The arrival of summer is often marked by planning a fantastic getaway to a sunny destination. This year, when you’re ready to set your sights on a warm and scenic escape, be sure to make Scottsdale your final travel destination. Known and loved for everything from great golf courses and spas to breathtaking landscapes and inspiring architecture, Scottsdale brings the variety you crave from an unforgettable vacation. Here are a few summer Scottsdale activities to add to your Scottsdale itinerary when you’re hoping to make the most of every moment of your stay.

Visit Papago Park

Papago Park is perhaps one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the combined Scottsdale and Phoenix area with good reason and is well worth a visit while you’re in town! With so much to see, do, and explore in this park, it’s the ideal place to spend a day whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in the company of the entire family. Lace up your boots and hike one of the many scenic trails, take time to visit Hunt’s Tomb, or make the most of the zoo that sits on-site as well.

Unwind at the OdySea Aquarium

When you’re ready to escape the heat and head into an unforgettable underwater adventure, be sure to make time for a visit to Scottsdale’s OdySea Aquarium. This establishment holds the prestigious title as the largest aquarium in the southwest and is home to over 30,000 creatures. Guests will enjoy the chance to browse more than 50 aquarium exhibits and learn a lot about ecosystems and conservation along the way as well. From jellyfish to sharks and the many fish that find their way in between, OdySea is a great escape into a world that’s normally unseen.

Enjoy the Scottsdale Contemporary Art Museum

Travelers that are feeling inspired and artistic will want to make their way to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art during a visit. Situated within the Old Town District, this museum enjoys a convenient location and provides visitors with options to browse a wide selection of contemporary architecture, art, and design that are displayed throughout four galleries. A combined collection of permanent and revolving exhibits means that no visit to this museum is ever quite the same.

Sip, Shop & Save

If you are in town on Thursday, May 21st, the Shops on 5th Avenue in Old Town will be hosting a fun night of shopping accompanied by music, free drinks, and even prizes! You can browse the fabulous wares featured throughout these popular stores from 6pm to 10pm when you attend the Sip & Shop event in Old Town for yourself.

Begin Planning Your Adventure

At Parsons Villas, we’re passionate about our work and are committed to creating customized experiences for our guests to Scottsdale with each and every visit. No matter when you plan on arriving, be sure to contact us to learn more about our many options in the area. We can’t wait to welcome you to Arizona!