Relax and Stay A While
The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa is so much more than a place to stay. Our property is a place to restore your body and soul. Whether you’re relaxing in your Westin Heavenly bed or are participating in our engaging and exciting activities, you’ll feel replenished and at peace. Our hotel amenities include:
Heavenly Bed ®
Heavenly Bath ®
Deep Soaking Tubs
Double Vanity Sinks
Functional Work desk
LED Reading Lights
Private Patio or Balcony
EAT & DRINK
Kid’s Club Meals
WESTIN® KIDS CLUB – THINGS TO DO IN TUCSON WITH KIDS
Young visitors to the Westin La Paloma have just as much to be excited about as you do! Our world-class Westin Kid’s Club offers hours of entertainment for young ones looking to experience the best things to do in Tucson with kids. From the creative craft corner, to engaging scavenger hunts, “dive-in movies,” and more, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is the ideal choice for your next family getaway.
HOURS OF OPERATION
We are open Sunday – Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Friday – Saturday from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Note – 1 hour minim / meals not included
$12.00 / hr. for the first child
$8.00 / hr. for additional family members
For ages 6 months to 11 months: 2 hour maximum.
1-3 years old: 4 hour max, 4-12 years old, no maximum
Charges are made in hourly increments. A grace period of 15 minutes will apply after each hour at no additional charge.
MEALS & SNACKS
You’re welcome to bring food for your children or we have a kid friendly menu for you to choose from. *additional costs apply to any meals ordered unless it is specifically for a scheduled activity.
The Westin La Paloma Kids Club features an outdoor play area with climbing and riding toys, as well as a variety of toys in the indoor play area. Please see our daily themed activities below, or visit the Event Calendar for the list of additional activities that may be scheduled during your stay.
Today will be filled with games and activities centered around recycling, re-using and re-purposing everyday objects to unlock your children’s imagination and create the extraordinary.
Arizona is home to one of the largest Solar Power Plants in the world.
Today will be filled with games and activities centered around the Hohokam Civilization .
The Hohokam where the major inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert for nearly 1500 years, they pioneered the use of canals to water their crops.
Today is a day dedicated to all the bugs and creepy critters of the desert, focusing on fun interactive games and activities that will allow your children to learn about these interesting critters.
The Sonoran Desert is home to Beetles, Spiders, Scorpions, lizards, geckos, butterflies moths, toads, worms, and snakes, just to name a few.
The world is full of animals and today we will learn about them all, well maybe not all… but certainly a lot of them. Enjoy fun animal inspired games and crafts.
Did you know coyotes can run up to 40 miles per hour, that’s fast enough to get a speeding ticket.
Friday’s are all about gold, gems and silver. Today your children will enjoy learning in and participating in games and activities centered around discover riches, and the people who discovered them.
In Arizona over 498 tons of gold have been found. At today’s prices that would equal about $23,000,000,000.
Saturday is all about the famous outlaws and sheriffs that helped to make the west so wild; it is full to the brim of fun games and activities.
Did you know Spaghetti Westerns got their name because they were filmed in Italy?
A day devoted to the hearty plants of the Sonoran Desert, especially the pointy ones.
The Saguaro is the tallest cactus in America and can grow up to 60 feet high!
The Westin Kid’s The Westin Kid’s Club is designed for children 6 months to 12 years. Children under 12 months of age are limited to a maximum of 2 hours in our care. Children 1-3 years of age are limited to 4 hours, and there is no maximum for children 4-12 years of age. Charges are made in hourly increments. A grace period of 15 minutes will apply after each hour at no additional charge. Parents are required to stay on the property while their children are in the care of the Westin Kid’s Club. If this is the first time your son or daughter will visit our Kid’s Club, you’ll also need to fill out and sign a Child Check In Form.
A Spectacular Tucson Pool Oasis
The Westin La Paloma experience includes five spectacular pools, and features one of Tucson’s longest resort water slides – the 177 foot long SlideWinder. You can also enjoy our adult pool that provides a serene and relaxing experience. Consider enjoying the privacy of one of our new cabanas. These well-appointed poolside suites are available for rental at the towel bar, or you may inquire upon registration.
