Things To Do In Scottsdale


How to Find "The One" in 2015 or Why Am I Still Single? on January 21–February 18 (Up to 51% Off)

How to Find "The One" in 2015 or Why Am I Still Single? Workshops

Multiple Locations

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Love and relationship experts offer romantic advice and pinpoint common dating mistakes in men- and women-only workshops and seminars

$48 $24

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on January 30–February 28 (Up to 33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre presents: "A Ghostly Crime," "Deadly Housewives", "Get A Clue...Or Die!", or "Murder! More or Less...a Comedy?"

Orange Tree Golf Resort

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

$97.47 $65

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Three-Hour Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Posh Paint (Up to 48% Off)

Posh Paint

Photo Fusion Studios

Students use provided materials and follow step-by-step instructions to create paintings of landscapes or wine bottles

$65 $35

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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show for Two or Four from Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (Up to 50% Off)

Arabian Horse Association of Arizona

North Scottsdale

Annual event gathers 2,500 horses and hosts equestrian competitions, educational seminars, gala events, and a showcase of international food

$20 $11

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$225 for a Full-Day 20-Foot Pontoon Boat Rental for up to 10 at Bartlett Lake ($400 Value)

Bartlett Lake

Tonto National Forest

Spend a day exploring Lake Bartlett in a 20-foot pontoon boat

$400 $225

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One, Three, or Five 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Joy Reed Training & Management (58% Off)

Joy Reed Training & Management

Scottsdale

Award-winning rider Joy has worked with horses since childhood, and now she shares her wisdom with riders of all ages

$60 $25

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One or Three Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at Twisted Tree Farm Equestrian Riding School (Up to 52% Off)

Twisted Tree Farm Equestrian Riding School

Scottsdale

Group horseback-riding lessons with lifelong equine enthusiast on ranch steeped in Southwest-style comfort

$65 $34

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Four-Hour Bike Rental for One, Two, or Four from Arizona Hike Bike and Board (Up to 50% Off)

Arizona Hike Bike and Board

Scottsdale

Renters call ahead to reserve their bikes, meeting the staff at the trailhead, then set out for four hours of gravel riding and single track

$50 $26

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Pastry-Making Class for One or Two at Classic Cooking & Test Kitchen (Up to 58% Off)

Classic Cooking

North Scottsdale

Learn to bake easy-to-replicate pastries with fresh ingredients at a nonprofit culinary institute

$100 $45

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Lessons from Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club (Up to 66% Off). 3 Options Available.

Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

McCormick Ranch

Lessons cover swing mechanics to create effortless power and control; playing lessons cover course management and strategy

$110 $49

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$104 For a Flight Simulator Session for One or Two at Southwest Flight Center (a $270 Value) 

Southwest Flight Center

North Scottsdale

Simulator Instructor guides ascents inside FAA-approved training simulators with commercial X-Plane–based platform

$270 $104

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One or Four 30-Minute Riding Lessons with Roping Cattle or a Mechanical Steer at 4 G Ranch (Up to 63% Off)

4 G Ranch

Scottsdale

Learn the ins and outs of rodeo riding and roping with a mechanical steer and live cattle, depending on your experience level

$80 $36

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$79 for Beginners' Gymnastics and Tumbling Classes at Xtreme Gymnastics ($182 Value)

Xtreme Gymnastics

North Scottsdale

Beginner’s classes for ages 3 and older introduce children to gymnastics and tumbling

$182 $79

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Two-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for One, Two, or Four at Macdonald Ranch (Up to 53% Off)

MacDonald's Ranch

Desert View

Riders of all experience levels set off over the Sonoran Desert, taking in views of wildlife, the McDowell Mountains, and saguaro cacti

$70 $37

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$66 for $300 Worth of Fitness Classes — True Strength Fitness

True Strength Fitness

Scottsdale

From the merchant: Personal trainer Ryan McCarthy provides personalized training sessions designed to burn fat and build lean muscle.

$300 $66

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45- or 75-Minute Muscle-Car-Driving Experience from Golden Era Motors (Up to 60% Off)

Golden Era Motors

North Scottsdale

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as ‘69 Chevy Camaro or a ‘66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

$199 $79

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5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Go Figure (Up to 64% Off)

Go Figure

Scottsdale

Elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates fuse to form a regimen that tones muscles with slow, sustained movements

$90 $39

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Machine-Gun-Shooting Packages for One or Two at Scottsdale Gun Club (Up to 33% Off). Three Options Available.

Scottsdale Gun Club

Scottsdale

Clients can try current models of machine guns or those from as far back as the WWII era; 32 shooting lanes split across four bays

$106.70 $72

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5 BarFitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at BarFitness Ballet Bar Studio (Up to 65% Off)

BarFitness Ballet Bar Studio

Scottsdale

BarFitness classes combine yoga, Pilates, core-conditioning, and orthopedic moves that are performed with the aid of a ballet barre

$70 $30

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?One of Arizona Helicopter Adventures' copters as it soars high above Sedona's red rock formations. Arizona Helicopter Adventures tours Sedona and Scottsdale. Here are just a few things you can expect to see while looking out the helicopter's windows:
####Landing Sites In addition to their standard helicopter tours, Arizona Helicopter Adventures offers packages that include other activities: dinner theater, a zip line course, or even an African wildlife park. In each case, the pilot lands right at the site of the attraction.
####Fast Facts * FAA-Certified Air Carrier * Perfect safety record since 1985 * Eurosafety-trained pilots * Pilots narrate tours through noise-canceling headphones * Arizona Helicopter Adventures shot their own movie called _Aerial Sedona: A Breathtaking Journey_, which is available in the gift shop
Sedona

