Scenic Scottsdale, Arizona is known for its many upscale spas and irresistible golf courses, all enhanced in combination with year-round warm weather. With summer just around the corner, finding ways to cool off during your Scottsdale stay is an important point on the itinerary. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from whether you’re one for the great outdoors or a traveler that prefers to cool off within the comfort of an aquatic center. Here are a few Scottsdale activities to check out while you’re in town.

Water Rafting with Wilderness Aware

Arizona’s Salt River Canyon is home to the Salt River and its many thrilling rapids that await. If you’re a traveler with a heart for adventure looking for some adrenaline-pumping fun on the water, be sure to book a rafting trip with the professionals at Wilderness Aware. Based out of Scottsdale, this team customized rafting trips to fit guests’ needs with options to book half-day, full-day, or multi-day rafting tours. While the rapids are sure to inspire, guests will also find that these water trips feature amazing wildlife, geology, and plant life too.

Chaparral Aquatic Center

Prefer to spend time cooling down while staying in the heart of Scottsdale? Make your way to the Chaparral Aquatic Center and enjoy some time relaxing poolside or making the most of the lap lanes and wading area. This aquatic center is located at 5401 N. Hayden Road and entrance for the day is $3 for residents and $5 for non-residents. This center includes access to 10 lap lanes as well as a diving board and plenty of free swim space for enjoying a cool down in style.

Paiute Park

Summer in Scottsdale is a great time to combine fun, outdoor activities and if you’re looking for a place to cool off with the little ones that also offer up additional recreation, be sure to keep Paiute Park at the top of your must-experience list. Located at 3210 N. 66th Street, Paiute Park is open from sunrise until 10:30 pm daily and provides guests with a place to enjoy having fun in a sprawling splash pad during hot Arizona afternoons. Once you’ve reached just the right temperature, consider making the most of the park’s picnic tables, tennis courts, playgrounds, and several acres of green space while you’re here.

Savor Scottsdale Activities

Make the most of every moment in Scottsdale by letting the team at Parsons Villas to help you settle into your rental home away from home. Contact us today to learn more about our many options and the many Scottsdale activities waiting for you to enjoy!