Your Tucson Getaway

Activities

Let Your Spirit Come Alive Here

With so many great residents and fun activities inside our community, you may just find yourself busy from sunup to sundown! Plus, you’ll be amazed at all of the multi-cultured events waiting for you in and around Tucson!

Care-Free, On-Site Activities

  • Horseshoes and other outdoor activities
  • A mile-long walkway for leisure strolls
  • Community socials and potlucks
  • Dominos, Yahtzee and Country Store Bingo
  • Mermaid’s swimming exercise class
  • Newly forming walking club
  • Poker games, Canasta and Bridge
  • Monthly breakfast social
  • Movie night with popcorn
  • Active community and sponsored events
  • Jacobs Park and Christopher Columbus Park nearby
  • Plenty of open space to frolic with your pup

On-Site Activities Schedule

Sundays

  • Country Store Bingo @ 11 a.m.

Mondays

  • Mermaids @ 11 a.m.
  • Canasta @ 1 p.m.
  • 8-Ball @ 6 p.m.

Tuesdays

  • Dominoes @ 1 p.m.

Wednesdays

  • Mermaids @ 11 a.m.
  • Bridge @ 11:30 a.m.

Thursdays

  • Yahtzee @ 1 p.m.

Fridays

  • Mermaids @ 11 a.m.

Saturdays

  • Movie @ 6 p.m.

Tucson Area Attractions

Come discover how wonderful Arizona living can be! From mountains in every direction to jaw-dropping sunsets, you’ll enjoy the sunshine 286+ days of the year and the fresh air. You’ll be surprised at all the events in the Tucson area.

Desert Gold Diggers Club

The Desert Gold Diggers Club offers an opportunity to explore one of the many areas said to contain gold in the Arizona Desert. Either pan for gold directly from a water source or rake and sweep the earth to try and find a prize nugget.

Great Mexican Food

No trip to Tucson would be complete without partaking in the abundance of the most delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine north of the border. Restaurants span 23 miles throughout the city, many of which have been passed down through generations.

Tucson Microbreweries

Tucson has become known throughout the years as a place to get the freshest glass of specialty beer around. Even if you’re not a beer aficionado, the quality of the brews will quench your thirst after a long hot day in the desert!

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

You’ll find more than 98 acres featuring an aquarium, zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum and art gallery. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is located to the west of Tucson.

Tucson Botanical Garden

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a large compound made up of 16 individual gardens spread across five acres and themed to promote the best of the Arizona flora to visitors, including a children’s garden, a Zen garden and a butterfly garden.

Rhino at Reid Park Zoo

Established in the 1960s, Reid Park Zoo spans more than 20 acres and is home to more than 500 species of animals. The zoo is split into four different zones and features animals from bears, to elephants, to giant tortoises.

Tohono Chul Park

Tohono Chul (named ‘Desert Corner’ by Arizona’s natives) includes an onsite museum focused on environmental stewardship and education about the region. You’ll also find botanical gardens, a riparian habitat, geology wall and trails.

Pima Air & Space Museum

Known as one of the largest air-and-space museums in the world, you’ll discover more than 300 aircrafts and spacecrafts at the facility spanning more than 80 acres. The museum is a must-see for visitors interested in the history of the United States.

San Xavier del Bac

San Xavier del Bac is a Spanish Catholic Mission, open daily to the public, which attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year. Still run by Franciscan monks, tourists can savor the atmosphere in one of the oldest European buildings in Arizona.

View from Sentinel Peak

Southwest of Tucson in the Tucson Mountains lies Sentinel Peak, misperceived to be the result of a dormant volcano due to the surrounding volcanic land said to date back 20 million years. The peak offers great trekking, hiking and views!

Old Tucson Studios

Old Tucson Studios is a treasure for old western movie buffs! Standing next to the Tucson Mountains, they were built specifically as the location for the famous movies ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ ‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’ and ‘Arizona.’

Cathedral of Saint Augustine

The Cathedral of Saint Augustine is a Roman Catholic church, known for its sloped floors designed to provide the entire congregation of worshippers with a clear view of the alter, as well as a crucifix from Pamplona in Spain.

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory offers stellar views of the night sky. Atop Kitt Peak, you’ll find an astronomical observatory that boasts the largest and most diverse astronomical equipment in the world, including 24 telescopes.

Tumamoc Hill

Located to the west of Tucson, Tumamoc Hill is used primarily as a transmission station due to its raised altitude, equipment and astronomical observatory complete with telescopes for monitoring the night sky. Also a coveted hiking spot.

Kennedy Lake

Kennedy Lake is located in the J.F. Kennedy Park in Tucson and is spread across 10 acres of parkland. The lake is famous for the varied species of fish that populate its waters, including rainbow trout, bass, catfish and carp.

Foothills Mall

Foothills Mall is a large indoor shopping mall where visitors can splurge at more than 90 different retail outlets spanning 700,000 square feet, be entertained at the mall’s 15-theater cinema complex or dine at one of the eight restaurants on-site.

Colossal Cave Mountain Park

For visitors who want to brave the caves trails year-round, they can roam the dwellings previously used by Apache Indians in days gone by. For visitors who prefer to stay above ground, Colossal Cave Mountain Park has two museums.

Garden of Gethsemane

On the west bank of the Santa Cruz River, the Garden of Gethsemane has various sculptures featuring different biblical scenes with places for quiet contemplation. The park also has the largest eucalyptus tree in Tucson.

Sabino Canyon

Just north of Tucson, you’ll find the Sabino Canyon nestled between the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest. Here you’ll find breathtaking trails, majestic views, and hiking and trekking opportunities.

Saguaro National Park

The Saguaro National Park is split across two locations to the east and west of Tucson in the Rincon Mountains, the Tucson Mountains and the Sonoran Desert. Hikers will find great trails, long and short, for differing levels of fitness and endurance.