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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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