Summer is here. While the temperatures continue to rise, relax and take it easy with some things to do in Tucson that will help you beat the heat. There are plenty of ways to stay cool this summer in Tucson if you know where to look. Here are 10 spots you can check out for things to do in Tucson to beat the heat!
10 Places to Stay Cool this Summer Around Tucson
Movie theaters are almost universally air conditioned nowadays. There are so many great movies coming out this summer that there is bound to be a day or two where you can justify packing up the kids and heading out to one of the great movie theater’s in Tucson. Make sure to plan accordingly and catch a matinee. Not only will that keep you out of the mid day heat, it will also save you some money!
8555 W Tangerine Rd, Marana, AZ 85658
Breakers Water Park is a family friendly water park with a wave pool and plenty of attractions to keep you busy all day long. They have a special running right now on season passes too. You can take unlimited trips to Breakers all season long for just $39! There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day in the desert than some water fun!
7900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749
Seven Falls is a great place to hike. If you are looking for things to do in Tucson that take you outdoors but also let you stay cool, this is a great option. You can take the shuttle bus to the trail head and take a nice hike to the falls. You can swim and cool off before heading back! It’s a cold, refreshing experience after a beautiful hike. It’s about 8 miles total and suitable for all hikers.
900 S Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716
This is a great place to find lots of things to do in Tucson. There is a zoo, ponds, dog park, pools, and even play areas and picnic spots. Reid park is an excellent choice for a dip in the pools to keep cool during the Summer in Tucson.
3482 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718
There is no admission fee for the splash pad at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. It’s a great spot to allow the kids to blow off some steam without worrying about them getting too overheated. There are tons of great water features and it’s a great place for them to socialize and have some fun. It’s open to kids 12 and under and those who accompany them!
It doesn’t matter if you are headed to your local public library, the school library open for summer hours, or even just the library at your church or a friends house, reading is a great summer activity that can take you anywhere you want to go from the comfort of your air conditioned living room. Reading during the summer months can help keep young minds active and reading things they enjoy but aren’t “required” can really give them a new take on what might seem like a tedious task.
1000 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Himmel Park is home to another pool in Tucson. If you are looking for things to do in Tucson during the summer you can’t be swimming. It’s a great way to cool off and also enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Himmel Park runs on the Summer Pools schedule which is linked above. It’s open to the public and you can check out the hours on the daily schedule!
12280 N Heritage Park Dr, Marana, AZ 85653
Splash pads at the park are pretty much the best invention ever. They provide a great way to cool of after some fun in the sun and they’re also a fun attraction all their own. The kids can get some exercise and cool off, it’s a great alternative if you aren’t a fan of the traditional swimming pool activities.
Water Balloon Fights
We’re going old school for this one! What was more fun as a kid than playing with the hose or fighting with water balloons and squirt guns? During those hot summer days when you need a break from the house, head out back or out front and get creative with some water balloon games. You can fill them up quickly and easily with new devices and pre-made kits.
1065 W Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
If you are looking for a way to spend some time out of the sun, in the air conditioning, Tucson Indoors Sports Center is the place to be. They offer a variety of sports indoors. You can see their schedules, leagues, and pricing above. It’s a great alternative to those “I’m bored” cries from kids who are used to being busy with school and after school activities all year long!