Explore the Outdoors!

Explore the Outdoors!

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When you live in the desert, it is important to take advantage of cooler weather when it comes around! With winter temperatures in the 70s, it is the perfect time to enjoy all that Tucson has to offer. 

We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite things to do outdoors during the Tucson winter so that you can make the most of the next few months—all while staying socially-distanced, of course!  



Tucson Botanical Gardens 

Photo credit: Tucson Botanical Gardens

Coined as “the best secret garden in America” according to Reader’s Digest, Tucson Botanical Gardens is home to 17 distinct gardens, each of which highlights the beauty and diversity of our native plants. If you would rather experience the gardens from your own home, they are currently offering a number of online classes over Zoom. From art workshops to cooking classes, to gardening tips, they have something for everyone to enjoy! 


El Toro Flicks 

photo credit: Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

What better way to enjoy a mild winter evening than to watch a movie under the stars! Open weekly from Thursday to Sunday, both locations in Tucson and Oro Valley show a variety of new movies and classic favorites. 




Saturday Brunch in the Plaza! 

Hosted by Reforma Modern Mexican, Union Public House, and Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta, this weekly outdoor event is perfect for anyone who loves brunch. Get ready for some great live music and bottomless mimosas! 



Arizona Arts Live 

Live music is hard to come by these days, but Arizona Arts Live has found innovative ways to keep the party going! In addition to offering a number of online shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch, select shows will take place in outdoor venues with special precautions in place, like providing each party with a personal, physically distanced 6-foot circle around their chairs. 



10 Great Tucson Area Hikes from Visit Tucson

photo credit: Visit Tucson

One of the best ways to get to know Tucson and the surrounding area is to go on a hike! With five mountain ranges and a national park, there is a lot of nature to explore. Visit Tucson has put together this great list of hikes with varying levels of difficulty.  



Have a favorite Tucson activity that isn’t on the list? Leave us a comment!