Most public, private, and charter schools in Tucson offer a fall break sometime in early to mid October.
This year, Fall Break for the majority of schools falls the week of October 9-13, 2023.
Looking for things for your kids to do over the break? We've compiled a list of ideas!
- First things first: SUBSCRIBE to the TucsonTopia newsletter, LIKE the TucsonTopia Facebook page, and CHECK the TucsonTopia calendar. We are constantly adding new information and events.
- Visit one of the corn mazes or pumpkin patches near Tucson.
- Walk, hike, or picnic at Pima Canyon, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, or Ventana Canyon Trail. If you have toddlers or preschoolers with you, try the Sabino Dam East hike.
- Drive up Mt. Lemmon for a hiking or camping adventure.
- Shop for a halloween costume and start planning for what you will do on Halloween.
- Wander the paths at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
- Check out stacks of books at your local library (library cards are free).
- Shop at La Encantada and then stop in for a cookie at AJ's Fine Foods.
- Explore the exhibits at the International Wildlife Museum.
- Take the Tumamoc Hill challenge. It's stroller-friendly!
- Marvel at the wonders of space at a show at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.
- Stroll the aisles at Midtown Mercantile Merchants, a huge indoor antique mall.
- Order pizza and milkshakes at Little Anthony's Diner.
- Sign up for music lessons at Allegro School of Music.
- Have a "wild" time at the Reid Park Zoo.
- Enjoy indoor exercise at DEFY Tucson, Get Air Tucson, Rock Solid Climbing + Fitness, the BLOC, or Wild Katz.
- Purchase a day or week pass to the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Access the pool, splash pad, fitness classes, indoor play area, tennis courts, sculpture garden, and art gallery.
- Ride the Tucson Streetcar and stop for an ice cream cone at The Screamery. Read books in the children's area at Main Library!
- Meander the magical galleries at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.
- Try on new-to-you clothes at InJoy Thrift Store.
- Go out to eat. Browse our Kids Eat Free in Tucson and Family-Friendly Restaurants in Tucson lists for dining possibilities.
- If you have toddlers or preschoolers, unlock the magic of books at one of the many Tucson Storytimes.
From all of the TucsonTopia team, we hope you have a super fun fall break!