Last Updated:

10/24/22

Tucson, AZ

Boeing 747 at Pima Air & Space Museum

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

Chai Latte Dossant from Prep & Pastry Located in Tucson Arizona

Prep & Pastry

2660 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Monte Cristo: Honey Roasted Ham, Swiss Cheese, Pineapple-jalapeno Mascarpone, Herbed Brioche French Toast $13.00


PB&J Toast: Peanut Butter Ricotta Fluff, Strawberry Jam, Blueberry Preserves, Cinnamon & Sugar, August Rhodes Japanese Milk Bread $9.00


The Beni: Cured Pork Belly, Asparagus, Poached Eggs, Goat Cheese Hollandaise, Herbed Cheddar Biscuit $12.75


Chicken & Toast: Fried Chicken & Herbed Brioche French Toast, Blueberry Preserves $14.25


Hours:

Daily 7 am - 3 pm


Order Online: No

Dozen Donuts from Amy's Donuts Located in Tucson Arizona

Amy's Donuts

101 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

Sample of the Donut Flavors

Andes Mint: Vanilla Frosting with Chopped Andes Mints


Bizmallow Caramel:  Biscoff Cookie Butter & Marshmallow Fluff with Housemade Cinnamon Bundt Cake Drizzled with Caramel


Chips Ahoy:  Chocolate Frosting with Crushed Chips Ahoy


Heart Attack: Housemade Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Fluff with Toasted Bacon Drizzled with Hot Fudge


Banana Fudge: Raised Donut, Housemade Banana Frosting, Chocolate and Vanilla Drizzle


Orange Creamsicle: Raised Donut, Housemade Orange Frosting and Vanilla Drizzle

Hours:

Daily 5 am - Midnight

Order Online: Yes

Activities

Reid Park Zoo

At any given time, approximately 500 animals call the 24-acre Reid Park Zoo home. A City-Owned Non-Profit Zoo


My List of Favorite Animals Would Like To See


Grizzly Bear

African Elephant

Southern White Rhino

African Spotted-Necked Otter

Jaguar

African Lion

Meerkat

Squirrel Monkey


Admission Rates:


Adult (15-61): $10.50

Senior (62+): $8.50

Child (2-14): $6.50 

Meerkat Family at the Reid Park Zoo Located in Tucson Arizona

3400 E Zoo Ct, Tucson, AZ 85716

Hours:

Oct - May: 9 am - 4 pm

June - Sept: 8 am - 2 pm

Boo At The Zoo Event - Family Fun, Where Costume, Get Some Treats, Get in the Halloween Spirit with the Animals - Oct 21 thru 23, 29, & 30 - Cost $13

Pima Air & Space Museum

One of the Largest Non-Government Funded Aviation & Space Museums in the World. Features 400 Historic Aircrafts Located on the Grounds & Six Indoor Exhibit Hangars


The Key Areas of Pima Air & Space Museum


Outdoor Exhibits: Beauty of Flight, The Beacon, and Firestone Galleries


Main Hangar Exhibits: Sea Planes and Amphibians, Aerial Reconnaissance, Submarine Hunting, Arizona Aviation, Aircraft Carriers, Air War in South East Asia, and Women in Flight


Aerospace Gallery Exhibits: The Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame, X-Planes, The Space Race, and Drone Technology


Hangar 3 Exhibits: 376th Bomb Group, Black Aviators, 446th Bomb Group, and B-26 Marauder


Hangar 4 Exhibits: Kamikaze and Freshwater Aircraft Carriers


Hangar 5 Exhibits: World War II in the Pacific & Asia


390th Memorial Museum: Waiting on Winning - The POW Experience and Operation Chowhound


Admission Rates:


Adult (13+): $18.50

Senior (65+): $15.75

Junior (5-12): $12.00 

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress at Pima Air and Space  Located in Tucson Arizona

6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756

Hours

Oct - May: 9 am to 5 pm

June - Sept 9 am - 3 pm

Tram Tour (45-Minute Narrated Tour) - Thurs to Sunday - $8.00

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Key Areas of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


The Gardens


Stingray Touch


Warden Aquarium: Fresh & Salt Water Species


Reptile, Amphibian, & Invertebrate Hall


Ancient Arizona: Museums Own Dinosaur, Sonorasaurus


Mountain Woodland: Mountain Lion, Mexican Gray Wolves, and Black Bear


Cat Canyon: Bobcats, Gray Fox, & Ocelot


Riparian Corridor: River Otter, Beavers, & Bighorn Sheep


Admission Rates:


General Admission (13-64): $29.95

Senior (65+): $27.95

Youth (3-12): $19.95

The Wildlife at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Located in Tucson Arizona

2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743

Coming Soon: Raptor Free Flight - Daily Except Weds 10 am - Oct 28, 2022 through April 9, 2023

Hours:

Oct - May: 8:30 am to 5 pm

June - Sept: 7:30 am to 2 pm

San Xavier del Bac Mission

A Historic Spanish Catholic Mission Located About Ten Miles from Tucson. Considered the Finest Example of Spanish Colonial Architecture in the United States


No Tours Are Given

Mission San Xavier del Bac Located in Tucson Arizona

1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746

San Xavier Festival is Held the Evening of the Friday After Easter, a Torch-Lit Parade of Tohono O'odham and Yaqui Tribal Members.

