Oro Valley, Arizona, located six miles (9.6 km) north of Tucson is a family oriented community, perfect for enjoying Arizona without the hustle and bustle of the big city. With everything from golfing to swimming to outdoor exploration, Oro Valley needs to be on your “Places to Go” list when visiting Arizona. Continue reading to learn more about the best things to do in Oro Valley!
1. Honey Bee Canyon Park
Take a hike and view the beautiful Arizona desert at Honey Bee Canyon Park. The trails around the park are open to hikers and bikers alike, with varying levels of difficulty to suit each visitor. Petroglyphs and canyon paths are waiting to be explored at the park, a staple of Arizona landscape. If you want a good place to picnic, two Ramadas with tables are at the park, and are available for groups to rent. At Honey Bee Canyon Park, you can plan the perfect family gathering or hiking adventure during your Oro Valley trip.
Honey Bee Canyon Park
Address: 13880 N Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Website: Honey Bee Canyon Park
2. The Views Golf Club
Hit the green in Oro Valley at the Views Golf Club. This 18-hole, desert-inspired, championship golf course is perfect for an early morning game or afternoon relaxation. Breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains will surround you as you make your way across the course. Par 72, the course offers multiple tee placements for its players, ensuring fun for all levels of golfers. Daily rates are available, perfect for golfers just passing through town. And after an amazing day of play, head to the Views Restaurant, located on site and serving delicious food, a perfect complement to the perfect game.
The Views Golf Club
Address: 1555 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Website: The Views Golf Club
3. Oro Valley Aquatic Center
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Cool off in Oro Valley at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center. Perfect for the whole family, the aquatic center features not only a competition pool, but a recreation pool, a huge water slide, and a splash pad. The kids will love not only swimming in the pools but playing under multiple water features at the center. Four springboard diving boards are on site, ready for practicing the perfect diving technique or just seeing who has the best belly flop.
Oro Valley Aquatic Center
Address: 23 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ 85704
Website: Oro Valley Aquatic Center
4. Oro Valley Farmers Market
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As an important part of the community, the Oro Valley Farmers Market is the place to be every Saturday morning. Since 2004, the Oro Valley Farmers Market has brought families together at the Steam Pump Ranch for fresh produce, preserves, street food, handmade products, and even music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Several fun events are planned throughout the year, adding to the open environment and ensuring you a good time.
Oro Valley Farmers Market
Address: 10901 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Website: Oro Valley Farmers Market
5. Gaslight Music Hall
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While in Oro Valley, be sure to catch a show at the Gaslight Music Hall. Featuring local and guest performers, Gaslight Music Hall brings concerts, musical revues, and dance parties to all who enter. During the show, enjoy an adult beverage while chowing down on dinner, or just a snack, from the award-winning Grandma-Tony’s Pizza and Wings. At the Gaslight Music Hall, you’re sure to sing along, have a laugh, and dance the night away.
Gaslight Music Hall
Address: 13005 N Oracle Rd #165, Tucson, AZ 85739
Website: Gaslight Music Hall
6. Naranja Park
For more outdoor activities, head to Naranja Park. More than just winding trails and a picnic area, Naranja Park offers an archery range for all ages and skill levels. Bring your best friend, and let them roam free at the off-leash dog park. While at Naranja Park, pick up some extra cash with a metal detector. Looking for a place to fly your radio-controlled aircraft? Look no further than the Sonoran Desert Flyers range, located at Naranja Park.
Address: 810 W Naranja Dr, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Website: Naranja Park
7. Trinity Massage
Relax and unwind in Oro Valley at Trinity Massage. Since 2014, the locally owned business has been providing high quality services with professionalism to the community and surrounding area. Offering a range of services including Swedish, deep tissue massage, cranial, reflexology, hot oil massage, and more, you will leave Trinity Massage feeling like a new, refreshed person. Call ahead to describe your personal needs and better plan your visit for a more relaxing and fulfilling experience.
Address: 10110 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85704
Website: Trinity Massage
8. Arizona ATV Adventure Tours
Finally, you’re going to want your camera as you explore Arizona’s mountains and canyons on the back of an ATV. This unique off-road experience is fun for the family and lone-traveler alike, taking you over rough and smooth terrain, through the Sonoran Desert. Beginners, experts, and young drivers are welcome, so don’t hesitate to book a ride. When you rent an ATV through Arizona ATV Tours, you will be provided with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to the best spots in the desert, with the most amazing, picture-perfect views.
Thanks to the guides, you won’t get lost, never wonder what you’re looking at, or find yourself thinking “Now how do I get back to my car?” Every tour is customized to suit the riders’ needs and skill levels, making your ATV tour exactly what you want. Each tour comes with a certified instructor/guide, liability insurance, helmets, gloves, goggles, water, snacks, and of course, an awesome fully-automatic, two-seater ATV. No matter what your skill level is, or path you take, you’re guaranteed a good time at Arizona ATV Tours.
Arizona ATV Tours
Address: 13180 N Woosnam Way, Oro Valley, AZ 85755-8513
Website: Arizona ATV Tours
Visit Oro Valley!
Whether you’re staying in Oro Valley for a week, a day, or just a few hours, you’re sure to find a fun way to experience Arizona—and probably make a friend along the way. Traverse Honey Bee Canyon Park on one of many trails, or escape the summer heat at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center. Golf with your besties at the Views Golf Club, or zoom over the wilderness with Arizona ATV Tours. Whatever you fancy, you’re sure to have a memorable experience when visiting Oro Valley, Arizona.
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