THINGS TO DO IN SCOTTSDALE
Sizzling hot and sparkling cool, Scottsdale is at the fore-frontier of exhilarating arts, sophisticated shopping, destination golf, splendid spas and indulgent nightlife, where you can resort to world-class culture in the country's most livable city. When you stay at W Scottsdale, you'll be within steps of Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, The Scottsdale Waterfront, Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale Art Museum, award-winning golf courses and many more things to do in Scottsdale!
The Hospitality Trolley is a free and easy way to explore north and south Scottsdale. Stops on Scottsdale Road are at city bus stops. View Route >>
Music in the Garden: Electrify the night with performances by veteran recording artists and newcomers alike in one of the most beautiful venues in Arizona.
The Sea: No, it's not an exhibit about aquatic creatures. Rather, this exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum focuses on the sea's influence on fashion and design.
Kierland Summer Concert Series: Watch some of the best bands in Arizona perform live at Kierland Commons. Afterward, enjoy shopping at boutique stores and upscale retailers.
Prowl & Play: Thrill the kids in your family by taking them to this "meet & greet" event at the Phoenix Zoo. They'll get up close and personal with the animals, then enjoy water slides and other activities.
Lit Lounge: Watch some of the most engagining writers and comics in the country share true stories about their lives, backed by some fantastic music, at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Racin' at the Basin: Whether you're running your first 5K or your fifth, you'll have plenty of fun testing your endurance on this challenging course at the Scottsdale Sports Complex.
Flashlight Tours: When the sun goes down, the critters of the desert come out to play - and eat. Visit the Desert Botanical Gardens at night for a rare glimpse of nocturnal critters.
Oktoberfest: It's not just about beer - it's about benefits. Proceeds from this all-day beer festival benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Tour de Scottsdale: An endurance rider's dream, this event comes in 30-mile and 70-mile flavors. No matter which you choose, your efforts will benefit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.
ArtFest of Scottsdale: Downtown Scottsdale comes alive as over 200 artists from across the country showcase their work.