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On-Property Gems

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

Scottsdale is known for its world-class resorts, but part of what makes these accommodations stand out beyond their luxurious rooms, fine dining options, spas and golf courses are their hidden offerings. Check out some of the ways you can make the most of your Scottsdale vacation with these unique resort experiences.


The Boulders Resort and Spa

Explore 12 million-year-old boulders up close with the resort’s Boulder Climb. Expert guides help you experience the thrill of real rock climbing as you push your current boundaries and learn a new skill.


The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Gather ’round The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Dreamweaver Canyon Courtyard at sunset and listen to the haunting sounds of Michael McClanathan’s Scottish bagpipes.


Hotel Valley Ho

Learn about the mid-century modern architecture and storied history of the Hotel Valley Ho on the resort’s architectural tour led by experts from Scottsdale’s Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours.


The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Enjoy a romantic Celestial Picnic under the stars at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North complete with a gourmet meal prepared by the resort’s executive chef, a bottle of champagne or wine, and a telescope for stargazing.


The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa

Experience the excitement of world-championship-level hoop dancing during Native American dance performances every Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency Resort Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch.