What to do in Sierra Vista, AZ

What To Do

Nestled at the base of the Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista sits at 4,623 feet and offers nearby recreational
trails reaching peaks of over 9,000 feet. The San Pedro River feeds a lush riparian area just east of Sierra Vista, which serves as a primary migratory corridor for wildlife, including more than 300 species of birds. This makes the area a major draw for birders from around the world and has led to Sierra Vista’s common nickname as the “hummingbird capital of the United States.”

The community’s 25-plus miles of shared use paths can be enjoyed year-round as local residents are spared the extreme summer heat of Tucson and Phoenix, while benefiting from the temperate Arizona winters. Sierra Vista offers a wide variety of recreational facilities including a community center, library, indoor aquatic center, skate and bike court, a teen center and museums along with the only disc golf course in Cochise County. For those who prefer an indoor workout, the city hosts a number of privately-owned gyms.

Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra offers world-class performances at the Buena Performing Arts Center, which also hosts year-round entertainment and events. At the heart of the city is Veterans’ Memorial Park , which has an impressive performing arts pavilion. The park is the site of numerous community events, including a renowned arts and crafts showcase, a car show, a motorcycle rally, movies under the stars, a summer concert series and a weekly farmers market.

It’s no wonder people come to visit and then decide to stay within Sierra Vista.

What else is there to do? See VisitSierraVista.com.


One of the Top 10 places in Arizona for Millennial job seekers, Sierra Vista offers job opportunities, scenery and culture in the heart of Arizona’s wine country.
-NerdWallet