Mountain lion

A mountain Lion relaxes on a rock at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, in Tucson, Ariz. 

Sometimes experiences are a better gift than anything you can wrap and put under the tree.

Ace of Escape — Challenge yourself and your gift recipient to make it out of an escape room on time 

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum — Explore all the wonderful things about the desert. The museum also offers memberships

Arizona Zipline Adventures — Go zip lining above the Sonoran Desert. Also offered: Sunset and moonlight zip line experiences

Arte Bella — Painting workshops

Barefoot Studio — Scour their list of yoga classes. There are some with kittens and puppies!

Broadway In Tucson — Buy tickets to a local theater production. Gift certificates available 

Colliope Co — Crafting workshops, plus upcycled furniture and supplies for purchase

Colossal Cave — Take a tour through Colossal Cave!

Creative Juice — Painting workshops 

Creative Kind — Crafting workshops, plus lots of fun items to purchase

The Drawing Studio — Different kinds of painting classes for kids and adults

El Jefe Cat Lounge — Spend an hour lounging with cats. The lounge also offers events such as cat bingo and cat yoga

Fox in a Box — Take on an escape room! Gift cards available 

Good Things Tucson — Crafting workshops, plus an area to purchase local items

G.O.T. Goat Yoga — Take yoga classes among goats

The Loft Cinema — Buy tickets (or a gift card) to a movie at Tucson's independent movie theater

National Parks annual pass — Get access to every national park and national monument, including Tucson's own Saguaro National Park 

Sonoran Glass School — Take glass art classes at this school with courses such as glassblowing, torchworking, and kiln-fusing

Tipsy Picassos — Painting workshops that happen at varying locations such as breweries and hotels

Tucson Bike Tours — Book a mural bike tour, a taco bike tour or a historic city bike tour

Tucson Botanical Gardens — Step into the picturesque gardens. You can also gift a membership to the gardens

Volare Helicopters — Take a photo flight above Tucson to see Gates Pass, Mount Lemmon or downtown Tucson

Ziplining— Go on a ziplining adventure 


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