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Throughout the year, Scottsdale comes alive with celebrations of art, culture, sports, and food, drawing many visitors from all over. If you’re an art lover, sports fan, or a culinary connoisseur, Scottsdale offers a dynamic calendar of events that promises something for everyone. To make your visit truly unforgettable, Scottsdale Rentals offers premium accommodations strategically located near all major event venues. With a variety of options from luxurious to budget-friendly, our properties ensure comfort and convenience, allowing you to focus on enjoying the best experiences Scottsdale has to offer. These are the Top Scottsdale 2024 events!

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Arts and Cultural Events

Scottsdale Arts Festival (March)

The Scottsdale Arts Festival is held in the Scottsdale Civic Center Park and has become a landmark event for art lovers across the nation. It’s well known and appreciated for its high-quality exhibits and lively atmosphere.

Key Attractions

The festival features nearly 200 jury-selected artists from across the United States who display their work across all mediums – from painting and sculpture to glass and ceramics. Attendees can also enjoy live music performances, gourmet food trucks, and interactive art installations.

Dates and Times

The Scottsdale Arts Festival typically takes place over a weekend in mid-March. The event runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday and from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.

Ticket Prices and Purchase

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the entrance. General admission is usually priced around $15 for adults, with discounts available for seniors and students. Children under 12 can enter for free, making it a family-friendly event.

To make the most of your festival experience, consider staying in one of our nearby Scottsdale Rentals properties. Located just a short walk or drive from the Civic Center Park, our accommodations offer comfort and convenience, allowing you easy access to the festival and a peaceful, easy retreat at the end of the day.

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Canal Convergence (November)

Canal Convergence is a mesmerizing public art event held annually at the Scottsdale Waterfront. This event brings together local, national, and international artists to create a series of light-based and interactive art installations that captivate and engage audiences.

Interactive Art

Each year, Canal Convergence displays a unique theme around which the art installations and activities are centered. These artworks often include large-scale sculptures that are illuminated to enhance their beauty after dark, as well as interactive pieces that invite viewer participation.

Dates and Times

This event typically lights up the waterfront over two weekends in November from sunset to around 10 PM each night, providing ample opportunity for visitors to explore and interact with the art at their leisure.

Free Admission Details

Canal Convergence is free to the public, emphasizing community accessibility and inclusivity. Various workshops and presentations by the artists are also available at no extra cost, offering deeper insights into the creative processes behind the installations.

For those planning to attend Canal Convergence, staying at a Scottsdale Rentals property nearby can enhance your experience. Our rentals are conveniently located within a short distance of the Waterfront, offering easy access to the event and the surrounding attractions of downtown Scottsdale.

Culinary Events

Scottsdale Culinary Festival (April)

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is Arizona’s tastiest festival! It’s also one of the longest-running food festivals in the United States! Held annually at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, this epicurean extravaganza celebrates the best in food.

Food, Demonstrations, and Notable Chefs

The festival serves up a delightful mix of tasting opportunities and cooking demonstrations by some of the top chefs in the region and beyond. Visitors can enjoy everything from gourmet meals to fantastic street food, along with wine tastings, beer gardens, and live culinary performances that illustrate the chefs’ skills and creative cooking methods.

Dates, Times, and Ticket Pricing

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival typically takes place over a weekend in mid-April. The event runs from noon to 9 PM on Saturday and noon to 6 PM on Sunday. Tickets vary depending on the activities and tastings you choose. General admission starts at around $15, with additional costs for tasting experiences.

With Scottsdale Rentals, you’re never far from the culinary action. Our properties are just a stone’s throw away from the Civic Center Mall, allowing you to dip in and out of the festival at your convenience. Enjoy the comfort of our accommodations and the flexibility to experience the best of Scottsdale’s culinary offerings without the hassle of long commutes.

Arizona Taco Festival (October)

The Arizona Taco Festival is a celebration of all things taco and has become a staple of Scottsdale’s culinary scene since it began in 2009. Held annually at WestWorld of Scottsdale, this energetic festival brings together taco enthusiasts, chefs, and restaurants from across the region to compete for the title of Best Taco. It’s a lively weekend filled with delicious food, spirited competition, and fun festivities.

Festival Highlights

Taste a wide variety of tacos where each vendor offers their unique twist on this beloved dish. There’s something unique to feast on, from traditional recipes to innovative and gourmet interpretations. The festival also features tequila tasting sessions where you can sample a selection of fine tequilas. Adding to the festive atmosphere are live music performances and other fun activities, including lucha libre wrestling, making it a perfect event for families and groups of friends.

Dates, Times, and Admission Costs

The Arizona Taco Festival is typically held over a weekend in mid-October, from 11 AM to 7 PM both Saturday and Sunday. General admission tickets start at about $12, with additional options available for tequila tasting and VIP experiences, which offer exclusive benefits like private bars and restrooms.

If you’re planning to indulge in the taco festivities, Scottsdale Rentals offers accommodations equipped with excellent kitchen facilities. These features are ideal for guests who might be inspired to try their hand at recreating some of the innovative taco recipes they’ve sampled at the festival. Located conveniently close to WestWorld, our rentals ensure you can enjoy the event to the fullest without a long commute back to a comfortable and private retreat where you can relax after a day of fun and tacos.

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Sports and Outdoor Events

Waste Management Phoenix Open (February)

Known as the “Greatest Show on Grass,” the Waste Management Phoenix Open is not just another stop on the PGA Tour – it’s a spectacle in the world of golf. Held at the TPC Scottsdale, this tournament attracts some of the biggest names in golf and is known for its lively atmosphere, particularly around the iconic 16th hole. This half-stadium, half-party zone allows thousands of spectators to watch the action up close, creating an electrifying environment that is unique to this event.

Key Players and Special Events

Each year, the tournament draws top talent from around the world, offering fans a chance to see their favorite golfers in action. The 16th hole, also known as the “Coliseum,” is the highlight of the tournament, where players and fans celebrate.

Dates and Ticket Information

The Phoenix Open is typically scheduled for early February. Tickets range from general admission to premium packages that offer exclusive access to certain areas and amenities. Prices and availability can be checked and purchased through the official Phoenix Open website.

