Summer break is almost here, leaving kids with lots of extra time to explore, luckily there are plenty of Things to do in Tucson in the summer!
Some places even have special summer hours and deals. Share this list of ideas in Tucson with any visitors headed our way too. Most of it applies to year round visits, not just those people crazy enough to visit Tucson in the summer. 😉
Tucson Museums To Visit
The benefit of museums in the summer time is that they are air conditioned!
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – This part zoo/museum is a Tucson favorite but be aware that it is mostly outdoors. Be sure to visit early in the morning or during their special summer nights hours (typically Saturday evenings).
Pima Air & Space Museum – This museum has a lot of exhibits indoors but also a whole yard of planes outside to see.
Indoor Things to do in Tucson in the Summer
Outside Things to do in Tucson in the Summer
Old Tucson Studios – Currently closed by with new ownership, hopefully it will open again soon
Things to do in Tucson in the Summer: Water Fun
Hilton El Conquistadoor, Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott Starr Pass Resorts offer fun pools, water slides, and lazy rivers, plus usually discounted rates in the summer.
Things to do in Tucson in the Summer: Fun Centers
Bowling Alleys: Fiesta Lanes, Lucky Strike Bowl, Cactus Bowl, Tucson Bowl and Bowlero.
Miniature Golf and More: Both Funtasticks Family Fun Park and Golf N Stuff offer mini golf, laser tag, go carts, bumper boats, and arcades. Funtasticks also offers Cactus Springs, a water attraction and a new Sky Trek ropes course.
Trampoline Parks: Elevate Tucson, Defy and Get Air Trampoline Parks
Movie Theaters: AMC Theaters, Cinemark, Galaxy Theaters, Harkins Theaters and Roadhouse Cinemas.
Save on Things to do in Tucson in the Summer
If you plan on doing several Tucson area attractions, check out the Tucson Attractions Passport. Do the math, it might be worth buying to save money using their discounts.
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This post was originally published April 27, 2016.