Spring in Tucson

Tucson is famous for its temperate weather conditions all year round, but when spring comes, Tucson awakens from its winter hibernation and transforms the desert into a rich and vibrant ecosystem. Here are 5 things to look forward to when you visit Tucson in the spring: 

Perfect weather all year round

Enjoy sunny, blue skies, and warm weather almost all year! With winter temperatures ranging from around 40 to 75 degrees, and it hardly rains, Tucson is the perfect long-term destination. 


Tucson is a gold-level bike-friendly city, according to the League of American Bicyclists. It’s the perfect place to commute with a bike almost all year long. Tucson is continually expanding bike lanes, there are tons of bike trails all around with varying difficulties, and bike-share programs for open access to all!

Tucson blooms

Although the weather doesn’t change too drastically throughout the year, come mid-March and Tucson will be bursting with wildflowers! Colors of pink, yellow, blue, and white decorate the neighborhoods and nearby trails, even the cacti are flowering. 

Animals awaken

The desert comes alive when the animals are waking from their hibernation. You’ll find families of lizards, snakes, birds, and rabbits, and you can have feeders in your yard to watch them visit. But be wary, Tucson also has mountain lions and rattlesnakes so be on the lookout and stay safe!

Spring festivities

The sun’s shining and events are underway in Tucson, spring welcomes artisan craft, folk, and street festivals. With so many events happening throughout the season, there are lots to do in the spring for Tucson!