Top 5 Things to Do in Scottsdale Arizona Living to Stay Cool

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Top 5 Things to Do in Scottsdale Arizona Living  to Stay Cool. 
I always get asked as I have been living in Scottsdale Arizona for over 15 years. What is there to do in Scottsdale Arizona during the summer to keep cool?   I have a 17 month old daughter and the biggest challenge is trying to find things to do out of the heat. Here is a list of the top 5 things to do inside during this summer with and without your children.

#1 Ice Den - Of course, you are probably thinking that this is an obvious choice during the summer to surrond yourself with ice and you can keep cool that way. Ice Den offers a ton of programs for kids and adults alike to enjoy some activity inside on the ice. They have some leagues so you want to call ahead.

#2 Scottsdale Quarter - Scottsdale Quarter has a few things to help you keep cool. First, they have the iPic theater. IPic is an upscale movie theater that allows you to reserve your seat in big comfortable recliners, and drink beer and wine and enjoy better food than your average movie theater. Right outside the Ipic movie theater is a Splash Pad. This is a gerat place to take the kids and let them run around the huge multiple water features. If your hungry, you can't go wrong with TrueFood.

#3 Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) - A brand new state of the art facility that brings all type of instruments from around the world into a fun and interesting place to keep cool. With exhibits, concerts and other showcases this is a place to beat the heat and enjoy some great culture. MIM is located just outside Scottsdale, near the community of Desert Ridge.

#4 Scottsdale Fashion Square - In every city there seems to be a mall, but none better than in Scottsdale, that brings the high end shops, restaurants, movies together in one cool place. The best shopping in Arizona, with Neimans, Nordstrom and Barney's and everything in between. This is the place to beat the heat but be careful and you don't burn through your wallet.

#5 Dave and Busters - For those of you that have been to D&B it is a fun place for kids and adults both. The skeeball game is always a crowd favorite. It have a huge restaurant and bar downstaris and the largest game room in Arizona, with billiards, and every video game imaginable. Check out this great place to beat the heat and stay cool.

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Written by Matt Baker of the Bookspan Baker Team at Cobalt Mortgage at 602-522-9494 and

Comments (2)

Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

There's an iPic Theater (or something similar) at Scottsdale Pavillions, too!  I haven't been, but my husband has taken the boys and they all RAVE about it - great way to beat the heat in the summer!

Aug 17, 2011 12:03 PM
Todd Bookspan, MBA
HomeStreet - Scottsdale, AZ
Senior Mortgage Consultant

Thanks for the comment.  It is called the Star Class Theathers.  Star Class has the moveable seats, for action movies.  Kind of a cool thing to try out.

Aug 18, 2011 04:33 AM