The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s annual holiday tradition continues this year with the Golden Barrel Cactus Tree. The massive tree has 17 rows of cacti and stands nearly 24 feet tall. This uniquely Tucson take on a Christmas tree can be viewed now, and throughout the holiday season, at the resort’s main entrance.
Visitors to Tucson in November are often attracted by more than just the sunny and warm weather. People from around the world come to town each year to participate in El Tour de Tucson, America’s largest perimeter bicycling event.
Set in front of the breathtaking Santa Catalina Mountains, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is as gorgeous as it is riveting. The 27-hole course combines a challenging layout with beautifully kept grounds to keep golfers engaged from their first tee to the last. The course’s namesake and designer, Jack Nicklaus, is a reflection of the superior quality of the course.
Since its origins as a Spanish occupation in the 18th century, Tucson has long been a cultural and historical hub. Throughout its years as a territory and later a city when Arizona became a state in 1912, the Old Pueblo has seen the birth of Spanish missions, historic landmarks, and unique destinations. Tucson is a city full of must-see monuments for history buffs of all ages.
The Sonoran Desert is a bustling ecosystem of wildlife and native fauna. While many of the animals that roam the Old Pueblo are not keen to humans, they are an integral part of Tucson’s identity. To see many of these critters up close and personal, but from a safe distance, the Sonoran Desert Museum offers an inside look into the natural habitat of many species that thrive in the dry climate.
August is synonymous with back-to-school. While students are preparing for the year ahead, Tucson tourists can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city and the many activities the University of Arizona provides. Only a 20-minute drive to the heart of campus, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is an ideal place for Wildcat fans of all ages to stay.
With so many attractions and sights to see in Arizona, it can seem overwhelming to pick just a few to visit during a trip. However, Tucson provides an excellent jumping-off point to travel and explore popular desert destinations. If you’re looking for a quick day trip from Arizona, check out our top picks.
Arizona is well-known for its beautiful mountain ranges, stunning sunsets, and gorgeous Sonoran Desert landscape. However, it is also known for heat waves and summer temperatures over 100 degrees F. Before your visit, brush up on a few summer safety tips that will help you stay cool and healthy during your stay.
The Old Pueblo is officially a foodie’s destination. Recently awarded membership into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Gastronomy, Tucson can now claim its title as the only U.S. city to be given the honor. The award recognizes what native Tucsonans have bragged about for years: Tucson food is some of the best in the world. At The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, we aim to serve the best cuisine the city has to offer.