Things To Do In Scottsdale

Christmas Festival for Two or Four at Macdonald's Ranch (Up to 46% Off)

MacDonald's Ranch

Desert View

Kids go for hayrides, pet farm animals, pan for gold, and marvel at the ranch’s display of twinkling Christmas lights

$24 $13

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$49 for an Old Town Christmas Lights Segway Tour from Segway of Scottsdale ($99 Value)

Segway of Scottsdale

Downtown Scottsdale

See Old Town Scottsdale by the twinkle of Christmas lights atop easy-to-ride Segways

$99 $49

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Race Entry for 4 or 10 in Prison Break - The Escape on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 73% Off)

Prison Break - The Escape

North Scottsdale

Work your way through a prison obstacle course with the option of joining a 10-person chain, then celebrate your escape with an after party

$596 $179

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Comedy and Popcorn for Two at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! Through March 28 (Up to 51% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Downtown Scottsdale

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Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

$35 $17

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$12 for $20 Worth of American Food at 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill

18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill

North Scottsdale

Cheeseburgers, veggie pizza, and ribeye steak populate hockey-themed on-site bar at the Ice Den

$20 $12

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart, Range Balls, and Lunch Credit at Westin Kierland Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

Westin Kierland Golf Club

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Trio of nine-hole courses offers variety during rounds with range balls and lunch credits

$187 $94

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on November 7–January 3 (Up to 33% Off)

"A Ghostly Crime" or "Get a Clue or Die" or "Deadly Housewives" 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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One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 42% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Scottsdale

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$9.50 $5.49

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One-Hour Trail Ride on Horseback for One or Two, or Two-Hour Trail Ride for One or Two (Up to 48%Off)

Cave Creek Outfitters

Tonto National Forest

Guides impart educational info while leading groups of up to seven riders on treks past desert wildlife, cacti, and rocky valleys

$50 $29

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$10 for $20 Worth Wine, Gifts, and Events at Vintner's Circle

Vintner's Circle

Vintner’s Circle Scottsdale Urban Winery

Wines made in Scottsdale from grapes all over the world, plus wine-appreciation classes, wine-making supplies, and other accessories

$20 $10

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"Footloose," "42nd Street," "Harvey," or "Lombardi" at Desert Stages Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Desert Stages Theatre

Downtown Scottsdale

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Rock ‘n’ roll riles a religious town; a Broadway ingenue tastes fame; a man befriends an imaginary rabbit; a legendary coach makes history

$21 $11

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Two 60-Minute Group or Private Polo Lessons at Arizona Polo Club (Up to 51% Off)

Arizona Polo Club

South Scottsdale

Learn the rules and basic techniques of polo from a professional instructor

$200 $99

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One, Three, or Five One-Hour Private Golf Lessons from Chad Rogers Golf Instruction (Up to 70% Off)

Chad Rogers Golf Instruction

Talking Stick Golf Club

Chad Rogers helps hone golf skills with experience studying at Troon Golf Academy and ESPN Golf Schools and a high-level competitive career

$110 $49

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3, 6, or 10 One-Hour Group Golf Lessons at Troon North Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Troon North Golf Club

Scottsdale

PGA-certified Director of Instruction Doug Hammer and his staff lead classes of up to 12 students at an award-winning club

$90 $49

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$192 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 $192

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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One Month of Burn-Camp Classes or 10 or 20 Burn-Camp Classes from Live JACKED (Up to 67% Off)

Live JACKED

Downtown Scottsdale

During 60-minute boot-camp sessions led by a certified personal trainer, exercisers burn fat and build strength

$60 $29

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One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Amenzone Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

Back-to-the-basics fitness routines motivate clients with workouts that use body weight and car tires

$180 $39

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180-Minute Interactive Painting Event for Singles from Paint And Kimvas (43% Off)

Paint & Kimvas

South Scottsdale

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 $20

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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
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* Red Rock Formations
* Chapel of the Holy Cross
* Oak Creek & The Mogollon Rim
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* Paradise Valley?s mansions
* Camelback Mountain & Old Town Scottsdale
* Several World Class Golf Courses

7430 E Butherus Dr Suite B
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

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

Jacqui Bergmann had a lot to contend with—a divorce, depression, and a two-packs-a-day smoking habit. As she drove her son to the gym, she wondered what she should do to turn her life around. As it turns out, the answer was at the gym. Watching her son take a boxing lesson, Jacqui decided she wanted to give it a try. She traded her cigarettes for boxing gloves and felt her negative thoughts fade away to be replaced by a sense of confidence and empowerment.

Today, as owner of Glove Game Boxing, Jacqui gives guests this same feeling of empowerment through 30- and 60-minute boxing classes. Her team of trainers holds group and one-on-one lessons for men and women of all ability levels and goals, whether they just want to get in shape or to compete in amateur or professional circuits. They teach the same exercises used to drill the gym's pro pugilists—students learn about punching combinations, for example, and the importance of throwing at the X on King Hippo's stomach. The trainers emphasize proper form and technique so participants get the most out of each workout while minimizing the chance of injury. They also offer special training packages, including parent-child, postbaby, and wedding-day-countdown boot camps. To keep clients focused on the training and not the paperwork, Jacqui forgoes things such as long-term contracts and membership fees.

7137 E Stetson Dr
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
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It's hard to define the vibe at American Junkie. Is it a sports pub? Is it a dance club? A craft-beer bar? In truth, it's a bit of all of these things, with the atmosphere and activities changing from the time it opens to the closing of the doors late into the night (3 p.m.?10 p.m. on Sundays or until 4 p.m.?2 a.m. Wednesday?Saturday). Oftentimes, the cheers of sports fans ring out as they follow American Junkie's resident teams: the Seattle Seahawks and the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The 20 HD plasma TVs also beam all the major UFC, boxing, and tickle fights.

Beneath several of the screens stretches a circular bar, where bartenders mix cocktails and pour all-American spirits?including craft beers, whiskey, bourbon, and wines sourced from California. But those drinks only account one part of American Junkie's menu. The rest comes from the kitchen, where chefs bake pizzas over mesquite wood, make grilled cheese sandwiches with gouda and crisp green apple slices, and slather ribs in barbecue sauce.

Meals often begin with housemade potato chips (complete with blue cheese dressing for dipping) and end in something truly decadent: a dessert called Half Baked. Vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup cover a half pound of cookie dough, which is baked in a deep-dish pan.

4363 N 75th St.
Scottsdale,
AZ
US