Things To Do In Scottsdale

Half Off Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game

Salt River

$20 $10

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Hosted by Larry Fitzgerald, annual celebrity softball game thrills fans with on- and off-field entertainment while raising money for charity

Up to 52% Off Arizona Seafood Festival

Salt River Fields

$159.98 $79

All-you-can-eat crab headlines a seafood celebration with live DJs, a special Wine Row, and kid-friendly attractions

$5 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Scottsdale

$9.50 $5

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

57% Off City Scavenger Hunts

Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza

$67 $29

Teams wind through the city solving physical and mental challenges as they compete in a scavenger hunt

Murder And A Meal Dinner Theater – Up to $32.47 Off

Orange Tree Golf Resort

$97.47 $65

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A family gathering turns into a murder investigation, as audiences discover who is guilty between bites of a three-course dinner

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 69% Off Yoga

North Scottsdale

$120 $49

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Essentials classes introduce new yogis to the ancient practice; Mysore yoga offers one-on-one instruction in small group settings

Up to 51% Off Standup Comedy

Downtown Scottsdale

$35 $17

Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

Up to 76% Off at Bikram Yoga Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

$160 $39

Certified Bikram-yoga instructors guide groups through 26 postures in a studio heated to 105 degrees

Up to59% Off Arizona Summer Camps Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $69

Summer-camp organization joins local businesses to provide weeklong active and educational experiences for kids of all ages

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$24 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to Off 67% Off Dating Seminar

Camelback Golf Course

$198 $99

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Relationship expert Leslee Alexander Gibbs and 8 notable speakers offer romantic advice and pinpoint common dating mistakes

49% Off Pontoon Rental from Bartlett Lake Marina

Scottsdale

$450 $229

Well-appointed pontoon boats carry up to 10 passengers across a 2,815-acre lake with scenic views of the national forest

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 84% Off Classes at Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

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

Up to 80% Off at Independence Personal Training

South Scottsdale

$180 $39

Certified personal trainers help exercisers push past fitness plateaus and achieve their goals with custom workout plans

$105 Off Yoga Classes

Greyhawk

$140 $35

Teachers focus on creating stronger, more toned bodies and improved states of mind with balancing and energizing poses in a heated room

Up to 66% Off Golf Lessons

McCormick Ranch

$110 $49

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

51% Off Private Guitar or Bass Lessons

Downtown Scottsdale

$80 $39

Versed in styles ranging from jazz to metal, instructors focus on skills such as notation, and will also teach students' favorite songs

71% Off Kids' Play at Pump It Up

North Scottsdale

$62.50 $18

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Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

Up to 45% Off BYOB Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Scottsdale Quarter Mall

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays while enjoying drinks

Up to 71% Off at Metta Yoga

Multiple Locations

$125 $49

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Seasoned teachers lead indoor and outdoor classes filled with poses drawn from Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa traditions

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Central Scottsdale

$110 $39

Flow through classic vinyasa poses or get groovy with the signature GrateFLOW Dead class set to a psychedelic soundtrack

Up to 58% Off Roping and Riding Lessons at 4 G Ranch

Scottsdale

$80 $40

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

Up to Half Off Nine Holes of Virtual Golf

North Scottsdale

$44 $22

X-Golf simulators replicate legendary courses such as Pebble Beach and St. Andrews with HD graphics and tilting floors

56% Off Services

North Scottsdale

$45 $20

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

Up to 75% Off Dance-Fitness Classes

Uptown

$240 $59

25 instructors lead dance classes covering styles such as ballet, belly dance, Zumba, and salsa

Up to 51% Off Wine Tasting and Pierre Chainier Champagne

Scottsdale

$73 $36

Wine tasting features artisanal meats and cheeses while mom enjoys a gift of Pierre Chainier Champagne in eclectic warehouse space

Up to 91% Off at Core Fitness AZ

North Scottsdale

$338 $29

Gym focuses on the core muscles, boosting overall power and dropping fat in the process

30% Off Helicopter Tours

Multiple Locations

$270 $189

Soar past Camelback Mountain and over Old Town Scottsdale on a Paradise Valley tour, or take in famous red rock formations over Sedona

58% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Scottsdale

$60 $25

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

Up to 83% Off Women's Boxing Fitness Classes

North Scottsdale

$138 $24

Ladies alternate from heavy bags and medicine balls to reflex drills and battle ropes as they burn calories in 16-round circuit workouts

74% Off Golf Lessons

Scottsdale

$50 $13

One hour of instruction of your choice of mental game, course management, full swing, short game, bunker or putting. Video included.

