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Scottsdale Things to Do – Attractions & Must See

Scottsdale Things to Do

Scottsdale has plenty to keep you busy, whether you are there on vacation or have recently moved permanently. Read on to find out all that Scottsdale has to offer and make the most out of your stay, whether it is for short period of time or if you’re a long-term resident.

Scottsdale Mall

The Scottsdale Mall is one of the largest go-to areas in the city. With everything from clothing and jewelry shops to food concessions and even restaurants, it is no wonder that the Scottsdale Mall is so popular. You can find just about anything you need when visiting the mall. Beware when shopping after work hours or browsing the mall on the weekend, as it can be extremely challenging to find an open parking spot. Before heading to the Scottsdale Mall, it is recommended to review the layout of the mall and all that it has to offer prior to making the trip. Additionally, once you have arrived at the Scottsdale Mall, be sure to grab a free map to help pinpoint the stores you want to visit without getting lost and having trouble finding your way back.


There are plenty of ways to get in some physical exercise while you are visiting Scottsdale. Scottsdale has quite a few hiking trails that are open to the public and easy for beginners, along with other trails more suited to those who have hiking experience. If you are truly interested, ask a few locals about the difficulties of each trail and what is best depending on the time of year you go.

Spend Time at Museums and Galleries

Many people don’t know about the beautiful art galleries and museums in Scottsdale; check out the tourism board for some recommendations. Some popular ones include the Contemporary Art Museum and Western Spirit. There are also plenty of stunning art statues scattered throughout the city to enjoy, at any time of day.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Scottsdale. 

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