Things to do in Scottsdale

MacDonalds Ranch
Excellent109 Reviews
26540 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85255
MacDonald’s Ranch is “the premier horseback riding stable in the valley of the sun” – Scottsdale! At MacDonald’s Ranch, guests of all ages can participate in activities ranging from guided horseback rides and hayrides, to stagecoach rides and Cowboy Cookouts. They also have a walk-in petting zoo with all sorts of friendly farm animals, and a pumpkin patch, which plays host to their Annual Pumpkin Festival.
Heard Museum
Excellent1066 Reviews
2301 North Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented annually serving more than 200,000 people and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and vibrant arts scene.
Arizona Fine Art Expo
26540 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
The Arizona Fine Art EXPO, produced by the award-winning Thunderbird Artists, showcases more than 100 nationally-acclaimed artists applying their artistic talents in studios. This event gives patrons unprecedented access to watch the world’s most gifted artists.
Enhancing the Arizona Fine Art EXPO is the charming Café de EXPO, patrons can choose to sit indoors surrounded by working artists, or outdoors where The Sonoran Desert provides the perfect setting for our two-acre sculpture garden wit... read more
Dos Gringos Scottsdale
4209 N. Craftsman Ct. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Dos Gringos in Scottsdale is a casual, laid back patio bar located amongst the shops and galleries in Old Town Scottsdale. This Mexican cantina boasts three patios to relax on, including a rooftop patio that is perfect for an afternoon of day-drinking.
As the #1 seller of Corona in the United States, this Mexican cantina is the ideal spot for happy hour, afternoon drinks or a night on the town in Scottsdale. With booths, tables and plenty of standing room, Dos Gringos in Scottsdale is the perfec... read more
Overland Gallery of Fine Art
7155 Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The Overland Gallery presents the work of premier American artists, and has been doing so since 1983. In 1991, the gallery first introduced famous Russian impressionist work into the United States, and still focuses today on Russian paintings of the 20th century. The gallery also features annual one-man shows, as well as a variety of gallery events throughout the year, and prides itself on outstanding customer service to all of their clients.