rest of the day in Tubac, a historic Southern Arizona town that has emerged as an artist's haven and a great place to pick up souvenirs of your Southern Arizona visit.


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Tumacacori National Historic Park

Location:

1891 East Frontage Road
(Tumacacori exit off I-19)
Tumacacori, AZ 85640

Contact:

tel: 520 398 2341
fax: 520- 398 9271


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Tubac

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Location:

Interstate 19
(Tubac exit off I-19; 45 miles south of Tucson)
Tubac, AZ 85646

Contact:

tel: 520 398 2704 (Tubac Chamber of Commerce)


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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Location:

P.O. Box 1296
Tubac, AZ 85646

Contact:

tel: 520-398-2252


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