Golden Barrel Cactus Tree is Up

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.


Thanksgiving at The Westin La Paloma

Make November 24 a Thanksgiving to remember. Join us at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa for our luxurious holiday buffet—no cooking or cleaning required. For a truly memorable holiday, spend the weekend at the resort enjoying all the on-site amenities.


Perfect Your Swing at The Westin La Paloma

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.


Top 6 Must-See Historical Tucson Monuments

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.


Sonoran Desert Critters

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.


School Is Back In Session

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.


Day Trips From Tucson

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.