North Scottsdale offers residents and tourists alike numerous fun activities. Sunshine and memorable excursions attract countless vacationers to this incredible destination. The year-round comfortable temperatures make North Scottsdale one of the best places to live in Arizona.
Whether you are a first-time visitor or a long-term resident of this gorgeous town, North Scottsdale has outdoor excursions for everyone, and the ability to enjoy these activities throughout the entire year adds to North Scottsdale’s prominence. Travel from one place to another in style using the options discussed below.
Take a hot air balloon ride
What could be more fun than flying in a balloon whenever you want? Scottsdale boasts sunshine for most months of the year, meaning you can share the thrill of floating over the Sonoran Desert in a hot air balloon virtually all year. You can mark critical events such as birthdays and anniversaries with this exciting flight over the desert. Both private and shared flights are offered by companies like Rainbow Ryders and Hot Air Expeditions.
Walk around Chaparral Park
The fun in the park extends to sports, especially during the weekend, as residents and homeowners regularly engage in volleyball, basketball, and baseball. The park even has a unique playfield for children of all ages.
Beat the desert heat by taking a dip in the refreshing pool offered at the Chaparral Aquatic Center. Visitors can also enjoy the high dive, splash pad, zero-splash pad, and lap swimming.
Go horseback riding
Horseback riding opportunities are endless in Scottsdale, courtesy of the numerous trails and events hosted by locals. Riding in the desert is crowned by the mountainous horizons. Professionals and beginners can enjoy guided tours on scenic paths, and the little ones can ride on ponies for their safety.
MacDonald's Ranch offers a cookout in the desert for groups of eight or more. Desert campfires offer night owls an unforgettable experience and an evening of relaxation, especially under the starry sky.
The magical climate of North Scottsdale has made it home to numerous golf courses. Although most golf courses are open year-round, spring is a great time to hit the tees and enjoy a fun day with friends. The considerable amount of courses means you can select a course that matches your taste.
There are also multiple tournaments for you to attend, starting with the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Visitors can enjoy the prestigious amenities offered at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Scottsdale. Children and adults can hone their skills through private lessons while also taking a swing on the 36-hole course to practice and win medals.
Topgolf Scottsdale will offer you and your loved ones a golf-themed night out. The fun extends to aiming microchipped golf balls at dartboard-like targets while the little ones putt around on miniature golf courses. Other entertaining options include a driving range where you can practice long-range shots or go-karting with your friends.
Ride around the Sonoran Desert
Shop at outdoor malls
Visit the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
Ride around the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Reserve ATV and Hummer tours
Stellar Adventures can also lead you on a guided tour of the desert in a Hummer. The tour will leave you quenched in the remarkable history of famous sites and a desire to explore other magical places in North Scottsdale.
Go boating at the Saguaro Lake
Saguaro Lake is an excellent attraction in Tonto National Park. This real-life oasis is conveniently-located outside of Scottsdale.
The lake is known for its boarding and boat racing activities, and water lovers can enjoy guided kayak tours. Fishing boats and pontoons are also available onsite, but reservations should be made early to secure your spot, as Lake Saguaro is a popular tourist destination.
The lake also offers guided cruise tours to ensure you don’t miss historical details. The beauty of the lake is complemented by the cactus-dominated vegetation all around. Saguaro Lake Ranch allows visitors to choose from additional fun activities such as horseback riding and kayaking.
Ride a bike
North Scottsdale is a biker lovers' paradise. The riding paths are well-paved, and bike rental shops like Pedego Scottsdale and REI Co-Op Experiences are conveniently scattered throughout the city. Getting out of the city on a bike is an excellent way to see the sights, and you have experts such as 360 Adventures to guide you.
If you prefer shorter distances, you can opt for less-intimidating trails such as the Indian Bend Wash Trail. You can even choose to mosy around on e-bikes, which 360 Adventures also offers.
Attend a baseball game
The Arizona Diamondbacks play their home games in Chase Field throughout the MLB season. Visitors won’t have to worry about the heat, as Chase Field is covered at the beginning of the game and opened when the temperatures become more relaxed.
Go on a golf cart excursion
Stay at amazing hotels
Arizona's top hotels, such as the Talking Stick Resort, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey, and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, boast countless swimming pools and exclusive pool parties. If you enjoy poolside gatherings, Scottsdale is the destination for you.
Own a piece of paradise
Contact Jeff and Lisa Armbruster to get the best of North Scottsdale luxury homes. Jeff and Lisa are experienced in the North Scottsdale real estate market and will help you achieve your dream by finding a home perfect for you and your family.