Things to Do in Tucson
Welcome to Tucson - a growing urban oasis in the Sonoran desert. Discover the many things to do in Tucson during your stay at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. Whether you want to experience the ancient Native American culture, explore the nearby hiking trails and national parks or simply enjoy the outdoors where the sun shines 350 days of the year, Tucson offers diverse and exciting attractions.
La Encantada Shopping Center
2905 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 279
1.3 miles from The Westin La Paloma Resort
An upscale two-level, outdoor specialty center that celebrates the splendor of old-world Spanish traditions alongside modern sophistication. The first and only luxury shopping center in Southern Arizona, La Encantada delievers world-class upscale brands 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 for The Westin La Paloma Resort
A legendary landmark of Southwestern art and architecture created by Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia. A national historic district, the 10-acre Foothills retreat includes the adobe gallery, gift shop, Mission in the Sun, DeGrazias former home and gravesite. Free admission. Open Daily 1-4.
Gallery Row at El Cortijo
3001 E. Skyline Drive
1.5 miles from The Westin La Paloma Resort
A complex of nine galleries that collectively represent regional and national artists working in all mead, including Native American, Western, and contemporary painting, crafts, and jewelry.
5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road
5.6 miles from The Westin La Paloma Resort
Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucsons Coronado National Forest and is home to spectabular desert landscape and abundant wildlife.
The University of Arizona
1013 E. University Blvd.
8.1 miles from The Westin La Paloma Resort
Arizona's first university, and the leading public research university in the American Southwest. Featuring the Center for Creative Photography, UA sports and performing arts, 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
Discover Tucson's finest local boutiques, galleries, and restaurants with delightful outdoor dining. Enjoy 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
A scenic 49-acre desert preserve and center of nature, arts and culture. Enjoy three art galleries, Tea Room for breakfast, lunch and high tea, nature trails, gardens and unique gift shops.
Spanish Trail Outfitters
8500 E. Ocotillo Drive
7.1 miles from the The Westin La Paloma Resort
Horseback riding through the majestic Catalina Foothills. Trails offer a unique opportunity to veiw the diversity of the Sonoran Desert and are just minutes from the resort. Experience the cooling shade of a mesquite woodland, mix with giant saguaro cacti and ride through an ancient Hohokan village site.
2870 E. Skyline Drive
1.2 miles from the Westin La Paloma Resort
Reminiscent of the streets of Spanish Colonial Mexico and topped with and Old Worldstyle copper dome, the newest additon to the Foothills includes clothing boutiques, a bank, both a med spa and a day spa, galleries, and restaurants.
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvemon Way
6.6 miles for The Westin La Paloma
A beautiful and historical oasis in the heart of Tucson, Tucson Botantical Gardens is a place of beauty, inspiration and education about the natural world. There are 16 different gardens within the grounds representing a variety of gardening traditions and botantical themes.