Discover the very best that Scottsdale has to offer! Whether you're trying to get away from it all, or be a part of it all, Scottsdale boasts attractions for everyone. Talking Stick Resort is 10 minutes from downtown Scottsdale, and with over 300 restaurants and nightlife venues to choose from, downtown Scottsdale will make your visit to the Grand Canyon state a memorable one.
Outdoors more your style? Take pleasure in all that the Sonoran Desert has to offer by enjoying one of the area's many scenic hiking trails, biking adventures, and horseback riding treks.
Grand Canyon West Tours:
Take in the splendor and beauty of the Grand Canyon at the Grand Canyon West Haulapai glass walkway. This famous tour is a “must do” for anyone experiencing the Grand Canyon. You will be walking on air, 4000 feet high above the canyon and the Colorado River. Reserve your skywalk tour today to experience the most scenic views and tour of the Grand Canyon.
Feel the thrill of the Colorado River white water in the Grand Canyon West rafting tour. The river rafting guides are acclaimed by travel sites and will help you experience the magnificence of the Grand Canyon as you take on the rapids. These thrilling tours run from March through October. Reserve your Haulapai River Runners tour today.
Haulapai Legacy Tour Packages
Experience the majestic scenery of the Grand Canyon and culture of the Haulapai nation in one of the Grand Canyon Legacy Tour Packages. The Legacy Packages are designed to provide your most memorable Grand Canyon tour. Reserve your Haulapai Legacy Package today to experience the splendor of the Grand Canyon and Haulapai nation from Grand Canyon West.
After experiencing the Grand Canyon tours with Grand Canyon West, kick your feet up by the fire and rest in your room at the Haulapai Lodge on historic Route 66. The Grand Canyon lodging is near the many activities the area has to offer, while providing the luxuries of comfortable rooms, salt water pool and spa, restaurant, and many other amenities. Reserve your room at the comfortable Haulapai Lodge on historic Route 66 today.
Pavilions Shopping Center
Scottsdale Pavilions, located just west of Talking Stick Resort, is a 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center with open air dining and entertainment anchored by Target, Home Depot and 11-plex Ultra Star Theatre
Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale gives guests a taste of the West with local shops and Native American artwork.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Scottsdale Fashion Square offers a high end shopping experience and is one of the top tourist destinations in Arizona.
5th Avenue Area Merchants
The Fifth Avenue district offers visitors and locals some of Arizona’s best shopping and restaurants in an open air setting.
Biltmore Fashion Park
Biltmore Fashion Park offers a wide variety of stores and restaurants in an outdoor setting.
The Borgata of Scottsdale
The Borgata of Scottsdale offers unique merchants and restaurants in an outdoor Tuscan Village setting.
Located in Mesa on Dobson Road, just south of the 101, Mesa Riverview is an open-air shopping center featuring more than 1.3 million sq ft of retail stores, theaters, shops, and theme-style restaurants.
Located in Tempe on Loop 101 & 202, Tempe Marketplaces offers 1.3 million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment in an outdoor setting.
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is and annual spectacle where over 2300 gorgeous Arabian and Half-Arabian horses are entered in hundreds of different classes. The 10-day event also features a large shopping expo where people can buy products ranging from jewelry, art, clothing, show apparel, household items, gifts, and a tremendous display of horse equipment.
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Events
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company hosts an annual event in Scottsdale showcasing collector vehicles.
Arizona Bike Week at WestWorld
Arizona Bike Week, held annually in the spring, celebrates the sport of motorcycling and features vendors, concerts, and motorcycle demonstrations.
Russo & Steele
Russo & Steele, held at the beginning of each year in Scottsdale, is one of the most respected collector car auctions in the world. At the annual Russo & Steele auction, you can experience, and bid on, the finest in European Sports, American Muscle cars, Hot Rods and Customs in an intimate environment.
McDonalds Rock ‘n’ Roll weekly Car Show
Held every Saturday at the Scottsdale Pavilions, from 4pm – 8pm, this show is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles in a free open-air event complete with 50's era music. An average night showcases anywhere from 250 to 500 cars and up to 150 motorcycles.
Festival of the West
Festival of the West takes place each year in March and is a celebration of America’s Western culture and heritage.
The Frys.com Open is a PGA TOUR event held in late October.
Scottsdale Fashion Week
Scottsdale Fashion Week features fashion and shopping in downtown Scottsdale.
At Scottsdale ArtWalk each Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the galleries in downtown Scottsdale open their doors for locals and visitors alike.
First Fridays in Phoenix
First Friday in downtown Phoenix takes place each first Friday evening of the month. You can take a free self-guided tour of downtown Phoenix galleries, studios and art spaces, with many providing entertainment, drinks and snacks.
Celebration of Fine Art
The Celebration of Fine Art show is held from January through March 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
The Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
The Annual Insight Bowl draws teams and spectators from all over the country.
Waste Management Phoenix Open
The annual Waste Management Phoenix Open draws the largest crowds on the PGA Tour.
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
The longest running festival of its kind in the United States, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is held in April in downtown Scottsdale.
Goodguys Car Show
The 12 Southeast Nationals car show is held in March at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
Phone number: 602.252.8840
The Heard Museum is one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures. With its comprehensive collections, intriguing exhibitions, distinctive festivals and interactive learning opportunities the Heard Museum is a must see.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Phone number: 480.874.4666
Located in Scottsdale's Old Town district, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) features modern and contemporary art, architecture and design from around the world.
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
Phone number: 602.495.0901
Experience the ruins of the prehistoric Hohokam Indian tribe including a changing gallery of exhibits.
Phoenix Art Museum
The Phoenix Art Museum is the Southwest’s premier destination for world-class visual arts. The museum houses popular exhibitions featuring artists such as Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Annie Leibowitz and Monet are shown alongside the Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.
Arizona Science Center
Located in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Science Center features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a five-story giant-screen theater, live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions, and exciting science programs for people of all ages.
Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum commemorates the mining industry that helped build Arizona. Arizona is the Nation's number one mining state with the largest value of non-fuel mineral production in the country. Over 3,000 worldwide specimens are on exhibit including; a collection of Arizona's colorful copper minerals, a 480-pound quartz geode, a 206-pound fragment of Meteor Crater’s meteorite and an entire dinner table that features food made from rocks and minerals.
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
The Arizona Game and Fish Department considers the McDowell Mountains and surrounding Sonoran desert the most significant wildlife habitat in the Valley outside the Tonto National Forest. Here you can hike through the beautiful desert with trails from beginner to expert level.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Taliesin West
Phone: 480.860.2700 ext 494
Taliesin West sits within a pristine Sonoran desert landscape at the foot of the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale. Surrounded by suburban development, Taliesin West remains one of the few estates in the Phoenix metropolitan area which has been able to preserve desert mountain and open space. Visitors can take guided tours daily through this beautiful and historic Frank Lloyd Wright designed campus.
Huhugam Ki Museum
Perhaps the best way to gain appreciation for the lifestyles, history and culture of the O'odham (Pima) and Piipaash (Maricopa) tribes is to begin your visit to the community at the Huhugam Ki Museum. Huhugam Ki, meaning "House of the ancestors," describes the museum, which is constructed of adobe and desert plants, reflecting the beauty of the Southwest. Inside you will view exhibits that share our unique heritage, from the days of the ancient Hohokam to the achievements of today.
Musical Instrument Museum
The most extraordinary museum you'll ever hear; the Musical Instrument Museum is located approximately 15 miles north of Talking Stick Resort and offers a offers a shared experience of the history of musical instruments throughout the world.
Desert Botanical Gardens
The Desert Botanical Garden offers plants native to the Sonoran Desert as well as trails and events in a unique outdoor setting.
The Phoenix Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals.
Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Experience the exhilaration of going from 0-100 mph on the Bondurant race track. Customized group programs range from hot laps & dinner, 2 hour or 1/2 day Courses to their 4 day Grand Prix Road Racing Course.
F1 Race Factory
F1 Race Factory is America's largest indoor kart racing and entertainment site, offering an arcade and rock wall in addition to 113,000 square feet of racing.
Scottsdale Hiking Trails
Scottsdale offers picturesque views and hiking trails for all skill levels.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick includes an 11,000-seat capacity ballpark, a total of 12 practice fields and office buildings that include Major and Minor League clubhouses, training facilities, and offices for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. The site is near Indian Bend Road and the 101 Freeway.
Cactus League Spring Training
Enjoy Arizona’s gorgeous weather while taking in a Cactus League Spring Training game featuring the following teams: Angels, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Giants, Indians, Mariners, Rangers, Rockies, Royals and White Sox.
The NBA's Phoenix Suns draw a loyal legion of fans to the US Airways Center, in downtown Phoenix.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are Arizona’s Major League Baseball team and 2001 World Series Champions, located in Downtown Phoenix.
The 2007 and 2009 WNBA Champions take on their opponents at the US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix.
Come and see the 2008-2009 NFC Champions try to make it to the top of the NFC West!
Watch the Coyotes take on the NHL in Glendale!