Grandkids visiting? Try these tourism suggestions!

“What do you do with grandchildren when they visit you in Southern Arizona?”

Make memories!

La Posada hears this question from residents and visitors.  They are looking to spend quality time  with the “the kids” while creating long lasting memories.  Often,  the grandparents are new to Tucson and want to introduce the kids to the adventure of the Southwest.

Whether for grandkids or friends, Southern Arizona offers a treasure trove of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities. People journey to Arizona not only to visit loved ones and escape winter but want to explore its rugged landscape dotted with saguaros and unusual wildlife.  From hiking and biking  to tours and day trips, Arizona offers visual sights unseen in other parts of the United States.

Our list is based on suggestions to residents and their families. Also,  the list comes from trips organized by the La Posada activities department. This list reflects what interests all ages.  Most of these attractions are open all year and require moderate walking. Please visit the attractions website for current weather, hours of operation, fees, and any other accommodations that may be needed for your visit.

We suggest the following Tucson area tourism attractions to create great memories. Please click on the link below to visit the attraction’s website.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum

Saguaro National Park

Reid Park Zoo

Madera Canyon 

Tubac Village

Sabino Canyon

Mount Lemmon

Kartchner Caverns

Kitt Peak National Obervatory

Children’s Museum Tucson

San Xavier del Bac

Old Tucson Studios

Downtown Tucson

DeGrazia Gallery of the Sun

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Titan Missile Museum


International Wildlife Museum

Remember, your in the desert! Make sure your loved one drinks water!

La Posada  was not paid  for the above  travel suggestions.

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La Posada’s mission :To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

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