Downtown Tucson is changing rapidly. There is no doubt. Teaming with new life brought in by the streetcar, restaurants, apartments and other revitalization programs such as the mural project, downtown Tucson is becoming a lively place to be, whether you like history or hip-hop, from El Presidio del Tucson to the restored Fox Theatre, to the Historic Rialto Theatre, to the Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block or the Children’s Museum or just food and fun, you will find it here. Several new apartments and hotels have been built or are in the works.

Visit the Hotel Congress, have a drink at the bar where John Dillinger and his gang hung out. Check out the hallway photographs. The Cup Café has great Sunday brunches or head across the street to Maynard’s Market & Kitchen.

During the weekdays, for a good look at the history of Tucson, visit the Presidio Museum or the new Southern Arizona Heritage Museum. The Presidio often has Walking tours of Downtown and will explain how this town of Old Pueblo came to be.

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