36 HOUR ITINERARY – WHAT TO DO IN TUCSON, ARIZONA (+ WHERE TO EAT, DRINK, AND STAY!)
Tucson is Arizona’s second-largest city, and if you don’t know what to do in Tucson, let me start by saying it offers fantastic year round weather to experience outdoor recreation, plus there’s plenty of history, arts, culture and amazing food!
Day 1 – What to Do in Tucson: Lunch – BOCA Taco
BOCA is known for its street style gourmet Mexican tacos, serving up over 25 types of tacos, and for its rotating salsas created fresh daily. But one of the best things about BOCA for me on the menu was the vegetarian and vegan offerings.
Check-in at Lodge on the Desert
My home for my two-night stay in Tucson was at Lodge on the Desert, a 100-room boutique hotel in mid-town Tucson with the Santa Catalina Mountains providing a majestic backdrop.
Afternoon Drinks – Barrio Brewing Co
Barrio Brewing came with good recommendations, so I jumped in an Uber for the 10-minute drive from my hotel. I don’t think you’d be disappointed taking the time to drop in here, with a beer selection to satisfy most palettes.
Dinner – Cielo
From Barrio I headed back to Lodge on the Desert for dinner at Cielos which specializes in Southwest cuisine regionally sourced with innovative twists.
Day 2 – Things to Do in Tucson: Morning – Mission San Xavier Del Bac
Nicknamed “The White Dove of the Desert”, I found Mission San Xavier del Bac one of the most fascinating places to visit in Tucson.
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