Half Off at Skillfully Active Soccer Academy

South Scottsdale

$300 $149

Each session isolates parts of players' games to help them develop a deeper understanding of effective technique, form, and body position

Up to 80% Off Golf Fitness Clinic or 3D Golf Swing Analysis

Multiple Locations

$399 $79

Easy-to-follow computerized 3D swing analysis and program teaches golfers how to develop a dependable golf swing

55% Off Sunset City-Lights Flight Adventure

North Scottsdale

$399 $179

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Instructors teach the basics of flying in private lessons on the ground before letting students take the controls during actual flights

94% Off at ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

Up to 78% Off Classes at Sumits Yoga

Scottsdale

$175 $38.50

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During classes in a new 6,000-square-foot studio, students of all abilities flow through detoxifying and strengthening postures

66% Off Flight Simulation for Two

North Scottsdale

$260 $89

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

Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Up to 82% Off

Multiple Locations

$196 $39

Instructors school students during private lessons and group classes

60% Off Private Golf Lessons

Scottsdale

$95 $38

Experts assist golfers of all ages in improving their swing and short game

Up to 85% Off Adult and Child Fitness Classes

North Scottsdale

$159 $29

Adult classes focus on weight loss and muscle gain, and classes for kids develop speed, agility, and confidence.

Title Boxing Club – Up to 62% Off Classes

Scottsdale

$49.50 $19

Experienced trainers teach boxing and kickboxing skills that sculpt muscle and burn up to 1,000 calories during total-body workouts

Up to 82% Off CrossFit Membership

North Scottsdale

$239 $45

CrossFit gym houses weights, rings, rowing machines, jump ropes, and kettle bells to help exercisers get into shape during classes

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes at Spa Lamar

South Scottsdale

$129 $39

Nine varieties of yoga classes cater to all levels with gentle Yin classes, beginner lessons, and intermediate Vinyasa flow classes

Up to 75% Off Classes at Alter Ego Fitness

South Scottsdale

$80 $20

Dance-based fitness classes such as Zumba, Bokwa, and burlesque help participants get in shape while having fun

Up to 55% Off a Double-Decker Bus Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Taste drinks from four venues or vie for prizes in a treasure hunt aboard a London-style double-decker bus

Up to 64% Off Barre Fitness Classes at Go Figure

Scottsdale

$90 $39

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

50% Off Services

North Scottsdale

$150 $75

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

45% Off Services

North Scottsdale

$85 $47

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

Up to 68% Off Martial Arts or Kickboxing

North Scottsdale

$179 $69

Improve your conditioning and learn some self-defense over the course of a one-month martial arts or kickboxing program

50% Off

North Scottsdale

$150 $75

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

Half Off at The Speakeasy Comedy Club

South Scottsdale

$24 $12

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Local comics share the stage with national headliners at a comedy lounge inside Papi Chulo's Mexican Cantina

Up to 50% Off Semi-Private or Group Fitness

Prentiss Rhodes Coaching

$90 $45

Semi-private sessions with up to 3 others students incorporate kettlebells and core training; Primal Move boosts strength and endurance

50% Off

Central Scottsdale

$90 $45

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

Up to 53% Off at Mira Pilates

Downtown Scottsdale

$175 $85

Certified instructors offer individualized mat or Reformer sessions for Pilates practitioners of all skill levels

