What to do around Old Town Scottsdale

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Experience Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona and more…

From theatres and museums to sporting events and culinary festivals, Scottsdale is an urban oasis in the desert. Experience the culture and art of Scottsdale at attractions like the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Heard Museum, Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, Phoenix Zoo, and Cosanti, home and studio of renowned architect Paolo Soleri. Celebrate the rich history and native cultures of Arizona at annual festivals such as Scottsdale ArtWalk, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and PGA’s Phoneix Open. Explore the Scottsdale Arts District with art galleries, museums and art festivals that capture the spirit of the Southwest. Take some time to visit the nearby communities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.


Tours & Activities

Hiking Tours (Including Camelback Mountain)

Mountain Biking

Rock Climbing


Grand Canyon Airline or Helicopter Tours

Hummer Tours: Day & Evening

Salt River Water Floating (seasonal)

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting (seasonal)

Fishing Day Trips

Hot Air Balloon Tours: Sunrise or Sunset (seasonal)

Kartchner Cavern State Park Tours


Horseback Riding

Jeep Tours

Four Peaks & Table Mesa Trails

Gold Mining Town or Ghost Town Tours

ATV Tours through Sonoran Desert or Sedona

Wild West & City Day Trips

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventures

Grand Canyon Railway


Scottsdale & Phoenix Attractions

  • Phoenix Zoo
  • Arizona Cowboy College
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Tempe Town Lake
  • Phoenix Symphony
  • ASU Gammage Auditorium


Scottsdale & Phoenix Shopping

  • The Shops at The Phoenician
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • The Shops at Hilton Village
  • Biltmore Fashion Park
  • Kierland Commons
  • Scottsdale Quarter
  • Tempe Marketplace
  • Copper Square


Scottsdale & Phoenix Museums

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Heard Museum
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
  • Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
  • Musical Instrument Museum


Phoenix Cardinals

Professional Sports & Events

  • Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)/Chase Field
  • Phoenix Suns (NBA)
  • Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
  • ASU Sun Devil Football
  • ASU Cardinals Football
  • Phoenix International Raceway (NASCAR)
  • Turf Paradise (Thoroughbred Racing)
  • Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • F1 Race Factory
  • Cactus League Spring Training


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Scottsdale Arizona Activities & Festivals

  • Scottsdale ArtWalk –Thursdays 7-9 PM – Downtown Scottsdale
  • Fiesta Bowl
  • Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon
  • Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
  • WestWorld of Scottsdale
  • Scottsdale Culinary Festival
  • Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
  • Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training
  • Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
  • Scottsdale Fashion Week
  • Casino Arizona
  • Cosanti Originals

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