Things To Do In Oro Valley

Up to 54% Off Children's Dance Classes

Canada Hills

$54 $25

Instructors lead kids aged 3–13 in one-hour classes such as tumbling, ballet, hip-hop, tap, or ballet

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – 36% Off

Tucson

$39 $25

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Explore 21 acres of lush Sonoran Desert habitats, complete with native flora, fauna, and two live animal presentations

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Tucson

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Golf N' Stuff – Mini Golf and Park Attractions

Golf N' Stuff

$30 $15

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At one of two mini golf courses, putters putt past castles, windmills & victorian houses before bout of go-karts, bumper boats, or laser tag

Up to 62% Off Golf Instruction

Orange Grove Industrial Park

$110 $49

PGA-certified pro Denny Alberts enlists slow-motion swing analysis to improve swings and teaches young golfers the game's fundamentals

Up to 78% Off Taekwondo and Aikido

Ward 6

$159 $39

Gain self-confidence while learning powerful taekwondo strikes or elegant aikido takedowns

45% Off Services

Dunbar Springs

$60 $33

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Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Sunshine Mile

$60 $29

Working musicians teach drumming and piano in styles including jazz, salsa, rock, and marching band

Up to 54% Off Music and Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Group music classes introduce children to the basics of guitar or piano; group dance classes cover ballet, jazz, hip-hop, or tap

Up to 83% Off Fitness Membership or Personal Training

Catalina Foothills

$150 $39

24-hour fitness center offers memberships with complimentary training session; two personal training sessions include a body age assessment

70% Off Personal Fitness Program

Tucson

$80 $24

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Up to 52% Off Reformer Pilates Classes

Tucson

$147 $69.99

Instructors lead students through Joseph Pilates' core-strengthening routine

Half Off Go-Karting

Marana

$30 $15

Individuals, pairs, or groups zip around a specialized track in easy-to-drive karts

Up to 60% Off Classes at APEX Mixed Martial Arts

Amphi Plaza

$79 $39

MMA fighters teach students effective striking and grappling techniques, leading conditioning drills and other exercises

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

30- to 45-minute boot-camp workouts challenge physiques to swing kettlebells, stretch resistance bands & hoist bodyweight

50% Off Services

Downtown Tucson

$20 $10

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Up to 63% Off Billiards at Pockets Pool & Pub

Pockets Pool & Pub

$40 $15

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Players at 18 tables sip beers, cocktails, and soda

49% Off

Multiple Locations

$99 $50

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48% Off Haunted-History Walking Tour

Tucson

$50 $25.99

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Tuscon's most haunted areas, such as the Fox Theater

55% Off Kindermusik Music and Movement Classes

West University

$75 $34

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Up to 50% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Picture Rocks

$40 $29

Horseback-riding ranch between Saguaro National Park and IronWood Preserve gives riders thousands of acres to explore BYOB saddled escapades

77% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Ward 2

$64 $15

All fitness levels are welcome to join outdoor group boot-camp classes which burn calories and help participants get in shape

67% Off Personal Training Packages

Tucson

$150 $49

Personal trainers work with clients during fitness assessment and nutrition plan, as well as a series of one-on-one workout sessions

Up to 60% Off Science-Center Membership

Tucson

$100 $49

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Exhibits include origins of comets, meteors, and asteroids; a celebration of minerals and gems; and an exploration of Arizona’s Sky Islands

Up to 62% Off Dance Classes at Danser Studio

Saint Philip's Plaza

$52 $26

Ballet, zumba, capoeira, and modern dance classes for kids, teens, and adults in a 1,400 sq. ft. studio

Up to 76% Off Cardio Kung Fu Classes

East Tucson

$100 $29

Instructors lead full-body workouts that focus on flexibility, core strength, and cardiovascular health in half-hour cardio kung fu classes

53% Off Musical Instrument Workshops

Sewell

$295 $139.99

Instructors with international recording and performing experience lead classes that bolster musicians' skills in playing and collaboration

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes at Parsons Training

Tucson

$75 $29

Group fitness classes five days a week, including women-only offerings, sessions for older exercisers, and the sports-focused Warrior Fit

71% Off Classes at American Institute of Kenpo 

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

With roots in ancient techniques, kenpo karate teaches self-defense with fitness training as a bonus

Up to 52% Off Pedicab Tour or Pub Crawl 

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Pedicab driver cycles tourists or pub crawlers around town during two- or three-hour jaunts

