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Guidebook for Tucson

Terri

Guidebook for Tucson

Essentials
Great for snacks, dips, and unique and healthy options for pre-made sandwiches and salads!
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Trader Joe's
4766 East Grant Road
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Great for snacks, dips, and unique and healthy options for pre-made sandwiches and salads!
Walking distance for groceries and essentials.
Fry's Food And Drug
3920 East Grant Road
Walking distance for groceries and essentials.
Our favorite place for fresh and reasonably priced fruit and veg and bulk goods like trail mix, oats and nuts.
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Sprouts Farmers Market
4645 East Speedway Boulevard
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Our favorite place for fresh and reasonably priced fruit and veg and bulk goods like trail mix, oats and nuts.
Close by, clean and most cost effective option for do it yourself laundry.
Northgate Laundromat
3993 E Grant Rd
Close by, clean and most cost effective option for do it yourself laundry.
Hands down the best and friendliest nearby dry cleaners!
Hourly Cleaners
2425 N Tucson Blvd
Hands down the best and friendliest nearby dry cleaners!
Shopping
The best go-to neighborhood store for beer and wine. They are super friendly and the prices very reasonable.
Gus’s Liquor Store
4302 E Grant Rd
The best go-to neighborhood store for beer and wine. They are super friendly and the prices very reasonable.
5 min drive - many shops and well known restaurants: In-N-Out Burger Target Chic-Fil-A Kohls Panda Express Starbucks Ross Home Depot Century 20 Movie Theater Burlington Coat Factory
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Century 20 El Con and XD
3601 East Broadway Boulevard
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5 min drive - many shops and well known restaurants: In-N-Out Burger Target Chic-Fil-A Kohls Panda Express Starbucks Ross Home Depot Century 20 Movie Theater Burlington Coat Factory
If you happen to be a music buff, a collector of vinyl or (the now dated) CD's, you must check out PDQ Records, just a minute walk from the Casa. They have hundreds of records and some of the most obscure titles. This is a music collector's dream store!
PDQ Records
2432 N Dodge Blvd
If you happen to be a music buff, a collector of vinyl or (the now dated) CD's, you must check out PDQ Records, just a minute walk from the Casa. They have hundreds of records and some of the most obscure titles. This is a music collector's dream store!
The 4th Avenue shopping district near downtown is a funky collection of bars, restaurants and eclectic shops that is fun to visit day or night.
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North 4th Avenue
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The 4th Avenue shopping district near downtown is a funky collection of bars, restaurants and eclectic shops that is fun to visit day or night.
Drinks & Nightlife
The interior of The Shelter is done up in a retro-vibe. You get the feeling that it hasn't changed in 30 years...and it's because it basically hasn't! It is built in an old fallout shelter, hence the name! Karl and I went straight here immediately following our wedding to have our first married cocktail together. We didn't tell anyone and showed up for our own reception a bit late! :-)
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The Shelter Cocktail Lounge
4155 East Grant Road
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The interior of The Shelter is done up in a retro-vibe. You get the feeling that it hasn't changed in 30 years...and it's because it basically hasn't! It is built in an old fallout shelter, hence the name! Karl and I went straight here immediately following our wedding to have our first married cocktail together. We didn't tell anyone and showed up for our own reception a bit late! :-)
If you like to shoot pool and play a few tunes on the jukebox, this is a good nearby place. Their bar food is pretty decent too!
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Red Garter Bar & Grill
3143 East Speedway Boulevard
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If you like to shoot pool and play a few tunes on the jukebox, this is a good nearby place. Their bar food is pretty decent too!
The atmosphere is great here - if you are going out for a night of drinks and live music at The Rialto or Cub Congress, (or any other number of live music venues within walking distance downtown), this is a great meeting point to have a drink beforehand! Decent selection of wines and plenty of beers on tap. It's a bit hidden - you may not normally stumble into, but right in the heart of all the downtown nightlife.
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The Independent Distillery
30 S Arizona Ave
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The atmosphere is great here - if you are going out for a night of drinks and live music at The Rialto or Cub Congress, (or any other number of live music venues within walking distance downtown), this is a great meeting point to have a drink beforehand! Decent selection of wines and plenty of beers on tap. It's a bit hidden - you may not normally stumble into, but right in the heart of all the downtown nightlife.
Parks & Nature
There is a great 2-3 mi walking/jogging/cycling trail all around Randolph/Reid park.
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Reid Park
900 South Randolph Way
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There is a great 2-3 mi walking/jogging/cycling trail all around Randolph/Reid park.
This is right down the street from the Casa and is the closest point to going the Rillito River biking and walking trail. At this park itself it has sporting fields and a fenced dog park where you can let your pooch rough and tumble with other neighborhood dogs. I visit this trail a couple times a week if I can!
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Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
3482 E River Rd
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This is right down the street from the Casa and is the closest point to going the Rillito River biking and walking trail. At this park itself it has sporting fields and a fenced dog park where you can let your pooch rough and tumble with other neighborhood dogs. I visit this trail a couple times a week if I can!
Food Scene