Our Tucson pools offer year round enjoyment for all. We hope to see you there, relaxing on a lounge chair, zipping down our water-slide or enjoying a beverage and snack from Sabino’s Swim Up Bar & Grill!
All pools are open from 6 am-11 pm daily
Sabino’s Poolside Grill
Open Daily 11 am – 5 pm
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Slidewinder Water Slide
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 5 pm
THINGS TO DO IN TUCSON
Discover the many fun and exciting things to do in Tucson during your stay at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. We’d like to be the first ones to welcome you to Tucson – our growing urban oasis in the Sonoran desert. Whether you’re looking to delve into ancient Native American culture, want to energize yourself on the nearby hiking trails, or simply relax and enjoy our perennially sunny climate, there are plenty of things to do in Tucson that offer an assortment of diverse and exciting excursions.
La Encantada Shopping Center
2905 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 279 (1.3 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
This upscale, two-level, outdoor specialty center celebrates the splendor of old-world Spanish traditions alongside modern sophistication. La Encantada brings world-class upscale shopping options to Tucson – including Brooks Brothers, St. John, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, Apple, Tiffany & Co., and Crate & Barrel.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
6300 N. Swan Road (2.5 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
This legendary landmark of Southwestern art and architecture was created by Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. As a national historic district, the 10-acre Foothills retreat includes the adobe gallery, gift shop, Mission in the Sun, and DeGrazia’s former home and gravesite. Free admission. Open Daily 1pm-4pm.
3001 E. Skyline Drive (1.5 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
This complex of nine galleries collectively represents regional and national artists working in all mediums – including Native American and Western styles, as well as contemporary painting, crafts, and jewelry.
Casas Adobes Plaza & Courtyard
7001 – 7153 N. Oracle Road (3.6 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
The Casas Adobes Plaza is home to a distinctive mélange of upscale boutiques, beauty salons and charming restaurants, attracting fine artisans, masterful chefs, celebrated works of art, inspired home furnishings and chic fashions for the most discerning tastes. Events are often held in the Courtyard or surrounding stylish grounds.
Reid Park Zoo
900 S. Randolph Way (11.9 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
19 acres of lions, and tigers and bears … oh my! The Reid Park Zoo offers a wide range of animals for viewing and lots of fun activities. Feed the Giraffe, ride the zoo train, or stop by “Kenya Get Wet” (bring a towel!). Hint: Animals tend to be most active and visitor attendance tends to be lowest early in the morning and just prior to closing.
5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road (5.6 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
A nature photographer’s dream, steeped in history, The Canyon offers an open-air, outdoor motorized tram with a 45 minute narrated tour that gets you up close and personal to this desert oasis. Along the 3.8-mile trail, the tram makes nine stops with panoramic views . Offering a variety of hiking trails ranging from easy to challenging.
Tucson Mountain Biking Trails are some of the best in Arizona! If you’re a mountain bike enthusiast, you’ll need to add the Catalina Mountains and the stunning Sonoran Desert to your list of challenges to conquer. Follow this link to a fairly comprehensive list of major trail networks, with the most popular and known routes. The list of trails “North of Tucson” include several that are not far from the resort, such as Rail X and Honeybee Canyon. Additional mountain bike trails can also be found here. Hint: Many of these biking trails are popular for hiking as well!
Nature Hiking Trails
Mountain and desert hiking is a popular activity within the Sonoran desert. There are hiking trails for every difficulty level, including day trips (long and short), kid-friendly hikes, and backpacking excursions. Hundreds of hiking trails offer magnificent surroundings, including quite a few only a short distance from The Westin La Paloma. Research dozens of hiking trails in Tucson North (closest to the resort), Tucson in general and Tucson NW. Hint: Take plenty of water with you, and tell the front desk or family member if/where you plan to hike, and when you plan to return.
