Although all our vacation rentals’ relaxing amenities make it difficult to leave, numerous attractions nearby are sure to keep you and your group entertained for days on end!
If you’re a golfer, you’ll definitely want to bring your clubs, as there are several golf courses – public and private – minutes from the home. Public golf courses include Coronado Golf Course, Grayhawk Golf Club, Legend Trail Golf Club, McCormick Ranch Golf Club, McDowell, Mountain Golf Club, Pavilion Lakes Golf Club, Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club, Starfire Golf Club and Talking Stick Golf Club. You’ll also find plenty of private golf courses nearby, including Country Club at DC Ranch, Desert Highlands Golf Club, Desert Mountain Club, The Estancia Club, Gainey Ranch Golf Club, Scottsdale National Golf Club, The Mirabel Club, Pinnacle Peak Country Club, Silverleaf Country Club, Terravita Golf & Country Club, Troon Golf & Country Club and Whisper Rock Golf Club.
From museums and art galleries, to kid’s activities and restaurants, there’s an abundance of attractions for you to enjoy in the lively town of Scottsdale, minutes away.
Experience the spirit of Scottsdale at the historic corner, offering an array of souvenir shops, award-winning restaurants, vibrant bars and fashion boutiques. Go on art walks every Thursday evening to check out unique art, partake in the Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale to sample local sweets, or take a self-guided walking tour to explore historic spots like the Little Red Schoolhouse, Rusty Spur Saloon and Cavalier’s Blacksmith Shop.
For more history, visit the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park displaying the history of the railroad within an interactive museum.
Visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to see 9 to 12 rotating exhibitions per year, along with programming in genres of dance, performance, literature, film and music. Stop by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for even more showcases of theater, music, dance, film and comedy.
The kids will love visiting the Butterfly Wonderland, a state-of-the-art facility housing a tropical rainforest that is home to thousands of butterflies from around the world. For more animal activities, visit the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, which houses numerous types of rescued animals, like black bears, coyotes, bobcats, jaguars, mountain lions and more.
An abundance of restaurants and activities await in Old Town Scottsdale, just 20 minutes from the home. Here, you can dine at one of several popular restaurants, like Virtu, a stylish eatery with fresh seafood, meat and homegrown veggies, or Upton, a modern eatery serving brunch and dinner accompanied with handcrafted cocktails and boutique wines. If you’d rather cook something yourself, stop by the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market to pick up fresh goods that are sure to inspire your next home-cooked masterpiece.
If you’re looking for some active fun, head to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Known as the gateway to the Sonoran Desert, this diverse environment encompasses over 30,000 acres offering outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, wildlife/bird watching, off-roading tours and rock climbing.
To experience the beauty of Arizona from above, make your way to Desert Splash Adventures, where you can take scenic flights over the Sonoran Desert, Roosevelt Lake and Lake Powell!
During the spring, be sure to check out MLB Spring Training to see many of the cactus league teams play in exciting preseason games!