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A Walk Through Time

August 04, 2022

Taking one of the Area Walking Tours is a simple way to dip into the city's history! Start the day meeting at the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, where you can choose from 5 different walking tours. The 2.5-mile Turquoise Trail tour takes you through downtown and past historical landmarks. Once per month, on select Saturdays and Sundays, The Mansions of Main Avenue tour is a fun way to explore the homes of some infamous or well-known Tucson citizens. Take a stroll down Main Avenue and spot the homes of Sam Hughes, who locals refer to as the “father of Tucson,” or see Annie Cheyney’s renovated 1905 talk of the town. Get in touch with the art of Arizona as you take the Public Art & Murals tour, admiring art pieces over a 2-mile stretch through downtown. You can also take the Mainly Murals tour down Congress Street, where you can appreciate the wall displays. If you’re looking to get a taste of Tucson, make sure to check out the dates for the Presidio District Gastronomy Tours. While the tour guide teaches lessons on food heritage, eat your way around town, trying dishes that have shaped Tucson culture.

The only tour that doesn’t start at the museum, but is definitely worth a walk, is the Barrio Viejo (Old Neighborhood) tour. Head to El Tiradito Wishing Shrine down Main Avenue, where you’ll be greeted by your tour guide Mauro Trejo, who'll take you down the one-mile stretch of the largest collection of Sonoran Row houses in the country! Absorb lessons in history, architecture, and culture during this 90-minute experience.

A full list of the official end-of-summer and fall tour dates can be found online now, and make sure to pre-register if needed! Book your accommodations with Westward Look now before the season ends to take advantage of the Summer Escape deal.

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