Up to 83% Off Yoga and Group Fitness Classes 

Vista Del Monte

$140 $29

Yoga, spinning, and boot-camp classes help students torch calories seven days a week

Up to 61% Off Dance Classes at Shall We Dance

Oak Flower

$100 $39

Group or private lessons in Argentinean tango, salsa, swing, and waltz; expert dance instructors provide consultations

Up to 71% Off Kickboxing and X-treme Fitness Classes

Myers

$100 $39

Trainers help clients reach their goals with kickboxing's blend of martial arts and boxing or X-treme Fitness's intense functional training

Up to 62% Off Bowling for Five with Pizza and Games

Marana

$76.75 $29

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Up to five bowlers battle it out on 1 of 30 modern lanes in a 44,000-square-foot entertainment center decked out in prehistoric decor

Up to 82% Off Personal Training at SWAT Fitness

NW Location

$195 $49

Personal trainers help individuals achieve fitness goals; boot camp incorporates high-intensity circuit training

Up to 57% Off Trail Ride

Way Out West Ranch

$75 $37

Facility's prime desert location affords it easy access to miles of scenic trails

Up to 51% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Tucson

$80 $40

Guides lead guests on horseback deep into the 2,500 acres of painted desert and mesquite groves inside Colossal Cave Mountain Park

50% Off

Benson

$100 $50

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Up to 57% Off Tandem Skydiving

Casa Grande

$324 $139

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Trained staffer leads skydivers through an exhilarating free fall followed by a peaceful parachute ride

41% Off Trap-Shooting Package for Two

Casa Grande

$110 $65

With the scenery of the Casa Grande Mountains in the background, visitors shoot 25 clays with a rented shotgun

Up to 60% Off from Goodenough Mine Tour

Tombstone

$30 $15

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Guides discuss 19th-century silver-mining techniques, artifacts, and structures while leading groups up ladders and through narrow passages

Up to 53% Off Horseback Ride

Benson

$90 $45

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160 acres of southwestern scenery surround horseback riders on excursions through diverse variety of terrain at ranch with rich history

Up to 51% Off at The Amerind Museum

Benson

$16 $8

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The history of native peoples awakens with archaeological exhibits, galleries, and visits from artists amid a scenic Texas Canyon backdrop

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga classes

50% Off Open-Bounce Sessions at Jump Jungle

San Tan Valley

$25 $12.50

Colorful indoor play center with bounce house, inflatable slides, obstacle course, and benches for parents

Up to 44% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Desert View

$80 $45

A ranch arena becomes a sandy stage for lessons that cater to ages 5–75

Up to 85% Off at Giant Strides Fitness

Multiple Locations

$85 $15

Outdoor workouts focus on a different body part each session; boot camps for men and women work on the upper body, lower body, and abs

94% Off at ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Stewart Ranch

$150 $75

Equestrian trainer teaches the fundamentals of English riding while also instilling a sense of responsibility

Up to 69% Off Horse Riding Lessons

Cave Creek

$80 $30

Private lessons teach proper form, horse handling, and safety as participants sit atop Arabian horses

Up to 52% Off Riding Lessons at Trinity Stables

Cave Creek

$50 $25

Expert riders lead their students in private lessons, helping horseback trainees of all experience levels hone their skills

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Cactus Plaza

$54 $21

60-minute workouts burn fat and tone muscles, boosting metabolism for exercisers of all levels; sessions take place six days a week

Up to 75% Off Guided Horseback Rides from Spur Cross Stables

Cave Creek

$101 $30

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Guided rides amble over the Cave Creek area and riders can drink in the visual pleasures of Tonto National Forest or Saguaro Valley

Up to 53% Off Glider Flight in Sierra Estrella

Estrella Sailport

$215.99 $105

FAA-certified pilots steer gliders over the Sierra Estrella for a tranquil sail lasting approximately 40-minutes

Up to 51% Off Paragliding Discovery Flight in Maricopa

Maricopa/Casa Grande

$200 $99

Motorized paragliders soar over Sonora Desert panoramas as instructors demonstrate steering and safe landing

Up to 44% Off a Tandem Skydive Package

Maricopa-Chandler

$298 $169

Enjoy skyline views while falling through the sky strapped to a guide; meanwhile, still and video cameras capture your descent

Up to 84% Off Unlimited Boot Camp Classes

Chandler

$179 $29

Indoor boot camp classes mix bodyweight exercises, cardio work, and strength training while fostering an environment of accountability

Up to 60% Off Wildwest Craft Beerfest

Rawhide

$70 $29

Live music from 12 local bands pairs with 15 samples from area breweries

Up to 45% Off Color Dash 5K Entry

Tumbleweed Park

$45 $29

Run or walk along a non-competitive 5K course through bursts of corn starch that coat participants in colors; proceeds go to charity

Up to59% Off Arizona Summer Camps Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $69

Summer-camp organization joins local businesses to provide weeklong active and educational experiences for kids of all ages

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$24 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 67% Off Boxing Classes at Stone Hard Boxing

Arrowhead Meadows Association

$100 $49

Students master boxing techniques while getting toned, gaining muscle, and losing weight in lessons taught by accomplished fighters

Up to 53% Off Kids' Open-Gym Sessions

Chandler

$28 $14.99

Kids from toddlers to teens can burn off energy at a 25,000 square foot gym owned by the captain of the 1996 U.S. Women's Gymnastic team

Up to 72% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Chandler

$139.95 $39

Martial-arts center fosters personal development in adults and children while teaching realistic self-defense skills

45% Off Services

Fox Crossing

$500 $275

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Up to 78% Off Boot Camp Clases at Fitness Works Athletic Clubs

Multiple Locations

$179 $49

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Students build muscle and burn fat during intense fitness classes

Half Off Archery Lessons

Chandler

$40 $20

Instructors teach proper stance, range safety, and shooting technique

55% Off

Chandler

$75 $34

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63% Off Yoga Classes

Chandler

$95 $35

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Passionate instructors lead a full schedule that includes more than 50 classes per week

55% Off Services

Chandler

$120 $54

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Up to 51% Off at Archery Headquarters Academy

Chandler

$50 $25

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After a 15-minute introduction to safety and one of two bows, sling arrows at targets for up to 45 minutes with one to three friends

Up to 73% Off Classes at Sumits Yoga

Chandler

$140 $38.50

During classes in a heated studio, students of all abilities flow through detoxifying and strengthening postures

Up to 55% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Chandler

$130 $59

Experienced and passionate instructors teach the fundamentals of riding steeds during private lessons

Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Up to 82% Off

Multiple Locations

$196 $39

Instructors school students during private lessons and group classes

Up to 53% Off Roller-Skating and Birthday Party Package

Multiple Locations

$32 $16

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After lacing up inline and roller skates, visitors roll across glossy rink of one of three facilities

Up to 60% Off at Desire Yoga

Desire Yoga

$50 $20

Located inside a martial-arts facility, yoga studio focuses on building strength, balance, and flexibility while limiting injuries

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A small group of explorers stands beneath an open dome of night sky as pinpricks of starlight glitter against the expanse's dark blues and blacks. Each spot of light even seems to look much clearer from here—likely because the group is standing 9,157 feet above sea level. At the Stewart Observatory inside Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter at the mountain's summit, scientists guide visitors through the use of gear such as a 32-inch Schulman telescope—the state's largest public viewing telescope—to probe the far reaches of space to learn about celestial phenomena and take in magnified images of the universe just above.

Days and nights at the center bring a slew of learning experiences to budding astronomers. Accompanied by University of Arizona scientists, Discovery Days lead explorations of topics such as tree rings, hummingbirds, and meteorology, frequently beckoning students into the surrounding outdoors. During nightly SkyNights programming, groups summit Mt. Lemmon for a five-hour evening of dining and stargazing at the observatory. One-on-one time with heavenly bodies comes courtesy of Astronomer Nights, wherein site staffers grant singles or pairs lodging, private access to the Schulman telescope, and the chance to contribute directly to the field upon discovering a supernova, nebula, or handlebar mustache on the man in the moon.

Periodically, the scientific team also expounds on specific topics, such as digital celestial imaging, with the public in multiple-day workshops. Each participant builds on the Stewart Observatory's list of achievements since 1970, which include furthering infrared astronomy, surveying the moon for Apollo lunar landings, and searching for near-Earth asteroids.

