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Just found out I'll be spending a 4-day weekend in Tucson pretty soon. The people going are msu students, all are 21. Any suggestions? Open to anything but mostly asking about nightlife.
You wouldn't happen to be going on an interview trip would you?
I wish! But no, its for an MSU club sports team (nationals).
Interesting. I just found out a friend of mine is going to be in Tucson for a couple of days on an interview/tour with a couple other people from msu.
All the college bars are within walking distance of each other on 4th Ave. The bars down down like Elliots, Tap Room, Hub, and The District are far cooler but it really depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking to bag some drunk dumbass girls that were too stupid to get into California schools then 4th is your route. Not sure which bar is popular on which night now, but like I said you can walk around until you find one.
I prefer downtown or University (has about 5 bars and many of them are outdoor if it's nice.
I'd advise you to stay CLOSE to the U Arizona campus. Tons of bars around UA. But stay close to campus, Tucson is really kind of sketchy. Other than that, there's really not much to do down there unless you have a vehicle and a full day to explore the area.
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Everything north of campus is not even close to sketchy. Not nearly as many ghettos as Phoenix. North Tucson is fucking beautiful and extremely wealthy. Nicer than Scottsdale (just not as young). Can't get there without a car though.
Just don't go South of U of A and you don't have to worry about the mexican drug dealers.
What day's will that msu group be there?! It would be crazy if its the same days as us!
This is exactly what I was looking for, thanks for the help...4th sounds like it will be our route
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Oh and if 4th sucks find a cab to take you to University or downtown. It's like a $4 cab ride either way.
I agree but it's not within walking distance of campus and I'm assuming that's where they're staying, not the foothills.
Park and University is a nice area for nightlife. Lots of bars, most of them have outdoor seating. Most of the girls at UA are easy on the eyes. Enjoy!
go to the Buffet.
the greyhound park dog track is quite the slice of life as well.
if it is still open
Tuscon is a hellhole
Rent a car and go exploring. The drive through North Tucson up to the top of Mr. Lemon is great. There are some great outcroppings of rocks near the top, which also has a small ski resort. Many paths and trails to hike and "shred". On the way back stop at El Corral Steakhouse on River Road for a great meal. Also go west of Tucson to see the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Along the same road there is the touristy "Old Tucson" movie set, where many westerns were filmed. There are also some amazing golf courses if you can drag your clubs along. Going south out of town, there are several old mission churches to explore, including San Xavier del Bak. The U of A campus also is fun to walk through, especially the areas near the old entrance. Take a good camera as the views and vistas are great.
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Reasons to stay near the University of Arizona
You can visit the abandoned set of the old Nickelodeon show, "Hey Dude"
Around campus is fine too. Sam Hughes is a super rich neighborhood. Like I said, only south of downtown is bad and even that's just ugly, not really bad. Only people that get shot there are also dealers.
But stay out of the town of South Tucson. The crime rate is higher than Camden, New Jersey. Mi Nidito is a wonderful Mexican restaurant (Man vs. Food), but it is in South Tucson. If you use Google Maps to locate Mi Nidito, you will not see the South Tucson City limits. I didn't know better and took a group to Mi Nidito one night. The parking lot is guarded with off duty cops wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles.
Better stick to El Charro (311 N. Court Ave.) or Casa Molina (6225 E Speedway Blvd.). My wife is from Tucson and her family has been going to Casa Molina for more than 50 years. On the menu, we always get the Carne Seca Burro, Enchilada Style. The Sunday brunch buffet is outstanding and a great bargain. It's perfect for refueling after a big Saturday Night out.
Mi Nidito and El Charro also have Carne Seca Burros on the menu, but I have never seen them offered outside of Tucson. Carne Seca is like a spiced, shredded beef jerky, that is rehydrated for the Burros. Buy some dry to take home.
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