• Fly High

    Join Desert Splash Seaplane Adventures for a bird’s eye view of desert mountains, canyon lakes and the ancient Apache Trail. Every flight includes a smooth-as-silk landing on Roosevelt Lake.
  • Dare to Explore

    From guided desert tours to do-it-yourself hikes, Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert answers your call for adventure with options that are as varied as the landscape itself.

Things To Do in Scottsdale

From the moment the sun rises over the Sonoran Desert until long after it sets, Scottsdale offers exciting options for things to see and do. From outdoor adventures and championship golf to upscale shopping and spa treatments, Scottsdale days can be as active or relaxed as you’d like. And after dark, every hour is happy hour, especially in downtown where more than 80 restaurants, clubs and lounges await.

Latest Articles

  • The Delightful Dozen: Scottsdale’s 12 Best-Kept Secrets

    They’re the perfect addition to any itinerary – those off-the-beaten-path gems that take your vacation from great to extraordinary. In celebration of fall’s sunny skies and cooler days, we’ve opened our secret files and pulled out a...
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  • Summer Survival Guide

    Summer in Scottsdale is hot. Like fry an egg on the sidewalk kind of hot. You may think that it’s un-livable…not true. Read this guide from an Arizona native who’s survived 24 summers here.Shaded parking is the...
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  • Gateway to the Sonoran Desert – McDowell Sonoran Preserve

    The Sonoran Desert is one of the most diverse environments on earth. With over 100 species of reptiles, 60 mammals, 350 birds, and 2,000 plants making a home in the desert, you never know what you’ll run...
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  • Cool Pools

    There’s something about lounging (or playing) by the pool at one of Scottsdale’s 70 resorts and hotels that makes the best summer vacation memories. Collectively, Scottsdale offers more than 130 shimmering, turquoise pools for your dipping pleasure...
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  • Take to the Skies

    Want a different point of view? Take to the skies to get a higher vantage point of the Sonoran Desert, Sedona Red Rocks, and the Grand Canyon! Whether you prefer to float around in a balloon, cruise...
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  • “Lobbying” for your Time

    Hotel and resort lobbies have long been used only for the check-in space. Not very much room for private meetings, and not very nice to sit back and relax with colleagues or a potential business partner. The...
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  • Top 10 Fall Fashion Trends

    Fashion trends come and go in a flash. So how’s a girl to know what’s “in” and what’s “soooo last season?” We reached out to the style experts at Scottsdale Fashion Square who provided these tips for...
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  • 7 Downtown Delights

    To read more great articles like this, request your free copy of the guide. Discover the heart and soul of our city – Downtown Scottsdale! Here you’ll fi nd nine walkable neighborhoods brimming with boutiques, galleries, restaurants,...
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  • 8 Stay-Cool Attractions

    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!1. Scottsdale Fashion SquareFrom...
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  • Full of Art: Top 10 Ways to a Creative Vacation

    Art flourishes in Scottsdale where a lineup of more than 100 galleries makes it one of the most concentrated collections in the country. Our Sonoran Desert escape also is home to acclaimed museums, architectural wonders, award-winning events...
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