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June 18, 2014

50 Ways To Be A Tourist In Your Own City

Posted by Bella

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Soaring summer temps don't mean we have to go into hibernation mode and spend our days talking about the record-breaking heat. Instead, we're encouraging you to be a tourist in your own city– take a class, try a new restaurant, ride the street car....snap out of that regular ol' routine!  

We've compiled 50 Tucson Summer Bucket List ideas for a seriously sensational summer! So no more excuses, print out the list, or download our Yelp Mobile App to bookmark your favorites and explore the Old Pueblo!


1. Catch an outdoor flick at Cinema La Placita 

2. Visit the Mount Lemmon Observatory

3. Go to Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 

4. Go to Main Gate Square for Friday Night Jazz 

5. Visit the Campbell Avenue Bat Colony (Thursdays at 7:30pm)

6. Check out the Summer Beer Tastings at Hotel Congress

7. Participate in a Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride

8. Take a ride on the Mount Lemmon Sky Ride

9. Go to an FC Tucson Soccer match at Kino Sports Complex

10. Visit Colossal Cave

11. Catch a flick! Summer Film Series at The Fox

12. Visit the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

13. Visit the Mission San Xavier del Bac

14. Check out the Summer Oasis Series at Tucson Botanical Gardens

15. Tune into the Summer Concert Series at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

16. Take an Acro Yoga class at Cirque Roots

17. Go to a Broadway In Tucson Show

18. Dine Around The Globe at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails 

19. Try a Historic Walking Tour

20. Catch a Burlesque Show at the Surely Wench

21. Try the Summer Wine Tour at Maynard's Market 

22. Plan a "Staycation" at a local resort. #GetWetInTucson Specials via Visit Tucson

23. Celebrate National Independents Week June 29-July 6, presented by Local First Arizona

24. Go to Wilcox for summer harvest events at Apple Annies Orchard 

25. Check out Second Saturdays, Downtown 

26. Check out a show at Mister Bing's Performing Arts Lounge

27. Visit the Mercado San Agustin 

28. Eat a Sonoran Sno-Cone 

29. Try a Pound class at Danser Studio

30. Do the Sonoita Wine Country Trail 

31. Go gallery hopping on the the Gallery Row Artwalk

32. Book a ride on the Pedal Crawler

33. Do a self-guided tour of The Neon Pueblo Art Walk.

34. Go to a Tucson Food Truck Roundup

35. Visit the DeGrazia Gallery 

36. Vist MOCA- Museum of Contemporary Art

37. Take a class at the Sonoran Glass School

38. Eat an exotic taco at BOCA!

39. Hit the hiking trails early and cool off in Sabino Canyon

40. Feed the giraffes or cool off at Safari Nights at Reid Park Zoo

41. Take day a trip to Tubac

42. Go to a Carnival of Illusion show 

43. Check out the Summer Culinary Events at Zona 78 (both locations)

44. Welcome the Monsoon Season at the Dia de San Juan Celebration

45. Check out the creative events schedule at Maker House

46. Take a selfie in front of the Desert O or other public art throughout the city, use hashtag #TucBucketList

47. Watch the sunset from Gates Pass

48. Don't miss Bloom Night 2014 at Tohono Chul Gardens (anytime between now & July 20th!)

49. Buy a Connect In The City Discount Card 

50. Take a ride on the Tucson Street Car in July!

Be Social and Connect with Us!
+Tag us with your summer pictures on Facebook 
+Tweet at us on Twitter @yelptucson
+Use hashtag: #TucBucketList 

Feel free to share ideas in the comments section below!

•Bucket list items are not listed in any particular order

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