Experience Scottsdale

Magical History Tour with Ace Bailey

Immerse yourself in Scottsdale’s Mid-Century Modern architecture with a two-and-a-half-hour walking art tour led by local expert Ace Bailey. From the funky-chic Hotel Valley Ho to the historic buildings in Old Town, the intricate architecture will be a welcome surprise.

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Hiking in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

With more than 200 miles of trails for hiking, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is over 30,000 acres of picturesque desert scenery. With a variety of routes that meander through superb natural beauty, the preserve has paths for every level of hiker, including Tom’s Thumb – one of the best lookout viewpoints in Scottsdale.

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Experience Wellness

The approach to wellness at CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is all-encompassing and relatively affordable, too. Begin your day with meditation, participate in one of the many classes included in your stay package, relax at the spa with a treatment of indigenous herbs, and end with an evening ritual. You’ll find many such experiences at CIVANA, and at over 50 resorts and day spas throughout Scottsdale.

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  • McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead

    This 4.5-mile trail accommodates hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

    This institution houses rotating exhibitions as well as tours, events, and festivals.

  • Taliesin West

    The home and studio of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • FnB Restaurant

    James Beard Award-winning chef Charleen Badman creates this vegetable-forward menu.

  • Rusty Spur Saloon

    This authentic taste of the Old West has been welcoming patrons for nearly 70 years.