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Ultimate Guide to Winter and Spring Fun Stuff to Do in Phoenix

There are many places one could travel to during those rare times off when we can travel and leave the worries of modern life behind us for a bit. There are of course the mountains with their acres of skiable terrain, the beach where one can simply lie upon the sands and forgets ones worries, and a variety of other places and environments. However, you’ll discover that few places can offer the variety of activities to be had in winter and spring as Phoenix, Arizona. Also, few places offer the chance to enjoy all your favorite outdoors activities even in the middle of winter! So, in you are looking to choose and plan your next vacation and adventure, make sure you continue reading on and discover our ultimate guide to winter and spring fun stuff to do in Phoenix!

Exploration in the Desert

One of the biggest draws of the area is the near constant warm weather which allows you to explore the natural world no matter the season. For instance, one can enjoy some good old-fashioned hiking by heading out to Camelback, which remains one of the most popular hikes in the area! You’ll find that while this trail is short, it can be quite difficult due to the intense elevation gain. However, the views at top are truly what draws hundreds of thousands of people a year. Upon standing at its peak, you’ll be gifted with breathtaking views of the surrounding urban landscape stretching out before you. One can also head over to the Sunrise Trail to enjoy a 4.9-mile point-to-point trail that features a variety of different views that are sure to make you disappointed upon having to turn back. At the summit you’ll find panoramic views of the surrounding natural landscapes, including the Superstition wilderness, Fountain Hills, and even the peaks of the nearby McDowell range! One could properly explore the wilderness as well by heading on over to REI Co-op Adventure Center. Featuring a variety of different tours that are perfect for all skill levels, you’ll find everything from walking tours to kayaking ones, to even paddleboard tours. As well, one can find classes such as yoga if one is looking to truly relax.

Urban Fun

Of course, besides the natural world, you’ll discover a variety of urban activities and fun stuff to do in Phoenix that is no less exciting and enjoyable. For instance, one can have both a dinner and show by heading on over to the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament held by your “queen.” Enjoy watching as the knights take each other on and fight for honor and your admiration. You’ll even get to enjoy watching live shows with animals and even equine entertainers, all while enjoying a four-course meal featuring garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, and more!

One could also enjoy the fun of indoor skydiving by heading over to iFly. Not only will you get to float aloft by their wind tunnel but will also receive a crash course in the basics of skydiving. After, one can enjoy relaxing with a good drink and cigar by heading over to Fox Cigar Bar Scottsdale which features one of Arizona largest walk-in humidifiers! Not only do they offer a wide range of excellent cigars, and not only do they offer a comfortable and sophisticated environment to relax, but also have a bar stocked with over 400 spirits and 14 rotating taps to ensure no matter what you are craving, you can find the drink for you.

One could also spend the day enjoy the plethora of different golf courses that litter the area. For instance, enjoy Troon North, which offers two 18-hole courses in the shadow of Pinnacle Park (which also offers spectacular hiking and other activities) and which truly looks as if you stepped into an oasis to practice your swing.

A Place to Rest

Of course, all of this is pointless if you don’t have an equally perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself after a day filled with all the various stuff to do in Phoenix. You’ll discover that here at Scottsdale Rentals, we offer a wide range of different homes for you to call your own during your stay with us. We offer a range of different rentals, from the small and cozy to the large and extravagant. The majority of our rentals come with private pools and hot tubs, which are the perfect way to relax under the warm sun. You’ll also find many of our homes come with full kitchens which are perfect for filling your home with the tantalizing and delectable scents of your home-cooked meal. As a company, we strive to give you a vacation that you will never forget, one which you’ll be talking about long after departure. We do all we can to go above and beyond; for that reason, we are more than happy to use our local knowledge to help you put together the perfect itinerary that will have you seeing and experiencing all you had hoped to, as well as a few hidden gems.

Of course, there are plenty of other activities we couldn’t go into here. So, should you wish to discover the other ways one can spend their time, or perhaps are curious about our rentals, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (844) 619-8716 today!

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Fort McDowell Adventures

This unique company offers a wide range of activities from kayaking, land and river tours, desert Segway adventures and so many more. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush or something more serene, you’ll find it with Fort McDowell Adventures. You can schedule corporate, special event, retreats, and even wedding parties at Fort McDowell.
14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Road, Scottsdale
480-816-6465.

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland, in the heart of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community houses a tropical rainforest that is home to thousands of butterflies from around the world. In addition to the butterflies, there are several galleries with interactive exhibits, a modern theater, and even educational laboratory spaces. This is a perfect place for a family adventure or even a romantic stroll through the gardens. 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, 480-800-3000

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a unique railroad park offering a look at the history of the railroad. The park is home to a one-of-a-kind Model Railroad Building, housing a model railroad, four model railroad clubs, and a Magma Arizona Railroad locomotive. This interactive railroad museum offers a variety of objects and artifacts related to the railroad industry including the Roald Amundsen Pullman Car, the Merci Train, and the Model Railroad. The park also has several playgrounds, picnic areas, and a charming antique carousel, making it perfect for visitors of all ages.
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale
480-312-2312

Octane Raceway

Octane Raceway is an indoor/outdoor racing venue offering a casual and competitive kart racing for all ages. Octane Raceway features a third-mile track, which winds indoors and outdoors, with European electric race karts that travel up to 45 mph. Visitors can come in, register and race, and their race is scored in a Fastest Lap format. Octane Raceway also caters private and special events such as corporate and team building events and birthday parties. The Raceway also has a Trackside Bar & Grill, and several other entertainment facilities, including a Pit Crew Challenge, bowling alley, a games arcade, and billiards.
9119 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale
602-302-7223

Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale

Those with a sweet tooth will love exploring the sweet side of Scottsdale on a guided walking tour that visits all the town’s best chocolate destinations. You’ll visit a variety of chocolatiers and local shops where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the history of this confectionery and how the products are made and sample varieties of the world’s most popular treat, including truffles, hot chocolate, ice-cream, cupcakes, and other baked goods made with or from chocolate and meet the owners and chocolate-makers of some of Scottsdale’s best chocolate stores, while at the same time soaking up the wonderful ambiance of this vibrant town.
4225 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale
408-421-8868

Desert Splash Adventures

Desert Splash Adventures is your go-to source for scenic flights over some of Arizona’s most dramatic, breathtaking landscapes, ending in an exhilarating water landing on Roosevelt Lake or Lake Powell. Operated by Island Air Express, Desert Splash Adventures provides an exclusive and unique desert adventure experience from the comfort of a Cessna Caravan Amphibious Seaplane. Highly experienced commercial bush pilots, (who are based in Alaska in the off season), fly the planes, and they guarantee absolute safety throughout the journey. Start your adventure conveniently located near the Scottsdale Airport, in an executive lounge that is a luxurious space to relax before the flight. Desert Splash Adventures also offers a range of other adventures ranging from gourmet brunches on a private island to canyoneering in the magnificent rock formations of the Sonoran wilderness.
15115 N Airport Drive, Landmark Aviation (FBO), Scottsdale
877-588-8819