6 Stay-Cool Attractions

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

It gets hot in Scottsdale during the summer – even we can’t deny it. But, with plenty of indoor activities to enjoy around town, and cool pools to lounge by, who cares? Bring on the heat!

Scottsdale Fashion Square

From “haute” summer fashions and strappy sandals to trendy accessories, you’ll find all the treasures you seek at retailer powerhouses like Nordstrom, H&M, Bebe and Jimmy Choo.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Discover the seamless blending of architecture and environment at the winter home and studio of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In summer, opt for the Night Lights tour and explore this architectural masterpiece during the cooler evening hours.

AZ on the Rocks

Arizona’s largest indoor climbing gym with 14,000 square feet of textured climbing terrain. Whether you’re an experienced climber or a beginner, AZ on the Rocks will help you learn the ropes and perfect your technique.

Casino Arizona

Enjoy all your favorite casino games, as well as fine dining and live entertainment at Casino Arizona. Who knows? You may win big at this Scottsdale gem.

Queen Creek Olive Mill

Learn about the process of creating gourmet olive oil. Products from flavored oils and tapenades to bath products are available in the Mill’s marketplace. Enjoy lunch onsite at Del Piero.

Dive-in Movies

Combine two of your favorite things – movies and swimming – with summertime dive-in movies! Among the resorts offering these family-friendly flicks for guests are The Fairmont Scottsdale PrincessFour Seasons Resort ScottsdaleHyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey RanchThe Phoenician and Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.