By M.A. Velazquez
The fall season is just around the corner and that means it’s time to mark your calendars and start making your October plans to head out to Rocky Point. While some Americans will enjoy a day off work on the second Monday in October and others have kids whose fall breaks will be taking place all throughout the month, everyone can enjoy some sunshine and the cool sea breeze in Rocky Point this October. In addition to the cooler temperatures (many say this is our best weather month), there are various family-friendly activities on the beach and around town that you can enjoy.
On October you can take in the Piñata Regatta hobby race hosted by the Tucson Hobie Fleet 514. On Saturday and Sunday at the morning from Sandy Beach you can watch the colorful catamarans take off from the Playa Bonita area and race around the Sea of Cortez. There is no charge to watch the races, so enjoy the excitement as you catch some rays and sip on a cocktail.
If you are up for learning more about the desert and the ocean, on Saturday October CEDO (the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans) will be hosting Nature Talks at their location in Las Conchas. The talks are free and are in Spanish in English. This is a great way to break from the ordinary and learn about and experience nature.
Weekend´s during October are full of live music performing for free at local area restaurants and bars.
And if that’s not enough excitement, on October check out the El Golfo Run where sand rails, dune buggies, ATV’s and jeeps race from Rocky Point to El Golfo de Santa Clara, which is about 80 miles. You can watch all the 4 x 4’s right from the Sandy Beach area.
Wrapping up the month of October is the Dirty Beach Mud Run also happening on Sandy Beach.
If beach bummin’ it is more your style, there are some great hotel deals to be found during the month of October in Rocky Point and you can find your beach massages and water activities available every day of the week. Before you head home, don’t forget to check out Old Port or the Cholla Mall for your Rocky Point mementos. October is just around the corner so why not use the school fall break to bring out the family and visit us in Rocky Point!