Live Like a Local: Tucson

Live Like a Local: Tucson

Posted 03/21/2017

Even though its vibrant downtown area communicates a big-city vibe, Tucson still holds onto its small-town charm. Whether it’s the picturesque desert landscape, delicious eateries or lively celebrations, there is much to discover in this Sonoran Desert city. Check out this list of top spots to help you live like a local:

HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery
Located downtown on historic Congress Street, this local eatery draws a hip young crowd that’s crazy about the homemade ice cream, New American fare and DJ-spun tunes. Not only is HUB known for its food, but it also features weekly events that are surely the coolest things in town!

Prep & Pastry
Come experience one of the best breakfast and brunch menus Tucson has to offer. This high-ceilinged, wood-beamed eatery is a local hotspot for house-made pastries and elevated breakfast dishes and sandwiches. Using only locally sourced ingredients is just one of the ways this restaurant pampers its customers.

Bike Fest
Bike Fest is here! Tucson is known for being a bicyclist’s paradise. It’s time to celebrate the many mixed-use trails and on-street facilities that creates this bustling bicycle community. You will find a multitude of events, including community rides and even bike maintenance.

Tucson Tamale Company
This unique company is filled with handmade love. Gourmet tamales can either be purchased online or consumed in one of three restaurants throughout the city. Unwrap happiness inside these award-winning tamales. With over 20 different flavors, you will surely have zero regrets.

Pima County Fair
The annual Pima County Fair is back and better than ever. This 10-day extravaganza offers carnival rides and games, food, daily events, and much more. Enjoy a fun-filled day with the entire family.

The Quesadillas
This fast and fresh dining experience is the perfect answer to an authentic Mexican food craving. The New Mexican classic features fresh tortillas filled with the freshest ingredients. Delicious tacos and tostadas help round out the affordable menu.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
This popular local chain serves up gourmet burgers and shakes that are sure to hit the spot. Known for a great Certified Angus burger, Zinburger is the perfect combination of hearty and happy. Top off your meal with a wide selection of wine, beer and cocktails in this hip and casual space.

Marana Bluegrass Festival
Take a moment to relax and slip into this three-day rendezvous that will have you dancing the night away. Spend a couple of nights jamming and catching up with friends during this bluegrass festival.