You think you’ve seen all the Scottsdale attractions? Think again. Maybe you’ve taken in all the amazing art the city of Scottsdale has on display. Maybe you’ve checked out the museums, the annual events and the Native American culture. Maybe. But in just case you haven’t actually done every single thing there is to do in Scottsdale, check out this daily guide full of events, restaurants and sites that you probably haven’t yet enjoyed.
Tuesdays at T. Cook’s Lounge – Start out simply but deliciously with $2 tacos here at Phoenix’s Royal Palms Resort and Spa. These aren’t just any tacos – they’re the gourmet variety. We’re talkin’ Waldorf cole slaw on honey-baked ham, and lamb with goat feta.
Wednesdays at Don & Charlie’s – On May 9 and May 16, meet baseball great Willie Mays at an event benefiting the Say Hey Foundation, which supports improved academics for underprivileged kids. Mays never played for the Diamondbacks, but who wouldn’t want to meet this Hall of Famer?
Wednesday Wines at LON’s in the Hermosa Inn – For a bonus Wednesday event, stop by the Hermosa Inn for distinctive tapas and other Southwestern treats.
Thursdays at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – Every Thursday, you can check out five galleries full of design, architecture and art from across the world, and for free. The building itself is a work of art, with a “skyspace” for viewing the desert both day and night. As Scottsdale attractions go, this one can’t be topped.
Friday Night Franks at Fort McDowell Adventures – Spend your next Friday night at this Sonora Desert wiener roast and enjoy horseshoes, wagon rides, s’mores, beer and more. While you’re visiting Fort McDowell, you can also ride the Tequila Bus or explore the heritage of the local Yavapai Indians.
Saturdays Are for The Downtown Art & Cultural Trolley Tour – If you want to see all the Scottsdale attractions at once, try this tour on the second Saturday of any month. Starting at the historic Old Adobe Mission, it travels through the Arts District, SouthBridge, Hotel Valley Ho and the Waterfront districts.
Free Sunday Night Concerts at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – Enjoy the music, kiddie rides and food – plus the arboretum, the model railroad building and the historical railroad exhibit that gave the place its name. It’s a great way to end your Scottsdale trip.
Wait – What About Mondays? Still here? Of course you are – it’s no easy thing to leave Scottsdale. You’ve worked and played hard, so take a day off with a free movie courtesy of 960 AM The Patriot, one of Phoenix’s talk radio stations. Free Movie Mondays rotate among three theaters, so check your calendar.
When you’re looking for Scottsdale attractions, you quickly learn just how much there is to do and see here. Some people come for the weather and cultural attractions, others delight in the food and the golf. Yep, you’ll be busy. If it gets overwhelming, just remember that no matter what brings you to the city of Scottsdale this May, a touch of routine can help you feel right at home.