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What you should know about El Presidio Historic District

El Presidio Historic District is a charming and pretty neighborhood of Tucson that’s steeped in history. Built on the land of one of America’s oldest inhabited Indian sites, Hohokam, the neighborhood boasts an eclectic combination of restored adobe and brick buildings and architectural styles seen in Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American architecture dating back to 1860.  El Presidio Historic District is an ideal destination for travelers seeking tranquility and history in the heart of Tucson.

Hotels in El Presidio Historic District


A small neighborhood, there is a limited selection of hotels in El Presidio Historic District. A popular choice with travelers is the Hotel Tucson City Center Conference Suite Resort, an El Presidio resort in the heart of the neighborhood. It’s a convenient walk from the district’s key attractions and the Tucson Convention Center, and only a few minutes from Tucson's largest mall and an array of restaurants and shops. The hotel provides a heated pool, spa, and an on-site restaurant and bar. This is an El Presidio Historic District budget hotel that offers comfortable rooms in a quiet location with a free buffet breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Things to see in El Presidio Historic District


Offering a tranquil break from the hustle and bustle of Tucson’s Downtown area, El Presidio Historic District is bursting with history relating to America’s oldest Indian site, Hohokam. The district boasts a city block dedicated to its history and includes stores and galleries housed in unique buildings which sell traditional artisan products ranging from jewelry and crafts through pottery and paintings, to rugs and carvings. Stop for a bite to eat in Tucson’s oldest Mexican restaurant. The iconic converted 1920s gasoline station that’s now a restaurant offers al-fresco dining and live music. The area is fun and busy with a charming traditional atmosphere. Travelers are certain to enjoy wandering around its streets and discovering the ancient fort that cements its Hispanic vibe. The Tucson Museum of Art is a key site that celebrates El Presidio’s history and is well worth a visit.

Good for solo travelers


El Presidio Historic District is a quieter part of Tucson and offers calm and tranquility away from the busy city, allowing travelers to experience Tucson’s Southwestern charms and Old Mexican vibe. Thanks to its convenient location, El Presidio Historic District works well as a handy base for its easy accessibility to Tucson’s key downtown districts and landmarks including the Barrio Viejo, Tucson’s second oldest historic neighborhood. It’s a wonderful spot to leisurely walk about and take photos of the vibrant colored Sonoran architecture, while soaking up the atmosphere.

How to get to El Presidio Historic District


Just 10 miles from Tucson International Airport, there are a number of ways to journey to El Presidio Historic District. To make use of public transportation you’ll need to make your way to 7250 South Tucson Boulevard, where you can hop on the Sun Tran bus that travels to 6th Av/Pennington and from here you’ll need to walk a further 10 minutes to reach El Presidio Historic District. The journey should take about an hour. Alternative methods are to hail a cab from the terminal and enjoy a stress-free 15-minute drive straight into the heart of the neighborhood.