Best Of Tucson®

Best Desert Oasis

Agua Caliente

Call it an island. Call it an oasis. Or correctly call it both, because Agua Caliente Park has an island in the middle of this outdoor oasis. Greenery abounds even in triple-digit temps, and the verdant habitat attracts an abundance of nature's creatures. They fly in, walk in, hop in and, yes, they crawl in, too. Three on-site ponds, when full, contain gamefish, turtles and frogs. Visitors can relax beneath the shade of leafy tree branches on benches throughout this Eden-in-the-desert.