Indigenous activities abound for those with an adventurous spirit. Explore the Sonoran Desert via way of hiking trails, off-road Jeeps or on horseback, where you’ll witness the richest, most biologically diverse desert in the Americas. Or, take a gentler path at the Desert Botanical Gardens and discover the marvels of our desert landscape.
Discover Scottsdale’s rich variety of art and cultural opportunities. From world-class shopping in Downtown Scottsdale's Art and Shopping Districts, Fashion Square or Kierland Commons to the local and native culture found at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, there is something to experience for everyone.
Take in a game, or two… From Cactus League Spring Training ballparks to the Diamondbacks’ home at Chase Field, we're a baseball lover’s dream. Or, cheer on our Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Coyotes in nearby Glendale for hard-hitting action. And don’t forget the action-packed excitement of the Phoenix Suns. For the golfers at heart, delight in the tournament play at nearby and nationally-acclaimed Scottsdale golf courses, or try the “greatest show on grass” at the nearby WM Phoenix Open Golf tournament. Scottsdale also boasts two casinos just minutes away from the resort, Talking Stick Casino and Casino Arizona.
Family fun includes the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park or the Phoenix Zoo. Farther over the horizon you’ll find the famous red rocks of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, or visit one of nature’s most magnificent wonders, the Grand Canyon, only four hours away by car for the perfect day trip.
Whether visiting Arizona State University, strolling downtown galleries on a Thursday night ArtWalk, taking in a play or baseball game, or enjoying the vast natural beauty of Arizona’s parks and trails, you’ll discover a myriad of activities at the crossroads of everything Scottsdale.