THINGS TO DO IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Located in the center of downtown Scottsdale, W Scottsdale anchors the new Scottsdale Entertainment District, offering guests insider access to the heart of this vibrant city with fine restaurants, designer shops, art galleries and exciting nightlife, all within walking distance. Browse our list of things to do in Scottsdale, AZ below.
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 >>
Barrett-Jackson Automobilia Auction: For the classic and collector automotive enthusiasts, the Barret-Jackson auction takes place over eight days and includes over 1,000 vehicles on display, for consignment and for auction. Discover hundreds of collectibles at no reserve with all authentic pieces available in every price range.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open: Check out "The Greatest Show on Grass" to drink, mingle, and follow your favorite pro golfer during the annual PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the best-attended event in golf with over 150,000 fans in attendance during the Saturday round and total 4-day attendance around 500,000. Make sure you visit the infamous 16th hole. The most popular hole for spectators due to the amphitheatre style created by the stands surrounding the hole, the hole could be described as one big party where poor shots by players results in boos from fans and good shots erupt in excitement.
Spring Training: Cheer on your favorite team as they prepare for their upcoming season.
Cactus League teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.
W Scottsdale is conveniently located around the corner from Scottsdale Stadium - home to the San Francisco Giants.
Scottsdale Culinary Festival: The Festival has grown to a community favorite hosting over 35,000 guests, 20 events, 100 restaurants, dozens of top chefs and countless fine wine and spirit selections.
The six day festival offers a diverse menu of luxurious dinners, themed cocktail parties and our signature event, the Great Arizona Picnic, featuring 50 restaurants, chef demonstrations, live bands and specialty tasting venues.
The festival is the primary fundraiser for the Scottsdale League for the Arts, whose members and staff work all year to present the festival. The League’s mission is to support artists, art programs, and arts education through fundraising and special events. Since 2002, the League has donated over $4 million to arts organizations in Arizona.
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 engaging writers and comics in the country share true stories about their lives, backed by some fantastic music, at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
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.