Fourth Avenue District
N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, USA
Tucson's Hip Fourth Avenue DistrictCome here and you'll find a solar-powered bookstore, a Guatemalan restaurant, pubs, galleries, cafés, and this brick wall tribute to Gregory Colbert's "Boy Reading to Elephant." (The words that come to mind when I pass this street art are "tell me a good story and I'll never forget.") Just a few blocks north of downtown, and a few blocks west of the University of Arizona, Tucson's Fourth Avenue district is a pedestrian eat-work-drink-play neighborhood with a new streetcar/trolley system. Construction is done, shops and restaurants are open, and you'll find hardly a chain along the eclectic streetscape. From college kids and downtown workers, to artists, professors, and out-of-towners, Fourth Avenue is where the Old Pueblo welcomes techies and yuppies along with the ex-hippies... And, every winter and spring, for decades now, the neighborhood hosts a Street Fair—hundreds of thousands of people come for the arts, crafts, food, and music.
AFAR Local Expert
almost 6 years ago
Street Art and More along Tucson's 4th Ave
This is the gritty, hip end of Tucson - the coffee, books, vintage and beer, all tucked away behind painted murals and discarded cigarette butts. We had coffee at Epic and lunch at Cafe Passe, bought books at The Book Stop and browsed the collections at Antigone, Goodwill and Revolutionary Grounds. Next time, we'll have a beer or two at some dark and noisy place to end the day. This street will make you feel cool no matter your age or attire, or whether or not you've got a 5 year old in tow .