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The Aloft Tucson University
‪1900 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85719 USA

15 minutes away by foot (0.8 mi)

Rooms for OLC Collaborate attendees are available for the nights of 9/28, 9/29, and 9/30.

Reservations can still be made by calling 520-908-6800.

After September 15, rooms may be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate. Subject to availability.

 

 

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The University of Arizona – UA Student Union, 1303 E. University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85721

All sessions will take place in the UA Student Union.

Parking

  • Visitor parking will be available in the Second Street Garage (closest parking facility to the Student Union) or the Highland Avenue Garage.
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Tucson International Airport

Visitors can fly into Tucson International International Airport (TUS) located in Tucson, AZ (approximately 8 miles south of The University of Arizona).

Ground Transportation

  • Most visitors to the UA rent a car or use Uber, Lyft, or taxi.
  • Arizona Stagecoach shuttle works, too, but they charge per person, so they skew more expensive if you have more than one person in your party.

There is a lot to do in and around Tucson.
Here are a few ideas and links to get you started. Make a few days of it!

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  • The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar “connects five major activity centers – the University of Arizona, Fourth Avenue, Main Gate Square, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District –in central Tucson. The four-mile route has 18 stops adorned with public art…”
  • The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum “is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors!”  

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  • Sabino Canyon is great for hiking and checking out the Sonoran desert landscape.
  • “A” Mountain, officially called Sentinel Peak is a good small-ish hiking hill not far from campus. You can also drive to the top for some decent views.

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Fourth Avenue is close to campus and has great funky shops, restaurants, and bars.

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Miss Saigon – Modest Vietnamese cafe serving classic noodle dishes, soups & standards in a compact space.

The Greek House – Delicious Greek food, using only the freshest of ingredients at an affordable price.

1702 Craft Beer & Pizza –  An ever-changing selection of 46 imported beers and domestic micro-brews on draught and many more by the bottle; wings and a variety of fresh salads and delicious pizzas.

Wilko – Rustic-chic gastropub serving up eclectic cuisine as well as a large wine & beer list.

Gentle Ben’s – Near-campus brewpub with plenty of custom beers, brew-friendly eats & outdoor seating.

Paradise Bakery and CafeBaked goods & light bites such as soups & sandwiches are offered at this casual chain.

And many more options