Skip Main Navigation
  • Collapsed Find & Reserve Hotels, Deals & More
  • Collapsed Reservations View & Manage
  • Or sign in using:
  • Not a member?
    Join Now

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard · Tucson, Arizona 85745 USA

  • 1 520-792-3500

Recreation

  • 1 520-792-3500

 

MAKE A RESERVATION

Explore Tucson

Getting to Tucson – We now have 18 non-stop flights from around the country!

Take your family off property to experience the surrounding beauty and adventure of Tucson.

Explore Tucson with this video from our partner’s at Visit Tucson!


Natural Wonders

  • Grand Canyon
  • Sedona
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • Saguaro National Park West
  • Sabino Canyon
  • Mount Lemmon
  • Madera Canyon
  • Kartchner Caverns
  • Colossal Cave

Animal Encounters

  • Sonoran Desert Museum
  • Reid Park Zoo

Museums

  • Arizona Historical Society
  • Tucson Museum of Art
  • Tucson Children's Museum
  • Pima Air and Space Museum
  • Titan Missile Museum
  • Biosphere 2
  • Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
  • Kitt Peak National Observatory

Tucson Missions

  • Mission San Xavier del Bac
  • Saint Augustine Cathedral
  • Tumacacori National Historical Park

Wild West Adventures

  • Old Tucson Studios
  • Tombstone - Gunfight at O.K. Corral
  • Bisbee - Copper mines

Shops & Galleries

  • Old Town Artisans
  • La Encantada
  • St.Philip's Plaza
  • Plaza Palomino
  • DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
  • Tubac - Artist colony

South of the Border

  • Nogales, Mexico
  • Puerto Penasco

Sporting Events

  • Tucson Padres
  • Accenture Match Play
  • El Tour de Tucson
  • University of Arizona
  • Rillito Downs horse racing
  • Tucson Greyhound Park
  • La Fiesta de los Vaqueros rodeo

Performing Arts

  • Tucson Convention Center
  • Tucson Symphony Orchestra
  • Arizona Opera Company
  • Ballet Arizona
  • Invisible Theatre
  • Gaslight Theatre
  • Centennial Hall

Fauna & Flora

Our Tucson Mountains are full of massive saguaro. They can live as long as 200 years, growing over fifty feet tall and weighing more than ten tons. The saguaro has become an icon of the desert, with its distinctive tall trunk and numerous curved arms that branch upward. The saguaro survives in the hot, dry desert through a series of adaptations, including a folded skin that can expand or contract depending on the amount of water collected. Unlike most plants cacti perform photosynthesis in their trunk. The saguaro's root system usually lies within three inches of the ground surface and spreads out in a circle roughly as wide as the plant's height, allowing the cactus to collect any rainwater that may fall nearby.

Other species of cactus include the wide barrel cactus, the spiny fishhook and cholla cacti, and the oddly-constructed prickly pear cactus. Various bushes, including creosote and mesquite, as well as numerous desert wildflowers, fill the desert with flowers after rains.

Most animals in the desert are difficult to spot due to their nocturnal habits or camouflage, but keen-eyed guests might find quail, roadrunners, woodpeckers, flickers, wrens, owls, hawks, desert tortoise, gila monsters, javelinas (wild pigs), kangaroo rats, coyotes, foxes, and jackrabbits.

Shopping & Dining

The city of Tucson has an array of shopping and dining. From shopping malls to unique local flavor boutiques, you will find what you need or didn't even know you wanted.

Take some time during your resort experience to head into downtown Tucson. Downtown Tucson offers galleries, shopping, and art experiences. There are also a varied list of restaurants including local cuisine.

Tucson Visitor Center

Located in vibrant La Placita Village, within walking distance of the Tucson Convention Center and most of the downtown area. Drop in for a free copy of the Visit Tucson: Official Destination Guide and information on fun things to do in Southern Arizona.

Downtown Tucson Partnership

Located in La Placita Village. Stop by for information on downtown events, arts, and cultural activities, residential, business, and development opportunities.