In today’s economy Green Valley offers some of the best vacation values in southern Arizona. Visitors enjoy well-appointed but affordable hotels, regional cuisine and proximity to unique shopping areas such as the artist colony in Tubac. Of course, Green Valley is a golfer’s paradise. Plan your once-in-a-life-time vacation in Green Valley using Green Valley ~ Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce members, all of whom are eager to make your trip memorable and affordable.
Arts & Entertainment
Green Valley Sahuarita area is a strong proponent for the arts. Whether you want to take in the latest film or enjoy some superb jazz, Green Valley Sahuarita is the place to be.
Community Performance and Art Center – a non-profit arts organization presents a wide variety of programming, classes, art exhibits, workshops and other activities.
Green Valley Recreation – host films, art shows, concerts and performances by local artists. Classes are available to bring out your inner artist.
Enjoy concerts at the Lake Park in Sahuarita or take a short drive to enjoy music in scenic Madera Canyon.
Our local movie theater not only shows the latest Hollywood films but often times will present a special treat. In 2016 they hosted several performances by the Met Opera.
Green Valley Sahuarita is world renowned for its mild winters and clear blue skies. While we do reach the occasional triple digit temperatures during the summer months, the day cools off in the evening hours just in time to enjoy a cool drink on the patio. If grilling is your passion, the backyard grills in Green Valley Sahuarita are cooking year round in our desert climate.
Elevation 4645 feet.
Annual Average Maximum temp 83.8
Annual Average Minimum temp 54.
Annual Average precipitation 13.42
Continental School District #391991 Madera Canyon RoadGreen Valley, AZ 85614520.625.4581www.continentalesd.org
Sahuarita Unified School District #30350 W. Sahuarita RoadSahuarita, AZ 85629520.625.3502www.sahuarita.k12.az.us
Great Expectations Academy1466 W. Camino AntiguaSahuarita, AZ 85629520.399.2123www.geageckos.org
Olli-UA (Olli Lifelong Learning Institute at the U of A)1250 W. Continental RoadGreen Valley, AZ 85622520.626.9039www.olli.arizona.edu
Start with the views and stay for the golf!
Canoa Ranch Golf Club (520) 393.1966
Haven Golf Course (520) 625-4281
Quail Creek Golf Club (520) 393-5802
San Ignacio Golf Club (520) 822-8313
Torres Blancas Golf (520) 625-5200
Tubac Golf Resort (520) 398-2211
Country Club of Green Valley (520) 625-8806
Desert Hills Golf Club (520) 625-5090
In addition to our many fine healthcare providers and facilities, Green Valley now has a hospital.
The full service general acute care hospital offers 49 private inpatient rooms, 43 general medical surgical beds and a 6 ICU bed. The 12 bed emergency department includes 2 trauma/major medical rooms. The Green Valley Hospital is celebrating its first anniversary this spring.
Green Valley Sahuarita in addition offers the best in senior care and assistance. Our assistant living and long term care centers are up to date facilities with high trained staffs to take care of their clients’ needs.
Green Valley is home to the leading Oncology Center in AZ and has its own offices for dialysis
For area lodging, please see our Member Directory.
MOTELS & HOTELS
BED & BREAKFAST
Green Valley RV Resort Park 19001 S. Richfield Avenue Green Valley AZ 85614 (520) 625-3900 or (800) 223-2969 e-mail: email@example.com
For area dining options, please see our Member Directory.
The greater Green Valley Sahuarita area has a host of shopping opportunities to fit all your needs. From nuts and bolts to fine apparel, you can find it here.
The Continental Shopping Plaza
Green Valley Village
Valley Verde Center
Rancho Sahuarita Marketplace & Village
The Market Place in Calle de las Tiendas
The Shops at La Posada
The Foothills Plaza
And our own world famous White Elephant Thrift Shop were all the proceeds help fund local groups and charities.
Things to Do
ARIVACA SELF-GUIDED TOURS
Discover some of the prettiest country in the U.S. and the oldest schoolhouse in Arizona. Located in high desert the Arivaca area boasts rich grazing land and Arivaca Lake offers great fishing. Brochures available at Arivaca town merchants. (25 miles SW of Green Valley) 398-2702.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM
Living animal and plants of the Sonora Desert region. Many unique exhibits indoor and outdoor. Kinney Rd. north of Old Tucson Studios. Open every day of the year. 8:30-5:00. Admission Fee. (36 miles from Green Valley)
Rustic, charming, turn-of-the-century western town. Home of Lavender Pit Mine. One of the world’s largest open-pit copper mines. (135 miles from Green Valley) 24 miles south of Tombstone on Route 80.
CASA GRANDE RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Ruins of a massive four-story structure built of coarse caliche earth (high lime desert soil) by Indians who farmed in Gila Valley more than 600 years ago. Admission Fee. (100 miles from Green Valley)
CATALINA STATE PARK
Encompasses over 8,000 acres at the base of the northwestern slopes of the Catalina Mts. near Tucson. Picnicking. camping, hiking. and riding trails. Numerous archeological and ecological sites. Located 12 miles north of Tucson on US 89.
CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT
Alive with plants and animals, the monument contains tall, slender pinnacles and other geological oddities carved by nature from volcanic rock. (145 miles SE from Green Valley)
Possibly the world’s largest dry limestone cavern. Open daily, tours begin every few minutes. I-19 north to I-10, east to Vail exit, north to cave. Admission Fee. 520-647-7275.
DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE
Contains the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center, filled with hundreds of old planes. Call for tour times. Take any major east-west Tucson street to Craycroft. South on Craycroft to the base. 520-228-4570.
A fun and educational science center on the University of Arizona campus. Star Theater programs, laser light shows and science demonstrations. Free walk-through exhibits, science store, meeting rooms and a 16″ telescope. Call 520-621-STAR.
FT. HUACHUCA HISTORICAL MONUMENT
Located in Sierra Vista it depicts the story of the frontier military post established in 1877 to protect settlers during the Indian wars. (95 miles SE of Green Valley)
KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY
Established in 1958 as the country’s first national observatory. Site of the Mayall 158″ telescope and McMath Solar telescope, the world’s largest solar observation instrument. On the Tohono O’odham (formerly Papago) Indian Reservation. Tours on weekends, holidays. Open to the public every day except December 25. No admission fee. No foodavailable, take picnic lunch. I-19 north to Ajo exit, Hwy. 86 west to Hwy. 386 south. (75 miles from Green Valley) 520-318-8000.
Located in the Santa Rita Mts. east of Green Valley, home to many plants and animals rare in the U.S. Also one of the bird-watching hot spots. Picnic areas and campground. Continental Road east, turn right on White House Canyon Road and follow paved road. (15 miles from Green Valley)
MT. HOPKINS/SMITHSONIAN OBSERVATORY
Tours to 8,550 ft. summit Monday, Wednesday, Friday, March-November. Reservations. 520-670-5707. I-19 south to Canoa exit 56, east Frontage Road to Elephant Head Road, east to Mt. Hopkins Road to Visitor Center.
Highest peak in the Santa Catalinas, skiing in the winter, picnic area, viewpoints at various elevations. Take I-19 north, I-10 east to exit 270, Kolb Rd., north to Tanque Verde and follow the signs to Mt. Lemmon. (Two + hour drive from Green Valley).
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT
516 sq. miles of Sonoran Desert featuring the rare organ pipe cactus. Exhibits, guided walks, scenic drive. I-19 north to Ajoexit, west on Hwy. 86 to town of Why, left on Hwy. 85 to entrance. (150 miles from Green Valley)
Fishing and boating facilities. Stop in the town of Patagonia and visit the Horse of a Different Color Emporium (located in the old Museum of the Horse). I-19 south to Nogales, Hwy. 82 northwest to Patagonia and follow signs. (60 miles from Green Valley)
PENA BLANCA LAKE
52 acre lake near Mexican border; fishing, boat rental, picnic area and campground. I-19 south and west on Ruby Road 289. (48 miles from Green Valley)
PIMA AIR MUSEUM
Indoor, outdoor displays of over 200 types of aircraft; extensive WWII collection. Open every day of the year 9-5 except December 25. No admission after 4:00 p.m. I-19 north to 1-10, east to Wilmont Road exit, north two miles. Admission Fee.
Includes Hi Corbett Field, home of the Tucson Toros Triple A baseball and the Colorado Rockies spring training. Reid Park Zoo, 36-hole golf course, tennis. I-19 north, I-10 west to 22nd Street exit, East on 22nd Street, between Alvernon and Country Club.
Picnicking, bicycling, hiking. Cars not allowed in canyon. Shuttle service into canyon operates every day of year; leave and reboard as you wish. Visitor center and nature trail at entrance. See directions to Mt. Lemmon. Tanque Verde Rd. to Sabino Canyon Rd., and follow signs. Open 365 days a year. (1½ hour drive from Green Valley)
SAGUARO NATIONAL MONUMENT
63,000 acres of magnificent saguaro cacti. Rincon Mountain Section. Monument headquarters, exhibits, 9 mile circular drive, picnicking. On Old Spanish Train east of Tucson. Tucson Mountain Section. Information center, picnicking. Northon Kinney Rd., past Old Tucson and Desert Museum. Admission Fee.
SAN XAVIER MISSION
“White Dove of the Desert”. Considered by many to be the finest example of Spanish Mission architecture. Open daily, 9-6. 520-294-2624. Take I-19 north to exit 92 San Xavier Road.
SONOITA VINEYARDS and SANTA CRUZ WINERY
Arizona wines are becoming a drink of preference. A number of excellent wineries are located near Sonoita and Patagonia. Sonoita, Call 520-455-5893. Santa Cruz, Call 520-394-2888.
“The Town Too Tough to Die”. Historic silver boomtown. Boothill Cemetery, OK Corral. I-19 north to I-10, east to Rte 80 or I-19 south to Nogales, Rte 82 to Rte. 80 south. (90 miles from Green Valley or 110 miles via Nogales)
Oldest European settlement in Arizona. Today it is a village thriving on arts and crafts. Shops, galleries, restaurants. I-19 south. (23 miles from Green Valley)
THE TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART
Houses a fine collection of pre-Columbian art and artifacts and hosts a continuous series of traveling exhibitions. 520-323-7888.
Just south of Tubac on I-19. Church standing today built in the 1800’s. Adjoining museum contains models of the original mission and village. (28 miles south of Green Valley)
TITAN II MISSILE MUSEUM
Only remaining Titan II complex just as it was during the Cold War. Guided tours of missile complex including silo. Located on the north side of Green Valley off Duval Mine Road. Admission Fee. Call 625-7736 for reservations.