Scottsdale Area Guide

Located just northeast of Pheonix, Scottsdale is one of the premier destinations to visit in America's desert southwest. First-time visitors and regular travelers instantly fall in love all over again each visit. The desert climate and terrain provide the perfect backdrop and weather for all the adventures your heart could desire. The weather is warm year-round, and with very little rain, the fun never has to stop! Temperatures in the summer months will average in the 100s and in the 60s and 70s in the winter months with cool desert nights that are perfect for bonfires and relaxation with friends and family.


From exploring the great outdoors of the Sonoran Desert to luxury shopping, there is endless adventure to be had. Scottsdale is home to the highest number of spas per capita in the United States and also boasts some of the finest golf courses in America with 330 days a year of sunshine on average to enjoy them. Relax and unwind or rev up for unparalleled experiences. You can choose your own adventure here in Scottsdale. 


Browse through some of our annual events and enjoyable activities any time of year below and start planning your Scottsdale vacation today. We can't wait to host you. 

Things to Do in Scottsdale

When we say endless adventure, we mean it. There is never a moment that you'll be bored during your Scottsdale vacation. You'll be able to explore the desert landscapes, discover incredible museums and attractions, and spend your days relaxing on the golf course or the spa. 

Sonoran Desert:

This arid region outside Scottsdale provides a glimpse of the untouched beauty of Arizona. There is a very diverse range of flora and fauna with some incredible Instagram-worthy moments of the large cacti and hills and mountains that scatter through the region. There are many great ways to explore the area. There are miles and miles of hiking trails to explore by foot or you can take an offroading tour by Jeep, Hummer, or ATV! 


If you want a really unique tour of the desert, take a guided horseback trip through the area and explore the region as our ancestors did. You can also see the view from a hot-air balloon or by kayak and paddleboard in the rivers that run through the area. 

Scottsdale Golf Courses:

Hailed as the "World's Finest Golf Courses," Scottsdale boasts some of the best golf you'll probably experience in your life. Imagine teeing off with a backdrop of red mountains jutting into the sky behind you. You can take a tour of all of the local golf courses including TPC Scottsdale, home of the Waste Management Open every year, the most-attended tournament in the PGA Tour. 

Museums and Attractions:

With a rich culture as part of the great westward expansion in American history, Scottsdale is home to many incredible museums and attractions to learn and enjoy during your next visit. 

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West showcases the culture and heritage of the American West through a display of fine art, historic artifacts, and cultural treasures including Texas Ranger badges, hand-tooled saddles, and Native American pottery.
  • Heard Museum: Learn all about the Native American history of Scottsdale and get up close with genuine artifacts from the Navajo.
  • Musical Instrument Museum: Music lovers will love getting to see and play instruments from around the world with more than 5,000 instruments on display including ones played by icons like Carlos Santana, John Lennon, and Roy Orbison.