Spring is in the air! Nowhere is it more exciting to engage in spring activities than Tucson, Arizona. While Tucson is fun and full of interesting things to do year round, it seems like this time of year brings out the very best. Our climate is mild and perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Here are just a few of the local favorites:
#1 Reid Park Zoo
Reid Park Zoo is wonderful for families with kids, or just the young at heart. It can be fully enjoyed in just a few hours, or take all day to linger around your favorite animals. Some favorite attractions include giraffes, elephants, flamingos, and lions. There’s even a train ride to travel the zoo in comfort.
#2 Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
During your visit to Tucson, do not miss a drive up Mt. Lemon. This road through the Sonoran Desert is excellent and elevation markers let you know how high you are. At each level, the diversity of the landscape changes. You can study the desert and mountain range as you go, seeing everything from cactus plants to incredible rock formations. This area is actually ranked number one on Tripadvisor’s list of Tucson activities.
#3 Tucson Balloon Rides
What better way to see the stunning landscape of Tucson than from above? Our city has several companies that offer hot air balloon rides, providing truly breathtaking views. It is such a unique and memorable way to experience Tucson, that even people who are afraid of heights say they enjoyed it.
#4 Horseback Riding
Many say the best way to experience the desert is on horseback, and we don’t disagree! Horseback riding is a great way to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Sonoran Desert. Even those who don’t have much experience with animals will enjoy this gentle ride. You can go in the morning, or opt for an evening trail ride to see the sun set.
#5 Ventana Canyon Hiking Trail
For those who are more athletic, a springtime hike through the canyons is an enjoyable, and healthy, way to experience Tucson. You’ll see beautiful mountain vistas and hills, and then wind through rocky canyon creeks. This area is unique in that it provides a gorgeous view, but not so difficult as to make it unwelcoming to most area visitors.
There’s so much more to do in Tucson beyond these, including carriage rides and bike tours. In fact, there’s so much to see and do that many visitors plan to stay for weeks or even months at a time. If that describes you, don’t waste money cramped in a hotel for your entire visit. Call or email Tucson Apartments today and we can help you find a dwelling to enjoy your time in Arizona, comfortably and economically. Contact us today and you’ll hear back from us within 24 hours!