Tucson may not be your typical big city but that’s exactly what makes it so special! This artsy small city in the desert is worth exploring, so if you booked a few nights at one of our hotel partners (AC Hotel Tucson or Hotel McCoy), here are some of our itinerary recommendations!
Arizona is known for its beautiful, colorful sunsets so why not see it from the highest point in Tucson? Take a drive up to Mt. Lemmon and stop at a lookout point to see the beautiful array of colors hitting the city. It truly is a site to see!
You’re probably staying somewhere close to downtown (for DUSK Music Festival of course) so why not take advantage of the growing nightlife on Congress and Fourth Ave. There is an array of shops, restaurants and bars that serve great local beer!
Have a photoshoot at the Saguaro National Park! Ever seen cactus? Those things are bigger than you think and will definitely spice up your instagram feed for those #desertvibes.
Walk around the downtown Warehouse Arts District and see all the beautiful murals.
Tucson is definitely known for its scenic hiking routes so go hiking in Sabino Canyon! There is a bunch of different trails for different difficulty levels.
Eat the best Mexican food you will ever have! Some great restaurants are the original El Charro’s downtown, Cafe Poca Cosa, or a cheaper alternative like the Taco Shop on Speedway and Highland Avenue (a college fave).
Tucson takes its coffee very serious. After a long day at the festival, wake up and grab a cup of coffee from local shops such as Exo Coffee downtown, Cafe Passe on Fourth Avenue or Crave Coffee on Broadway. All these shops offer breakfast, free wifi and ample seating for you to relax!