Explore Tucson's excellent food, history, and culture through one of these downtown adventures.
Taste of Tucson Downtown
Taste of Tucson offers an exciting (and tasty) 3-hour walking tour of Historic Downtown Tucson three times a week: every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Tours will kick off at 1 p.m. and includes a historic walking tour, 4 food stops, and a ride on the modern streetcar that goes through downtown's eclectic business and entertainment districts.
Eat, drink, and explore Downtown Tucson and our cuisine, culture, and history. On this food tour, you visit a restaurant that used to be a taxi cab hub, another that was a funeral parlor, and the longest continuously ran family-owned Mexican restaurant in the United States. Your local guide points out architectural highlights, cultural sites, and great local shops along the way. This is a great way to learn about this trendy and vibrant downtown area and experience the best food samples in Tucson.
Celebrating Tucson’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, the tour includes stops at four locations in the historic Presidio District of Downtown Tucson. Participants learn from knowledgeable tour guides and experience Tucson’s complex food heritage and the fusion of Old and New World ingredients. You’ll also hear great stories of Tucson’s history in some of its more historic locations. Organized by the Presidio Museum.
The Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum offers guided tours of the Turquoise Trail, a 2.5-mile trail painted with a turquoise line through Downtown Tucson. Their docents will lead you along the trail, which passes many of Tucson’s historic buildings, parks, sculptures and shrines, and share stories that make Tucson’s history special. Check their Area Walking Tour Page for more information and available dates.
Take a guided walking tour with Strolls and Stories Tours and learn about the fascinating history of Downtown Tucson. Locations include Barrio Viejo, El Presidio, and the general Downtown Tucson surrounding area. You’ll learn a lot of rich history such as: Tucson’s founding as a walled Spanish Colonial Presidio, the stories of John Dillinger, Doc Holiday, and Wyatt Earp’s time in Tucson, Native American history, and tales of downtown’s Mid Century entrepreneurs and tycoons!