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 that 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
Many of Arizona’s premier wineries have tasting rooms in Old Town Scottsdale. Check out Aridus, Lawerence Dunham or Carlson Creek, where groups can sample their award-winning wines and learn about the wine-making process.
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 Old Town restaurants. Choose from lunch or dinner dine-arounds.
Mingle at ArtWalk
Every Thursday evening, the galleries of the Old Town 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.
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.