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How to Spoil Your Father in Marana

Dad can be the hardest person in the family to shop for. Well, we have some ideas to knock his Dockers off.

Adventure Dads


Give Dad a helicopter sightseeing tour or flight lessons with Volare Helicopters based at Marana Regional Airport.


Get Dad into the desert on a guided horseback ride offered by Marana Parks & Recreation.


If Dad is a true thrill seeker, take him to Arizona Zipline Adventures in Oracle. The longest zipline in Southern Arizona, and with breathtaking views and drops, there’s nothing like it.


Early Riser Dads

Take Dad on a bike ride or hike in the Tortolita Mountains on easy to difficult trails. If Dad is an El Tour de Tucson fan, try a run up and back down Dove Mountain Boulevard.

 

Marana has many places for bird watching! Check out our guide to birding hotspots.


Golfer Dads

Even if you aren’t a golfer, try Topgolf Marana. You can enjoy watching Dad track his stats on the fancy computerized system. Celebrate with breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, or dinner, and drinks on the rooftop patio.

 


For the traditional golfer, nothing beats The Golf Club at Dove Mountain (home of the Accenture Match Play) and The Highlands. Both offer food and beverages as well as spectacular views.


Foodie Dads
 

For decadent breakfast: Baja Café on Ina Road, a longtime local favorite, now with a new location in Marana. With many extravagant dishes like the Coyote Eggs Benedict (photo: Edible Baja Arizona), and cocktails, Dad might need a nap sooner than he thinks.
 

For craft beer: Catalina Brewing Company & Button Brew House are Marana’s first microbreweries, and both offer beer made with Sonoran Desert ingredients and seasonal beers that taste like no others in town. Both also offer flights for tasting the latest on tap.
 

For BBQ: Li'l Abner's Steakhouse for authentic, mesquite grilled steak, cooked outside – just like Dad’s!


Movie Dads

Take Dad to the movies at Harkins Arizona Pavilions 12 and then to nearby Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine, the newest hangout spot in Marana and the Casa Video family.


Book & Musical Dads


Shopping at Bookmans Marana on Ina Road is always an adventure because you never know what you might find. Dad’s favorite Tucson mystery writer? Check. A book on BBQing? Check. Old Rolling Stone magazines?  Check. His favorite movie on DVD? Check.
 

If your Dad is into music then you must head over to Guitar Center to whet his appetite for picks, strings, or bigger equipment (toys). Oh, the choices!


Fashion Dads


Is it time to rebrand Dad? You can find everything that Dad might want or need to up his fashion game, from Preppie to Sporty to Surf Cool to leather at the Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center, featuring Brooks Brothers, Lucky Brand, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger, PacSun, Vans, Converse, Sunglass Hut, Wilsons Leather, to list but a few of the 70 stores. 

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