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Things to Do in Scottsdale this Summer

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 16, 2023

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Summer fun heats up for family travelers in Scottsdale, Arizona. There’s something for everyone this summer.



Adventurous Activities

There are plenty of activities for thrill seekers in Scottsdale. Start your day with a sunrise hot-air balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders. See more of the Sonoran Desert with a guided ATV tour. If you prefer the water, book a guided kayak tour, with options along Lower Salt River or Canyon Lake.


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Family Fun

Just outside of Scottsdale, Paqua Park boasts a 7,000-square-foot inflatable for fun on the water. Cap off the day with a visit to Sugar Bowl, a popular restaurant and ice cream parlor serving comfort food and cool treats.



Fun for Foodies

Scottsdale is home to more than 700 restaurants. If you can’t pick, opt to take a food tour to learn more about the city’s dining scene and sample the local cuisine.


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It’s That Hot

Visit during the summer months and take advantage of the city’s It’s That Hot campaign. Hotels and resorts throughout the city offer discounted rates for travelers willing to visit during the hottest time of the year. Check the website for other seasonal discounts on activities throughout the city as part of the campaign.



Wellness Offerings

Book a stay at Fairmont Princess Scottsdale to experience the resort’s FloatFitness paddleboard yoga class. For a relaxing spa session, visit Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.


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