If you’re a golfer in town for the Phoenix Open, staying in a Scottsdale Rentals property can enhance the experience. We offer locations close to TPC Scottsdale, providing easy access to the tournament. Our accommodations offer comfort and convenience, allowing you to relax and unwind after a day on the greens.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction (January)

The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is a central event in the car collector community. It attracts enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world to Scottsdale each January. Known for its wide array of high-quality collector cars, this event is a must-visit for anyone interested in automotive history and luxury vehicles.

Significance and Vehicle Types

Barrett-Jackson is celebrated for its extensive variety of vehicles, from vintage muscle cars and classic antiques to the latest supercars and custom vehicles! The auction is not just about buying and selling cars. It’s held to celebrate the best of automotive culture, with exhibits, symposiums, and live demonstrations that make it a comprehensive experience.

Dates, Times, and How to Get Tickets

The auction typically takes place over a week in January, with exact dates and schedules available on the Barrett-Jackson website. Tickets can be purchased online and range from single-day passes to full-event passes.

To complement your visit to the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, Scottsdale Rentals offers luxury accommodations that match the prestige of the event. Our high-end rentals provide comfort, elegance, and style, perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Holiday and Seasonal Events

Scottsdale’s Fourth of July Celebration (July)

Scottsdale’s Fourth of July Celebration is a spectacular event that brings the community together in a grand display of patriotism and fun. Hosted at WestWorld of Scottsdale, this family-friendly event dazzles with an impressive fireworks show, a variety of live music concerts, and an array of activities specifically designed for children.

What to Expect

The event features an indoor festival that keeps the summer heat at bay, allowing everyone to enjoy the celebrations in cool comfort. Activities include bounce houses, a petting zoo, and other games, alongside live performances that keep the festive spirit alive throughout the day. As night falls, the skies light up with one of the area’s largest fireworks displays, creating a memorable visual spectacle.

Timing and Entry Fees

The celebration kicks off in the late afternoon, with activities running right up until the fireworks display at night. Entry fees are typically around $15 per person, with various family packages available, which include access to all activities and shows.

To fully enjoy the Fourth of July festivities without the hassle of long commutes and traffic, consider staying at one of Scottsdale Rentals’ nearby properties. Our accommodations offer both comfort and convenience, making it easy to access the event and ensuring you have a peaceful retreat once the day’s celebrations wind down.

Scottsdazzle (December)

Scottsdazzle is Scottsdale’s annual holiday extravaganza, transforming the downtown area into a winter wonderland of lights, decorations, and good cheer. This event begins with a grand tree lighting ceremony and continues throughout December with a series of events that celebrate the holiday spirit.

Overview of the Event

Scottsdazzle features an array of attractions, including the official tree lighting, themed decor along the Waterfront, and various seasonal markets where local makers sell unique holiday gifts and crafts. The event also includes holiday-themed performances, wine tastings, and culinary events that are sure to get visitors into the spirit of the season.

Key Attractions

The event kicks off with the Tree Lighting Ceremony. There’s live music and a countdown to the lighting of a massive holiday tree. Stunning light displays occur along the Waterfront and throughout downtown Scottsdale. Stop by the seasonal markets for a chance to shop for unique gifts while enjoying the festivities.

Dates and Participation

Scottsdazzle events are spread throughout December, with specific dates for special activities available on the event’s official website. Most of the outdoor activities and markets are free to the public, making it accessible for everyone.

Stay close to the holiday action with Scottsdale Rentals. Our properties are located near the heart of downtown, offering easy access to all Scottsdazzle events. These accommodations provide not only a cozy place to stay but also feature festive decorations to keep the holiday spirit alive even when you’re resting indoors.

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Choosing Scottsdale Rentals as your host for these Scottsdale’s top events is sure to enhance your experience with comfort, convenience, and style. Here’s why staying with us can make your visit truly special:

Variety of Options

Whether you are looking for luxury accommodations with all the bells and whistles or more budget-friendly options that still offer comfort and style, Scottsdale Rentals has you covered. Our diverse portfolio of properties ensures that we can cater to all tastes and budgets.

Conveniently Located

Our properties are strategically located near major event venues like WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Civic Center Park, and the Scottsdale Waterfront, making it easy to attend any event without the hassle of long commutes.

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If you only read about the “top 10 things to do” when visiting a destination, this can lead to overcrowding, overspending, and wasted time. None of that sounds good for a vacation. We have a better idea in mind. Check out the hidden gems, secret spots, and little-known local favorites that make Scottsdale a fantastic spot for people from all over the country to visit. We’ve created an insider’s guide to Scottsdale, AZ to help you out!

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Free Things to Do in Scottsdale That All Locals Love

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you need to spend money daily. Sometimes, finding free things to do is best because you can focus on spending quality time with your loved ones, enjoying one another’s company, and soaking in the beautiful sights, incredible nature, and simpler things in life.

First, we love going to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to check out the latest exhibits, meander through the galleries on a hot summer day, and check out their annual and weekly events. The art museum currently features the ‘Oleaje’ installations, ‘Color Mirage’ featuring incredible paintings, and ‘Roelof Knol: the space in between’ exhibits, offering unique looks at the digital world.

Next, there is nothing better than hiking in the early summer morning to burn a few calories, watch the sunrise, and start your day on a healthy note. We love visiting the Sonoran Desert to check out the red rocks, cacti, wildlife, and far-reaching views of the plains. Scottsdale has more than 400 miles of trails with varying difficulties, featuring easy walks with kids and tough peak climbs.

The best hiking in the Sonoran Desert includes Pinnacle Peak Park, which offers incredible views over the desert and a tough, quad-burning ascent, and the Sonoran Preserve, with over 200 miles of trails winding through the vast landscape.

Another fun, free thing to do with your friends or family is to go to the Desert Botanical Garden. We recommend coming here on the second Tuesday of every month to attend the free day, walk through the Desert Wildflower Loop, pick up souvenirs in the shop, and take your kids through the different thematic trails.

Another local favorite that really gets you immersed in the local culture is going to the Scottsdale Artwalk every Thursday after 7 pm. After an early dinner out on the town, head to ArtWalk, a local tradition that features world-renowned and local artists that showcase incredible talent, food vendors, local shop owners, and much more.