1013 E. University Blvd. (8.1 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
The University of Arizona was Arizona’s first university, and is considered as the leading public research university in the American Southwest. It features the Center for Creative Photography, UA sports, McKale Center and performing arts, the Flandrau Science Center and the Arizona State Museum.
St. Phillip’s Plaza
4280 N. Campbell Avenue (4.0 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
St. Phillip’s Plaza delivers Tucson’s finest local boutiques, galleries, and restaurants – many with peaceful outdoor dining options. You’ll delight in the colorful gardens, tiled courtyards, beautiful fountains, and mission-style architecture of St. Philip’s Plaza.
Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte (5.3 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
This scenic, 49-acre desert preserve is a center for nature, arts and culture with three unique art galleries, nature trails, and wonderfully themed gardens, eclectic shops, art galleries, classes, creatures and a charming tea room. Named one of the great botanical gardens of the world by Travel+Leisure.
Spanish Trail Outfitters
8500 E. Ocotillo Drive (7.1 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
It doesn’t get much better than horseback riding through the majestic Catalina Foothills. Local riding trails offer a unique opportunity to view the diversity of the Sonoran Desert, and are just minutes from the resort. Enjoy the cooling shade of mesquite woodlands interspersed with giant saguaro cacti and an ancient Hohokan village site.
2870 E. Skyline Drive (1.2 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
This historic locale draws on the architecture of Spanish Colonial Mexico, with the main Plaza building topped with an Old World-style copper dome. This newest addition to the Foothills area includes clothing boutiques, a bank, both med spa and day spas, galleries, and restaurants.
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvemon Way (6.6 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort)
The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a historical oasis in the heart of Tucson. These Gardens deliver a sense of beauty, inspiration and education about the natural world. There are sixteen different gardens within the grounds, which represent a variety of horticultural traditions and botanical themes.
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (Full Day Adventure)
The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is a world-class natural history museum and is one of Tucson’s most beloved treasures. Noted as “the most distinctive zoo in the United States,” it is a combination zoological park, natural history museum and botanical garden. Visitors have the opportunity to view the Sonoran Desert’s collage of desert wonders – through flora, fauna, and geologic displays. Docents are on hand to answer questions and often have a bird, reptile or mammal out for guests to meet face to face. Gift shops and lunch are also available.
San Xavier Del Bac Mission (Full Day Adventure)
Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S. southwest of Tucson on Tohono O’odham Reservation. Active parish. Gift shop. arts, crafts shop. Cafe nearby. For the first time in its 214-year history, free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission’s history and its lavishly decorated interior, the richest and most ornate in the Southwest. For current schedule, please go to their website and click on “Docent Tours Info.”
Biosphere 2 (Full Day Adventure)
Biosphere 2 is the largest man-made, self-sustaining ecosystem ever built. You will see one of the apartments where the Biosphere inhabitants lived for one and a half years, the farm area where they grow their crops and the kitchen where they cooked their meals. You will experience firsthand this engineering marvel. The trail system then travels along the forty-foot ocean cliff where you can look down into the million gallon tropical ocean. You’ll descend into the lower savanna along the mangroves, then through the tropics and into the fog desert.
Kartchner Caverns (Full Day Adventure)
The Kartchner Caverns shine with a kaleidoscope of color. You’ll discover 100-foot high ceilings dripping with multi-hued stalactites and floors jutting up with matching stalagmites. Kartchner is a wet “live” cave meaning water still percolates from the surface and calcium carbonate features continue to grow. The Rotunda/Throne Room Tour is a ½-mile, 1 ½-hour walking tour and includes an intimate look at a variety of formations and the colors that makes this cave one of the top ten in the world.
