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Top Activities for Seniors in Tucson

By Michael Watson

Tucson is a desert city surrounded by mountains. It's a beautiful city booming with fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. If you're looking for senior-friendly options for residents of the city, the Tucson Parks and Recreations center is the place to go. They offer a variety of senior activities and programs designed to keep seniors social and active. If you're visiting the city or just looking for some fun activities to do safely with all your loved ones, we have the list for you.

Visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Although it's called a museum, it's more like a zoo. The 98-acre Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is home to more than 200 different species, including prairie dogs and coyotes. Most of it is outdoors, so you'll want to make sure to dress accordingly. There are also 4 eateries, making it a great place to spend the day. Senior discounts are available on admission, making this amazing museum even more enjoyable. 

Tour the Mission San Xavier del Bac

This historical landmark, also referred to as the White Dove of the Desert, is an exquisite example of 18th century architecture. Mass is held weekly and guided tours are also available. The Mission San Xavier del Bac is the ideal spot for history buffs to visit. 

Attend a Show at the Gaslight Theatre

The musical melodrama theatre has been operating for 40 years in Tucson. Described in critic reviews as brilliant, creative, and hilarious, the Gaslight Theatre is the ideal place to spend a warm desert day. They serve snacks as well as full meals, beer and wine. Many shows are offered throughout the day. It's truly great, wholesome family fun. 

Picnic at Tohono Chul Park

Hailed as one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world, Tohono Chul Park is a place you must see. The stunning park showcases numerous aspects of desert life. There are 38 species of birds and a variety of reptiles and mammals that live in the botanical garden and nature preserve. Have a picnic in the park or dine in the quaint bistro. 

Caring Senior Service can help your aging loved one enjoy all of these activities in Tucson. Learn more about the home care services we offer.