Instead of going to the big grocery store to pick up local produce and fresh vegetables for your healthy packed lunch, head to the farmer’s market and act like a local! This infamous farmer’s market has more than 100 nearby growers that produce fresh fruit, vegetables, plants, seafood, and everything in between.

Do you want to explore other unique activities in Scottsdale that you typically wouldn’t find? We recommend checking out the Old Town Scottsdale Sol Rodeo Museum, which gives an insight into the cowboy culture that dates back to the mid-20th century. Plus, if you have to go to Scottsdale this spring, attend the local Parada del Sol Rodeo with all of the locals!

A local favorite that is often considered a hidden gem among some of the more touristy shops in Scottsdale is the beautiful space called Cosanti. It is an incredible architectural building that offers unique handmade items, cool decorations, and a great vibe. Make sure you call ahead so you can head here when you see the beautiful crafts made using the bronze pouring technique.

Golf with the Locals

There are tons of golf courses and spots where you can hit a few holes with your friends, try your luck on the putting greens, and meander along the fairway. We recommend heading to some of the best courses in the area, like the Camelback Golf Club, Boulders Club, Troon North Golf Club, and TPC Scottsdale.

The Camelback Golf Club is one of the local favorites. It offers incredible viewpoints over the nearby Camelback Mountains and 36 holes in two courses. You can even head here twice to test your luck on the Ambiente Course and Padre Course to see which one suits your fancy! After spending an entire day on the course, admire the foothill views, native plants, and green grasses in the foreground.

Another local favorite is the Boulders Club, which provides not only a fantastic golfing experience overlooking Nithya Hills but also tennis courts, spa services to relax after a long day, and dining options to refuel after an active day. There are numerous spa services, like yoga classes, workout equipment, fitness options, dry saunas, steam rooms, treatment rooms, and relaxation baths.

Finish your day on the golf course by heading to the Discovery Bar at the Boulders Club, listening to live music on weekends, and ordering one of their specialty cocktails. We highly recommend the Grand Ole Fashioned with Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Kentucky, straight with whisky, finest call simple syrup, angostura bitters, and black cherries. Yum!

Lastly, the Troon North Golf Club provides breathtaking views of Pinnacle Peak and is less crowded than other tourist-filled clubs. Troon North Golf Club is one of the top options for avid golfers who really want a challenge with their mates. The incredible course has been highly rated year after year in Golfweek magazine, ranking as one of the top 10 courses in the entire state.

Listen to Live Music with the Locals

Live music is part of the way of life in Scottsdale. Not only can you visit raucous music venues and attend yearly concerts, but there are weekly live music events at local bars and pubs that bring out people from all over the town and surrounding suburbs.

We recommend going to Wasted Grain to listen to live music, dance the night away, and sip on some drinks from one of the three bars. This combination of music bar and nightclub offers the best of the best in terms of ambiance and high-energy performances, bringing in names like Rock Lobster, The Chadwicks, Penny Billionaires, and Hot Mike and the Feedback to bring the electric buzz.

Another great spot to check out during your time in Scottsdale is the Old Town Tavern, which is often voted the number one musical venue in the city since they have live music every night for the week! Check out their website to see the lineup for the week. This week offers local favorites like Will Heisler, Chris Hiatt, Daylon Greer, and Honey Girl. Take your pick and come for the fun!

Not sure where else to go for rip-roaring live music and good vibes? The Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon is one of the top spots for blues music, jazz tunes, rock n’ roll, sing-along songs, and much more. We love coming here late in the day, ordering a burger and a beer, and staying all night long. You might even get up out of your seat to go line dancing with a few locals!

For those who want incredible singers, an Italian and Euro-centric vibe, and an intimate setting, Marcellino’s is the hot spot to be. Head to the Scottsdale Waterfront to rub shoulders with locals and listen to old-school and contemporary classics on weekend nights, featuring Italian wine, amazingly trained vocalists, and astounding musical lineups.

Are you in the mood to dance, do the honkytonk, and sing along to upbeat songs? Head to the oldest cowboy bar in Scottdale every day for lunch to get a filling meal and a pint or come by in the evenings to coz yup on the dance floor and meander with other locals at the Rusty Spur Saloon.

Lastly, La Fogata at the Scottsdale Spa is a fantastic spot to head after a long day in the sunshine. Here, you can sip on ice-cold cocktails, listen to live music in the cocktail lounge, and enjoy $5 craft beer pours during happy hour.

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More Hidden Gems to Discover in Scottsdale

There are tons of hidden gems and secret hideaways in Scottsdale that only locals know about—and honestly, we like to keep it that way! But if you want to check out somewhere unique and fun to relax, chill out, and avoid the tourist traps in the city, make sure you visit these cool places on this list.

First, head to Bespoke Inn Scottsdale. This cute and cozy outdoor romantic venue offers private patios, soaking tubs, healthy dinner options, and chandelier lighting, making it a fun spot for happy hour or date night.

Furthermore, if you’re in Scottsdale with your kids, going to the Butterfly Wonderland is truly an amazing place that will have your kids entertained and excited to be on vacation. You can take photos, learn more about the science behind these incredible creatures, and wander around the exhibits.

Make sure you take a few hours to explore the Yoga in the Rainforest event to de-stress and stretch, the Butterfly Brushstrokes painting class to bring out your inner artist and creative side, and the Waking Up with Butterflies photo opportunities that let you capture the unforgettable memories.

Another fun thing to do that is often overlooked in Scottsdale is visiting MacDonald’s Ranch. This outdoor-centric area features breathtaking views over the red rock desert, arid landscape, and cacti wildlife. It also provides stagecoach rides through the desert, horseback rides for kids, and pony rides for younger toddlers who want to join in on the fun.

Suppose you are looking to bring home souvenirs for your friend back home. In that case, we firmly believe the Store @ SCPA is the premier shopping destination for cool trinkets, handmade items, unique decorations, and souvenirs for your mates. This cool shop offers global items, stylish accessories, and other tax-free items that won’t break the bank.

Another cool thing to do for scotch and whisky lovers is to visit the Scotch library to learn more about the history of scotch from a man or woman dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt! What more could you want for a fun vacation? We love the authenticity of this place. And, of course, if you love scotch, this experience offers various tastings ranging from 10-year-old sips to 50-year-old delicacies.