9800 East Ski Run Road
Mount Lemmon,
AZ
US

Offering scenic views of Tucson and the surrounding area, the Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley sky ride (a $9 value for adults and a $5 value for children) allows lounging adventurers to kick back and catch a bird’s-eye view of nature’s bounty without lassoing an albatross. Each sky ride to the summit takes approximately 30 minutes and covers approximately one mile. Departing from an 8,200-foot base, sky riders will climb nearly 1,000 feet into the clouds while soaking in views of the Reef of Rocks, San Pedro Valley, and the mountains of Globe and Phoenix in the distance. Along the way, scan the surroundings for golden eagles, wild turkeys, and more than 200 species of birds, as well as black bears, mountain lions, white-tailed deer, and dodos.

10300 East Ski Run Road
Mount Lemmon,
AZ
US

The Golf Club at Vistoso’s PGA Director of Instruction Noreen Chrysler draws from 16 years of coaching experience to sculpt rough-edged swings into smooth, dependable motions that result in tee-to-green success. Opt for a package of one or three private lessons and receive one-on-one swing therapy to correct chronic slices, shore up unreliable putting strokes, or determine whether or not your sand wedge is living a fulfilling life. During couples lessons, divot-tearing duos pulverize orbs in unison under Noreen’s watchful eye, allowing clients to learn from the triumphs and mistakes of their cohorts. With each lesson package, clients receive a commensurate number of sessions at the club’s expansive driving range, where clients sidle up to one of more than 20 hitting stalls to launch practice spheres at distant targets or hovering weather balloons of prey.

955 W Vistoso Highlands Dr
Oro Valley,
AZ
US

Lady of America has designed its fitness centers, which are equipped with strength-training and toning equipment, specifically for women. Personal training grants expert advice, and the centers’ included on-site childcare frees up moms to attend group classes, such as Pilates, Zumba, and yoga, without their children interrupting their asanas to ask for financial advice. The staff also proffers senior programs and plans for weight loss and improved nutrition, and maintains an array of cardio equipment.

12142 N Rancho Vistoso Blvd
Oro Valley,
AZ
US

As they enter the massive brick building, visitors pass the Watercarrier, a curved bronze statue that lends a first glimpse at a staggering collection of ancient and modern Native American works. Established in 1893, the Arizona State Museum celebrates and records Southwest Indian cultural history with more than 3 million objects, including a collection electrified with more than 25,000 pieces of woven basketry, more than 300,000 catalogued artifacts, 500,000 photographic negatives and original prints, 90,000 volumes of rare titles, 6,000 maps, 1,500 feet of archival documents, and more than 1,000 sound recordings. The collection forays out onto the museum floor in exhibitions such as Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, where striking photographs frame some of the crumbling archaeological ruins of 1,000-year-old cliff dwellings set against a rugged desert landscape while tastefully photoshopping out the ancient satellite dishes. The Pottery Project spans 2,000 years of Native ceramics with more than 20,000 whole pieces and a lab for hands-on pottery testing. Using artifacts, life-size dioramas, and film, Paths of Life explores the history and contemporary lifeways of ten Native cultures, including those of the Yaqui, O’odham, Apache, Navajo, and Hopi.

Museum staff further engage visitors in events that range from talks with museum curators and Native artisans to learning expeditions, which invite guests to tag along with museum and university archaeologists to survey nearby sites, immersing them in the scientific dig experience nearly as effectively as watching Indiana Jones with your nose to the screen. Educational outreach for public-school and university students immerses them in camps and workshops. At the Native Goods museum store, visitors browse a stock of books alongside basketry, jewelry, carvings, and textiles crafted by artists from Yaqui, Hopi, and other nations.

1013 E University Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US

In 1997, Amy Caldwell discovered yoga. As she backpacked through Asia, Australia, and parts of Europe, she stopped to train with yogis she met along the way, exploring the styles of Vinyasa flow, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Ashtanga. As she learned, she blended these styles into her own dynamic flow. Since this nomadic journey, Amy's rapidly developing skills have earned her a spot on two Yoga Journal covers. Today, as owners of Yoga One studio, she and her husband Michael incorporate their own unique yoga and meditation styles into their teachings.

The flexible duo leads a team of experienced instructors, who foster a positive, non-competitive environment and also specialized in different styles of yoga, such as sunrise flow, Vinyasa flow, and gentle flow. Inside the main studio, where natural light from skylights casts a glow onto hardwood floors and saffron curtains, instructors lead groups through classes that cover optimal alignment, breath, and present-moment awareness. They also guide students outside the studio to stretch and align on a sunny rooftop in Little Italy. Inside softly lit massage rooms, therapists help visitors release tension from aching muscles.

3131 N Cherry Ave
Tucson,
AZ
US

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