Up to 54% Off Group Horseback-Riding Lessons

Scottsdale

$65 $32

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

Up to 78% Off Karate Training at AKKA Karate

North Scottsdale

$200 $49

Master black belts specializing in Kenpo karate instill kids & adults ages 5+ with confidence & self-defense skills in exciting classes

Up to 77% Off Personal-Training Sessions at Balanced Training

South Scottsdale

$160 $39

Experienced personal trainer works with exercisers to help them achieve personalized fitness goals

50% Off Pickup Soccer Games

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Amateur soccer players play friendly matches on Wednesday evenings

Up to 64% Off Dance Classes

Scottsdale

$90 $35

Instructors familiarize students with hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and other styles of dance, allowing them to express themselves through movement

Up to 66% Off Barre and Zumba Fitness Classes at Karve Studio

Scottsdale

$95 $45

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Barre classes blend precise muscle work and stretching with a ballet barre and free weights, while Zumba uses upbeat Latin music and dance

65% Off Personal Training

North Scottsdale

$150 $53

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

Half Off Two-Hour Pedaling Party Tour of Old Scottsdale

Downtown Scottsdale

$50 $25

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Tourists take to the streets on a 15-passenger pedaling contraption inspired by innovative bicycles that originated in the Netherlands

Up to 82% Off Golf Fitness Package

North Scottsdale

$250 $59

Staff of two chiropractors, a physical trainer, and a massage therapist bolster fitness with golf-centric exercises and treatments

Up to 80% Off at Arizona Elite Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

Instructors structure classes so that each participant gets a full-body strength and cardio workout suitable for his or her fitness level

Up to 55% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Desert View

$70 $35

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

Up to 64% Off Fitness Classes

North Scottsdale

$150 $59

Pilates reformer, Zumba, and TRX classes help students sculpt long, lean muscles

88% Off 21-Day Weight-Loss Boot-Camp Sessions

Multiple Locations

$299 $45

Instructors vary boot-camp classes each day, drawing from TRX, kettlebell, olympic weightlifting, core work & functional training

78% Off Yoga Classes

North Scottsdale

$130 $29

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New yoga studio offers classes for both beginners and advanced yogis, including candlelight and restorative classes

Up to 85% Off at Giant Strides Fitness

Multiple Locations

$85 $15

Outdoor workouts focus on a different body part each session; boot camps for men and women work on the upper body, lower body, and abs

Up to 76% Off Group Classes at Pilates Joe

Scottsdale

$100 $29

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Traditional and New Age Pilates classes sculpt and lengthen muscles

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes at Spa Lamar

South Scottsdale

$130 $39

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Nine varieties of yoga classes cater to all levels with gentle Yin classes, beginner lessons, and intermediate Vinyasa flow classes

Up to 56% Off Kids' Horseback-Riding Camp

Central Scottsdale

$100 $49

Five-hour sessions teach horsemanship basics to young equestrians through barn tours and riding and grooming lessons

Half Off Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Scottsdale

$250 $125

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Instructors teach basic foundations of striking and grappling in classes such as Brazilian jiujitsu, boxing, wrestling, and muay thai

Up to 50% Off Modern Dance Performance

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Professionals, kids, and differently-abled students come together for all-original works that blend modern dance, jazz, and classical ballet

Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting at Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

$32.99 $15

Winery dispenses tasting flights of award-winning wines alongside light appetizers such as caprese and warmed brie

Up to 32% Off Electronic Dance Music Party

Multiple Locations

$147 $100

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Dash Berlin and Morgan Page headline a two-day festival that blends waterpark thrills with electronic dance music

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Since hosting their first class in 1989, Arizona Climbing and Adventure School's instructors have sent an estimated 37,000 students scurrying up the earth's craggy cliffs. Instead of learning climbing in an indoor facility, participants climb nature’s precipices outdoors upon the Southwest's cliffs and mountains. Adventurer and school director Mark Brontsema guides his students and fellow instructors by a philosophy that emphasizes self-reliance, goal setting, and teamwork. He now brings more than three decades to his post as school director, taking time from a busy schedule that includes writing gear reviews for the New York Times.

