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Located in beautiful East Tucson, AZ, Hampton Park is the perfect place to call home. Hampton Park has one, two, and three-bedroom apartments with great amenities. Not only are their great amenities inside the apartments, but there are also great community amenities as well. The Hampton Park apartment community is also pet-friendly!

There are several amazing, must-see attractions as well as restaurants that you must visit while you are living in Tucson. Also try out the many great restaurants that this area has to offer as well.


Top 5 Things To Do In East Tucson


1. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which covers 98 acres and includes an aquarium, zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, and art gallery, is located west of Tucson. The museum educates tourists about the various plants and animals that can be found in the Sonoran Desert area. The area houses over 1,000 different types of plants and 200 different species of desert animals.

This unique museum is one of Arizona's most popular tourist attractions, drawing over 400,000 visitors each year. It is made up of numerous exhibits that include both historical and contemporary descriptions of wildlife and plant life.

2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743
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2. Reid Park Zoo

Reid Park Zoo is a must-see spot while you are living at Hampton Park. Visit the zoo to see a wide variety of different animals. Some of the many different animals that you can visit while you are at the zoo are the American Alligator, African Elephant, Ring-Tailed Lemur, Capibara, South American Aviary, and many others.

There are also several different educational opportunities that you can do at the zoo. Some of these are Outreach Programs, Teacher and Field Trip Programs, and programs for both children and families. Visit their website too to see the different events that they have occurring. They have events for all ages. Visit the Reid Park Zoo today.

3400 E Zoo Ct
Tucson, AZ 85716
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3. Pima Air & Space Museum 

The Pima Air & Space Museum is located just a short drive from Hampton Park. If you love airplanes and learning about space, this is the place for you. You will want to come again and again when you visit here for the first time. They offer a variety of different museum aircrafts to see while you are there as well as exhibits. Some of the museum aircrafts that are here are the Bede BD-4, Beachcraft U-8D, Bell HTL-7, and so many others.

Some of the exhibits that they feature are Main Hangar Exhibits, Space Gallery Exhibits, Hangar 3,4, and 5 Exhibits, and many others. They also offer events throughout the year for the public to attend. Some of the events that they have held in the past are Night of Fright and Model Airplane Make N’Take. You will want to visit this amazing museum today.  

6000 E Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85756
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4. Colossal Cave 

If you want to try something adventurous and love to explore, Colossal Cave is the place that you want to visit while you are living in Tucson. Explore the Cave and the park by trying one of the activities such as the cave tour, exploring the mountain park, and the petting zoo and the stables. There are three different cave tours that you can try such as the Ladder Tour, Wild Cave Tour, and the Classic Cave Tour. Come back multiple times and try them all.

When adventuring around the park you can hike, bike, horseback ride, or run on the trails to explore them. See the many different plants and animals while you are on the trail. Don’t forget to stop by the petting zoo and the stables. You can even saddle-up and take a trail ride. Before you leave stop into the Cave Shop and grab a souvenir or grab a drink and a bite to eat at the Terrace Café.  

16721 E Old Spanish Trail
Vail, AZ 85641
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5. Tucson Botanical Gardens 

Tucson Botanical Gardens is a beautiful spot to walk around and enjoy the beautiful plants. There are several different gardens that you can go and explore while you are here. Some of the gardens that you can walk around while you are there are Aloe Alley, Pollinator Garden, Historical Gardens, Iris Garden, Wildflower Garden, and many others.

There are also different events that they host at the botanical gardens. There are also several different educational opportunities. Some of these educational opportunities are for teachers, Urban Forestry Certificate Program, and programs for families. Explore the beautiful Tucson Botanical Gardens today.  

2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In East Tucson 

There are many delicious places to eat at in East Tucson. Be sure to try out all of these great restaurants and more while you are living here!


Wings Over Broadway 

Wings Over Broadway is a delicious spot too grab some great chicken wings. As an appetizer, start off with the Baked Potato Fries, Jalapeno Poppers, or the Beer Battered Fries. For a main, try out a burger, sandwich, pizza, salad, or wings. We recommend trying out the Guacamole Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, or the Honey Gold Wings. Don’t forget to try the Churro Sundae for dessert.

8838 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710


Hops Sports Grill 

Hops Sports Grill is a great place to have some great American cuisine. For a starter, try out the Pizza Bread, Beer Battered Onion Rings, or the Loaded Potato Skins. For mains, they offer Italian food, burgers and sandwiches, and several specials. We recommend trying out the Southwest Burger, Spaghetti with Pesto, or any of the Lunch Specials or the Nightly Specials. Whatever you choose to get you are going to enjoy.  

120 S Houghton Rd Unit 174
Tucson, AZ 85748

Baja Cafe on Broadway 

The Baja Café on Broadway serves delicious Southwestern cuisine. They serve both breakfast as well as lunch. For breakfast, they serve Classic options, Pancakes, Benedicts, or Huevos Rancheros. We recommend trying out the Baja Breakfast, Cinnamon Pancakes, or the Classic Rancheros. For lunch, they offer burger and taco options. Whatever you get we know you will like it.  

7002 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710

Renee's Organic Oven 

If you are craving some great Italian food, be sure to visit Renee’s Organic Oven. As an appetizer, try out the Hummus and Bread or the Garlic Knots. For a main, try pasta, a sandwich, calzone, salad, or pizza. We recommend trying out the Apple, Walnut & Goat Cheese Salad, Ravioli Pesto, or The Yucatan Pizza. Try out one of the delicious dessert options such as a Cinnamon Roll, Carrot Cake, or the Flourless Chocolate Cake.  

7065 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ 85715


The Oink Cafe 

The Oink Café is a great spot for both breakfast and lunch. For breakfast, try out a Two Egg special, Oink Specialty, Waffle, Pancake, Omelet, or one of the many other choices. We recommend trying the Huevos Rancheros, The Oink Omelet, or The Oink Café French Toast. For lunch, try the Oink Burger, a salad, sandwich, or one of their many specialties. Try out The Oink Café today.

7131 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710

Schools in Tuscon, AZ 

Tucson Unified School District
1010 E Tenth ST
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-6000