The Turquoise Trail is a 2.5 mile long loop through downtown Tucson, clearly defined by a turquoise stripe down the sidewalk. This easy trail highlights buildings and sites of historical interest, some of which date back to the 18th century. This is Tucson’s Presidio region, the former site of Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, built by Spanish soldiers. What began as a Spanish fortress, eventually laid the groundwork for the city of Tucson. The Turquoise Trail can be done in segments, and at whatever pace you’d like. The bus will be cruising the same route, so you can jump on, or jump off, as you please. There are more than 20 restaurants within a few blocks of the trail, so you’ll have a lot to choose from for lunch on self, and most of the sites on the tour are marked with historical plaques that provide additional information. Everyone will have their own map, outlining all 23 historic sites along the way. This is a fun and easy walk—a perfect tour for the month of January!
Depart: NW 8 a.m. Phx 8:30 a.m. Mesa 9 a.m. R: 6 p.m.