Nuthin' fancy - this place's slogan is "Elegant Dining Elsewhere". A true greasy spoon cafe beloved by locals that is open for breakfast/lunch as "Frank's" with excellent omelettes and biscuits/gravy (if that's your thing). It's open again at night for dinner as "Francisco's" serving excellent Mexican food. Walking distance from the Casa!
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Frank's & Francisco's Denoche Restaurant
3843 E Pima St
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Nuthin' fancy - this place's slogan is "Elegant Dining Elsewhere". A true greasy spoon cafe beloved by locals that is open for breakfast/lunch as "Frank's" with excellent omelettes and biscuits/gravy (if that's your thing). It's open again at night for dinner as "Francisco's" serving excellent Mexican food. Walking distance from the Casa!
Only found in Tucson and immediate surrounding areas, Eegees is a staple! There is a location within walking distance of the Casa. Think Subway, but with fresher ingredients - although the real reason to visit Eegee's for me is to get their signature "drink", an Eegee! It is a frozen, slushy (you need both a straw and a spoon) that comes in fruity flavors, including a flavor of the month. My personal favorite is asking them to mix together lemon and strawberry. There are little bits of real fruit in every Eegee and in hot Tucson weather, it's an addictive treat!
Eegee's
3806 E Grant Rd
Only found in Tucson and immediate surrounding areas, Eegees is a staple! There is a location within walking distance of the Casa. Think Subway, but with fresher ingredients - although the real reason to visit Eegee's for me is to get their signature "drink", an Eegee! It is a frozen, slushy (you need both a straw and a spoon) that comes in fruity flavors, including a flavor of the month. My personal favorite is asking them to mix together lemon and strawberry. There are little bits of real fruit in every Eegee and in hot Tucson weather, it's an addictive treat!
This place is amazing. If you are picky about your mediterranean food, you definitely have to try Zayna's! Their hummus and falafel are some of the best I've ever had. I have yet to be disappointed and have worked my way through the entire menu more than once!
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Zayna Mediterranean Restaurant
1138 North Belvedere Avenue
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This place is amazing. If you are picky about your mediterranean food, you definitely have to try Zayna's! Their hummus and falafel are some of the best I've ever had. I have yet to be disappointed and have worked my way through the entire menu more than once!
Black Jack Pizza is our recommended delivery pizza for the Casa! In addition to custom pizzas they also have calzones, chicken/wings and really fresh salads. You can easily view their menu and even order online. Who needs Domino's?
Blackjack Pizza & Salads
2505 N Campbell Ave
Black Jack Pizza is our recommended delivery pizza for the Casa! In addition to custom pizzas they also have calzones, chicken/wings and really fresh salads. You can easily view their menu and even order online. Who needs Domino's?
Outstanding Mexican food - but you better bring your appetite, you will definitely not leave this place hungry! Cathy and Terri have been ritually visiting La Parilla for nearly 20 years. Before you even order the friendly staff bring a big bowl of freshly made corn tortilla chips and 3 different kinds of salsa. We nearly always split a Champingnon Suiza, which is a piping hot appetizer served piping hot out from under the grill of simple button mushrooms smothered in Mexican cheese, served with warm flour tortillas. You must also try a bowl of their tasty Tortilla Soup (ask for sour cream, avocado and lime). Wash it all down with a Mexican beer - or two. :-)
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La Parrilla Suiza
5602 East Speedway Boulevard
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Outstanding Mexican food - but you better bring your appetite, you will definitely not leave this place hungry! Cathy and Terri have been ritually visiting La Parilla for nearly 20 years. Before you even order the friendly staff bring a big bowl of freshly made corn tortilla chips and 3 different kinds of salsa. We nearly always split a Champingnon Suiza, which is a piping hot appetizer served piping hot out from under the grill of simple button mushrooms smothered in Mexican cheese, served with warm flour tortillas. You must also try a bowl of their tasty Tortilla Soup (ask for sour cream, avocado and lime). Wash it all down with a Mexican beer - or two. :-)
Sightseeing
Heading to 'A' Mountain in time for sunset and/or afternoons during monsoon season with the thunderclouds rolling in is a must-see. With a breath-taking view of the entire city of Tucson and beyond for miles, there is ample parking and trails/viewpoints. About 20 min drive from the Casa.
'A' Mountain
Heading to 'A' Mountain in time for sunset and/or afternoons during monsoon season with the thunderclouds rolling in is a must-see. With a breath-taking view of the entire city of Tucson and beyond for miles, there is ample parking and trails/viewpoints. About 20 min drive from the Casa.
If you want to see some iconic Southern Arizona scenery, just take a short drive through Gates Pass. I never get bored of the beautiful saguaro cactus and mountain silhouettes. There are viewpoint pullouts to stop and take it in. Also, if you want to visit the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum or Old Tucson Studios, this is the best/most scenic route to take!
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Gates Pass
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If you want to see some iconic Southern Arizona scenery, just take a short drive through Gates Pass. I never get bored of the beautiful saguaro cactus and mountain silhouettes. There are viewpoint pullouts to stop and take it in. Also, if you want to visit the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum or Old Tucson Studios, this is the best/most scenic route to take!
Entertainment & Activities
Not your ordinary movie theatre - The Loft is an independent theater showing indie films, documentaries and cult classics. They have been running Rocky Horror Picture Show ever since I can remember!
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The Loft Cinema
3233 East Speedway Boulevard
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Not your ordinary movie theatre - The Loft is an independent theater showing indie films, documentaries and cult classics. They have been running Rocky Horror Picture Show ever since I can remember!