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Two young children kayaking near Scottsdale Resort.Two young children kayaking near Scottsdale Resort.
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Local Things to Do

Explore Sunny Arizona

From horseback riding in the desert and hiking past cacti to teeing off at world-class golf courses and day tripping to the Grand Canyon, there are so many things to do in Scottsdale.

To see just some of the Southwest fun that’s waiting for you, check out the Lopez family’s outdoor adventures at nearby McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Young child on woman's shoulders in McDowell Sonoran Preserve near Scottsdale Resort.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails through lush cacti forests and stunning mountain scenery.

Cowboy statue in Old Town Scottsdale near Scottsdale Resort.

Old Town Scottsdale

Head to this eclectic downtown district for boutique shops, arts, tasty dining and entertainment.

Man standing in front of Grand Canyon near Scottsdale Resort.

Grand Canyon

A day trip to this iconic national park with red-rock cliffs and incredible views is so worth it!

Cheetah at the Phoenix Zoo near Scottsdale Resort.

Phoenix Zoo

A can’t-miss spot that’s home to over 3,000 animals and one of the largest zoos in the country.

Indoor Skydiving building near Scottsdale Resort.

Talking Stick Entertainment District

If you love sports, you’ll love it here with golf, jousting, racing and skydiving – all in one spot!

Pink Jeep Tour near Scottsdale Resort.

Pink® Jeep® Scenic Rim Tour

Enjoy an off-roading adventure through the backcountry with a guide on this nearby Sedona highlight.