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Things To Do In Tucson

Aug. 22, 2022
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Are you looking for something new to do this weekend? Check out our guide for must-visit spots on campus and in Tucson!

On Campus

Attend Cats After Dark Events

Cats After Dark offers a wide variety of events after 8pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Attend an outdoor movie screening, go to Thursday night Trivia, enjoy mocktails from Cat’s After Dark’s signature ABar, and attend Bear Down Bash Parties. For details about all upcoming events, follow @catsafterdarkua on Instagram or download the Stressbusters app!

Hang out with WEB

Wildcat Events Board (WEB) hosts events all year long! Join them for a concert, free food on the mall, and so much more! Follow WEB for updates about all of their events at @uofaweb.

Attend a UAZ Athletics Event

In the fall, meet your friends for a football game, cheer on the volleyball team, go to a soccer game, watch a gymnastics meet, and more!

Find your perfect quiet spot

Explore campus to find the Turtle Pond, Orange Grove near Maricopa dorm, the Slot Canyon Café, and the Unicorn statue. Indoors, enjoy views from the top floor of the Main Library, study in the bleachers at the Bear Down Building, and browse at the Center for Creative Photography.

Near Campus (no driving required!)

Hop on the SunLink Streetcar for free to explore 4th Avenue and Downtown Tucson! Streetcar rides are totally free through December 31st.

There are countless places to explore along the streetcar route, including:

Take a Hike

Tucson has a wide variety of hikes, ranging from nature walks to strenuous hikes. Some of our favorite spots for hikes include:

  • Tummamoc Hill
  • Sabino Canyon
  • Saguaro National Park
  • Romero Pools
  • Madera Canyon

Be sure to check out the All Trails app for more details about routes and difficulty level for Tucson area hikes!

Take a Drive to a Tucson Specialty

If you’re looking to get Off Campus for some daytime entertainment and don’t mind a drive, check out these Tucson spots:

  • Learn about one of the Tucson area’s greatest science experiments while wandering through forest, desert, ocean and rainforest biomes at Biosphere 2.
  • Watch and interact with animals at: