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On-Property Gems

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 massive 12 million-year-old boulders up close with the resort’s Rock Climbing adventure. Expert guides help you experience the thrill of real rock climbing as you push your current boundaries and learn a new skill. Other on-property adventures include a moonlight bike ride on the resort's winding paths and the Sonoran Explorin' nature tour.


The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Scotch Library

After a day on the golf course or exploring the city, gather in Dreamweavers Canyon where a bagpiper heralds the coming sunset. After dinner, stay with the theme stop by the resort's Scotch Library, which offers more than 300 different whiskies for your tasting pleasure and a Scotch Ambassador to guide you on your journey.


Hotel Valley Ho

Join the experts from Scottsdale’s Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours for the 90-minute Magical History Tour. You’ll learn about the hotel’s classic design elements and its famed Hollywood past. And the price? Only $19.56, which reflects the year the Valley Ho made its debut.


The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

four seasons desert bathing

Get in tune with the beautiful Sonoran Desert during the Four Seasons’ Desert Bathing experience. This immersive program engages the five senses with a meditative Zen-like hike, simple yoga postures and aromatherapy.


Bespoke Inn Scottsdale

Bespoke Inn Bicycles

Your stay at this boutique inn, nestled in the heart of the Old Town Arts District, includes complimentary use of their handcrafted and oh-so-stylish British Pashley bicycles.


Talking Stick Resort & Spa

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Enjoy refined American cuisine and panoramic sunset views at Orange Sky restaurant on the 15th floor of Talking Stick Resort & Spa. The menu at Orange Sky is built on the principle of food sovereignty, which prioritizes local, sustainable and culturally rooted choices around growing and preparing food.