In Tucson, the ways to spend your time get even more clear as the weather starts to cool. You can begin to go outside once more, and there’s even some fall-related fun around the area, to boot. Doesn’t that sound great? We sure think so! That’s why we compiled a list of some fantastic family activities in Tucson you can start participating in this month and onward!
17000 W Ajo Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85735
This spot is chock full of things to do for every season. Expect fireworks stands in the summer and Christmas trees in the winter at this hot spot for family fun. But when fall has rolled around, you get something else to sink your teeth into. Pick out pumpkins or experience the Terror in the Corn to really get into the seasonal spirit!
7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Whether it’s the Fall Plant Sale, the Fall Concert series (which is completely free to attend), or walking along the nature trails, you can find something to keep yourself occupied at Tohono Chul! With gardens, art galleries, and a bistro to enjoy, you’ve got plenty of options for you and whoever you bring in tow for a family fun day at this park.
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743
Whether it’s to learn more about the animals that keep this desert beautiful or to simply greet and touch the stingrays in their pool, there’s every good reason to come to the Desert Museum. Walking around on the trails is much easier in the autumn weather. Not to mention, any time of year is a great time to meet with the friendly stingrays, who are happy to say hello and brush by. You might even get a chance to touch them!
4800 West Gates Pass, Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85745
Natural history and a clear picture of what wildlife is like in America can give your family a good perspective on why conservation is important. Of course, you can also have a lot of fun, whether you’re crawling through some tunnels or hanging out with stuffed lions, tigers, and bears — oh my! The museum is also putting on a kid-centered event, the Wizards & Wildlife experience, in late September to celebrate the real-life magic of animal life, among other things like wand-making and butterbeer!
12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
On October 1 and 2, expect to enjoy the best that artisans in South Arizona can put forward in every respect: fashion, food, home goods, art, and even performers and food trucks. You’ll be able to support some small business owners, independent producers, and artists while finding something new to enjoy with your family. Are you and your kids fond of live music or new art pieces? Want to shop around for home goods with your loved one? This is the perfect place and time — so check it out!