Trip Ideas

There’s so much to see and do in Scottsdale that the choices can seem overwhelming at first. No worries! Below you’ll find some fabulous Scottsdale trip ideas grouped by area of interest. Just find the topics that match the people in your travel party and you’ll be on your way to creating a fun-filled itinerary that’s sure to please.

  • Art & Architecture

    Scottsdale is a hot spot for inspiring architecture and world-class art. See why American Style has voted Scottsdale one of the “Top 25 Arts Destinations” numerous times over.
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  • Downtown Dining

    Hungry? Head for downtown Scottsdale where dozens of award-winning chefs and restaurants are waiting to satisfy all your cravings.
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  • Family Fun

    If you’re planning a vacation for the whole family, don’t miss these age-appropriate activities and attractions that everyone will enjoy!
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  • Golf

    With more than 200 courses in the city and surrounding area, Scottsdale is a golfer’s paradise. Check out our desert golf must-plays, traditional favorites and exciting 19th hole options.
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  • LGBT

    Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway or a rejuvenating week-long vacation, join us and experience the sophistication and relaxation you’ll find only in Scottsdale.
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  • Nightlife

    Get ready to discover a whole new Scottsdale after dark! From happy-hour hotspots to high-energy dance clubs, Scottsdale has you covered with varied nightlife options that are sure to please.
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  • Pet Friendly

    When Fido or Fluffy joins you on vacation, you want to make sure they have as much fun as you do. Here are just a few of the ways you can pamper your pet in Scottsdale.
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  • Shopping

    When you’re ready to indulge in some well-deserved retail therapy, Scottsdale offers the national chains you love, as well as one-off local gems you won’t want to miss.
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  • Sonoran Desert Adventure

    From scenic desert hikes to thrilling off-road tours, Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert answers your call for excitement with a wide variety of outdoor adventure options.
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  • Weddings & Honeymoons

    Everything that you need to plan an unforgettable day is right here: picture-perfect sites, knowledgeable event professionals, and even foodie-approved rehearsal dinner venues.
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  • Western & Native American

    Discover Scottsdale’s rich Western and Native American heritage through live performances, thrilling adventures, seasonal events, and outstanding art and museum exhibitions.
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