What to Do around The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
Collected by Westin AFAR
Tucson is a historically significant, culturally diverse city, where the lushness of the desert will surprise you. Surrounded by beautiful escapes into nature, the city boasts a budding foodie scene that you can enjoy on a warm, desert evening.
330 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA
The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the state's preeminent professional theatre, with venues in Tucson and Phoenix. The Tucson shows are mounted in the historic Temple of Music and Art, which was built in 1927 and is the state's first...
2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712, USA
The desert isn't all cactus, the botanical garden has wonderful attractions. Some of the main features of the Tucson Botanical Gardens are the "Children's Discovery Garden," a butterfly garden, and a garden dedicated to Native American crops....
Ventana Canyon, Catalina Foothills, AZ 85750, USA
The foothills around Tucson are home to some of the best spa-golf-resorts in the U.S. and you don't have to go far for a taste of the wilderness before you turn in. Just behind the Loews Ventana Canyon resort on the edge of the city, an unspoiled...
3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA
If you want a relaxing, unique night out, go to the Loft cinema in Tucson for creative movie experiences. At this non-profit theater you can expect sing-alongs, theme nights, and independent film festivals that immerse you in the action. The Loft...
N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, USA
Come here and you'll find a solar-powered bookstore, a Guatemalan restaurant, pubs, galleries, cafés, and this brick wall tribute to Gregory Colbert's "Boy Reading to Elephant." (The words that come to mind when I pass this street art are "tell me...
201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA
La Cocina is a Southwestern gem, taking advantage of warm evenings and local culture to produce a truly Tucson experience. Sip at one of their cocktails—made with house-infused liquor—and enjoy a live concert. While you're here, grab a bite to eat...
6300 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
The desert foothills garden in front of Tucson's "De Grazia Gallery in the Sun" is full of palo verde trees. Each spring they erupt into brilliant yellow blooms. I'd gone to visit the gallery, (legacy of painter Ettore "Ted" De Grazia), but the...
7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, USA
This park is open year-round and offers guided tours highlighting ecology, responsible stewardship of the natural world, and the art and culture of the Sonoran desert. In addition to the gardens, there are on-site galleries with permanent and...
Ventana Canyon Mountain Estates, Catalina Foothills, AZ 85750, USA
A hike in the Santa Catalina Mountains will a memorable journey, full of surprises. Hidden from the average tourist are tiny natural pools in the middle of the Sonoran desert. Cool down during a hike in Catalina State Park by looking for signs of...
1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746, USA
Just to the southwest of Tucson, on the San Xavier Reservation, sits the late XVIII-century Mission San Xavier del Bac, one of the finest examples of Spanish colonial architecture in the U.S. The combination of late Baroque and Moorish-inspired...
Pima Canyon, Arizona 85718, USA
One of the quickest and most immersive city-into-wilderness hikes is a trip from Tucson to Pima Canyon. From downtown Tucson, it's a quick drive up through the Santa Catalina foothills to the trailhead parking lot—tucked into saguaro-studded...
Arizona 85619, USA
The Romero Canyon Trail is a fun and relatively easy hike with a big payoff at the end—the Romero Pools are beautiful little oases at the base of Romero Canyon, surrounded by groves of trees and other local flora. Roughly five and a half miles...
348 S Meyer Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA
Just south of downtown Tucson is a reminder of the city's Hispanic-and-adobe past: the Barrio Viejo. One of the most eye-catching buildings is the Teatro Carmen, which opened in 1914. For the rest of the teens and on into the mid-1920s, this venue...
2631 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
Tucson has a lot of yoga studios but this is one of the most popular because of their $5 Yoga Hour classes 4-5x daily. The Yoga Hour is a flow class that moves just quickly enough to work up a sweat and yet the instructors smoothly transition...
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712, USA
Pat Arnell had a soft spot for miniatures since the 1930s, but it wasn't until she moved with her husband Walter to Tucson in 1979 that her hobby developed into a full-blown passion. Her collection is now housed in the nonprofit Museum of...
6300 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
At the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains is the ten-acre complex, the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. A national historic district, the grounds are a blend of natural desert garden, adobe architecture, and museum—all the vision of one man. Ettore...
403 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA
One of the best iced coffee drinks you will ever have is waiting for you at Exo. This Tucson micro-roastery has been voted as runner-up for best local coffee roaster in this desert city... but as you indulge in caffeination here, you'll agree that...
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743, USA
Mountain Lion. Cougar. Puma. Panther. Any way you call it, it's majestic but fear-inspiring... At the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, on the western edge of Tucson, you can get face-to-face with one of these massive felines; their well-designed...
5700 North Sabino Canyon Road,, Tucson, AZ 85750, USA
Many who have not visited Arizona think that its saguaros grow in a Sahara-like setting...but the mountainous desert around Tucson hides many lush spots, like this riparian canyon on the NE edge of the city. Late fall paints the cottonwoods along...
1013 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
On the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson sits the largest and oldest anthropology museum in the SW United States. If the history and culture of the region interest you, this is the place--the museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian...
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