If you want to cook lunch or dinner for your friends or family to avoid overspending on meals out and to use your modern and sleek kitchen, go to the Sphinx Date Co. Palm and Pantry is a great way to shop locally, find high-end produce items, purchase cool spreads for appetizers, and feel good about helping independently owned stores.

Finally, if you need a new outfit or want to dress cool for your upcoming date night, head to Fashion by Robert Black to find incredible vintage clothes, cool accessories, Oscar-worthy dress-up pieces, and boutique offerings that are the best of the best.

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As you can see, there is so much for you to do in Scottsdale—and it’s not always the biggest tourist traps and most well-known activities that can make your vacation truly unforgettable. Often, it is the secret spots, little hideaways, and local gems that make your holiday a unique and exciting experience.

We love how ample local favorites bring in people from all over the state and country, providing a chance to escape the heat, get away from the crowds, and experience the typical local’s life in Scottsdale, AZ. Ranging from shopping options to cool cafes to outdoor events, Scottsdale has something for everyone.

And when you stay with us at Scottsdale Rentals, you can head home after a long day of exploring a cozy, cute, and comfortable home. We know that traveling can be stressful and taxing, so we ensure that all of our properties make you feel right at home. Whether you need a large mansion for family reunion, or a small condo for a couple’s getaway, we have it all.

Browse our website today to find the perfect home for your holiday. You can search based on the number of bedrooms, location, amenity, or price range. Some of our properties feature six bedrooms, which is great for corporate retreats or large-scale family reunions. In contrast, other homes are one-bedroom cozy abodes that provide intimacy for a romantic weekend getaway.

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Are you an avid hiker, one who loves nothing more than to hit the trails and explore everywhere you visit? Scottsdale, Arizona should be on your bucket list! This area offers plenty of exciting hiking opportunities in and just outside the city, making it a prime destination for those who find their bliss on the trail. Check out our ultimate Scottsdale hiking guide below to learn about all the spots you won’t want to miss during your journey.

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Best Hiking Destinations in Our Scottsdale Hiking Guide

If you are short on time, it can be good to do some research ahead of time to find the best hiking destinations that offer multiple paths, numerous miles of connecting trails, and far-reaching views so you can get the most bang for your buck.

We recommend spending time in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve during your Scottsdale trip. This preserve offers a protected and sustainable habitat, featuring interconnected paths that lead to challenging peaks and easy walks through the desert landscape. The preserve also offers numerous trailheads, climbing spots, native plant species, and much more.

The Usery Mountain Regional Park is another fantastic wilderness venue with far-reaching views, wildlife, and breathtaking sights. This park is located on the east side of the Valley and features nearly 3,700 acres of paths near the Goldfield Mountains. It features Lake Pleasant, Maricopa Trail, McDowell Mountains, and much more.

Finally, Camelback Mountain is the mountain towering out of the sky right near Scottdale. You can even walk to the trailhead from some of the closest spots in town, making it easy for a post-brunch hike or pre-dinner walk. There are two main trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla Trail, so choose wisely which one you want to do before setting off on the towering peak.

Best Easy Hikes

We recommend doing the Gateway Horseshoe Loop if you want to go for a one-hour hike early in the morning before it gets too hot. This relatively flat trail is great for beginner hikers who want to bring their kids with them or go for an easy stroll post-dinner or pre-breakfast. Head here by going to the Gateway entry structure and follow the Loop Trail to the Saguaro Trail.

Suppose you are going for a walk with younger kids or those who may need wheelchair assistance. In that case, we highly recommend the Kovach Family Nature Path. This access route features concrete, asphalt, and other accessible terrain, making it suitable for those needing extra assistance. The trail is wide, paved, and easy to follow for the entire duration of your hike. And the views are beautiful!

For beginner hikers who want a little more of a challenge that should last between 60 and 90 minutes, we recommend the Lost Dog Ringtail Trail, which offers a 2.4-mile loop around the best sections of the desert. This gentle hike has a few challenging sections to test your fitness and get your heart pounding. Kids will love feeling a little more ‘out in the wilderness’ during this hike!

Suppose you want to extend this hike to a moderate version. In that case, you can also extend the Lost Dog Ringtail Trail to include the Taliesin Overlook, showcasing the breathtaking Taliesin West made by the infamous Frank Lloyd Wright. Combine sightseeing and tourist attractions in this 4-mile loop out and back hike.

Our last selection for a fun and easy hike for people of all ages and interest levels is the Freshfield Loop Hike, also known as the whiskey Bottle Turpentine Black Hill trail. This cool path and combination of segments winds you through vegetation, wildflowers, cacti, mountain views, and rolling hills in the foreground.

After doing an easy climb, you can complete the easy 1.6-mile path by following the sandy and dirt path, soaking in the marigolds, yellow flowers, spring vegetation, and desert scrub. Make sure you take some sunset photos of the Four Peaks and Superstition Mountains in the distance.

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Moderate Hikes

There are numerous moderate paths you can choose from for a slightly longer walk that might have you breaking a sweat. We know that easy paths are good for families with young kids or those who want an easy and flat post-dinner walk. Still, for those who want a couple of hours of exploration, being in the sunshine, and trekking up some challenging hills to far-reaching viewpoints, these are the best.

Just like the Gateway Loop Horseshoe Trail for an easy section, you can also continue onto the Gateway Trail for a full loop experience that lasts nearly 4 miles. The 4.5-mile loop trail brings you along moderate terrain, offering pristine views of wildflowers and the never-ending desert. The path takes you more than 650 feet of elevation into the air to challenge your quads!

Another great moderate option for fit individuals is the Lost Dog Old Jeep Trail, which features steep sections, rocky paths, and 4 miles of up and downs that are great for keeping fit and soaking in the views. We love the history involved in this hike, featuring a WW2 plane wreckage site that will have history buffs taking tons of pics during this multi-hour excursion.

Lastly, the Pinnacle Peak Trail is arguably one of the most famous trails that tourists can tackle during their time in Scottsdale. We love this short but intense hike, which takes you steeply to a super noticeable rock formation that overlooks the desert, wildflowers, animals, flora, fauna, and two down below. At a round trip of 3.5 miles, the 1,300 feet of elevation gain really comes on strong!

