Top 20 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy During Your Stay at Turquoise House Scottsdale

Scottsdale is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor activities.  There are plenty of ways to stay active and healthy during your vacation at the Turquoise House Scottsdale. It should be noted that each Turquoise House has a fully equipped kitchen, so take advantage of it and cook yourself a healthy meal using fresh, local ingredients!

    Here are 20 of the best outdoor activities to try:

    1. Camelback Mountain - A popular hiking destination with stunning views of the city and the Sonoran Desert.
    2. Pinnacle Peak Park - Offers a moderate hiking trail with gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape.
    3. McDowell Sonoran Preserve - A vast network of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
    4. Tom's Thumb Trailhead - An incredible hike that rewards you with amazing views of the Phoenix area.
    5. Phoenix Mountains Preserve - Features several hiking trails with beautiful views of the city and surrounding mountains.
    6. Papago Park - A popular spot for hiking, rock climbing, and picnicking.
    7. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park - Perfect for a family day out, featuring train rides and a playground.
    8. Chaparral Park - A great spot for a family picnic, with a lake, playground, and sports facilities.
    9. Desert Botanical Garden - Home to a variety of cacti, succulents, and desert plants, and offers nature walks and guided tours.
    10. Scottsdale Greenbelt - A beautiful park that's perfect for a leisurely bike ride or jog.
    11. Salt River Tubing - A fun summer activity where you can float down the Salt River on an inner tube.
    12. Saguaro Lake - A beautiful spot for boating, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding.
    13. Tempe Town Lake - Offers paddleboarding, kayaking, and rowing, as well as running and biking paths around the lake.
    14. Four Peaks Wilderness Area - A stunning area for hiking and backpacking, with views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
    15. Hole-in-the-Rock - A unique rock formation in Papago Park that offers incredible views of the city.
    16. Granite Mountain Trailhead - A challenging but rewarding hike with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
    17. Lost Dog Wash Trailhead - A popular hiking trail that's great for birdwatching and offers beautiful desert views.
    18. Cave Creek Regional Park - Offers hiking, camping, and horseback riding in a beautiful desert landscape.
    19. Bartlett Lake - A great spot for boating, fishing, and swimming.
    20. Lake Pleasant Regional Park - A beautiful lake with options for kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing.

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    It is extremely important to stay hydrated when spending time outdoors in the desert climate of Scottsdale. With high temperatures and low humidity, your body can quickly become dehydrated. Make sure to bring plenty of water with you on your adventures and drink regularly, even if you don't feel thirsty. Consider bringing electrolyte supplements or sports drinks to replenish your body's sodium, potassium, and other vital minerals lost through sweat. And don't forget to protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat and using sunscreen to prevent sunburn and further dehydration. Stay safe and enjoy all the amazing outdoor activities that Scottsdale has to offer!

    After work, we Play! The Turquoise House Scottsdale is a great place to enjoy some outdoor grilling, and there are plenty of options for sourcing high-quality ingredients in the area. Here are some recommendations:

    • Butchers: For high-quality meats, check out Rusty Nail Meats, or Scottsdale Meat Market. Both offer a wide selection of cuts from locally sourced animals.
    • Grocery Stores: If you're looking for organic and specialty items, head to Sprouts Farmers Market or Whole Foods Market. For a more traditional grocery store experience, Fry's Food and Drug or Safeway are both great options.
    • Farmers' Markets: If you're interested in supporting local farmers and artisans, be sure to check out the Old Town Farmers' Market or the Scottsdale Farmers' Market. Both offer a wide variety of fresh produce, artisanal foods, and handmade crafts.

    Whether you're grilling up steaks, burgers, or veggies, make sure to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun while cooking outdoors. And of course, don't forget to savor the delicious flavors of Scottsdale's local ingredients!