Parks & Gardens
Tucson is all about getting out into nature. From hiking, biking, rock climbing, and camping, you'll find outdoor adventure at every turn. But one of the best ways to experience Tucson's beautiful natural surroundings is to just slow down and take a leisurely stroll through one of our many local parks and gardens. In fact, because of our great weather and connection to nature, many of the region's best attractions are set in outdoor spaces.
Take a deep dive into the Sonoran Desert flora and fauna at the famous Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum where you'll find native animal exhibits in and amongst blooming cactus gardens. Experience the definition of serenity and connect with your inner botanist while walking the lush, beautiful grounds of places like the Tucson Botanical Gardens or Tohono Chul. Explore the family-favorite Reid Park Zoo, not just for the variety of animal species from around the globe but also for the beautifully colorful plant life found throughout each exhibit.
When nature is calling, you don't always have to go off the grid to find the respite you've been looking for. With Tucson's numerous parks and gardens, you'll be surprised to find that outdoor bliss is just around the corner.