Things to Do in Scottsdale for Arizona Locals
ANDAZ SCOTTSDALE RESORT’S RECOMMENDATION FOR DESERT DAY TRIPPERS
Known for its inspiring landscapes, captivating spas, and distinctive golfing, Scottsdale is the quintessential playground for desert day trippers.
Just 11 miles from downtown Phoenix, and nestled in the Sonoran Desert, wanderers come from near and far to slow down, discover, and dream among open skies.
Whether you are seeking artful dining, wellness beyond spa walls, or dreamy desert explorations, there’s something for you in Scottsdale.
Brunch at Weft & Warp Art Bar
Discover craveable classics at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. Infused with citrus and herbs harvested on property, you’ll find housemade doughnuts, hot honey chicken sandwiches, and the signature Chilaquiles Verdes.
Slow down, sip on a bloody mary, and let your mind wander, with views of iconic Camelback Mountain in the distance.
Location: Inside Andaz Scottsdale
Hike Camelback Mountain
Just 5 miles from downtown, Camelback Mountain offers expansive 360-degree views of Scottsdale and the Sonoran Desert. With its captivating red rock formations, cacti and wildlife, you’ll be reconnected with nature and leave feeling inspired.
Choose from Echo Canyon Trailhead (3.5 miles), or more adventurous Cholla Trailhead (2.7) to reach the summit.
Distance from Andaz Scottsdale Resort: 2.6 miles to Cholla Trailhead, 3.4 miles to Echo Canyon Trailhead.
Explore Wonderspaces Arizona
Engage your creativity with a tour of 14 interactive art installations at Wonderspaces. Located in the Scottsdale Fashion Square, you’ll discover light, audio-visual and virtual reality mixed media exhibitions that are meant to inspire thoughtful and contemplative conversations.
Sip on your favorite cocktail or beverage from a full bar, and take pictures with the installations.
Distance from Andaz Scottsdale Resort: 2.2 miles
Shop at Scottsdale Fashion Square
Shop your favorite brands at Scottsdale’s most premier indoor-outdoor mall. Explore over 240 brands, including Burberry, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.
Elevate your experience with full-service dining and drink selections, alongside a film at the Harkins Theater.
Distance from Andaz Scottsdale Resort: 1.9 miles
Day Trip & Wine Taste at Page Springs Cellars
Learn to “trust your palate and senses” with a day trip to Page Spring Cellars, a family-run vineyard, founded with the vision to celebrate life, family, friendship, and community, by producing wine “made by the people, for the people.”
Operating since 2004, Page Springs Cellars offers sustainably focused wines, brandies, house-made jams, and plenty of space to roam , just a 2-hour beautiful drive from Scottsdale.
Distance from Andaz Scottsdale: 115 miles
Interested in a Scottsdale Staycation?
Turn your day trip into a staycation and treat yourself to a night of luxury in one of our bungalows or suites.