Top 5 Fun and Free Things to Do in Scottsdale AZ
If you just bought a home for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch Scottsdale and are looking for fun activities to do with your family, Scottsdale just happens to be the perfect place for fun this summer. What’s better is you don’t need to spend too much to enjoy living here!
- Civic Center Mall
Take a stroll along 3 acres of open public space located in the center of downtown Scottsdale. You can take a leisurely walk along the gardens or check out the variety of shops, museums, and clubs. This mall features an outdoor public amphitheater, the most popular outdoor art, the famous “Love” sculpture, and a small lagoon with swans, making it the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.
- Old Town Scottsdale
At the heart of Scottsdale city is Old Town, which is Scottsdale’s historic center. Old Town combines the city’s Old West heritage with modern amenities with its outdoor sculptures depicting the city’s cowboy heritage, art galleries, museums, modern shops, restaurants, and bars, all set amidst sparkling fountains and green lawns. Even if you’re not here for shopping, Old Town offers both visitors and residents of McDowell Mountain Ranch homes for sale some of the best window-shopping and people-watching experience in the city. While you're in Old Town, visit the Scottsdale Historical Museum, which is located inside the Scottsdale’s first school house, where you can see live in early Scottsdale as experienced by the city's founders and early settlers.
- McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a great free attraction that will surely entertain kids of all ages with its train and carousel rides. The entire family will enjoy the park's model train displays, a train museum, historic Arizona railroad artifacts, and retired locomotives now parked on the grounds of the railroad park. There is also open green space perfect for family picnics. Whether you're looking for a great picnic venue or to take the kids on a train ride around the park, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a great family-friendly destination located at the heart of Scottsdale, AZ.
Protecting more than 30,000 acres of pristine desert in Scottsdale, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a hiker's paradise, with more than 115 miles of trails open from sunrise to sunset. Parking and access to the Preserve is absolutely free. During the months of October through March, the preserve offers Family Fridays Sunset Series programs.
- Pinnacle Peak Park
Experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert up close at the Pinnacle Peak Park in Scottsdale, which is one of the most popular hiking destination for both tourists and residents of homes in Scottsdale AZ. The 150-acre park is one of the most iconic natural landmarks in Arizona. Hikers of all levels can enjoy the 1.75 mile trail which is mostly a smooth hike. Enjoy a stunning view of the valley when you reach the trail summit. There are also designated areas in the park for rock climbing. The park also has picnic tables, drinking fountains, and restrooms, making it a perfect place to spend time with your family at no cost.
These are only some of the many places in Scottsdale, AZ where you can experience fun for the entire family for free! The natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and the many things you can do and places to see are just some of the reasons why many buyers prefer homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch Arizona.
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