On behalf of Tucson, I would like to invite you to free yourself in the second largest city in Arizona. The freedom to be yourself, explore the incredible award-winning cuisine and discover their diverse downtown awaits you.
I lived in Tucson for eight years during the 1990s. There is no way to count the number of hikes or the number of areas I hiked during that time. The city is surrounded by five mountain ranges. One of those mountain ranges even includes a ski resort. Hiking wasn’t the only outdoor activity, there were plenty of outdoor museums and activities to enjoy back then. However, downtown was not on that list of outdoor fun in the nineties. My how the times have changed!
Tucson | Free Yourself Explore Downtown
Downtown Tucson is now a happening place with unique music, food and art. There is a free spirit vibe and plenty of places to take in some of that award-winning cuisine. Many of the museums and galleries hold local art from jewelry to photography but don’t just stick to the indoor arts when you explore the downtown area.
Walk, bike or take a ride on the streetcar through the streets lined with both old and new buildings. Spend an hour, a day or a weekend discovering the architecture, colorful murals and explore culture of the Old Pueblo. Enjoy Tucson’s downtown nightlife and book a room at Hotel Congress built in 1919 or stay at the recently-revived Downtown Clifton.
Tucson is a great place to unplug. Whether your trip includes downtown or other outdoor activities the climate can not be beat. I highly recommend out of towners and locals make time to explore the downtown area. Download Tucson’s printable downtown guide or Attractions Passport App right here. Tucson, Arizona is an outdoor mecca just waiting to be explored! Enjoy the southwest, take in the culture and free yourself.
The beautiful photos in this post were taken by my good friend, Mareya Bullard, and her niece, Chloe Jones. Many thanks for sharing your art.
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