Challenging Hikes

The Sunrise Trail and Sunrise Trail East offer a chance to walk more than 1,150 feet of elevation gain during a 4-mile trip, offering expansive and far-reaching views of the McDowell Mountains in every direction. Although this hike is short in length, it makes up for it with elevation gain and strenuous terrain that challenges gym rats and fitness freaks who want to break a sweat during a hike.

The Tom’s Thumb Path is a second option for a challenging day out in the desert away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Scottsdale. This trail takes you steeply up a hill, but you will get one of the best payouts and rewards of all of the hikes on this list. This incredible rock formation offers some of the best views of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in the entire state.

For another hard day out in the mountains, Black Mountain is really a tough undertaking. This challenging out-and-back path begins by going deeply through the bush and continues to do so until you reach the top. Make sure you stay the course and keep going until you reach the peak, soaking in the vistas featuring McDowell Mountains, Pinnacle Peak, and Cave Creek.

Lastly, the Flatiron Siphon Draw Trail, located near the Lost Dutchman State Park, is a 5.5-mile round-trip path that features over 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Yes, you read that right! Over 3,000 feet of gain is no joke, offering you challenging terrain, steep hills, up and downs, and grueling rock climbing to reach the peak. But we love the toughness of this hike that makes it feel very remote and intense.

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What to Bring

Before you set off on a 10-hour hike, or even a 1-hour hike, there are hiking essentials that you need to pack in your bag to stay safe and healthy during your trip in the desert. Although the timeframe is a big factor in what you should bring with you in your bag, the heat and the arid landscape of Scottsdale make being prepared key to avoiding dehydration and malnourishment. We highly recommend bringing a few essentials to you on your hiking journey to ensure you cover all of your bases. This way, you can have a fun and stress-free time in the mountains during your upcoming vacation!

First, you need to bring the essential hiking gear, including the backpack or waist pack, for a shorter hike. If you need a little extra help on steep slopes or slippery terrain, consider bringing trekking poles or traction devices.

Next, make sure you are dressed properly. The sun is a super strong beer in Arizona, so wearing wicking clothing that covers your skin is key to avoiding dehydration and protecting your skin from the intense UV rays. We recommend wearing a moisture-wicking shirt, quick-drying pants or shorts, long-sleeve layer for sun and bugs, and bringing additional jackets for safety.

Third, using navigational tools and being prepared with electronic items is good for safety in case you are lost or disoriented. Bringing a map or compass is good for longer treks, whereas bringing a GPS device or your phone is key for all endeavors. Bring a spare battery and a smartphone if you can to help with your route finding.

Furthermore, only leave for a hike, no matter the length, with proper food and water. You never know what can happen in the wilderness, so make sure you bring ample water bottles and reserve storage for long days. Consider bringing trail snacks, lunch, granola bars, sandwiches, and non-perishable food items that will stay good during extreme weather.

Finally, bringing personal items and sun protection is key to a long day out on the trails. Bring antibacterial in case of any cuts, a flashlight if your hike takes longer than you thought, a whistle or emergency beacon, and sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for UV protection.

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When you stay with us at Scottsdale Rentals, you are only a few steps away from beginning a challenging, fun, or beautiful hike that is perfect for your entire group. If you’re traveling with young kids, take a short and easy hike through the desert landscape to see beautiful wildflowers, cacti, and animals.

For those who are interested in having a healthy and fitness-forward vacation filled with running, golfing, biking, and hiking, you are spoiled for choice here in Arizona. Tackle Camelback Mountain, spend the entire day in McDowell Sonoran Preserve, or see if you can manage climbing Flatiron Siphon Draw. We guarantee you’ll have a blast no matter the trail you choose!

When you stay with us in one of our luxurious and cozy rentals from Scottsdale Rentals, you can head home after a long day in the mountains to a relaxing, comfortable, homey property that feels just like home. Relax on the couch, put your favorite show on the TV, watch a family-friendly flick with your kids, and cook dinner in the modern kitchen to have a chilled-out night.

Instead of going back to a drab and boring hotel room after a day out in the desert, returning to a cozy and high-end home is the perfect respite from a challenging day on the body. Depending on the house, you can even hop in the hot tub to ease your aching muscles, jump in the pool to cool off, or take a bath in the modern bathroom to de-stress.

All of our agents at Scottsdale Rentals are here to make sure you have the best time possible. Select between 1- to 2-bedroom rentals for couple’s getaways, 3- to 5-bedroom houses for larger groups, family reunions, or friend getaways, or 6+ bedroom rentals for corporate retreats.

No matter which one you choose, you will have space to chill out, relax, read a book, take a nap, or enjoy spending time in nature. When you finally decide to head into town after taking a shower post-hike, you can check out the dining options, local things to do, super-green golf courses, and nearby attractions.

Everything you could want is just outside your doorstep. After a long day of hiking, you can walk to Virtu Honest Craft for Mediterranean cuisine that will knock your socks off. Or head to Franco’s Italian Caffe for the best pasta in the city. We also love Craft 64 for wood-fired pizzas and Prado Restaurant for fresh vegetables and perfectly cooked steak.

As you can see, staying with us in one of our convenient homes offers the perfect chance for you to really embrace the laid-back and healthy lifestyle. Contact us today at Scottsdale Rentals to find the ideal home for you and your family, friends, or partner this upcoming holiday.

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Even if you are not a huge fan of hiking and climbing to the top of the tallest peaks, it can be a good thing to go outside of your comfort zone. It doesn’t matter if you just bought your first pair of hiking shoes or trail runners, or you are a backpacking expert – there are trails for everyone, and anyone, when you visit the incredible state of Arizona.  

Scottsdale offers access to numerous paths, trails, and forests that dot the outside of the city limits. It is no wonder that people flock here from all over the world to see the natural beauty, push their fitness limits, and have nice nature walks with their loved ones. Keep reading to see some of the best trails that are must-do’s during your visit here in this picturesque town in the western part of the US. Leave the dreary northeastern weather behind, or the dreaded Florida humidity, and head here to climb some of the most picturesque mountains in the entire country.  Here are the Top 5 Hiking Trails in Scottsdale, Arizona

Gateway Loop Trail 

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is home to miles and miles of trails that overlook the nearby desert, town, and lush green forest. The Gateway Loop Trail in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve has just a little bit of everything, making it the best option for those who want to see the cacti, desert landscapes, and rolling green hills. 

