As you start planning that once in a lifetime vacation to beautiful Scottsdale, chances are your itinerary contains a long list of outdoor attractions you’ve been waiting to see your entire life. From Camelback Mountain to the Sonoran Desert and everything in between, the natural sights of our western town are a sight to behold. But don’t stop there! If you spend all of your trip outside, you’ll miss a lot of what makes our desert home so special. We want our guests to have a jam-packed and fun-filled western adventure, so we’ve created this guide to the top indoor Scottsdale attractions you will want to see during your vacation!
One fact everyone knows about the desert is that summers can be hot, and when it’s time to cool down during your Scottsdale journey, the Ice Den offers public skating in an establishment that is the practice home to the Arizona Coyotes. Public skate hours are from noon until 2PM every day of the week and costs between $5 and $10 per person depending on age.
Many guests are surprised to learn that temperatures can get a little more than cool in the winter, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessary to avoid the pool. The Kiwanis Wave Pool is an indoor attraction that offers cool fun year-round; the waves make it feel as if you’ve found the ocean in a desert oasis!
This 43,000-square-foot museum that tells the story of the Wild West is an adventure you won’t soon forget. Featuring the art, artifacts, and culture of 19 western states (including Arizona, of course!), this fascinating museum may be worthy of more than one visit during your stay.
Shopping malls are a trend that are rapidly fading from the American landscape, but in Scottsdale the tradition is live and thriving! Scottsdale Fashion Square is the 19th largest mall in the United States and is home to upscale shops and boutiques that include Armani, Gucci, and every woman’s fantasy store, Tiffany & Co. Spending a day walking the tile floors of this lush mall is no punishment and may end up being the highlight of your trip!
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There is something special about the warm summer season in Scottsdale, Arizona. While naysayers might tell you it is too hot, we beg to differ. There are some incredible attractions in Scottsdale that are best enjoyed during the summer season. Here are the best summer Scottsdale attractions to choose from:
It can be a little too hot during the day to enjoy the beautiful trails on Camelback Mountain so instead take the hike up during the morning hours. The views from the top of Camelback Mountain are truly magnificent, especially when the sun comes rising up from the distance. There are several trails of various difficulty levels to allow hikers of all skills to enjoy the mountain.
You may not believe Scottsdale is nearby several rivers, but they really do exist. Younger visitors may enjoy a relaxing ride down the Salt River in a comfortable river tube. Those looking for more of the beautiful Arizona scenery will prefer a kayaking ride down the Verde River. The Sonoran Desert is amazing to see, especially around the Verde River, where the water brings life to the region.
One of the newest attractions found right in Scottsdale is the popular OdySea Aquarium. This local attraction is the largest aquarium in the Southwest and features 50 exhibits full of incredible marine species. Luxury attractions found in the aquarium include diving in the tanks and petting stingrays. The OdySea Aquarium is open every day of the week starting at 9:00am for a full day of excitement.
Let your sweet tooth run wild with a visit to Ruze Cake House. This incredible local bakery serves up your favorite baked goods along with ice cold beverages to beat the summer heat. Their specialty beverage, The Ruze, is a delicious cold-brewed tea made with prickly pear puree, rose syrup, tapioca pearls, and cotton candy. Our mouths are already watering just from hearing all of these delicious ingredients read out loud!
These incredible summer attractions and so much more are waiting for your visit to Scottsdale this season. Experience the best stay imaginable with our exclusive luxury vacation rentals in Scottsdale. Each rental offers a personalized experience you cannot find in any local resort or hotel. See what you are missing by contacting our representatives today and find the perfect rental for your stay in Scottsdale!