Once you’ve booked your accommodations from CasaGo’s hand-selected inventory of high-quality, professionally managed vacation homes, you’ll undoubtedly be looking for things to do in Tucson to get the most out of your time here.
Tucson is known for everything from stunning desert landscapes and real cowboys, to fine art and golden retirement living. There is so much to explore here that celebrities like Paul McCartney, Harrison Ford, Farrah Fawcett, Diana Ross, Savanna Guthrie, and John Wayne have all lived here. Here are some of our top picks to consider adding to your itinerary.
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The first thing you must know about Tucson food is that we do Mexican cuisine right. Take your pick from the many Mexican Tucson restaurants beloved by critics, locals, and visitors alike. El Charro Café claims the right to the first ever chimichanga, developed in the 1920s. Café Poca Cosa “is to taste what Disney’s Fantasia is to sight and sound,” wrote a food writer for Tucson Weekly, adding that menu is “unique, entertaining, and highly innovative” nouvelle Mexican. The Tucson Tamale Company on Broadway looks unassuming from the curb, but it’s been featured in Travel & Leisure, on NPR, and in Food Channel features. El Guero Canelo Restaurante Mexicano will blow your mind with its famous Sonoran hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with tomatoes, pinto beans, onions, yellow mustard, jalapeno sauce, and mayo in a bolillo roll. Elvira’s serves up five different chicken moles, as well as Mexican steaks, enchiladas, chiles rellenos, and flan that is simply to-die-for, which is complemented by live musical performances on the weekend. Last, but not least, you won’t want to miss Mi Nidito, host to countless celebrities and presidents. Other respected Tucson foodie hotspots include:
Six hours from Las Vegas, gaming capital of America, you can bet on a good time in Southern Arizona with all the Tucson casinos for the choosing. Casino Del Sol Resort has been owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe for over 20 years with slot machines, tables, fine dining, a 5,000 seat amphitheater, golf facilities, spa treatments, and an outdoor events arena.
Not to be outdone, the Tohono O’oodham Nation’s Desert Diamond Casino offers three locations with the state’s biggest uncapped jackpots, fine poker and blackjack tables, Bingo, a good mix of old and new slots, and the Monsoon Nightclub for elegant entertainment.
Spas in Tucson are renowned for pampering with luxurious treatments and unique offerings that cater to A-listers and jet-setters from around the globe. These scenic retreats offer wellness packages that cater to mind, body, and spirit to leave you feeling completely energized, rejuvenated, and balanced when you leave Tucson.
Tucson is a paradise for nature-lovers. Tucson parks are among the best places to soak up the scenery. Try these:
The best Tucson nightlife opportunities are concentrated along Congress Street and down 4th Avenue in Downtown Tucson. Craft breweries like Barrio Brewing Company, artsy cocktail peddlers like R Bar, and gastro pubs like Dante’s Fire are all the rage in the district these days. A few of our favorite late-night spots for live music include:
Find dancing and drinks at any of the major resorts in the area. Or break out your dancing shoes at: