Best Of Tucson®

Best Summer Excursion

Excel Ice Cream

Where the ice cream trucks shop! Bring your cooler to lug home wholesale boxes of orange creamsicles and red, white and blue bomb pops and frozen SpongeBob thingies. If you ask nicely, they will give you vinyl stickers with your favorite popsicle on them, so you can customize Dad's car to look like an ice cream truck. You can buy tapes and CDs of Ice Cream Truck Greatest Hits music, so even if you live in the foothills (you poor kid!) you can still salivate to the incessant electronic chiming of "Popeye the Sailor Man" and "Turkey in the Straw." Pay with your penny jar: Excel will buy your coins with no service charge.