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Scottsdale Arizona, welcomes travelers with Southwestern hospitality that is as warm as the city’s year-round sunshine.
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Here are a few of our most popular Scottsdale resorts:

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    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Rst & Spa at Gainey Ranch

    Experience the true spirit of the Southwest at this beautiful Scottsdale retreat.

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    The Phoenician

    The perfect blend of relaxation and fun for families, luxury travelers, and golf and spa-lovers alike.

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    The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

    Set against dramatic desert skies and native plants in the heart of “new” Scottsdale.

Things to do in Scottsdale, AZ

  • Jeep Wrangler

    Sonoran Desert tour

    Desert Wolf Tour's excursions are truly unique in that you get to drive! They have taken the traditional Jeep/Hummer tour and kicked it up several notches while keeping the price competitive.
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    Canyon spirit helicopter tour

    Start your adventure as you ascend from the Grand Canyon South Rim over the beautiful Kaibab Forest, home to the world's largest Ponderosa Pines.
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    Shop Biltmore Fashion Park

    You're a star at Macy's. Receive VIP treatment from the world's largest department store. Enjoy a memorable shopping experience that only Macy's can provide.
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    Hummer off-road adventures at Four Peaks Trail

    Venture into the heart of the Tonto National Forest. Enjoy beautiful views of the Saguaro Lake while winding through two of Arizona's most beautiful mountain ranges.

Family Activities in Scottsdale, AZ

  • Phoenix Zoo

    The Phoenix Zoo is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in North America, founded by Robert Maytag in 1962. The zoo sits on 125 acres in Papago Park area and houses over 1,400 animals on display and in the petting zoo. It also has two and a half miles of walking trails named the Africa Trail, the Arizona Trail, the Children's Trail, and the Tropics Trail. The zoo has been conservation-minded since it was founded and helped reintroduce that Arabian oryx, which was nearly extinct, back into the wild in their natural habitat. The zoo now includes and cares for endangered animals in its sanctuary.
  • Big Surf Waterpark

    Just outside of Scottsdale in Tempe, Arizona, you will find an oasis in the desert sun. Big Surf is a waterpark with a giant wave pool, actually the first wave pool ever built in the United States. The park is designated as an ASME Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark for being the first inland surfing facility in North America. The Waikiki Beach Wave pool has two and a half million gallons of water. The park also has numerous water slides such as The Black Hole, Hurricane Slides, Kilauea Cove Slides, and the Tahitian Twisters. Come on and cool off, the water's fine!
  • OdySea Aquarium

    What has 2,000,000 gallons of water in 200,000 square feet? The OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, has over 30,000 marine life animals and 500 distinct species in 50 exhibitions. The aquarium provides an educational and interactive learning experience with entertainment for the entire family. Learn about ocean life, conservation efforts, and more, and don't forget to visit the gift shop. Visit Scottsdale by booking flight and hotel vacation packages and get family-friendly deals with Southwest Vacations®.

Nightlife and entertainment in Scottsdale, AZ

  • Fine dining

    Cafe Monarch, Dominick's, Orange Sky, Talavera, Eddie V's, The Capital Grille, Atlas Bistro, Virtu Honest Craft, Ocean 44, and Deseo are just a few of the top fine dining establishments that make Scottsdale a foodie pilgrimage destination. Then there's Mastro's, but not just one Mastro's, you have your choice of Mastro's City Hall, Mastro's Ocean Club, or Mastro's Steakhouse. Pack your stretchy pants, grab your carry on, and book a vacation package with Southwest Vacations because Scottsdale's food scene is on point!
  • Club/dancing

    Maya Day + Nightclub has hosted DJ sets from the likes of Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki. DJ sets will start at The District once the sun goes down, and the party-goers start coming in. The Mint Ultralounge is bringing the party in a refurbished bank building. Live music venue Wasted Grain is where you can catch various bands three or four nights out of the week. Bottle Blonde is a buzzing bar scene with pizza and bar bites.
  • Old Town Scottsdale

    Old Town Scottsdale has a bustling nightlife with everything from massive dance clubs with pricey bottle service to more casual hangouts. Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row is an upscale western saloon, Maya Day + Nightclub boasts cabana and day beds for rent as a temple to DJ culture. Fox Cigar Bar is an upscale sports bar and humidor, and Patties First Avenue Lounge is a laid back, no fuss spot that gets packed on weekends with college kids and visitors alike.

Scottsdale Arizona, welcomes travelers with Southwestern hospitality that is as warm as the city’s year-round sunshine. By day, Scottsdale’s blue skies and lush desert setting create the ideal backdrop for outdoor adventures, championship golf, relaxing spa treatments, and upscale shopping.

By night, acclaimed chefs, downtown ArtWalks, and dozens of sophisticated wine bars, nightclubs, and performing arts venues await to entertain. Best of all, throughout your stay, Scottsdale’s award-winning resorts and hotels will pamper you with top-tier accommodations and the first-class service for which Scottsdale is so well known.