* Red Rock Formations
* Chapel of the Holy Cross
* Oak Creek & The Mogollon Rim
Scottsdale

* Paradise Valley?s mansions
* Camelback Mountain & Old Town Scottsdale
* Several World Class Golf Courses

7430 E Butherus Dr Suite B
Scottsdale,
AZ
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Heidi Lamar didn't know much about spas when she first purchased Spa Lamar. As she explained to reporters from Skin Inc., "not coming from a spa background, there were things I didn't know I couldn't do." Unhindered by industry conventions or previously fixed ideas, Heidi set about filling her 14,000-square-foot spa with innovative amenities—from a luxurious waterfall-fed pool to an onsite yoga and dance studio. She also cultivates locals instead of the typical resort crowd, banishing cacti from the decor in favor of a Caribbean-style ambiance that, as she told the Arizona Republic, caters to those who already live in Arizona and want to get away to a tropical island. Today, her media-lauded spa is the largest privately owned spa in Scottsdale and is frequented by locals, including members of the Phoenix Suns Dancers.

Before treatments that include massages, acupuncture, mani-pedis, and facials, guests garbed in fluffy complimentary robes duck into the steam room. They sample wholesome lunches and fruit plates from the tropical tea bar and relax in the sauna while waiting for a haircut or warm algae wrap. Sunbathers float around the pool on loungers, whereas others simmer in a bubbling whirlpool. Unlike many traditional spas, Spa Lamar is completely coed, making it an ideal place for couples that are on a first date or permanently trapped together inside a horse costume with a broken zipper.

5115 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Randy Long entered the working world as a travel agent, a vocation that whet his appetite for globetrotting, adventure, and haggling with airlines. When he became a father and husband, he passed a passion for thrill seeking on to his family, and their recent escapades include scuba diving in Barbados and dog sledding in Alaska. It was this thirst for exploration and a love of aviation that drove Randy to become an FAA-certified powered-parachute instructor and found Arizona Powerchutes.

Powered parachutes are comprised of two-seater, wheeled carts that float 20 feet beneath 40-foot parachutes. At sunrise—or sunset during the cooler months—Randy and a passenger climb aboard the cart, and Randy hits the throttle, gathering speed for about 100 feet before the parachute fully inflates and hoists the cart into the air. Randy adjusts the altitude to his patron's comfort level and steers crafts over the exotic plants and mountain silhouettes of the Sonoran Desert, averaging a speed of 26 miles per hour. After journeys, powered parachutes float to land safely, as they are inspected by the pilot prior to each flight and by an FAA-approved facility after every 100 hours of operation.

27231 North 71st Place
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Randy Long entered the working world as a travel agent, a vocation that whet his appetite for globetrotting, adventure, and haggling with airlines. When he became a father and husband, he passed a passion for thrill seeking on to his family, and their recent escapades include scuba diving in Barbados and dog sledding in Alaska. It was this thirst for exploration and a love of aviation that drove Randy to become an FAA-certified powered-parachute instructor and found Arizona Powerchutes.

Powered parachutes are comprised of two-seater, wheeled carts that float 20 feet beneath 40-foot parachutes. At sunrise—or sunset during the cooler months—Randy and a passenger climb aboard the cart, and Randy hits the throttle, gathering speed for about 100 feet before the parachute fully inflates and hoists the cart into the air. Randy adjusts the altitude to his patron's comfort level and steers crafts over the exotic plants and mountain silhouettes of the Sonoran Desert, averaging a speed of 26 miles per hour. After journeys, powered parachutes float to land safely, as they are inspected by the pilot prior to each flight and by an FAA-approved facility after every 100 hours of operation.

7720 East Evans Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

At the age of 14, Baltimore Yoga Village founder Anjali Sunita traveled to India, where she discovered the joys of simple living mixed with the sorrows of yearning for a greater purpose. After years of expanding her education and worldview through reading and the guidance of a college mentor, Anjali found peace within the rigid discipline and spiritual focus of a South Indian ashram. Soon setting her mind to sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with others, she taught in private homes and underserved schools before opening her own pair of studios known collectively as Baltimore Yoga Village.

There, a team of certified yoga instructors oversees a supportive community dedicated to peace, health, and spiritual growth. Whereas many studios’ teachers spend too much time teaching students to knit their own mats, Baltimore Yoga Village’s programs focus on the ancient practice of Hatha yoga, which includes deep breathing techniques, yoga postures with attention to physical alignment, and guided relaxation. The staff also leads regular workshops in a variety of topics, from Thai-yoga bodywork to meditation through devotional songs.

8241 E Evans Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

It's hard to say which is more distinctive: the karts zipping around Octane Raceway or the track itself. During each lap on the 1/3-mile course, drivers zoom through an indoor area, then weave around an outdoor section that's covered by a permanent steel canopy, making for a hybrid experience rarely found in American go-kart tracks not owned by bored supervillains.

An equally rare find in the U.S. is the raceway's fleet of 32 Sodi RTX karts, all imported from France, whose electric motors give off zero emissions while reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Drivers who can stay in control at these top speeds are in for success: the winner of each race is determined not by who finishes a given number of laps first, but by who puts up the fastest single lap time, a result that's posted both at the track and online for posterity.

Races take place in a 65,000-square-foot space that doubles as a gathering place for parties and corporate events for up to 500 attendees. In addition to racing, the raceway is also home to off-track activities that include shooting pool in the billiards room, scaling a 21-foot rock-climbing wall, and melting burgers and pizza into rocket fuel at the Trackside Bar and Grill.

9119 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US