The school offers a large number of courses that target students of varying skill levels and reveal technique secrets in small groups of two to six students. Classes may focus on rappelling and anchors, guide services, and equipment-free bouldering, which relies solely on the climber's hands, feet, and retractable suction cups. Adventure courses include day trips and overnight climbing excursions, while special workshops address topics such as backpacking, being an ecologically responsible climber and hiker, and using GPS devices.

10989 East Dynamite Boulevard
Scottsdale,
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As a 23-year-old junior, Tom Hatten didn’t spend his evenings at the raucous parties or ice-cream socials associated with college life. Instead, he’d spend the waning hours of his evenings waiting by the dryer for the last batch of towels before collapsing into bed. In the morning, he would lug them to Mountainside Fitness, the gym he opened as a student that he has thrown all his energy into maintaining ever since.

Today, the humble 4,800-square-foot space has bloomed into nine gyms that average a sweeping 41,000 square feet. Tom’s vision of creating a friendly neighborhood gym that greets each guest with a warm towel underscores every decision he makes for the different locations, from the colorful kid-care spaces to the entertaining group fitness classes. Personal trainers plan regimens tailored to each client, helping them lose weight, build muscle, or target the muscles that will help build a better golf game. Clients can create their own routines with the help of cardio and weight machines, or explore the different amenities at each location, such as saunas, rock-climbing walls, and indoor basketball courts.

9375 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
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The sun reflects off the chassis of a crimson Cobra as its engine lets out a declarative roar. Suddenly, gears shift and the driver makes their way onto the track. At Racing Adventures, thrilling moments are a normal occurrence as instructors show visitors how to handle vintage racecars and exotic sports vehicles from the inside of the cockpit. In two models of American muscle cars, a Porsche 911, or a Carrera, guests taste the adrenaline rush of high-performance driving during full-day racing adventures, laps around racetracks, or excursions on skill-testing roads in Arizona and Colorado.

Racing Adventures’ team also educates thrill-seekers in more aggressive styles of driving in its school. After outfitting students with suits and helmets, instructors demonstrate the basic principles and advanced techniques of racing before letting students practice on a real racetrack. Students can take the wheel of a Cobra, Corvette, or Porsche during three levels of driving experiences, and graduates of the program earn a certificate of achievement.

8776 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale,
AZ
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In 1955, 50 horses and their handlers gathered on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel for the first Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Over the next 58 years, the event moved twice—first to Paradise Park, then to WestWorld—and grew to nearly 2,500 participants. Today, the 450 members of the Arabian Horse Association, which was incorporated the same year as the horse show, help to oversee the annual flagship event. Many of the members also serve as competition judges, work to foster youth participation in the equestrian arts, and raise awareness about which tiny hats look best on thoroughbreds.

The annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show draws competitors from local Arizona farms and across the country. The showcase gathers thousands of horse enthusiasts for seminars, competitions, galas, international cuisine, and more than 300 vendors. Though the Arabian Horse Association holds the show as its main event, it also oversees the Arabian Breeder Finals, a halter and breeding showcase; the annual qualifying America Cup Championship; and yearly endurance rides and stallion auctions.

16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
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Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.

2845 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
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At One Love Yoga, co-owner Margot Meissner pairs a deep love of fitness with a burning desire to help others find inner peace. She draws upon teaching certifications in yoga, Pilates, and aerobics, as well as a degree in social work, to shepherd students toward happier, healthier states of being in hot- or power-yoga sessions. Along with her partner Jim Hurst and a team of seasoned instructors, Meissner works to cultivate a warm and welcoming atmosphere, giving each client’s power animal a firm handshake upon arrival and offering gentle hands-on adjustments during class. The team also extends its focus and know-how to mat-based Pilates lessons and Latin-infused Zumba sessions. After classes, they invite students to linger and chitchat with their classmates or peruse the studio’s selection of yoga gear, apparel, and gift items.

20831 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
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