Oro Valley Views: The Best Scenic Spots in Town

November 19, 2020

Oro Valley Views: The Best Scenic Spots in Town
Oro Valley has no bad angles. Flanked by the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Sonoran Desert, the magnificence of Arizona’s landscape provides a dramatic backdrop in every direction.
Let’s check out a few local spots highlighting its breathtaking scenery.

The Views Golf Club and Restaurant 

Named the best golf course in the state by The Arizona Daily Star, this 18-hole championship golf course was designed with the surrounding desert in mind. Enjoy unobstructed views of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains as your golfing opponent lines up their long shot. After a round, tuck into a variety of delicious appetizers and entrées on the terrace of The Views Restaurant as you watch the sunset over the impressive landscape.
The golf course opens daily from 7:30 AM to 5 PM. Cost $50/day. The restaurant opens daily from 7 AM to 7 PM.

Catalina State Park

Located at the base of the mountains that Oro Valley is known for, this 5,500-acre park has much to explore with numerous canyons, streams, and forests. Visitors can bike through the park on designated biking trails, saddle up on a horse for the day, or take it slow on foot. With an abundance of cacti and desert wildflowers, the park offers the best of Arizona wildlife set against the scenic backdrop of the Catalina Mountains.
Park opens daily from 5 AM to 10 PM. $7 per vehicle and $3 for individual/bicycle. 

Harvest Restaurant 

Self-described as “Local and Seasonal,” Harvest is a purveyor of locally sourced fresh ingredients. Everything on their menu—from the gnocchi chicken scaloppini to the juice in their cocktails—is made from scratch. This restaurant’s homey atmosphere is complete with an outdoor patio overlooking the mountains. Come for a delicious meal. Stay for the beautiful views.
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 AM to 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 8:30 PM.  Book reservations online

Canada Del Oro Riverfront Park 

This park features panoramic vistas of the nearby mountains. An oasis of tranquility in this bustling town, Canada Del Oro Riverfront Park offers several facilities, including tennis courts, softball fields, and three ramadas perfect for a relaxed picnic. Unwind with your family and friends at this centrally-located park and drink in the Oro Valley landscape.

Open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM. 

El Conquistador Tucson Golf & Tennis Resort

This 45-hole championship golf course has commanding views of the nearby Push Ridge Mountains. While working with a golf professional to perfect your swing, you can enjoy resort amenities like on-course beverages and concessions, a full-service pro shop, and a fleet of golf carts. With affordable pricing and panoramic views, a day at El Conquistador Tucson Golf & Tennis Resort can’t be missed.
Book reservations online or by phone at 520-544-1800. Prices range from $39 to $50.
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