On the western end of the genteel Armory Park neighborhood, facing into the Barrio Viejo, The Downtown Clifton hotel is a part of the heart and soul of downtown Tucson and yet a world apart. Stroll two blocks south, past the Jewish History Museum (the first synagogue built in the Arizona Territory) and you’ll find yourself at Bon Boutique, a detour into Parisian casual chic. Next door is Cafe Desta, an Ethiopian cafe or you can eat and pick up a few necessities at 5 Points Market and Restaurant, where guests of The Downtown Clifton get one complimentary meal daily.
Wander west (follow your view of A Mountain, Tucson’s birthplace) through picturesque Barrio Viejo and you’ll end up at El Tiradito, the 140 year old shrine to a tragic love triangle. Stop at La Pilita (the museum and gallery next to it) and be sure to grab a bite to eat at El Minuto Cafe, which has been serving Sonoran food in the Barrio since 1939.
To the north and the east of The Downtown Clifton is Tucson’s rapidly revitalizing downtown core and quirky shopping Fourth Avenue Shopping District. Galleries, live music, movies, bars, night clubs, museums, theater, shopping, dining and more are located along Congress, Broadway and 4th Avenue. All are easily accessible by foot, bicycle or street car.