This trail is less than five miles long, making it ideal for those who don’t want to spend their entire day on a trail. If you are looking for a quick respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, not only is McDowell Sonoran Preserve easy to get to, but the Gateway Loop Trail isn’t too busy during most parts of the year.  

Plus, you won’t break too much of a sweat during your holiday here. The Gateway Loop Trail offers 655 feet in elevation gain, which is just enough to have your heart pounding without being too strenuous for those who are not interested in spending hours and hours on the trail.  

Pinnacle Peak Summit Trail 

If good views and amazing landscapes are what you are after, the Pinnacle Peak Summit Trail in Pinnacle Peak Park will tick all of your boxes. This trail is moderately challenging for most fit people, so you should wear your trail runners or sneakers, bring a backpack, and head out on this trail for an early morning jog or a sunset hike with your family. 

This path is wide and smooth, making it good for busy days when you might run into other people on the trail. Make sure you bring your phone, or camera, and it is fully charged so you can get incredible panoramic pictures of the nearby landscape. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the flora, fauna, and wildlife in the desert, like jackrabbits and cacti along the trail’s edges.  

Lost Dog Wash 

Head back to the famous McDowell Sonoran Preserve and take the Lost Dog Wash Trail this time as you head out for a day full of fun and adventure. The Lost Dog Wash Trail climbs a lower ridge than other mountains the preserve, making it one of the most popular trails for those who are beginners at getting their feet dirty. 

Not only will you get incredible views of Camelback Mountain and the nearby Pinnacle Peak, but you can spend around 2-3 hours on a trail without having too much of a taxing time. Coming in at just around 5 miles and approximately 380 feet in elevation gain, this easy/moderate trail is great for beginners and family-friendly groups.  

Tom’s Thumb 

If you do this trail, try and go during a non-busy peak time! Tom’s Thumb is one of the most popular trails in the entire state – and you will see why. This fun trail in McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers one of the best viewpoints of the incredible rock formations that dot the desert landscape.  

The Tom’s Thumb Trail has more than 1,200 feet of elevation gain in just 2.3 miles, so make sure you bring tons of water, lace up your hiking shoes, and bring layers in case of any weather changes. This out-and-back trail is great for trail runners or those who want to get a short workout before exploring the other parts of Scottsdale.  

Go John Trail 

For desert lovers who are interested in seeing animals, flora, and fauna as they undertake a few hours out on the trail, this is the best option for you. The Go John Trail provides the perfect atmosphere to see animals, wildlife, and blossoming flowers in the spring and fall months. This moderate trail is enough to break a sweat, without being too taxing.  

Pack your hiking shoes or your upcoming trip to Scottsdale this fall season! Contact us today! 

Are you a fan of outdoor games? If so, then you might be keen on trying a hand at golfing in Scottsdale, AZ. There is so much for you to do when you head to this outdoor-centric city in Arizona. Even if you are not a huge fan of hiking, water sports, or shopping, we guarantee you can always find something to do here in this beautiful town. This is where golf comes in!  

There are so many golf courses in Scottsdale, Arizona for you to explore during your time in Scottsdale. Even if you are a new golfer, we recommend heading here to test your luck at hitting off the green, using multiple clubs, and driving around in the golf cart as you gaze out at the incredibly lush green landscape. Keep reading to see the best golf courses that are must-visits during your time here in Scottsdale. Even though you might be a beginner, we know you will have a fantastic time at any one of these courses, golf clubs, and pro courses. 

Kierland Golf Course 

With over 200 golf courses in Scottsdale, it is hard to narrow down the selection to the best of the best. But we have done just that – and Kierland Golf Course reaches the top five due to the background views of the incredible red rock desert, challenging courses, and mountains in the backdrop of every single tee. 

The Kierland Golf Club has 27 holes of a Championship layout that we love for avid golfers to try to take a ‘swing’ at. See if you can hit a birdie, or a hole-in-one, at the Acacia or Mesquite course – and then potentially sign up for a golf course tournament in the near future.  

With super-fast Bermuda grass that keeps your ball rolling much faster than you would initially think, you can try to hit a putt with just a little bit of effort. Even though it is not a super tough course that is going to challenge you or push you to your limits, we love this for intermediate golfers who want to have a fun Sunday afternoon.  

TPC Champions Course 

Do you want to play on the same course as professionals who do this for a living? Then look no further than the TPC Championship Golf Course. This golf course in Scottsdale should be on the top of your list due to the cool layout, 18 holes for you to try your luck at hitting under par, and the desert landscape that offers a stunning backdrop to every tee.  

Just a few years ago, this course was completely refurbished and revamped to ensure that all golfers have the best chance at doing well, avoiding any issues, and enjoying the views as they attempt to beat their golfing partner.  

Quintero Golf Course 

The main thing that you are looking for in a golf course is a challenging time, bright green fairways, blue skies and lakes, and a great time. If that rings true, then Quintero is the place for you. Quintero is a fantastic course designed by Rees Jones that reflects the desert atmosphere that makes Scottsdale so famous. 

You can choose to tee off from any one of the numerous landing areas, making sure to avoid the bunkers that can challenge your score and prevent a birdie. Avoid a bogie by getting used to the longer grass, different tee boxes, and undulating course.  

Don’t trust us? Don’t just take our word for it, then. This course has been consistently ranked as one of the top 50 in the entire country by Golf Digest, Golfweek, and Golf Advisor.  

We-Ko-Pa Saguaro Golf Course 

The We-Ko-Pa Golf Course and Resort is one of the top options for all golfers who are keen to walk the course as they attempt to get the best score possible. This infamous golf course is popular among tourists and locals alike due to the wide fairways, alternative routes, and different bunkers that surround each hole.  

The Boulders Golf Club 

Last but not least, we have the Boulders Golf Club in Arizona. This semi-private club is a great option for those who want to test themselves for a full 36 holes, including over 6,900 yards from the back tees and almost 7,000 yards. This area of natural beauty offers a great viewpoint of the Sonoran Desert, Black Mountains, and the surrounding town of Scottsdale. 

