Things to Do in Scottsdale

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Channel your inner Cirque du Soleil performer for this off-the-floor yoga class at the Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa. Stretchy fabric hammocks... Read More

Yee-haw! Pull on your boots, grab your hat and learn the in’s and out’s of cowboyin’. From horseback riding to roping and shoeing, this working cattle... Read More

Explore the Southwest’s rich natural and cultural history, from sparkly minerals and prehistoric fossils to a reconstructed Native American village and... Read More

Located in the neighboring city of Mesa, this kid-friendly museum explores the Arizona’s natural and cultural history with plenty of hands-on,... Read More

In January, serious car collectors descend upon the WestWorld complex in North Scottsdale for one of the best-attended auto auctions in the world. Even... Read More

Bentley’s beautifully curated paintings, sculptures and photographs make it one of Southwest’s best contemporary art galleries. Its impressive roster of... Read More

This midcentury landmark opened in 1960s, and it’s still one Phoenix’s favorite shopping destinations. Residents love to stroll the outdoor mall’s... Read More

Now this is one view of the desert that few experience: suspended from the side of a boulder 75 feet off the ground. Rock climbing instructors at the... Read More

For the ultimate golf instruction, book a lesson at the Boulders Golf Academy. The school offer a variety programs to upgrade your game, from 30-minutes... Read More

The largest butterfly pavilion in the country, this indoor zoo features a global collection of colorful monarchs, gold banded foresters and mountain... Read More

The kneeling camel profile of this red sandstone and granite mountain is the city’s most beloved icon—and a challenging, must-climb destination for... Read More

Even if you’re not a hiker, this Valley of the Sun icon is a must-see landmark. Those who are in shape, though, should scale the popular Echo Canyon... Read More

First settled by ranchers and miners in the 1870s, the town of Cave Creek just north of Scottsdale fervently maintains its Old West character: old... Read More

For an out-of-mall shopping experience, head north to the small desert enclave of Cave Creek. The town’s main street is lined with retail options that... Read More

The desert community of Cave Creek, on the northern edge of Scottsdale, has long been loved by mountain bikers, but the main road leading up to the town... Read More

Former Taliesin West student Paolo Soleri was one of Southwest’s most innovative architects. His organic style merged Frank Lloyd Wright’s teachings... Read More

Science nerds will love the experience at Cool Clubs as much as golfers. Rooms, specially outfitted with multiple cameras, sensors and even Doppler... Read More

This 47-acre park in Northwest Phoenix preserves some 1,500 petroglyphs, ranging from abstract symbols and shapes to animal and human figures. For more... Read More

The beautifully curated Desert Botanical Garden has one of the most impressive plant collections in the world, and the transition from day to night... Read More

With some 50,000 cacti, succulents, agaves, shrubs, and trees, the Desert Botanical Garden may be the world’s finest collection of desert plants. Try to... Read More

Scottsdale Stadium is right in the heart of the city’s Old Town and entertainment districts, a pedestrian-friendly area with dozens of great restaurants... Read More

Arizona’s premier outdoor tour operator offers some of the best adventures in the state, including guided hiking and biking treks, and multiday... Read More

This 30,000-square-foot preserve protects some of Sonoran Desert’s most beautiful and pristine landscapes, including the McDowell Mountains. Hike or... Read More

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