In Scottsdale, Phoenix and Beyond
Discover the best that Scottsdale has to offer with over 300 restaurants and nightlife venues to choose from, plus plenty of outdoor activities, family fun and authentic Southwest experiences.
You'll love exploring the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Phoenix and beyond by enjoying one of the area's many scenic hiking trails, biking adventures and horseback riding treks.
Pavilions Shopping Center
The 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 Roadhouse Cinemas.
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.
Biltmore Fashion Park
Biltmore Fashion Park offers a wide variety of stores and restaurants in an outdoor setting in Phoenix.
Located in Mesa on Dobson Road just south of the Loop 101 freeway, Mesa Riverview is an open-air shopping center featuring more than 1.3 million square feet of retail stores, theaters, shops and theme-style restaurants.
Located in Tempe at the Loop 101 and Loop 202 freeways, Tempe Marketplace offers 1.3 million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment in an outdoor setting.
Events & Festivals
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is an annual event exhibiting more than 2,300 gorgeous Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. The 10-day show also features a large shopping expo where attendees can buy 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
Held annually in the spring, Arizona Bike Week 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 cars, American Muscle cars, Hot Rods and customs in an intimate environment.
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 7pm - 9pm, 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, 10am – 6pm daily.
The annual college football bowl game known as the Fiesta Bowl is held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
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.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
From sporting events, food festivals and concerts to corporate functions and birthday parties, Salt River Fields MLB spring training facility has something for all. The site is near the Loop 101 freeway and Talking Stick Way.
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
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
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, 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.
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
The Arizona Game and Fish Department considers the McDowell Mountains and surrounding Sonoran desert to be the most significant wildlife habitat in the Valley outside of the Tonto National Forest. Here you can hike through the beautiful desert with trails for beginners to experts.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Taliesin West
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 shared experience of the history of musical instruments throughout the world.
Arizona Musicfest is held from March through April.
McDowell Mountain Music Festival
The McDowell Mountain Music Festival is an annual musical/cultural event held in April.
Desert Botanical Gardens
The Desert Botanical Gardens showcase 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.
One of the newest attractions in the Valley, Butterfly Wonderland has a magical indoor rainforest environment featuring the largest butterfly pavilion in the U.S.
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 and dinner, 2-hour or half-day courses, to their 4-day Grand Prix Road Racing Course.
Enjoy the only full-time indoor/outdoor racing venue in the U.S. on a 1/3-mile track.
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/Talking Stick Way and the Loop 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 Arizona Diamondbacks are Arizona’s Major League Baseball team and 2001 World Series Champions, located 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!
See one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World with three great experiences from 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, 4,000 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.
White Water Rafting
Feel the thrill of the Colorado River's 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.
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, a salt water pool and spa, restaurant and many other amenities. Reserve your room at the comfortable Haulapai Lodge on historic Route 66 today.