Scottsdale Attractions to Enjoy During a Guy’s Getaway
April 29, 2019
Looking for a great place for you and your buddies to have that fun getaway? Look no further than Scottsdale! Whether you are planning a college reunion, bachelor party, or just a few days with some close friends, there are plenty of Scottsdale attractions to keep you guys busy.
Day 1 – Penske Racing Museum
With its amazing collection of cars, trophies, and racing memorabilia, the Penske Racing Museum showcases the Penske dynasty of racing. Vehicles on exhibit rotate, but the racing cars you may see include a Penske PC-6, March 86C, and a 1973 Porsche IROC RSR. If you are interested in cars and/or racing, head to this museum.
Penske Racing Museum
7191 East Chauncy Lane
Day 2 – Golf
The weather in Scottsdale is great for golfing year-round, even in the summer. The lower green fees make the higher temperatures a little more bearable. One of the public facilities in the area is Troon North Golf Club with its two courses. Nestled up against the base of Pinnacle Peak is Troon North’s Pinnacle Course, a classic desert golf course. Troon North’s Monument Course is named for the giant boulder on the third hole. Of course, you can also try your skills on the Champions Course and Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale, home to the Waste Management Phoenix Open. If you trip coincides with the tournament, you can always relax and watch some amazing golf.
Troon North Golf Club
10320 East Dynamite Boulevard
Day 3 – Rock Climbing
Are you and your guys feeling agile and ready for an activity to pit your strength, balance, and endurance against each other? Then go rock climbing in one of the numerous climbing spots around the Scottsdale area, a favorite Scottsdale attraction. A favorite climb of locals is Tom’s Thumb, a 200-foot tall granite dome with over 30 routes to the summit. Or, take a guided tour that is tailored to your abilities and preferences. If you are feeling really adventurous, add rappelling to your trip.
Day 4 – Go-Karts
Feel like a kid again with some go-kart racing. Octane Raceway has both indoor and outdoor courses and caters to kids of all ages. They specialize in group outings. Spend an exciting afternoon racing against your gang.
9119 East Talking Stick Way
Day 5 – Horseback Riding
Imagine yourself back in the Old West, riding horseback through the desert with the McDowell Mountains on the horizon. You can have that experience and more at MacDonald’s Ranch. They offer horseback rides, stagecoach rides, cowboy cookouts, and their outings are perfect groups and small parties. View the desert from a different perspective on horseback as you ride down scenic trails with your guys.
26540 North Scottsdale Road
Day 6 – Fishing
Yes, you can have a fishing adventure in the desert! Take a guided fishing adventure on one of the area’s lakes, one of the most popular Scottsdale attractions. Your guide will take you to where the fish are biting, and fishing in these crystal-clear lakes for largemouth bass or stripers is great fun. This is a great idea for groups since all you have to do is worry about having fun and catching fish; everything else is taken care of!
The Hook Up Outfitters
Day 7 – ATV Tour and Machine Gun Adventure
Take a guided tour through the desert on an ATV. Drive deep into the Sonoran Desert over rocky desert terrain while keeping an eye out for coyotes, javelina, and deer. Get all the thrills of off-roading through the desert while learning about the history and wildlife of this wonderful desert area from your guide. There are many ATV tour companies in the area, but book a tour through Desert Wolf Tours and try their ATV & Machine Gun Adventure for a little twist.
Desert Wolf Tours – ATV tour and Machine Gun Adventure
Day 8 – Ale Trail
Why not spend a tasty afternoon crawling along the Old Town Ale Trail? Old Town has over seven breweries and beerhouses with over 30 craft breweries in the greater Scottsdale area including the Scapegoat Beer & Wine Bar, Two Brothers Tap House, Brat Hause, Papago Brewing Company, and the Pig & Pickle. Be sure to try the Big Mouth Blond at the Scottsdale Beer Company, and the Hop Knot IPA at Four Peaks Brewing Company. Not a craft brew fan? Maybe the Scottsdale Coffee Trail and Scottsdale Wine Trail will work. Download a map for all of the Old Town Trails and taste at your own pace.
Day 9 – Talking Stick Casino
Time for poker! Talking Stick Resort and Casino’s Arena Poker Room is home to the Arizona State Poker Championship, and you can join in one of the daily poker tournaments or try your hand at one of the over 50 table games, including Blackjack, High Card Flush, or Casino War.
Craps, Roulette, and more than 900 multi-denominational play slots are waiting for you. Feeling lucky?
Talking Stick Resort and Casino
9800 East Talking Stick Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Day 10 – Whitewater Rafting Tour
You can spend the day swimming, fly-fishing and tubing down the Salt River, but why not take things up a notch with some white water rafting? Book a guided rafting tour down the river for a day or half-day of excitement and beautiful scenery. Salt River Rafting, Arizona Rafting by Wilderness Aware and Advantage Grand Canyon all offer whitewater rafting adventures.
Salt River Rafting
2827 E. Blanche
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Day 11 – Hot Air Ballooning
It’s time for a hot air balloon ride! You can’t help but take great photographs as you float effortlessly among the clouds, viewing the Sonoran Desert from a new perspective thousands of feet up in the air. Close enough to see wildlife—deer, javelina, coyotes, and roadrunners—but high enough for an amazing 360-degree view of the area. Try morning or evening balloon flights for some of the most glorious sunrises and sunsets you will see from any Scottsdale adventures! Aerogelic Ballooning and 360-Adventure Tours are two of several local companies in the area that can get your hot air adventure on its way.
526 N 74th Street
Kick Back in Style After Enjoying Scottsdale Attractions
When you and the guys are beat after a long day of fun and excitement, kick back in the comfortable accommodations of a villa from Parsons Villas. Browse our available rentals, and contact us today to book your stay.