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What’s New in Scottsdale Summer 2022

by Katie Skrzek

May 3, 2022

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Scottsdale, Arizona, is heating up with summer fun for family travelers. Check out these upcoming events and special offers for the summer season.

 

Taliesin West

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Chihuly in the Desert

Check out the large-scale exhibition of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly’s works at Desert Botanical Garden and Taliesin West, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Open through June 19, the exhibit showcases glass sculptures drawing on the color and light of the desert.

 

The Musical Instrument Museum

Perfect for the music-loving family, the museum hosts family-friendly events this summer, including Musical Icons: Women in Jazz on June 11 and 12. Enjoy live music during the museum’s Summer Concert Series, May 16–Sept. 7.

 

Royal Palms

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ 2021–2022 season comes to a close in mid-June with a diverse schedule of music, theater, dance, film, comedy and a puppetry workshop.

 

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

The property celebrates Global Wellness Day June 11 with complimentary Lobo Fitness classes, immersive wellness activities and a menu of healthy food and drinks.

 

Scottsdale

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Looking Ahead…

Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley is set to open this fall. The 215-room, 20-acre new build offers views of Camelback Mountain and will be home to a 16,000-square-foot spa. Caesars Entertainment Corporation will open its first non-gaming hotel in the United States, Caesars Republic Scottsdale, in 2023. SLS Scottsdale is slated to open in June 2023.

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Plan a Winter Getaway to Qatar at Winter Wonderland

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United Aviate Academy Takes Off

United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.

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Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort Unveils Family Zone

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