If you love the arid climate and stoic saguaros of Arizona and you're looking for a new sun-filled destination, give Oro Valley a try! The contrast of sultry days and tepid nights allows for a wide variety of memorable experiences shared between you and the ones you love. Our inviting and convenient Oro Valley vacation rentals offer that comfort of home you desire.
Oro Valley is located in the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, 15 miles north of Tucson. Scenic vistas abound in the Cañada del Oro Valley, with views of the Tortolita Mountains to the north and the Tucson Valley to the south. A 112 mile-drive southeast will bring you to Scottsdale, Arizona's bustling capital.
Get out early in the morning before the heat rises for some desert running, hiking, or cycling on the trail systems within Oro Valley and nearby Catalina State Park. Golfers will be in their element at top-notch courses like Golf Club at Vistoso and The Views Golf Club at Oro Valley, which boast stunning views to enhance your game.
Considering Oro Valley is only 80 miles north of sultry, tropical Mexico, you can count on temperatures rising throughout the day, but there's still plenty of fun to be had while you beat the heat. Head to the Oro Valley Aquatic Center and take a refreshing dip in one of the two pools while the kids laugh it up on the giant water slide.
Grab lunch or evening meal at Harvest Restaurant or head to The Keg Steakhouse + Bar to dine on the patio while the sun descends. Follow that up with drinks at Noble Hops Gastropub or Ignite and see where your night goes from there.
Depending on when you visit, you'll likely witness one of Oro Valley's many events, like the Oro Valley Festival of Arts in the spring, El Tour de Tucson bicycle race and the Cactus Speed Classic (an inline skating race) in November. For any athletes or spectators of races, the Arizona Distance Classic is a half-marathon that takes place every March.
Make your time in Arizona the best it can be and stay in one of our beautiful Oro Valley vacation rentals. You'll relish returning to a comfortable, private home base each day after all your fun-filled exploring.
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