Discover Tucson: Activities & Excursions
More than just saguaros and Sonoran hot dogs, Tucson, Arizona is a cultural and natural hub where visitors can experience the Southwest as it was meant to be. Situated along the banks of the Santa Cruz River and bordered by both the Sonoran Desert and the Catalina Mountains, Tucson owes much of its powerful allure to its ancient land, heritage and spirituality.
Visit the Loews Hotels Blog for more Tucson itinerary ideas. You can also ask the concierge for a list of all the amazing things to do in Tucson. Click here to discover experiences the Westin La Paloma has to offer.
Pull on your favorite pair of jeans and experience the real Sonoran Desert. From tree-lined creeks to majestic mountains, you'll enjoy a rugged trip into the Old West. Knowledgeable guides point open-air vehicles toward a trail of adventure. All you have to do is enjoy the ride. Contact the concierge for details.
Kartchner Caverns Tours
This stunning “live” limestone cave offers unique mineral formations. Stalactites drip down like icicles and stalagmites tower up from the ground. In-depth guided tours reveal the wonder of this natural phenomenon, which is one of Southern Arizona’s most treasured state parks. Learn More.
Visit Sabino Canyon, one of the premier natural areas in southern Arizona. Here you will find outstanding scenery that features steep rock cliffs and unique desert vegetation adjacent to riparian corridors. You may get lucky and view a Gila monster, bobcat, Gambel's quail, eastern collard lizard, gopher snake and more. The animals of this area adapt to our 100+ degree summers and mild winters. Due to winter snowmelt and summer lightning storms, Sabino Creek flows almost year-round. Enjoy a picnic at one of the many pools and cascades that grace Sabino Creek. Contact the concierge for more information.
Other Key Area Attractions
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
Tucson Museum of Art
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun