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

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.


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 private gourmet meal, a bottle of champagne or wine, and a telescope for stargazing.


The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa

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After a romantic dinner at the Hyatt Regency’s Alto ristorante e bar, climb aboard a gondola and be serenaded as you glide along the resort’s scenic waterways.


Bespoke Inn Scottsdale

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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.