From handmade Southwest and Native American gifts, to couture clothing and high-class local designer brands, Tucson is a premier shopping experience for visitors that range from Mexico City to New York City. However, if you’ve just arrived in the Old Pueblo, you may be wondering where to get started. At Uno Transportation, we can provide a complete shopping excursion to all of the best Tucson shopping mall and boutique locations.
Definitely the first place to check out on your excursion is La Encantada. Nestled along the foothills in the Northwest side, this luxury Tucson shopping mall is almost fully outdoors and is a perfect place for a stroll as cooler fall temperatures sweep across the desert. This mall features all of the most exclusive shops in the area, from a thriving Apple Store to high-end retail options like Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers and Anthropologie. This is also a great location to capture photographs looking south across the expanse of Tucson, or to relax with some cocktails at any of La Encantada’s premier restaurants (we’re driving you, so don’t worry about a few drinks!)
Casas Adobes Plaza
Just south of La Encantada on Oracle Road is another world-class but smaller outdoor Tucson shopping mall. This plaza features some very popular local restaurants—Wildflower and Bluefin (a seafood bistro). This plaza has a lot of smaller, fun novelty stores and gift-shops, plus a few higher-end retail options like Maya Palace, a Southwestern clothing boutique. Finish your shopping with some of the famous frozen treats at the Frost gelato shop located on the plaza’s north end.
Most residents of the Northwest side know about the most popular Tucson shopping mall in the area, the Foothills mall. Located on La Cholla Blvd, it’s about another 7 or 8 minutes south of Casas Adobes Plaza, and there’s too much to do here in just one day. Retail enthusiasts can check stores like Sak’s Fifth Avenue and staples like Bath & Body Works, relax at the huge Barnes & Noble with a latte, or dine and party at the Sega World Sports Bar & Grill at the mall’s northeast side.
These are just a couple of the prominent Tucson shopping mall locations. As you plan your excursion, the experienced drivers of Uno Transportation can provide you with everything you need to know about shopping in Tucson while helping you get everywhere you want to go, so you can relax, have a few drinks, and enjoy yourself without a care in the world. We hope to see you soon!