Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 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...

  • Multisport Outfitters

    Arizona Outback Adventures. The personable staff at AOA lead half-day, full-day, and multiday adventures for hikers, bikers, rafters, and...

  • Sailplaning–Soaring

    Northwest Sky Sports. Scenic sailplane rides from this company last from 15 to 30 minutes. Rates are $150 for one person and $200 for two people...

  • 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...