Sitting just west of the Santa Cruz River and about 20 miles from Tucson, Green Valley is an oasis of Arizona desert landscapes. Spend your time exploring local culture or take in the breathtaking desert scenery. Either way, there’s something in here to appeal to visitors of all ages and Green Valley vacation rentals are the perfect way to take in the area’s small town charm and majestic natural beauty.
Green Valley is said to have a semi-arid climate, and, like most places in Arizona, sees warm temperatures all year long. The summers can be exceptionally hot with temperatures topping out around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. These temperatures can be too much for some visitors, so rates for Green Valley vacation rentals at this time are often lower than during the high winter season when temperatures remain comfortably near 70 degrees.
For visitors, Green Valley is very easy to reach, whether arriving by plane or car. By air, fly into Tucson International Airport and rent a car there to reach your final destination. Drive just thirty minutes through the picturesque desert landscape to reach Green Valley.
Things to Do
Right in town, the Hacienda de la Canoa is a site of historical and cultural interest. The hacienda itself is a protected, historic landmark, and visitors can wander it and the park’s grounds to view wildlife. For the kids, choose among the hacienda’s regular environmental education programs. Farther from town is the village of Arivaca, which is home to the oldest schoolhouse in the state and some of the most spectacular high desert landscapes in the country.
Just outside Green Valley, the Arizona Cactus Ranch is a popular destination for nature-lovers and health food enthusiasts. The annual harvest of prickly pear cacti fruit takes place in August and September here. Visitors are welcome to come directly to the ranch to stock up on bottles of cactus juice or simply see the plants up close.
Green Valley is also a recreational playground when the temperature is comfortable. For golfers, Canoa Ranch Golf Club and San Ignacio Golf Course offer green fairways, on-site lessons and a relaxing day outdoors. Hikers will enjoy exploring nearby Madera Canyon. It is notable among birders as one of the foremost destinations nationwide, with more than 256 species documented, including 15 species of hummingbirds. Also just a short drive away, Pena Blanca Lake is popular among Green Valley locals for fishing, boating, and hunting around its perimeter.
Time your trip right to take advantage of one of the local events and perhaps save some money on your pick of Green Valley vacation rentals. Although not marked on traditional calendars, the mass migration of birds through the Green Valley area is an event in and of itself. After hot summer temperatures subside, October brings the Annual Anza Day at Canoa Ranch. At this event, the park fills with exhibits and a display of the Anza Trail Color Guard.
Any time is a great time to visit Green Valley. The area serves as an ideal base for exploring southwest Arizona’s unique landscapes and enjoying the breathtaking outdoors.
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