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    Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon Adventures

    Guests of The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch call us one of the best resorts in Arizona for a number of reasons. Our beautiful property, our delicious food and our top-rated service have all made  lasting impressions on the many who have stayed with us.

    Another reason our guests love us is our location here in Scottsdale. We are close to all of the hotspots in town, but we also are conveniently situated among the awe-inspiring beauty that is the Sonoran Desert. The serpentine rivers, luxuriant valleys, mountain peaks, and distinctive Saguaro forests impress even those of us who live here year-round. But on foot, or even in an all-terrain vehicle, there is only so much you can see. So when you’re looking for Scottsdale things to do, don’t allow gravity to limit your experience of the Sonoran Desert – change your perspective and take to the skies in a hot air balloon?

    Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona

    Hot air balloon rides lift you up high enough for sensational panoramic views while staying close enough to the ground to allow you to catch of glimpse of desert creatures as they dash, scuttle, and scurry across the terrain. Generally, hot air balloon excursions occur in the early morning hours, as the nocturnal desert animals head home to sleep and the diurnal animals are just emerging for the day. You will be rewarded for waking up before the sun with breathtaking sunrise views of the Sonoran Desert. You can even have breakfast and a celebratory glass of champagne awaiting you at landing. There are a few companies in the greater Phoenix area that offer sunset hot air balloon flights. On these sunset excursions, you may enjoy post-flight hors d'oeuvres instead of the breakfast available for the early morning flights. Whether a sunrise or sunset flight, the exhilaration of a hot air balloon ride can ignite the childlike excitement and wonder in all of us. Why not get your day (or evening) off to a soaring start with a hot air balloon excursion over the Sonoran Desert?

    At the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, we believe a little shift in perspective can have a big impact. Let our concierge service make the arrangements for a hot air balloon adventure so you can focus on making the most of your Arizona  vacation.

     While you are here, you can experience gain a different perspective on indulgence with a signature treatment at Luna Spa. After a night of rest on one of our plush, pillow top mattress, you will wake with a new perspective on what it means to be rested. Contact us today and see for yourself why we are one of the best resorts in Arizona.

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