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Summer in Scottsdale

Things to Do in Scottsdale This Summer

Specific details are from 2019. Please check back in April. 2020 for updated information!

How hot? Triple-digit, fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk, stick-your-head-in-the-freezer hot. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

You see, when summer arrives in Scottsdale, all kinds of wonderful happens – resort rates dip into let’s-stay-another-night territory, celebrity DJs heat up the pool party scene, and local musicians jam under the stars. And that’s just the beginning.

Join us in Scottsdale and tell summer to Bring. It. On!


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Cool Summer Survival Tips


The turquoise waters of Scottsdale’s pools are the best places to beat the summer heat, and your choices are many – cool resort pools, sandy beaches and even Insta-worthy pools that are the perfect backdrop for summer selfies.

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Free Things to Do in Scottsdale

Looking to stretch your summer vacay budget? It’s easy to do in Scottsdale where free activities run the gamut from Thursdays at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the weekly Scottsdale ArtWalk to Sunday-night concerts by local bands at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

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Things to Do at Night

Nighttime activities are a great way to beat the summer heat. After-hours happenings for families provide plenty of fun for all ages, like dive-in movies and night-vision desert tours. For adults, explore Public Art that glows after dark, sample the city’s best boozy milkshakes, or try your hand at billiards and arcade games at Scottsdale’s best bars with games. It’s all part of a night on the town in Scottsdale!

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Call us crazy, but we still like to go outdoors in the summertime – and you will, too! Grab your water bottle and leave the A/C behind while you explore Scottsdale’s abundant lakes and rivers, regional swimming holes and after-dark desert adventures.


Dine Audaciously

Scottsdale summer dining is equal parts farm-fresh ingredients and bold, regional flavors. Here’s the inside scoop on the season’s best eats, from spicy favorites and clean summer eating to innovative cocktails and ice cream treats.

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