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Things to Do in Scottsdale this Spring

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 29, 2023

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Scottsdale, Arizona, offers family travelers plenty of activities and events this spring.


Arts and Culture

Check out Desert Botanical Garden’s spring concert series. Held on Fridays through May, Music in the Garden features acts across a variety of musical genres. The free Scottsdale ArtWalk takes place every Thursday evening, 7–9 p.m. Galleries stay open late to host special exhibitions, artist demonstrations and live entertainment. Taliesin West hosts a happy hour twice a month through May. Sunsets & Sips admission includes one drink ticket and access to exhibition spaces.


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Culinary Experiences

Scottsdale is home to more than 800 restaurants for family travelers to explore. Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale hosts special spring dinners. Under the Stars Chef’s Table Dinner takes place April 21. Belle’s Nashville Kitchen offers Nashville-inspired bites and drinks. Try the Bourbon, Boots and Belle’s experience with signature food and drink options. Cloth & Flame hosts immersive, farm-to-table private dining experiences. Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market takes place Saturday mornings. More than 100 local vendors offer local goods from fresh produce and seasonal flowers to local honey and tamales. Times vary by season.



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Outdoor Adventures

Head to McDowell Sonoran Preserve for time in the great outdoors. The preserve boasts more than 225 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers of all skill levels. Visit ADERO Scottsdale Resort for prime stargazing opportunities. The resort is located in a certified Dark Sky Community.


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