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Experience Pure Vacation Inspiration in the Sonoran Desert

Take in the Scenery

Scottsdale is home to the Sonoran Desert. It covers the majority of Scottsdale and is one of the largest deserts in North America. A lot of people love to visit Scottsdale just to see the desert landscape and enjoy biking and hiking on trails that go through it. 

Experience Luxury

Scottsdale is known for its luxury, and has a range of experiences—from high-end golf courses on luxurious resort grounds with amazing spas to fine dining and world-class shopping there’s something for everyone who wants to live like royalty.

Sit Back and Relax

Scottsdale, Arizona is the perfect place to relax. With its mild climate, it’s great for travel year-round. You’ll find the perfect balance between relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you want to sit by the pool with your friends or family, or relax at a spa, Scottsdale has got you covered. 

Things To Do in Scottsdale


There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied, including swimming, visiting aquariums, architectural wonders, botanical gardens, wine tasting rooms, and award-winning museums.


With more than 200 golf courses in the Scottsdale area, a portfolio of luxury resorts and year-round sunny skies, it’s no wonder Scottsdale is known as The World’s Finest Golf Destination.


There are many outdoor activities and adventures you can take advantage of here, such as hiking, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, off-road tours, river rafting and more!


The Scottsdale arts scene vibrates with a creative energy all its own. Experience art-driven events like the free weekly ArtWalk, Canal Convergence, catch a Broadway show at the performing arts theaters or take a walking tour of Old Town.


Known as “The Beverly Hills of the Southwest,” Scottsdale offers endless options for high-end, high-fashion retail experiences. From high-end jewelry and clothes to street art and knick-knacks, you’ll have endless shopping opportunities.


It’s easy to find something to satisfy your craving in Scottsdale, as there are more than 800 restaurants to choose from. If you’re looking for a great meal after a long day of golfing or lounging by the pool, Scottsdale is the place for you!

Top 7 Scottsdale Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss

Odysea Aquarium

The Southwest’s largest aquarium takes you on a one-of-a-kind voyage through the rivers and oceans of the world. You’ll see thousands of sea creatures, including sharks, penguins, sea turtles and exotic fish.

Scottsdale's Museum of the West

This premier museum celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. Rotating exhibits feature Western art, rare historic artifacts and cultural treasures.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Discover the seamless blending of architecture and environment at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. In summer, opt for a post-sunset tour and explore this architectural masterpiece during the cooler evening hours.

Scottsdale's Museum of Contemporary Art

Explore cutting-edge exhibits of contemporary art, architecture and design at SMoCA. Don’t miss “Knight Rise,” a permanent “skyspace” installation by Arizona artist James Turrell.

Butterfly Wonderland

Walk among more than 3,000 exotic butterflies as they fly freely in a lush, rainforest setting. Other exhibits include a working honeybee hive, Rainforest Reptiles and Spineless Giants, which will introduce you to some of the world’s largest arthropods.

Octane Raceway

In addition to exhilarating kart racing on their indoor/outdoor track, Octane now offers Velocity VR, a free-roam virtual gaming arena. VR game options include “Zombie Outbreak: Origins,” “Singularity” and “Sol Raiders.”

Musical Instrument Museum

See more than 6,000 instruments and cultural objects from around the world! Be sure to stop by the Artist Gallery, which features instruments played by icons like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and John Lennon.

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