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Horseback Riding in Scottsdale

As the adage goes, when you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras. Though that’s true everywhere, it holds extra weight in Scottsdale. Scottsdale, and McCormick Ranch in particular, has a rich equestrian history.

Horseback riders in the canyon
Hot Air Balloon Tours near Scottsdale

Hot air balloon rides near Scottsdale AZ lift you up high enough to soak in sensational panoramic views. Yet unlike other airbound adventures like a helicopter ride, you’ll still be close enough to the ground to make out desert flora and fauna in their natural habitat.

A pack of hot air balloons against a blue sky

Imagine a place where mountains rise above it, and desert unfolds around it. A place that feels as much in the desert as it is of the desert, with homes and buildings and city centers splashed with terracotta tiles and earth tones.

Discover Underrated Attractions

What if Scottsdale’s must-visit attractions are ones you haven’t even heard of? More secrecy means less traffic, and you’ll likely have some of these activities all to yourself. Check out our five favorite underrated attractions in Scottsdale.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale Arizona
Find Things to Do in Scottsdale During COVID

There’s so much about Scottsdale that’s exactly as it always has been. Outdoor activities are still very much on the agenda, and popular local attractions have opened with a new approach that puts your safety front and center. That’s why there are more things to do during COVID than you’d think. Start with these 5 adventures.

Family hike near The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Though there’s a common misconception that Fridays through Sundays are unequivocally the best days of the week, in Scottsdale the weekdays are when the desert really feels alive. If you know where to go.

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