Are you a huge golf aficionado? Scottsdale should be at the top of your list! Stay with us at Scottsdale Rentals to have the holiday of a lifetime. Contact us today!

Thanksgiving isn’t typically a traveling holiday, but we think it should be! Scottsdale is especially beautiful at this time of year, and you can take advantage of great temperatures and plenty of activities and attractions to make this vacation for Thanksgiving in Scottsdale, Arizona one to remember! 

Before Thanksgiving Dinner Gathering 

Are you keen to get Thanksgiving started but have to wait a few more days? Don’t worry, there are tons of events and celebrations leading up to the big day. Head to the Element Scottsdale at SkySon in Scottsdale to enjoy the Before Thanksgiving Dinner Gathering on the weekend of November 17th 

This inclusive dinner is great for solo travelers, couples, and families who just can’t wait to have a whole heap of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a good time. This two-day weekend affair includes a hotel room for four people, meaning that you can continue the party after dinner before heading back to your relaxing cabin from I Love Whitefish.  

Thanksgiving Brunch 

There is nothing better than brunch. Well, except maybe Thanksgiving brunch. Everyone loves waking up on Sunday, sleeping in, getting a cup of coffee, and then thinking of where to go for a filling and hearty brunch. We think that the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers one of the best brunches of the entire year in Scottsdale, AZ.  

Head here on November 23rd to enjoy mouthwatering food, good vibes, and a friendly atmosphere. This luxurious brunch at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers fine-dining chefs, tasty plates, and a detail-oriented menu and atmosphere that will make this experience one of the most memorable events of your entire vacation. 

You will enjoy the courses from over five extremely talented and gifted chefs who have come together to mix incredible ethnic cuisines and flavors, such as tasty plates from La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant, and Ironwood American Kitchen.  

Thanksgiving Dinner Package 

If you are concerned about planning the best Thanksgiving Day dinner for you and your family this year, don’t worry – the businesses and restaurants in Scottsdale have got you covered. Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ, offers a Thanksgiving dinner package on November 21st and November 22nd that can take the stress off of your plate – literally.  

Head here to enjoy a filling and tasty dinner from Chef Matt that will really blow your socks off. Just imagine plates full of pretzel bread and savory butter, traditional stuffing, roasted potatoes with crispy skin, and roasted green beans and carrots to stay healthy. 

Then, for the big excitement, you can have the slow-roasted turkey with pan gravy and homemade cranberry sweet sauce to give a little extra kick. End the night in the best way possible with a huge slice of Eli’s Famous pumpkin praline cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. This will be one of the best meals of your entire trip!  

Scottsdale Turkey Crawl 

If you are on holiday in Scottsdale, chances are you want to see everything you can in a short amount of time. There is no way better to hit the majority of the bars in the city and the bustling spots of the downtown area than by going on a bar crawl! But where should you go? 

Well, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. The Scottsdale Turkey Crawl takes care of the hard work for you and plans ahead of time. The Black Wednesday Bar Crawl offers a chance for you to visit some of the best bars and breweries in Scottsdale AND get three-penny drinks. What could be better? 

Purchase tickets for this event to get three-penny drink vouchers, drink specials, and admission to tons of bars in the Scottsdale area. We guarantee that you are going to meet new people, have a great time, and see the most fun part of Scottsdale this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  

Phoenix Turkey Trot 

Even though you are on vacation, you might want stay up to date with your fitness and health. In that case, we have a fun-filled event for you that will keep you feeling good and motivated on your fitness journey this upcoming October and November. 

Head to nearby Phoenix, AZ to enjoy a turkey trot and get in your 5,000-10,000 steps before you enjoy a huge plate full of turkey and sides. The Phoenix Turkey Trot is at the sole Sports Scottsdale center on North Scottsdale Road, so make sure you register ahead of time to get your place at the starting line.  

This fun race takes you through the most scenic spots of Phenix without any repeats of the trail, ensuring you never get bored or see the same scenery twice! The course is meticulously planned so that you are always having a good time, seeing different parts of the city, and not making any huge hill climbs.  

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As you can see, there is so much for you to do when you visit Scottsdale, AZ this upcoming holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time of year for you to spend quality moments with your loved ones, whether they are your friends or family. In the beautiful state of Arizona, you can see the breathtaking nature, explore the downtown, and spend a nice meal with your guests.  Contact us today! 

There is no reason to be intimidated by traveling alone. In fact, it can be super fun, rewarding, and motivating to go on solo travel! Leave the worries of work, school, family, and our friends behind and enjoy a personal journey by yourself as you explore the beautiful town of Scottsdale, AZ. If you are worried about planning your solo adventure to Arizona, don’t fret. There are dozens of activities for you to do every single day that are normal to do by yourself. In fact, we even think that sometimes traveling by yourself can give you the freedom and time to do everything on your itinerary without any roadblocks. Let’s check out a few things that you MUST do for a solo journey to the beautiful desert town of Scottsdale, AZ, this upcoming fall season.  

Head to One of the Many Museums 

You can count each museum individually or just tick this off your list one at a time. There are so many museums and cultural attractions in Scottsdale that it might be hard to hit every single one during your time here. 

If your schedule allows, we really recommend going to at least the Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West during a rare rainy day in the Arizona desert. The exhibits change all of the time, so you can rest assured you will never see the same thing twice.  

Another great museum that you should include on your schedule is the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, which offers changing exhibits and a low price that won’t break the bank.  

Walk to the Hole in the Rock 

Enjoy a day out in the sunny Arizona weather by going to the Hole in the Rock. This short and easy hike is great for people of varying fitness levels, so you can easily do this one by yourself without being worried about traveling solo. Even if you have never hiked before, this easy walk is doable for people of different ages. 

We recommend heading to the Hole in the Rock for sunrise or sunset to avoid the crowds, take breathtaking pics, and get Instagram-worthy photos that will have all of your friends back home super jealous of your vacation! If you can, try and stay to enjoy the view for a little while before the crowds arrive. 

