If you have spent any time at all in Arizona, one of the first things you are likely to discover is that each town comes with a slightly different vibe. Sophistication and elegance permeates Scottsdale, hominess and easygoing vibes fill Chandler, youthfulness and invigorating spirit infuses Flagstaff, and artistry, comfort, and an inviting warmth define Tucson. Arizona’s second largest city is home to the largest aircraft boneyard in all of the United States, Biosphere 2, and an eclectic group of residents that are unlike any other Arizonans. Tucson Arizona downtown is a fun place to visit, and when you stay in one of our Book My Vacay rentals, you’ll find downtown Tucson is a comfortable place to visit as well!
A Taste of Downtown Tucson
One of the many wonderful things about staying in one of our stunning downtown Tucson vacation rentals is that feeling of being in the center of it all. When you need to pick up a few things to throw together a dinner on nights you don’t feel like going out, Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market at 11 South 6th Avenue is well known for its organics foods and locally grown fruits and vegetables; they also offer catering services if you are planning on entertaining at home. If you forgot to pack your toothbrush, you won’t have to go far to find a CVS or Walgreens, much to the relief of your spouse.And when you have a shoe emergency, Desert Bloom Downtown is waiting right around the corner to help save the day with the perfect pair of colorful sandals!
When you stay downtown, you have a large selection of restaurants and bars practically within walking distance and all guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied, full, and very happy. Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails at 135 South 6thAvenue is a popular restaurant that has an innovative menu designed to please people with a taste for change; the Oyster Mushroom Pappardelle + American Prosciutto never fails to please!For those that live in Tucson, authentic Mexican Food is a comfort food, and El Charro Café at 311 North Court Avenue has been a local staple for nearly 100 years. ElCharro opened its doors in 1922 and is considered our Nation’s Oldest Mexican Restaurant in continuous operation—there’s a reason it has been around so long!The food they serve is that good. Offering vegan options as well as their standard dishes of shrimp burros, soft tacos, and the best tableside guacamole in town, El Charro is one restaurant you won’t be able to pass by.
Arts & Culture in Downtown Tucson
Downtown Tucson is no longer the wild west of television shows; it’s an area of cultural activities and an active night life. After finishing your wonderful El Charro dinner, why not stroll down to the recently renovated Fox Theater at 17 West Congress Street for a live performance by one of your favorite entertainers?David Blaine is scheduled to appear on July 22nd, while Late Night Catechism is on the bill for August 20th. If you still have energy after your big meal and the wonderful show, pay a visit to the Tap & Bottle at 403 North 6thAvenue and finish off the perfect evening with a refreshing craft beer or glass of wine.
What to Do While Visiting Tucson
Tucson is first and foremost a military town. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was activated in 1924 and is still a strong presence today, so there are some portions of Tucson that are off-limits to tourists. However, there is still plenty that will keep you occupied!
The deactivated Titan II missile is now a museum with tours that give you a clear picture of life during the Cold War in the US. The famous Biosphere 2 is in Tucson and serves as a research facility as well as giving fascinating tours that tell all about the failed experiments conducted in the 1980s. The mountains that surround this vibrant city offer hiking trails and a way to cool off during the hottest days of summer and tours of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum are always an interesting way to spend a few of your vacation hours. Old Tucson Studios, located on the outskirts of Tucson, offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of Westerns. The Pima Air & Space Museum (http://www.visitarizona.com/business/pima-air-and-space-museum) offers the opportunity to look to the future. There’s always something interesting going on in Tucson!
Our Houses for Rent in Downtown Tucson
Our downtown Tucson rentals feature Southwestern designs and panoramic views of the mountains surrounding the town. The fully equipped kitchens are bright and spacious, featuring high end appliances, custom cabinetry, and everything you need to create gourmet meals for your family—minus the food. The living areas contain comfortable furnishings covered in bright, cheerful, and inviting fabrics, the bedrooms are furnished with beds that allow deep and restful sleep, and the bathrooms are large and spa-like. No details have been overlooked when it comes to your comfort and relaxation; we treat our guests like royalty!
Book Your Luxury Vacation Rental Today!
Tucson is even more beautiful when you stay in one of our Book My Vacay houses for rent in downtown Tucson. Contact us today to start planning your trip!