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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“SABINO CANYON is the perfect place to take in a day hike while visiting TUCSON. There is actually a tram that will take you up to the 8 different stops if you like or just hike in, there are lots of trails that you can take for your own meander. Be prepared to see some desert critters on your walk or run -- it is unfiltered, nature at it's best.”
  • 102 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“sabino canyon is a perennial favorite. you can either just ride the tram in and out and see the sights, or hop off and do some hiking on your own. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of trails, tram rides to see some of the most beautiful examples of the Sonoran desert”
  • 58 locals recommend
Café
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“Hot neighborhood coffee shop with yummy pastries and full breakfast. The hangout for cyclists riding the Lemmon and beyond.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“yes, there are really 7 waterfalls here in tucson.... take the trolley/ tram to the start of the trailhead will save you a 2 mile walk on asphalt”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“The desert is a place of wonder and beauty, with 6 distinct seasons here! You will absolutely love the area, and the tram ride.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Huge patio with lots of seating. Usually live music, too. They just opened a kitchen and the burgers are decent.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Reliably good food with something for everyone. Diverse menu, family friendly, close to home, plus sports bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“They have a great barbecue picnic that is all you can eat for $35 and a gorgeous area. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A cute little local coffee shop serving espresso drinks and locally sourced pastries. A great place to get some work done or just relax and take in your favorite book!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Huge palm trees line pond with paved walking trail, benches, shady spots. "a unique 101-acre park that features a perennial warm spring and pond that is home to an exceptionally rich mix of plants and animals..." ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
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“Viv's has AMAZING Chicken Fried Steak and Biscuit and Gravy. Viv is a wonderful hostess.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Usually has water in the canyon. Can be very slippery. Be cautious on the rocks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local pizza place just south of Sabino Canyon. Tip: Get a HUGE slice of pizza and beer for a good deal. Great local craft beer selection.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“My first time going here (and I live in Tucson)! There was no water when I came here the other day but I'm glad I got the opportunity to hike with friends and climb on boulders to reach this place. An ideal place to get away from the city life and enjoy the quietness for a brief moment. Bring lots of water and comfortable hiking boots since the granite is very slippery here. Make sure you arrive here very early in the morning since the desert heat is unbearable for those who are not used to a triple-digit weather.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Hot neighborhood coffee shop with yummy pastries and full breakfast. The hangout for cyclists riding the Lemmon and beyond.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Huge patio with lots of seating. Usually live music, too. They just opened a kitchen and the burgers are decent.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Reliably good food with something for everyone. Diverse menu, family friendly, close to home, plus sports bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
“Viv's has AMAZING Chicken Fried Steak and Biscuit and Gravy. Viv is a wonderful hostess.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local pizza place just south of Sabino Canyon. Tip: Get a HUGE slice of pizza and beer for a good deal. Great local craft beer selection.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a wonderful bakery, breakfast and lunch spot. Get in line and order a café au lait with a croissant, other baked delicacies or something more substantial. Le Buzz is a meeting spot for serious cyclers so it may get a bit crowded on the weekend as people are carb loading for their bike trips. Weekdays mornings are a bit more relaxed. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gym
  • 2 locals recommend

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