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Make the Most of Your Trip With These 6 Exciting Ideas for a Great Time In and Around Scottsdale

Located in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, Scottsdale is a stunning town filled with endless opportunities for fun and relaxation.

It is best known for its vibrant nightlife, luxurious resorts and spas, trendy boutiques, and renowned golf courses, making it a desert paradise for travelers. But what if you want to experience a little more than just the typical vacation activities?

A quick drive out of Scottsdale leads you to a completely different landscape, but one you will want to spend a few hours in! The Salt River is an absolute refuge from the heat, and kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or tubing is the perfect way to cool off.

Kayak the Lower Salt River

The resort is located 30 minutes north of Old Town Scottsdale and is surprisingly intimate. Hotel guests are treated to many different options on the guest activity calendar, but one of the best options, in my opinion, is the Stargazing evening.

Spend the Night Stargazing at the Four Seasons

Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale is full of history, and Ace Bailey, President of Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours, runs a fascinating tour of the hotel’s modern mid-century modern architecture. Hotel Valley Ho has been a Downtown Scottsdale landmark since 1956.

Explore Modern Mid-Century Architecture at Hotel Valley Ho

Are you up for a hiking challenge? If so, then hike or bike up Pinnacle Peak for a 3½-mile moderately challenging round-trip hike. Allocate about 2 – 2.5 hrs with short breaks here and there because of steep sections.

Hike up Pinnacle Peak

The James Beard award-winning restaurant, FnB, is a staple in Scottsdale, and you would be remiss to not visit at least once during your stay. The food is so good you won’t want to stop eating, and the wine list is full of Arizona wines.

Enjoy Arizona Fare at FnB

Fashion Square Mall has over 200 stores to keep your hands and eyes busy. You can find an impressive list of luxury boutiques, trendy shops, a movie theater, and plenty of food to keep you entertained for hours.

Go on a Shopping Spree at Scottsdale Fashion Square

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