7 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona
What are you doing the first weekend of September? Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona for the Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat, where we will be hosting couples at The Scott Resort and Spa. Our supportive relationship workshop consists of presentations and discussions held by award-winning relationship psychologist Dr Gregory Canillas. It will focus on how to:
communicate using the Rosetta Stone of Relationships
crank up the heat in the bedroom
reach a happy money medium
manage stressors unique to LGBTQ couples
create a vision board to plan your future
If this sounds like something you and your partner would be interested in, you can find out more and book by clicking here.
Outside of the retreat feel free to explore! Here are some of the activities and places we think you would enjoy.
#7 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona – Have A Tasting
The Blue Clover distillery tasting room offers a clean and sweet Vodka and a ‘premium handcrafted modern’ Gin. You can try them both and take your favourite home to enjoy together. During the global pandemic, they provided hand sanitizer to the local community, which is also available to visitors.
Book yourself a tasting at Aridus, on Main Street, for a glass or two of wine made from prized grapes at an award-winning sustainable winery. The all-natural décor is fantastic as are the skilled hosts. The perfect place to go if you have any questions about how wine is made.
#6 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona – A Spa Experience
La Vidorra Full Body Glow is especially nice. It´s a deluxe skin treatment that involves ‘aromatic scents’ and ‘essential oils’ to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize.
#5 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
Taliesin West is a 600-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to 1937. It is also a memorial to the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, as it was built by him (and his students) with indigenous materials and became his winter home.
During his career, which began in 1887, he pushed the boundaries of architecture and became known as a non-conformist. If you love quirky buildings that tell a story this should definitely appear on your Scottsdale bucket list.
#4 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona - Desert Botanic Garden
Do you love nature? Are you a keen gardener? To learn more about the local flora and fauna to Arizona visit the Desert Botanic Garden. There are 5 loop trails for you to enjoy the natural beauty of the desert. They also have a wonderful butterfly pavilion.
#3 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona - Improve Your Swing
Scottsdale embraces the outdoors, most likely due to its 299 sunny days per year, which is 94 days higher than the national average. A great way to stock up on vital vitamin D, as well as embracing a local pastime is to spend the afternoon golfing!
#2 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona – Sonoran Desert
The magical Camelback Mountains is the backdrop of the famous Sonoran Desert, where you will find lots of superb nature and fun outdoor activities. Here are some of them:
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, which is celebrating 30 years.
Hike some of the 225 miles of trails. They range from easy to advanced, perfect for novices, climbers and everyone in-between.
Have an off-road adventure! Arizona Outdoor Fun does guided tours on quad bikes.
Explore one of the Sonoran lakes with a kayaking escapade.
However, you choose to explore this unique landscape don’t miss the tall saguaro cacti, elegant lacy mesquite trees and of course the colorful geckos.
#1 Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona – Old Town Scottsdale
Follow the beacon of fun to Old Town Scottsdale and experience a blend of modernism and the ‘Old West.’ Many original features are kept in great condition, if this interests you pay attention to the signage, shop facades and saloons as you walk around.
Consider upgrading your trip to Old Town Scottsdale with an informative Segway tour, lasting 2 hours and covers 6 miles.