Colossal Cave


Located 22 miles south of Tucson. I-10 east to the Vail/Wentworth exit 279, then seven miles north. Considered to be the world’s largest dry cavern, its complex lighted passageways, chambers, and myriad crystal formations were once a shelter for prehistoric people. Take a guided cave tour. Picnic areas, campsites, and Western trail rides are also available. Admission fee.

Mount Lemmon

Located 35 miles from Tucson. Take Tanque Verde Road east to Catalina Highway, then north to Summerhaven or Ski Valley. With an altitude of 8,250 feet, Mt. Lemmon provides winter skiing, a chance to see the leaves turn color in the fall, and a place to cool off in the summer. There are about 150 miles of hiking trails, and several gift shops and restaurants. Toll Road.

Old Tucson Studios


Located 12 miles west of downtown Tucson in Tucson Mountain Park at 201 S. Kinney Road. Take Speedway Blvd. west and follow the signs. This replica of 1860’s Tucson is a theme park and movie set that has more than 300 films, TV shows and commercials to its credit. It features staged gunfights, stagecoach rides, live entertainment, restaurants and shops. Watch for special holiday events. Admission fee.

Reid Park Zoo


Located on 22nd Street between Alvernon and Country Club. This small zoo has carefully created natural habitats and multi-species exhibits for over 300 species of mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds from all over the world. Limited number of strollers and wheelchairs are available. Watch for special holiday events. Admission fee.