Exploring the Districts of Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson is a growing city center, offering a wealth of entertainment, dining, hotels, art, and culture. Following the installation of the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar, downtown has been experiencing booming growth and rapid change. In each distinctive district of downtown Tucson, you can find something great to explore. Here’s a closer look at what you’ll find.

Congress Street District

Congress Street is downtown’s main drag, and it comprises much of Tucson’s skyline with concrete and glass skyscrapers blended with colorful barrio dwellings and open courtyards. It is also home to the Tucson Museum of Art, Hotel Congress, and the Historic Depot. 

Presidio District

The Presidio District highlights Tucson’s history as a Spanish military fort, which can be explored behind three-inch thick adobe walls at the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson Museum. You’ll also find the famous El Charro Café located in the Presidio District.

Fourth Avenue District

Historic Fourth Avenue is a vibrant street where hippie culture still thrives in small shops and street performances, yet nightlife showcases a hip and modern edge. You’ll find some of the funkiest and unique stores and restaurants in Tucson here.

Main Gate District

Main Gate District is where downtown meets the University of Arizona, so you can find plenty of U of A gear in shops as well as great venues to watch Wildcats sporting events while enjoying some nachos or pizza and a beer. Main Gate Square is always changing, but there are always amazing dining options to explore.

Sentinel District

The Sentinel District is a great place to explore Tucson’s history, Sentinel Peak (sometimes known as A Mountain) as well as a variety of local restaurants and bakeries showcasing the city’s Hispanic influences. Mercado San Agustin is a cornerstone of this district, featuring a cluster of local businesses at the south end of the streetcar line. 

TCC District 

Tucson Convention Center is the city’s hub for concerts, musicals, exhibits, and special events. It is a huge complex featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and plentiful event space. It’s also near the Children’s Museum, El Minuto Café, and the Jewish History Museum. 

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