Summer Play List

6 Fun Things to do Around Town

The Valley and its surrounding areas are filled with unique attractions, fun experiences, and historical destinations. Take this summer to stay, play, and have fun.

Be a Super Sleuth

How good are your puzzle skills? Test them out with the Hot Summer Nights: Classic Rock 'n Roll option from Puzzle Rides, Scottsdale's only mobile escape room. For this adventure, Puzzle Rides partnered with several bars in Old Town for a concept that combines an escape room with a scavenger hunt, where adults are taken by golf cart from bar to bar in order to unlock clues and solve a classic rock mystery. For those who prefer other story lines, there are also other themes available.

Enjoy Art

Get lost in stunning and often interactive artwork at Wonderspaces, which is a year-round, evolving art show that features artwork from around the world.

Pedal Perfect

Head out to Tempe Town Lake for some pedal fun. Take a turn around the lake in a swan pedal boat, dragon pedal boat, or duck pedal boat. There are also donut boats available, as well as kayaks and pontoons.

Take Time to Sip and Savor

Explore Arizona wines at several tasting rooms in Old Town Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Wine Trail showcases five locations within walking distance from each other—Aridus Wine Company, Carlson Creek, LDV Winery, Merkin Vineyards, and Salvatore Vineyards. Purchase a SWT Passport for discounts off of wine tastings at each location.

Rise Above

Check this off your bucket list—enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Valley during a sunrise or sunset hot air balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders. A post-flight celebration includes the company's signature Prickly Pear Mimosa and local Arizona treats. Flights are offered daily. 

Go For a Cruise

Step back in time as you enjoy the nature of Canyon Lake and its surrounding flora and fauna on The Dolly Steamboat, a replica of a classic American sternwheeler. Located just outside of the Valley in Tortilla Flat, cruisers have the option of three different tours—a scenic nature cruise, a twilight dinner cruise, and an astronomy dinner.

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