The charm of Scottsdale Arizona is vast, from their luxurious resorts and golf courses to their upscale dining options in the downtown area. The arid atmosphere can be harsh during the summer months; however, there are many rewarding, unique activities for those traveling to Scottsdale every month of the year. Whether you’re staying in one of the area’s lavish vacation rentals from an upscale property management company, or are visiting Scottsdale on a tight budget, there are unique, engaging activities for everyone.

Getting Around

It’s not uncommon for tourists visiting Scottsdale to rent a car, as the area is not exactly known for there public transportation system. It may be difficult or even impossible to travel from downtown Scottsdale to catch a Cardinals’ game using only public transportation; however, for those of you staying around the downtown Scottsdale area, the department of transportation does offer a free trolley service, which is surging in popularity. The trolley’s circuit hits all the popular spots including the art’s district, fashion square, and famous Old Town.

If you are looking to get a little exercise in during your commute, using one of Scottsdale’s dockless bike-sharing options may be exactly what you are looking for. Companies such as Lime Bike, Ofo, and GRD have truly revolutionized transportation. Simply download their app, create an account, locate a bike near you, and you’re off. There is no need to waste time finding a place to park your bike, as the bikes come equipped with GPS and can be parked pretty much anywhere. Not only is bike sharing a great carbon neutral form of transportation, with rates starting as low as 1USD for thirty minutes, you will not be spending the entire budget on transportation.


Scottsdale may be most associated with golfing resorts; however, there is so much more to the city. During the warmer months, Scottsdale hosts some amazing pool parties that give Vegas a run for its money. Maya Day + Night Club, located in Old Town, has brought in international artists like Diplo and Steve Aoki and will definitely have you forgetting about the desert heat. While you are in Old Town, make sure to check out some of the beautiful art galleries that are thriving with Southwestern culture.


In short, there is much more to Scottsdale than golf resorts – the city has vibrance, culture, and excitement for everyone.