Top Activities for Spouses

If your next program includes your attendees’ spouses and families, Scottsdale offers a wide array of unique activities to keep them entertained morning, noon and night. Here are 10 signature Scottsdale spouse programs are sure to please:

Explore the Sonoran Desert

Take an off-road excursion through the Sonoran Desert. Tours by Jeep, Hummer or you-drive Tomcars can be tailored to your group’s interests, from desert flora and fauna to local geology and Native American culture.

Visit an Artist’s Studio

Let Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours take your guests on an intimate tour of local artists’ studios. They’ll get to meet the artists, see their work in progress and gain insight into their creative process.

Relax with a Spa Sampler

As your guests mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, they’ll enjoy some pampering with mini versions of the spa’s signature treatments.

Enjoy a Private Wine Tasting

Two of southern Arizona’s premier wineries, Aridus and Lawrence Dunham,have tasting rooms in downtown Scottsdale. Groups can sample their award-winning wines and learn about the wine-making process.

Admire Architecture

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece, Taliesin West. Daily tours include Wright’s private office and living room, Cabaret and Theater. Nearby, Cosanti offers tours of the foundry where wind bells designed by the late architect Paolo Cosanti are crafted.

Savor a Taste of Scottsdale

Join Arizona Food Tours for a Taste of Old Town Scottsdale! This walking tour includes tastings at 6 to 8 popular downtown restaurants. Choose from lunch or dinner dine-arounds. For those with a sweet tooth, Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale offers a casual stroll through downtown where guests will sample chocolate in all its forms, from candy and baked goods to ice cream and hot chocolate.

Mingle at ArtWalk

Every Thursday evening, the galleries of the downtown Arts District stay open late from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the free ArtWalk, a Scottsdale tradition for more than 40 years. Artist receptions, exhibition openings and live entertainment are all part of the fun.

Stroll the Garden

In addition to its five thematic trails which showcase thousands of species of arid-land plants, the Desert Botanical Garden offers a host of creative spouse programs including Desert Dish Gardens, Afternoon Tea in the Garden and Taste of the Southwest cooking demonstrations.

Experience Sedona

Less than two hours north of Scottsdale is the breathtaking red rock country of Sedona. Offering everything from upscale shopping and dining to red-rock jeep and vortex tours, Sedona is the perfect day trip from Scottsdale.