Scottsdale offers both the means and the mindset to venture forth into the great outdoors to pursue a favorite pastime or take up a new activity. Year-round sunny skies allow for ample hiking or biking through the dramatic Sonoran Desert landscape. Or enjoy a journey into the majestic McDowell Mountains on horseback to experience the city's Western heritage.
If you're not a landlubber, take to the skies in a hot air balloon. There are more than 200 golf courses in Maricopa County waiting to test your skills.
If indoor activities are more your style, you'll find an endless array of shopping malls, boutiques and outlets to keep your fashion taste buds tantalized. And when you've exhausted all the shopping you can manage, a multitude of fine dining establishments are just waiting to whisk you away from the cares of the day into a virtual culinary paradise with everything from Italian, Mexican, steak and seafood to French, Cuban, Greek and Mediterranean. Bon appétit!