Things To Do In Tucson

Two Hours of Jump Time with Foam-Pit Access at AZ Air Time Tucson (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

AZ Air Time

Marana

Jump center includes 5,000-square-foot trampoline, two dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, and a foam pit.

$14 $6

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Tucson Speedway

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

$99 $49

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$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of 2 from Sierra Adventure Sports on November 9 ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

Tucson

Teams of two traverse the streets of Tucson as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

$127.59 $59

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Four Same-Day Go-Kart Races for One, Two, or Four at Xtreme Fun Spot (Half Off)

Xtreme Fun Spot

Marana

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

$30 $15

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Two Hours of Billiards and Two Drinks for Two or Four at Pockets Pool & Pub (Up to 63% Off)

Pockets Pool & Pub

Pockets Pool & Pub

Players at 18 tables sip beers, cocktails, and soda

$40 $15

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Four or Eight Belly-Dancing Classes at Xanadu Dance Studio (54% Off)

Xanadu Dance Studio

Grant/Country Club

Experienced instructor gets torsos moving in upbeat studio with 13 morning or evening time slots offered weekly for various levels

$48 $22

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Two or Five Belly-Dancing Classes at Belly Dance Tucson (Up to 54% Off)

Belly Dance Tucson

Sam Hughes

Belly dance instructors lead students through the basic motions, seductive sashays, and body language of the rhythmic ancient art

$24 $11

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Argentine Tango Classes at Learn To Tango (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Learn to Tango

Tucson

Experienced instructors teach students the classic steps and movements of the social Argentine tango in private and group settings

$110 $29

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$16 for One-Week Beginner Rock-Climbing Package at The Bloc climbing + fitness ($30 Value)

The Bloc climbing + fitness

Bear Canyon

State-of-the art gym boasts modern equipment, bouldering slabs, myriad top ropes, and diverse climbing routes up challenging walls

$30 $16

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10 or 20 Yoga or Pilates Classes at HeartStone Studio (Up to 54% Off)

HeartStone Studio

Tucson

This welcoming second-floor studio offers yoga classes for beginners, kids, and experienced yogis, plus Pilates and meditation sessions

$70 $35

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4 or 10 Open-Gym Sessions at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics (Up to 51% Off)

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

Ward 1

1.5 hours of time to play and practice on gymnastics equipment for ages 6+

$40 $20

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Three Personal-Training Sessions with Optional 21-Day Boot Camp at SWAT Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

SWAT Fitness

NW Location

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

$195 $49

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$49 for Six 30-Minute Private Training Sessions at Precision Personal Training ($150 Value)

Precision Personal Training

Tucson

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

$150 $49

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Purgatory (Up to 62% Off)

CrossFit Purgatory

Ward 6

Certified coaches lead students in scalable CrossFit workouts with elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebell training

$120 $49

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$149 for Nine Private Training Sessions at Ignite Fitness ($405 Value)

Ignite Fitness

Vista Del Monte

Get muscles burning and pores sweating during one-on-one workout sessions with a professional trainer

$405 $149

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$20 for $80 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Cordao De Ouro Tucson

Cordao De Ouro Tucson

Tucson

Capoeira can help to build strength and flexibility

$80 $20

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Fused-Glass Class for One, Two, or Four at Glass Illusions (Up to 58% Off)

Glass Illusions

Bear Canyon

Apply newly learned skills and glass-fusing techniques to create a vase or plate

$100 $49

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One, Three, or Six Customized Chemical Peels at Everlasting Images Institute (Up to 58% Off)

Everlasting Images Institute

Ward 1

Chemical peel reduces fine lines and boosts collagen production after deep cleansing and toning; cool mask and moisturizer also included

$90 $45

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Despite what owner Rachel Yaseen has discovered for herself, she knows that cooking organic, healthful meals might seem intimidating to some. At The Organic Kitchen, she works to banish those impressions and inspire students with her own enthusiasm for natural foods, whether through cooking classes or intensive workshops. “Students learn to eat outside of the industrial food chain,” noted reporter Emily Gindlesparger of Zócalo Tucson magazine, “developing instead the creativity to source from their own yards and work with ingredients available in the Southwest throughout the seasons.”

