We visit Tucson every month. My husband’s family lives there and we love to see our family and friends.
It was an overcast day so we took a trip downtown to Sentinel “A” Mountain to climb it with the boys. We drive by it all the time, we had the day free so off we went.
It is a short hike from the parking lot. In ten minutes, we made it to the A.
We chose to hike overland but you can also walk along the road. I recommend a drive by to get the lay of the land first. This is a very easy hike.
On the way down, we decided to walk on the road, instead of going back the way we came. That was a mistake. We missed the turn for the parking lot and had to send Papa to get the car. Thank you Papa!!
Near Sentinel Mountain is the Rattlesnake Foot Bridge. We drive under it all the time. I wanted to take the boys for a closer look. It has a head.
And it has a playground at the end, a great place to recharge after our mountain misadventure.
p.s. If you are looking for family friendly or budget friendly places to eat in Tucson, I suggest Feast and Little Anthony’s Diner. If you followed this plan, your day was free (assuming no hotel) and now you can have a nice family dinner out. The menu at feast is affordable for a family and the food is fresh, outrageously good. We love Little Anthony’s too. If you have lots of kids that is a fun place to go.