Off the beaten path in Tucson Arizona

Sometimes we all need to mix things up; pull a hard right off the highway, walk the road less traveled, march to the beat of our own drum.  Thankfully Tucson has some great options for those who want to try something a bit different


Tohono Chul

Brunch is a pretty standard affair, even with mimosas. But brunch with bottomless Prickly Pear mimosas, in a botanical garden is definitely a bit different.  Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens, the bistro at Tohono Chul serves up brunch daily together with the aforementioned bottomless mimosas.  Additionally, there are always cultural exhibitions to soak in the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the Sonoran Desert region.

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Titan Missile MuseumTohono Chul

A considerably more man-made affair lies a 20-minute drive outside Tucson; the Titan Missile Museum. A fascinating monument to Cold War hostilities, the Missile Museum houses the only remaining Titan II site open to the public.  This unique piece of American history is open 7 days a week, tour reservations are highly recommended.

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The Loft Cinema

Tucson’s non-profit independent cinema is the very definition of off the beaten path cool.  Featuring ever changing rotations of cult classic movies, together with select latest releases, interactive events and even Rocky Horror crowd participation nights; come grab a beer, a glass of wine, tamales or pizza and enjoy something a little different.

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Tough Luck Club

If you need to unwind with a couple of cocktails, there’s nowhere better than the underground cool of the Tough Luck Club. Allegedly the embalming room of the old funeral home that used to occupy this location, the dark, comfy, stonewalled, leather couch vibe together with a mixologists dream selection of drinks makes this a real hidden gem of a bar.   Closed Mondays, open other weekdays till midnight and Friday, Saturday till 2am

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Cloud Nine Flotation

If what you’re after is really REALLY getting away from it all then you will want to take a visit to Cloud Nine Flotation.  Featuring sensory deprivation tanks that allow you to float in temperature neutral water with no sound or light to disturb you, this is a total escape from daily life. With over 35 years of float therapy knowledge the folks at Cloud Nine will ensure you enjoy the ultimate relaxation experience. 

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