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Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Travel Guide

Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe with our insider's guide.

Multisport Outfitters

This operator has horseback riding, jeep tours, and hot-air-balloon flights that conclude with complimentary champagne, a flight certificate...

Ballooning

A sunrise or sunset hot-air-balloon ascent is a remarkable desert sightseeing experience. The average fee—there are more than three dozen Valley...

Bicycling

There are plenty of gorgeous areas for biking in the Phoenix area, but riding in the streets isn't recommended, as there are few adequate bike...

Four-Wheeling

Taking a jeep through the backcountry has become a popular way to experience the desert's saguaro-covered mountains and curious rock formations...

Golf

Arizona has more golf courses per capita than any other state west of the Mississippi River, making it one of the most popular golf destinations...

Hiking

One of the best ways to see the beauty of the Valley of the Sun is from above, so hikers of all calibers seek a vantage point in the mountains...

Horseback Riding

More than two dozen stables and equestrian-tour outfitters in the Valley attest to the saddle's enduring importance in Arizona—even in this...

Rafting

This company arranges float trips or kayak tours down the Salt and Verde rivers. Desert Voyagers. This operator specializes in guided raft...

Sailplaning–Soaring

Turf Soaring School. Scenic sailplane rides from this company last from 20 to 30 minutes. Rates are from $109 per person. 8700 W. Carefree...

Tennis

With all the blue sky and sunshine in the Valley, it's a perfect place to play tennis or watch the pros. Most major resorts, such as the Phoenician...

Tubing

The Valley may not be known for its wealth of water, but locals manage to make the most of what there is. A popular summer stop is the northeast...

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