Oro Valley, which is about half an hour from Downtown Tucson, is where the outdoor lovers go to have a great time. Settled in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Oro Valley has many year-round activities that include mostly outdoor fun. Bring the family, hang with friends or just relax and enjoy the scenery alone. Here are a few things to do around Oro Valley.

Things to Do Around Oro Valley, Arizona


Sonoran Tasting Tours

Sonoran Tasting Tours in Tucson

Go on a tour and taste the different wine flavors that are grown in Southern Arizona. Take a group or go alone and make new friends with like-minded people–those who love wine. The tour bus will pick you up at your home, take you to the best wineries, then bring you safely home.  Pro Tip: This company now offers beer tours! 


Oro Valley Aquatic Center

Most swimming pools have a professional size pool and a smaller one for children. The Oro Valley Aquatic Center has so much more. The pools are here and are competition size pools, but there is also a water slide, a splash pad and more ways to have fun in the water.

Oro Valley Country Club

Thanks to the weather often found in the Oro Valley, golfing is a picturesque experience. There are many different golf clubs and resorts that offer public golfing all around the area. The Oro Valley Country Club is among the top spots to golf.

Tohono Chul Park

Tohono Chul Park

Tohono Park is a place where you can learn about the natural beauty of Arizona, reach a zen-like feeling or even just enjoy a meal in a beautiful setting. this park is great for families and to learn about the area while seeing it for yourself. Pro Tip: The tea room has amazing food! Make sure to ask about their iced tea selections.


There are many different trails to take advantage of all around the Santa Catalina Mountains. Taking a hike is given new breath when you do it surrounded by nature and beauty. Find the perfect trail for you that suits your experience as well as what you’re looking to accomplish.

Children’s Museum

Families with toddlers or younger should definitely make it a point to enjoy the Children’s Museum. Here they can learn, play, and make crafts. You can bring birthday party groups or just enjoy the afternoon with your children here at the Children’s Museum in Oro Valley.

Things to Do Around Oro Valley