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Scottsdale Activities

Scottsdale Area Attractions Near The Scottsdale Resort.

There are so many exciting things to do around the resort in Scottsdale. For questions or more information, contact guest services directly at 480-596-7539 or click here to email us. 

Whatever pursuit you prefer, Scottsdale offers uniquely diverse and exciting opportunities for recreation, relaxation and fun. Experience the Sonoran Desert – the richest, most biologically diverse desert in the Americas – by way of hiking trails, off-road Jeeps or on horseback. Or stroll a gentler path at the Desert Botanical Gardens, discovering the marvels of the desert landscape.

Enjoy world-class shopping in Downtown Scottsdale's Art and Shopping Districts, at Fashion Square, The Borgata, or Kierland Commons. Or immerse yourself in local and native culture at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, the Heard Museum, or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen West.

McCormick Golf Club adjacent to the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona

If professional sports are more to your liking, we have plenty.  From tournament play at nationally acclaimed Scottsdale golf courses, Cactus League Spring Training ballparks to the Diamondback's home at Chase Field, we're a golf lover or baseball-lover's dream. Or be a part of the “greatest show on grass” at the nearby WM Phoenix Open Golf tournament.  Don't forget our Arizona Cardinals football team in nearby Glendale or Phoenix Coyote Hockey, either.  Scottsdale also boasts two casinos – just minutes away from the resort – that will provide complimentary transportation for you, door to door.

You can’t beat the McCormick/Stillman Railroad Park or the Phoenix Zoo for family fun. Travel further afield to the famous red rocks of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon on a day trip or visit one of nature’s most magnificent wonders, the Grand Canyon, only four hours away by car.

Whether visiting Arizona State University, strolling downtown galleries on a Thursday night ArtWalk, taking in a play or a game, or just getting outside to enjoy the vast natural beauty of Arizona’s parks and trails, in Scottsdale, you’ll find everything you need to embrace the best of life’s pleasures.

*Golf photo courtesy of McCormick Ranch Golf Club.