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Tucson Dating Ideas – Top 10 Dates in Tucson, AZ

by Eharmony Editorial Team - September 29, 2008

As the Arizona city rapidly becomes one of the biggest dating hotspots, find out where to go, eat and play with our top ten guide to dating in Tucson!

As the Arizona city rapidly becomes one of the biggest dating hotspots, find out where to go, eat and play with our top ten guide to dating in Tucson!

Located about 100 miles south of Phoenix, Tucson is rapidly becoming the dating hotspot of the Southwest. Its claims to fame are its marvelous selection of Mexican restaurants, its Old West ambience and the preservation of its history. This means that dating in Tucson need not be the same old, same old. Whether you’re looking for that someone special or a great place to take him or her, here are the top ten Tucson dating destinations.

1. Go U of A!

Hang out near the University of Arizona, where the streets are lined with bookstores, secondhand stores and funky boutiques. These venues provide perfect conversation starters

2. The History

Explore historic Congress Street. Invite a date to join you for coffee at the Cup Café, which is located in the Hotel Congress. The Cup is famous for its scrumptious homemade deserts. Why not add a bit of sweetness to your date?

3. Tucson Botanical Gardens

Smell the roses at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. If smelling the roses sounds too corny, attend one of the special garden events that feature offbeat ideas such as prehistoric gardens, scarecrows and butterflies.

4. A Himmel Park Picnic

A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou: Have a picnic in Himmel Park, which, by the way, was also voted as having the best playground in Tucson. After your picnic, set your inner child free and take a slide down the Gigantico Slide of Death.

5. The Gaslight

Go to the Gaslight and enjoy an evening of honky-tonk theater, ragtime music, ice cream and pizza. The energy is amazing!

6. Trek to Tombstone

Take a drive to Tombstone and watch a few gunfight reenactments. Enjoy a stagecoach drive around town.

7. Go North

Have dinner at North and take in the sexy ambience, which harmonizes with the sensual taste of northern Italian cuisine. The Tucson location is at 2995 East Skyline Dr.

8. A Night at the Melting Pot

Enjoy the fun of fondue at the Melting Pot. Located at 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., the Melting Pot offers the perfect combination of a lively atmosphere, fine wines and unique fondues. This is the perfect low-pressure date venue for couples who are just getting to know each other. It’s fun and whimsical without being romantically intense.

9. The Santa Catalina Mountains

Spend an evening in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and enjoy the views while you dine at Anthony’s in the Catalinas.

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10. The Cushing Street Bar & Grill

Get jazzed up at the Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant in Barrio Viejo. The building dates back to the 1800s, the jazz is free and the food is delectable. Tucson is a fun-filled, action-packed city. Why not enjoy it with someone special?

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