Destination guide

Natural grandeur in Arizona

Nestled in the valley carved by the Santa Cruz River, Green Valley is 20 miles from bustling Tucson, and was for a long time seen as a mere retirement community. Now, though, the word is out, and Green Valley is attracting visitors in search of rest and relaxation, not to mention some of the finest golfing in Arizona. Nature lovers also relish nearby Madera Canyon, famed for its native birds, while the nearby artists’ colony of Tubac boasts fascinating galleries and studios galore, making it a culture-crammed counterpoint to laid-back Green Valley.

Things to do

Back in time in Green Valley

While it may be tempting to spend your whole time here simply relaxing, enjoying your Green Valley vacation rental, or playing golf, there’s also a fascinating attraction for history buffs. This is the Titan Missile Museum, an eerie and perfectly preserved lair from the Cold War. Here, you will step back in time to explore the underground silo and missile, which was once poised to unleash nuclear Armageddon at a moment’s notice. You can enter the launch duct, stand right beneath the awesome missile, and feel the thrill of proximity to what was once a top secret military complex.


A swinging time in Green Valley

Once you’ve settled into your Green Valley vacation rental, the next stop may well be a golf course. Green Valley is one of the golfing capitals of the United States, with more places to show off your swing than you can shake a club at. Here, you’ll be playing amid lazy palms and eucalyptus trees, with a jagged mountain horizon providing an atmospheric backdrop. Come sunset, you’ll feel transported by the hazy, dream-like colors. After taking in the natural beauty, you can head to an all-natural spa and treat yourself to a stress-melting massage or hot stone therapy.


Sun-soaked pleasure in Green Valley

If you’re susceptible to cold, then you’ll love Green Valley. The desert climate means it’s warm here even in winter, which explains why the region is particularly buzzing with visitors during the colder months, as vacationers arrive to escape the snow elsewhere. Meanwhile, local temperatures will soar sky-high as the summer months come around. Don’t worry, though – even if you book your Green Valley vacation rental in July, you can look forward to balmy evenings sipping cool drinks outdoors. Dining al fresco is a great way to take advantage of the warm climate, with succulent meats always sizzling on the garden grills.

Natural features

Heading out to explore Green Valley

Don’t just look out at the Santa Rita Mountains when visiting Green Valley. Get out there and explore these picturesque formations for yourself. Running through the Coronado National Forest, the mountains are a hiker’s paradise, while bird-watchers will relish the section called Madera Canyon, which over 15 species of hummingbirds call home. You can also keep an eye out for exotic locals like sulphur-bellied flycatchers and flame-colored tanagers. Serious outdoors explorers will want to hike up the Old Baldy Trail to take in the sweeping views at the top of Mount Wrightson, the highest peak in the Santa Ritas.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Green Valley

Fly into Tucson, AZ (TUS-Tucson Intl.), the closest airport, located 17.6 mi (28.4 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Green Valley?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 161 vacation rentals near Green Valley. From 19 Condos/Apartments to 17 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Green Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Green Valley?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Green Valley:

  • Haven Green Valley East: 55 vacation rentals
  • Desert Hills Estates: 30 vacation rentals
  • Desert Casitas: 26 vacation rentals
  • Casa Paloma I: 48 vacation rentals
  • Green Valley Country Club Vistas: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Green Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Green Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Torres Blancas Golf Club: 210 vacation rentals
  • Canoa Hills Golf Course: 209 vacation rentals
  • Haven Golf Course: 211 vacation rentals
  • San Ignacio Golf Club: 209 vacation rentals
  • Madera Canyon: 231 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Green Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Green Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 19 Condos/Apartments in Green Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Green Valley include:

  • Villas: 17 rentals available
  • Houses: 59 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 57 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Green Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 129 vacation rentals with pool available in Green Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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