Scottsdale Activities & Adventures

A vibrant cultural and adventure destination, Scottsdale, Arizona, offers an array of exciting activities, attractions, and events as well as an alluring nightlife and world-class shopping. Set in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, bordered by Phoenix to the west, Scottsdale is bursting with unique attractions, invigorating outdoor activities and unforgettable adventures that captivate your spirit. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and desert eco-tours under idyllic blue skies or trek the city’s scenic trails. Go river rafting and kayaking, or explore the tranquil skies with hot air balloon adventures.


Experience Scottsdale, Arizona

From theatres and museums to sporting events and culinary festivals, Scottsdale is an urban oasis in the desert. Experience the culture and art of Scottsdale at attractions like the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Heard Museum, Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, Phoenix Zoo, and Cosanti, home and studio of renowned architect Paolo Soleri. Celebrate the rich history and native cultures of Arizona at annual festivals such as Scottsdale ArtWalk, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and PGA’s Phoneix Open. Explore the Scottsdale Arts District with art galleries, museums and art festivals that capture the spirit of the Southwest. Take some time to visit the nearby communities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.

A Phoenician concierge is happy to guide you to all the fun activities in Scottsdale.  Call 480 423 2572.

Tours & Activities

  • Hiking Tours ( Including Camelback Mountain)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canyoneering
  • Grand Canyon Airline or Helicopter Tours
  • Hummer Tours: Day & Evening
  • Salt River Water Floating (seasonal)
  • Grand Canyon White Water Rafting (seasonal)
  • Fishing Day Trips
  • Hot Air Balloon Tours: Sunrise or Sunset (seasonal)
  • Kartchner Cavern State Park Tours
  • Soaring
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jeep Tours
  • Four Peaks & Table Mesa Trails
  • Gold Mining Town or Ghost Town Tours
  • ATV Tours through Sonoran Desert or Sedona
  • Wild West & City Day Trips
  • Verde Canyon Railroad Adventures
  • Grand Canyon Railway

Scottsdale & Phoenix Attractions

• Phoenix Zoo
• Arizona Cowboy College
• Desert Botanical Garden
• Tempe Town Lake
• Phoenix Symphony
• ASU Gammage Auditorium

Scottsdale & Phoenix Shopping

• The Shops at The Phoenician
• Scottsdale Fashion Square
• The Shops at Hilton Village
• Biltmore Fashion Park
• Kierland Commons
• Scottsdale Quarter
• Tempe Marketplace
• Copper Square

Scottsdale & Phoenix Museums

• Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
• Heard Museum
• Phoenix Art Museum
• Arizona Science Center
• Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
• Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
• Musical Instrument Museum

Professional Sports & Events

• Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)/Chase Field
• Phoenix Suns (NBA)
• Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
• ASU Sun Devil Football
• ASU Cardinals Football
• Phoenix International Raceway (NASCAR)
• Turf Paradise (Thoroughbred Racing)
• Waste Management Phoenix Open
• F1 Race Factory
• Cactus League Spring Training

Scottsdale Arizona Activities & Festivals

• Scottsdale ArtWalk –Thursdays 7-9 PM – Downtown Scottsdale
• Fiesta Bowl
• Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon
• Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
• WestWorld of Scottsdale
• Scottsdale Culinary Festival
• Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
• Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
• Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training
• Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
• Scottsdale Fashion Week
• Casino Arizona
• Cosanti Originals