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

825 North Norton Avenue
Tucson,
AZ
US

Nearly a half century ago, horticulturist Harrison G. Yocum opened his backyard to the public, displaying a bounteous collection of cacti and palms. After a few relocations, expansions, and the establishment of a nonprofit charter, Tucson Botanical Gardens now spreads 17 distinct plots across more than 5 acres. A delicate rumble hearkens the arrival of the Garden Railway miniature train, which winds through gardens uniquely dedicated to birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and traditional Native American crops. Admission—which is free for garden members and children younger than 3—grants passage to five different tours, and groups of 10 or more can arrange self-guided or docent-led tours at a discounted rate. If visitors awaken their appetites by savoring aromas from the onsite herb garden or by staring at clouds shaped like canned goods, they can dig in at the Gardens' Café, where sun spills through a slatted gazebo onto iron tables loaded with roast-beef baguettes and mexican tortilla soup.

2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson,
AZ
US

Before getting married, Tony and Marcy Brown both held impressive fitness records. Tony moved from a personal-training career to teaching yoga, and Marcy—a seasoned law-enforcement officer and former owner of a personal-training studio—kept her finger firmly on the pulse of gym trends. The pair decided to captain CrossFit Purgatory after becoming convinced of CrossFit's superiority over other popular health regimens. Now, they welcome guests of all ages and abilities to participate in their WODs (Workouts of the Day), emphasizing the values of community and commitment for those trying to rewrite their physical limits.

CrossFit Purgatory rejects superfluous furnishings in favor of a tough, minimalist vibe, decked out in functional training equipment such as kettlebells, Olympic rings, medicine balls, and mammoth bones. The gym's industrial feel is offset by the warmth of its occupants, who welcome new members to tackle the day's routine with open, sweaty arms. Because CrossFit maneuvers are universally scalable, anyone can adjust them to suit their strength level—the coaches have guided patrons from sports competitors to complete newbies to 2010 Biggest Loser contestant Jessica Delfs.

4500 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Mike and his son Alex both enthusiastically share their combined 45 years of know-how and love of diving with all who are bold enough to strike out on an underwater adventure! Over the past 30 years, Mike has recruited a staff of dedicated instructors that schools nascent underwater explorers in introductory lessons and intensive scuba-certification classes. The staff members equip students with most necessary gear for the classes, which cover maritime topics ranging from first aid and fish identification to deep diving and how to fashion sleeping octopuses into temporary helmets. Many classes require that participants first take an open-water scuba course, which bestows diving fundamentals and can eventually lead to certification. The center welcomes all past open-water students back for free refresher courses, helping former pupils sharpen their skills in advance of upcoming dives and snorkel-throwing tournaments. To further refine aquatic abilities, Desert Divers leads new graduates out on field trips to such dive-friendly locales as San Carlos, Mexico, and Key Largo, Florida.

3110 E Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson,
AZ
US

Carol Sottosanti inherited her love of hitting high notes and cutting rugs from her father, an opera singer who inspired her to pursue a degree in vocal performance from the University of Arizona. Naturally, Carol wanted her children to also experience the beauty and exhilaration of performing on stage, but she couldn't find a program that would grant her kids the proper exposure and practice they needed. Teaming up with other moms in the community, Carol organized a few small shows starring the neighborhood's charismatic children, and subsequently, Kids Unlimited was born. Since its inception in 1986, KU Studios still produces shows regularly, preparing their young performers with various classes in vocal performance, dance, and acting. Aspiring triple threats can dive into a wide variety of camps designed to hone singing and dancing skills, while promoting awareness of important topics such as bullying or the proliferation of mimes in Tucson. KU's outstanding performers earn their way into small-group ensembles that perform regularly throughout the community.

6066 N Oracle Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Elemental Artistry's performers play with fire for a living. Blending the fluidity of dance with a theatrical sense of spectacle, the troupe—which includes an NBTA gold-medalist baton twirler—whirls flaming props into fiery vortexes, dazzling spectators at events ranging from the Tucson Celtic Festival to the sweet sixteens of local volcano gods.

In addition to more than 150 performances since 2007—some of which have earned print and television attention in the Arizona Daily Star and on KOLD News—troupe members teach their craft in workshops and classes that lead students of all ages through movements, such as poi spinning, staff and baton twirling, and hula hooping, using unlit props, at least to start. The art form's constant movement and careful coordination can help to tone muscles, awaken ambidexterity, heighten kinesthetic awareness, and occasionally open interdimensional doorways. Elemental Artistry's dance architects can also develop flame-free spectacles using props ablaze with LED lights.

17 East Toole Avenue
Tucson,
AZ
US