Hours:

Daily 9 am - 4 pm, When No Service

Food

Corned Beef & Hash, Egg, and Dijon Mustard Burger at Lindys on 4th Located in Tucson Arizona

Lindy's on 4th

500 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Sweet Baby Mac Attack (starter): Waffle Fries Topped with Mac N' Cheese, BBQ, & Red Onion $10.75


Birria Burger: Topped with Slow Cooked Birria, Cilantro, Onions, Chipotle Mayo with Side of Broth $14.50


Texas Belt Buckle Burger: Topped with Bacon, Rings, Cheddar, BBQ Suace $13.75


Mick Lindy Burger: Topped with Two Fried Eggs, American Cheese, Suasage Patty on French Toast Buns with Side of Syrup $17.00


Fat Bastard Burger: Topped with Fried Egg, Bacon, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Mayo Between Two Sugar Glazed Honeybuns $15.75


Summer Hours:

Monday Closed

Tues to Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Sunday 11 am - 5pm

Order Online: Yes

White Pizza from Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria Located in Tucson Arizona

Rocco's Little Chicago

2707 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Bread Sticks (starter): Huge fresh sticks twisted with parmesan cheese and spices inside! Served with our marinara sauce $6.99


Homemade Meatball Sub: Homemade meatballs, marinara, & mozzarella cheese $14.99


Heart Attack Special Deep Dish: Sausage, Pepperoni, Prosciutto, Roast Beef, & Extra Cheese $20.99/9" or $30.99/12"


Big Bad Wolf Deep Dish: Pepperoni, Ham, Sausage & Bacon $20.99/9" or $30.99/12"


Stromboli: Dish Dough Swirled Together with 4 Kinds of Cheese and Any Two of Your Favorite Toppings. Served with Their Savory Slow Simmered Marinara Sauce $16.99

Hours:

Daily 11 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

The Munchies, Candied Potato Chips and Crackers Ice Cream from The Screamery Located in Tucson Arizona

The Screamery

250 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

  • Sweet Cream Honeycomb: Sweet Cream Base with Handmade Honeycomb Pieces from Local Raw Honey


  • Mississippi Mudpie: Coffee Base with Fudge Swirl and Chocolate Cookie


  • Blueberry Cheesecake: Cheesecake Base Swirled with Fresh Blueberry Puree


  • Lemonilla: Fresh Lemon Infused in Sweet Cream Base Mixed with Vanilla Wafers


  • Sweet Sonoran Dessert: Honey Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirl and Homemade Toffee Pieces


  • Cowboy Cookie: Salted Caramel Base with Oatmeal, Walnuts, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hours:

Sunday to Thurs Noon - 10 pm

Fri & Sat Noon - 12:30 am

Order Online: Yes

Flight of Ice Cream - Six Sample Scoops - $7.95

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Hotel Congress

  • Located Very Close to St. Augustine Cathedral & Breweries


  • Old School Feel in the Rooms - No TVs, Rotary Phone, Vintage Radio, and Iron Bed Frames


  • Food Options: The Cup (Breakfast, Mexican), Maynards (Seasonal Inspired), and Century Room (Jazz Club/Mezcal Lounge) 


  • Ghost Stories with Certain Rooms, 242, 214, and 220


  • Who is this for: Nightlife People, Enjoy Live Music, History Lovers, Paranormal Hunters and Budget Minded People


Room View at Hotel Congress Located in Tucson Arizona

311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


One Full Bed Room in Nov 2022 - $156

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Located Very Close to Handful of Hiking Trails


Water Activities - Lazy River, Outdoor Multi-Level Pool, Monsoon Falls Waterslide, and Whirlpool


Food Options: Signature Grill (Native American, Mexican), Catalina Barbeque (BBQ), Salud (Mexican/Outdoor Dining), Starbucks and Primo (Farm-to-Table) 


27 Holes of Championship Golf on Three Courses


Who is this for: People with Money to Splurge, Hikers, Golfers, Spa People and Pool Loungers


Exterior View of JW Marriot Tucson Starr Pass Resort Located in Tucson Arizona

3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


One King Bed Room in Nov 2022 - $402

21 and up fun

Barrio Rojo, Scottish Style Amber Ale from Barrio Brewing Company Located in Tucson Arizona

Barrio Brewing Co

800 E 16th St, Tucson, AZ 85719

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Tucson Blonde Ale: Blonde Ale | 5.0% ABV | 22 IBU


Citrazona IPA: IPA - American | 6.6% ABV | 58.5 IBU


Barrio Rojo: Scottish Ale | 5.3% ABV | 24.3 IBU


Hipsterville Hazy IPA: IPA - Hazy | 6.4% ABV | 31 IBU


Beach Ale (Seasonal): Blonde Ale | 5.0% ABV | 22 IBU


Tj's Raspberry Ale: Fruit | 5.0% ABV | 22 IBU


Hours:

Sunday to Thurs 11 am - 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Food Menu is Available

Prickly Pear Wheat from Borderlands Brewing Company Located in Tucson Arizona

Borderlands Brewing Company

119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Noche Dulce: Porter - Vanilla | 7.3% ABV | 16 IBU


One in the Melon: Blonde Ale - Watermelon | 5.7% ABV


Cashmere Cactus: American Pale Ale | 5.5% ABV


Toole Avenue: IPA - Hazy | 7.0% ABV | 50 IBU


Prickly Pear: Wheat Ale | 6.0% ABV | 15 IBU


Citrana: Gose | 6.0% ABV


Horchata: Cream Ale | 5.5% ABV | 22 IBU

Hours:

Monday to Thurs Noon - 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Sunday 11 am - 10 pm


Food Menu is Available

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn