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Best Things To Do In Scottsdale Arizona

Posted on | April 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Best Things To Do In Scottsdale Arizona

Article by Becky Kelley


Whether you are tired from work, school, or maybe just the day to day grind, Scottsdale provides fun, relaxing activities that will get you out of the house and out of the rut. Not every city can provide year round golf and hiking, hot air balloon rides, helicopter tours and professional sports teams. With movie costs on the rise and weekend activities that seem to suck the money out of your pocket, we’re lucky to have activities outside of our normal realm. If you’re visiting or a resident it’s always fun to get out and experience everything Scottsdale has to offer! Listed below are just 10 things out of many to experience in Scottsdale.

SCOTTSDALE GOLFHome to numerous golf courses and professional golfers, Scottsdale provides golf for any player at any level. Troon North Golf Club offers two 18-hole courses with views that can make even the worst round of golf beautiful and fun. JW Marriott Wildfire Golf Club offers a spectacular view and golf course; visitors can stay at their luxurious resort. No matter the course you can’t go wrong when golfing in Scottsdale. Get the best rates on Scottsdale golf packages. Stay and play golf packages start at only 0 per person/per night.

SCOTTSDALE HUMMER AND ATV TOURSTake a tour in style. You can see wildlife and the terrain of the Sonoran Desert where a normal car can’t take you. Outback Safari offers its guests guided tours on their Hummers and ATV’s that take you on mountain sides, through sandy creek beds, landmarks, and ravines. Never sure of what you will see next, a tour will ensure that you have a good time and an adventure you won’t forget.

SCOTTSDALE REAL ESTATEAnywhere in Scottsdale will provide fantastic views, beautiful homes, and an environment that offers so much to do. Open houses are always fun, even if you aren’t interested in purchasing a home you can go and see unique designs and ideas for your own home. There’s no better time than now to look for your second home or investment property. Scottsdale has a big market for vacation homes and rentals, so even if you didn’t want to live in Scottsdale year-round there are still a lot of opportunities. If you are looking for a great deal on a home you can look into the REO Properties or homes that are being sold as short sales.

SCOTTSDALE FBR OPENEvery year, thousands gather for one of Scottsdale’s premiere events, the FBR Open. Known as one of the biggest turnouts for PGA Tour events, the FBR Open attracts everyone from golf enthusiasts to those who just go for a good time. The end of January and beginning of February starts the week of golfing and events. Located at TPC Scottsdale and open to the general public the FBR Open is something everyone will enjoy.

SCOTTSDALE HOT AIR BALLOON RIDESAs you glide over the surroundings of Scottsdale and all the peaks and valleys it will be like nothing you have experienced before. Hot air balloon rides are a peaceful, fun, and picturesque way to see the environment without worrying about traffic or noisy passengers. Your scenic takeoff and landing encompass several amounts of land that will give you some very needed worry free time.

SCOTTSDALE DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENSOpen year round the Desert Botanical Gardens offers sites and events that you can’t see anywhere else. Whether you are a member or pay admission every cent is worth the flowers, art, and trails that some pictures can’t do justice. The Fall Music in the Garden and Luminaria are some of their events that people travel to see; you won’t regret going and seeing some of the most unique collections of desert flowers.ARIZONA PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMSThe Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Phoenix Coyotes all provide exhilarating experiences and will leave you wanting more. As the Suns rush down the court pressing their opponents every person in the arena is promised a good time. When lights dim and the spotlight roams, the Coyotes are out on the ice ready to face their next opponent. There is never a dull moment watching players fight for their team and score for a win. Day game or night game the Diamondbacks are ready to strike for a win. Knocking it out of the park or making an amazing catch, you never know what is going to happen next and you won’t want to miss it.

HELICOPTER TOURS OF THE GRAND CANYONSee the Grand Canyon at a level you never seen before. Papillon Helicopters Tours takes each person high above the Grand Canyon to see the earth’s creation at a level that magnifies the beauty. Papillon also goes to lower depths to show the years of transformations and growth that make the Grand Canyon as spectacular as it looks. You can enjoy the surroundings and get a grasp for how nature connects its beautiful elements to create one of the world’s most beautiful sites.

HIKING IN SCOTTSDALEIf you love to take a nature walk or a strenuous hike, Scottsdale offers all levels of hiking and trails that can take you high up on Camelback Mountain or within the beautiful desert. Camelback Mountain offers several hikes and trails for less strenuous hikes and some hikes for those who are very experienced and can be very difficult. Squaw Peak offers other good hikes and trails for all levels of experience. Early in the morning or late in the afternoon, every time of day Scottsdale will amaze those who walk its surroundings.

OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE & ART DISTRICTOld Town Scottsdale, the Southern part of Scottsdale, draws visitors and residents for its entertainment, waterfront, restaurants, and art district. Known as The West’s Most Western Town, Old Town has a shopping district that ranges from exquisite boutiques to southwest gifts and apparel. The art district of Old Town is one of the most prominent and respected art districts in the nation. Every Thursday night from 7 – 9 pm Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts ArtWalk, an event that is free for the public to experience the galleries of Old Town. As residents and visitors stroll the streets of Old Town Scottsdale the architecture, entertainment, shopping, dining and culture all paint a vivid picture of Scottsdale with its Western charm and modern allure.

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