During the cooler months, we love our winter visitors, but come June, many of them have departed for more temperate climes. Around the same time, the students from Southern Arizona’s local universities have also headed out for the summer vacation. Summer is when we welcome our neighbors from the North -- Phoenix! We know you have it even hotter and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to find cooler ways to enjoy summer. In Marana, we embrace summer! When the thermometer ticks above 100°F, we’re in our element. We’re proud of our strength, because we know these temperatures aren’t for everyone, but they are for us.
Part of embracing the summer is knowing where to cool off. Marana offers all kinds of ways to take a dip. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day by the pool or exciting adventures plummeting down waterslides, you’ll find your perfect swimming spot in Marana.
Is pulling up a lounge chair beside the pool and sipping on something cold more your speed? Then we’ve got exactly what you’re looking for. Marana is home to a number of lodging options that will suit any budget. Summer specials at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain make this full-service resort an attractive option for locals looking for a quick and luxurious getaway. Right now, you can book a weekend room at a fraction of its winter rate. When you take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll enjoy access to the resort’s beautiful pools and signature waterslide. When it cools off in the evening, enjoy a tasty beverage on their patio with sweeping views of the Tortolita Mountains.
If you’re looking for a more low-key option, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Marana is home to a number of hotels conveniently located just off I-10. The Hampton Inn & Suites at Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center, La Quinta Inn & Suite, Days Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Mira Vista Resort, Red Roof, Super 8, Travelodge, Best Western, and Holiday Inn all offer their guests a relaxing pool where you can catch up on your summer reading (or napping, or sunbathing, or popsicle eating—you get the idea). At each of these locations, you’ll enjoy not only some quality pool time, but also easy access to all of Marana’s best attractions including Tortolita Preserve, El Rio Preserve, The Loop Shared-Use Path, Saguaro National Park, and Topgolf Marana!
Topgolf Marana Has Cool Things to Do
Not only does Topgolf offer incredible active entertainment possibilities -- from eight different ways to play golf in shaded and cooled golf bays -- you can also enjoy breakfast, brunch, snacks, lunch, happy hour, dinner, beer, wine, cocktails, and a kids menu. From May through August kids ages 6-12 can participate in the Summer Golf Academy from 9:00 am to noon, five days a week. The Academy includes lunch and lots of other benefits.
Priceless: Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center's Misters and Air Conditioning
There is a special place in Marana where you can always find entertainment, refreshments, and something you never knew you needed. Lucky for us, Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center offers all of this plus cool environments so that you can get out and enjoy summer shopping in comfort.
Movie Fans: Too Cool for Film School?
If you are a movie fan, you can hide out in the dark air conditioned Harkins Theaters at Arizona Pavilions and see all of the new blockbusters (repeatedly). And soon you can hang out with the cool older kids at Casa Marana Craft Beer & Wine Bar opening this summer on Courtney Page Way just off Cortaro Road in the Arizona Pavilions area. This will be Casa Video's second craft beer and wine bar location. The ambiance is just the place for film fans and filmmakers alike.
For Kids and Adults: Splashy Good Times in Marana
Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer? The Marana Parks and Rec team has you covered! Whether you want to swim in our community pool at Ora Mae Horn Park or enjoy the award-winning splash pads, you’ll find fun for everyone! Visit the aquatics page here to learn more.