Pima Air & Space Museum (Full Day Adventure)
If you plan to be in the Tucson area, a visit to the Pima Air & Space Museum is a must. From the alien surface of Mars and the vast reaches of space to its modern beginnings in the Wright Brothers’ triumph of flight, over 100 years of Aerospace history and 300 aircraft on 80 acres can be explored at the Pima Air & Space Museum. The Museum is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last admission at 4:00 p.m. The Museum is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Parking is free. The Museum is a pet-friendly facility.
Mt. Lemmon (Full Day Adventure)
Mount Lemmon with a summit elevation of 9,159 feet (2,792 m), is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located in the Coronado National Forest by following Catalina Hwy up to Summerhaven, a small town at the top of the mountain near Ski Valley. Along the way, visitors will experience dramatic variations in temperature, as well as flora and fauna. Plan to stop at the Mount Lemmon Station Observatory, Windy Point Lookout and numerous camping and picnic options along the way and bring snow clothes during cold winter months!
Mt. Lemmon Sky Center (Full Day Adventure)
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter is an exceptional science learning facility located at Steward Observatory’s “sky island” observing site just north of Tucson, Arizona. The SkyCenter builds upon the uniqueness of the 9,157 feet summit of Mt. Lemmon and on the extensive knowledge base at the University of Arizona. SkyNights is a night-time observing program that provides the opportunity to peer beyond the blue horizons of our southwestern skies and explore astronomical wonders through the LARGEST public dedicated telescope in the Southwest.
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley (Full Day Adventure)
Ride the Ski Lift in summer or winter and experience the beauty of fall colors or winter snow. The ride to the summit takes about 1/2 hour and covers approximately 1 mile. You depart at the base of the ski area near 8200 foot elevation and climb to 9100 feet. The drive up to Ski Valley along the Catalina Highway takes approximately 1 hour from The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa and will encompass varied elevation changes and temperatures. A restaurant, snack bar and general store are located in the small city of Summer Haven and Ski Valley area.
Saguaro National Parks (Full Day Adventure)
Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation’s largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of Tucson. Here you’ll have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset and enjoy a roadside picnic or nature hike in stunning landscape. Hint: Take plenty of water with you, and tell the front desk or family member if/where you plan to hike, and when you plan to return.
Colossal Cave (Full Day Adventure)
Colossal Cave is one of the oldest established attractions in Arizona. The Cave temperature presently hovers between 70 and 71°F and stays the same year-round. The surrounding park which offers riding stables and trail rides is open every day of the year with summer and winter hours. Regular Cave Tours are offered to the public and no reservations are required, or select from more adventurous choices such as candlelight tours, ladder tours or the Wild Cave Tour where you can follow in the footsteps of early explorers through rarely seen passageways.
Kitt Peak Observatory (Full Day Adventure)
The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world. Kitt Peak, on the Tohono O’odham Reservation, is home to twenty-four optical and two radio telescopes representing eight astronomical research institutions. The Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day. Guided tours are offered daily at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. and group tours are available by appointment.
Old Tucson Studios (Full Day Adventure)
Just fifteen minutes from Tucson at the base of the Tucson Mountains is a preserved slice of Americana, Old Tucson. Passing through the gates of a western frontier town, visitors from around the globe are transported back to a time when fearless men with six shooters ruled the Old West and the setting for the more than 300 movies and television productions filmed at the location since 1939. Enjoy world famous stunt shows, gunfights, and high kickin’ saloon girls in musical revues along with unique shops and restaurants, horseback rides, a vintage carousel and more!
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa continues to be a leader in corporate and incentive recognition as well as other resort awards representing achievements in leisure travel, dining, golf and the environment.
2014 Cvent 100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts
2014 AAA Four Diamond
2014 Pinnacle Award – Successful Meetings
2014 Gold Key Award – Meetings & Conventions
2014 Golf Tee Award – Meetings & Conventions
2014 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses
2014 IAGTO Sustainability Award
2014 Open Table Diner’s Choice Awards
2014 TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Designation
2014 Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association Green Certification
2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
2014 One of Top 3 Resorts in Tucson by US News & World Reports
2014 Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
Awards by Category
(Including Prior Year Awards)