Tucson is home to many fine shopping malls and centers, and one of the biggest and best is the Tucson Mall. This sprawling, two-story shopping mecca features more than 200 stores and restaurants. It's the largest shopping mall in Southern Arizona. While you're there, be sure to stop for a quick bite or meal in the large food court - it offers great views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
For the best in upscale shopping, head into the swanky foothills section of the city. That's where you'll find La Encantada, a gorgeous plaza featuring Spanish-style architecture, picturesque courtyards, and dozens of high-end retailers. Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, J. Crew, Bluemercury, St. John, and Louis Vuitton are just some of the big names you'll find here.
For an offbeat shopping excursion, head to the Fourth Avenue shopping district. It's fun, funky and full of specialty shops that you simply won't find anywhere else.
To get a taste of Tucson's laidback college town charm, make a stop at Main Gate Square. Located just west of the University of Arizona, this small but lively pedestrian friendly area is ideal for strolling and window shopping. Aside from shopping, the area offers plenty of nightlife and dining options, as well.