Have fun without breaking the bank with these 10 FREE things to do in Tucson. Whether you’re looking for kid friendly activities, weekend relaxation with some friends or outdoor activities, there is something for everyone in Tucson. Here at MCLife we know that sometimes extra activities can be expensive. Sometimes it’s all about the necessities but here in Tucson that doesn’t have to mean total boredom! These fun and free things to do in Tucson will keep you busy without impacting your budget.
More great news: many of these activities are near our MCLife Communities in Tucson. We have fifteen different communities spread all throughout Tucson. All of our communities share the same great MC Good Life Promises as well as MCLife 555 and We LOVE Pet policies! If you are not already familiar with our communities I would suggest you click any of the links here and check them out now! You never know when you might want to relocate to Tucson and our properties have so many features, options, and great people. It’s a truly great option for housing in Tucson.
10 Free Things to do in Tucson:
2nd Saturdays in Downtown Tucson
When it comes to free things to do in Tucson you can’t go wrong with the 2nd Saturdays events. Not only are there entertainment options but also deals on food, shopping, and more. Many of their events include free admission to some fun and exciting entertainment. Keep their website in mind when you are looking for something to do that is free!
The Turquoise Trail
Tucson is such a historically rich location. You can head to the downtown area and explore the historical landmarks of Tucson. This is a self guided tour that follows a 2.5 mile trail around 23 different sites in Tucson. Things like the Fox Tucson theatre, the Hotel Congress, Pima County Courthouse, and more. It’s called the Turquoise Trail because you follow the turquoise line painted on the ground! This is a great way to spend some time together with friends or family and even the kids can enjoy this free activity in Tucson.
Tucson is beautiful. Take the kids or the dogs or just head out by yourself or with a friend to explore the beautiful Tucson scenery on these great hikes!
Reid Park Biking Trail
If you love being outdoors you have to check out the Reid Park Biking & Walking Trail. This is an activity that the entire family can enjoy together as well!
Let the Dogs Out!
If you are looking for free things to do in Tucson you can’t skip the dog parks! It’s such a great activity for the whole family or for just some quality time for you and your pup. There are a few nice dog parks scattered around Tucson. Use this post to find one near you and get out there for some exercise with your favorite furry friends.
Head Out For a Family Meal
Did you know that there are a bunch of places in Tucson where kids eat free? You can all have fun and a nice meal without breaking the bank!
These great coffee shops can offer you a change of scenery. If you work from home you know what I mean! Sometimes you just need a change of scenery to mix things up a little bit. You can find your new favorite coffee spot and meet up with a friend for a nice chat. Who says catching up with friends has to be over dinner and drinks?! You really just want to hang out and catch up on the happenings in each others lives, right?
Center for Creative Photography
1030 North Olive Road P.O. Box 210103 Tucson, AZ 85721-0103
Sunday – Monday: closed
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 1pm – 4pm
The Center for Creative Photography does not charge admission. They host a variety of collections and you can visit during any of their open hours. See their website linked above to learn more about their current shows!
University of Arizona
You should check out the University of Arizona. Even if you are not looking to attend it is still a great location for a scenic stroll and it is full of beautiful landscaping and gardens that you can check out!
Tucson Mountain Park
2021 N Kinney Rd Tucson, AZ 85743
Tucson Mountain Park is full of amazing things to see and do. More than 20,000 acres to explore. Full of hiking trails, desert vistas, and more. There are picnic areas, horse back riding trails, camping areas, ranges for archery, pistols, and rifles, and even more locations perfect for capturing those beautiful desert images.