Check Out the Desert Botanical Garden 

For another little spurt of exercise with rewarding views and surroundings, we recommend going to the Desert Botanical Garden to go for a nice walk. We love this picturesque and atmospheric spot that offers an up-close ampersand look at the flora, fauna, and landscape that makes Scottsdale so famous.  

The botanical garden offers nearly 150 acres of pure luxury and tranquility that is great for a peaceful and serene vacation. We recommend coming here as a solo travel, since you will always feel safe, relaxed, and at home in this stress-free environment.  

Walk Around Old Town Scottsdale 

Not sure what to do next during your vacation? We recommend just walking! Walking around and getting a feel for the city is oftentimes one of the best ways to figure out what to add to your itinerary. Plus, just seeing the vibe of the city, seeing the people that live there, and checking out the local shops and attractions is a fun thing to do during any time of the year. 

When it comes to Scottsdale, Old Town Scottsdale is a picturesque and fun place to spend hours and hours of your free time. Old Town Scottsdale is pedestrian-friendly, so you never have to worry about foot traffic, cars, or getting out of the way of speeding bikes as you meander along the shops.  

Grab a Coffee 

To wake up in the morning and hit the ground running, coffee is paramount. Luckily for you, there is no shortage of great coffee stands, cafes, and dessert shops in Scottsdale that will give you the caffeine, or sugar, fix you are looking for. We recommend trying out the Red Canyon Cafe, Berdena’s, and Inner Circle Cafe during your stay here. 

Head to the Red Canyon Cafe and sit outside in the quirky and fun exterior seating. Located right in Old Town, this is the ideal spot to stop and have a flat white or latte as you take a break from shopping.  

If you want to sit inside and enjoy the air conditioning, read a book, or get some work done, then Berdena’s is the place for you. Pair a hot cup of coffee or an iced oat milk latte with a savory order of avocado toast with a poached egg to start your day in the best way possible.  

Lastly, Inner Circle Cafe is a popular espresso-laden stop for tourists and locals alike. We recommend ordering the goat cheese toast with local goat cheese and jam for a small snack in the afternoon. If you are hungrier, you can’t go wrong with the large breakfast burrito with eggs, sweet potato, black beans, and cheese. Yum! Contact us today! 

Kick back, relax, and check out the incredible scenery, weather, and atmosphere that makes Arizona so special. If you have never been to this spiritual state, now is the time to go. There is SO much for you to do in your free time at any point of the year, including going Salt River tubing during the spring, summer, and fall months. 

Head to the Tonto National Forest with your bathing suit in hand to float along the river, and all of your worries just flit away. You can choose whether you want to wind and meander through the Tonto National Forest or if you would just rather stay in place, have a drink, and get a tan during the heat of the summer.  

Tubing Season Passes 

Staying in Scottsdale for the entire summer? The Salt River Tubing offers a tubing season pass that lasts until the end of September. Talk about a bargain! For just $200, you can get one tube rental with a shuttle ride and purchase additional tubes for your friends. Bring all of your apps to the Salt River and have a blast during a humid and hot July afternoon.  

Day Passes 

If you would rather just purchase a day pass for a short-term trip to Arizona, then we have options for you that won’t break the bank. A tube rental is just $25 for a tube and a shuttle; this is less than lunch at your favorite cafe, so why not splurge a little on a fun, adventurous afternoon?  

You can also purchase a shuttle pass for only $18 if you have your own tube on hand. Plus, you have the option to rent a bucket or cooler tube to bring a few drinks. Pack a few Gatorade bottles, glasses of lemonade, or some fruit to stay hydrated and nourished during the day on the water.  

Details 

Salt River Tubing offers the chance to do one of the most exciting and fun daytime adventures in the entire state. The Salt River winds through the Tonto National Forest, providing shade and a respite from the hot sun. Keep your eyes peeled to see the local wildlife, spot a few cacti, and gaze at the breathtaking landscape as you put your feet up, relax, and have a snack on the water.  

Sounds nice, doesn’t it? We think so, too! Salt River Tubing offers the best day out during the heat of the summer when hiking is just not in the cards. Contact us today! 

Adrenaline junkies rejoice! You don’t have to jump out of a plane, go sky diving, test your luck with bungee jumping, or go on a bar crawl to get the adrenaline hit you’re looking for. No, instead, put your faith in the hands of true professionals who can show you a fantastic afternoon that will get your heart pounding and your hair flowing through the breeze. 

For your upcoming vacation to the beautiful town and surrounding mountains of Scottsdale, AZ, there is no better way to see the mountains, desert, flora, and fauna than taking an off-roading tour in Scottsdale. We know that it can be challenging to figure out how to do this yourself, so we recommend using a professional touring and adventure company that can give you exactly what you want.  

Scottsdale Adventure Tours 

Scottsdale Adventure Tours provides off-roading tours in Scottsdale, AZ, and it has been consistently ranked as the #1 outdoor activity according to TripAdvisor for the past three years. We recommend booking the Sonoran Desert Jeep Daytime and Sunset Tours that bring you through the Camp Creek Was hand provides the best vantage point of the infamous Arizona sunset.  

Other tours that are popular among tourists are the Scottsdale Astronomy Tour at night which offers a star-gazing option. You can also book a pirate jeep tour through the Tonto National Forest. We also recommend booking one of the off-roading tours for special events, like bachelor or bachelorette parties.  

Desert Monster Tours 

Desert Monster Tours offers popular ATV tours through the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, running numerous ATV tours every single day of the week. These guided ATV Tours bring you through the Tonto National Forest, providing every guest with over 25 miles of scenic paths through the desert and nature reserves.  

You can also book one of the UTV Tours for an off-roading adventure through the Sonoran Desert. These two-seat or four-seat vehicles are great for seeing the surrounding landscape around Scottsdale.  

AZ ATV Adventures 

AZ ATV Adventures offers Phoenix ATV Tours that take you into the beautiful desert landscape, ensuring you get pristine panoramic views of the nearby trees, rocky formations, bright blue skies, and blue lakes. The standard tour is 2-3 hours and provides you with great views of abandoned mine shafts, historical landscapes, and craggy rock walls.  

Wear a helmet, buckle up, and have fun off-roading around the picturesque town of Scottsdale and the surrounding desert for your upcoming vacation.