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15 Best Things To Do in Old Town Scottsdale in 2023

jeep tour in sedona desert

Offering a unique blend of old western charm and urban chic, you’ll never run out of things to do in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. Old Town Scottsdale is the perfect city for any kind of traveler to visit.

Year-round, it has beautiful, sunny weather with world-class restaurants and ample outdoor activities to keep one busy for months. This is one of the top destinations in Arizona, and one of my favorite places to go in the USA.

I’ve lived in the Phoenix area for four years and spend most of my free time exploring all that the area has to offer. I love hiking and exploring the many unique things to see in Old Town Scottsdale.

Whether you’re looking for a bachelor party destination or a family trip, Old Town has something for everyone. The more time you spend within this beautiful city, the more you’ll want to return at every chance you get.

Best Things To Do in Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale offers visitors some of the best adventure, food, and culinary options in Arizona. Check out the following 15 tours, adventures, and activities to fill up your itinerary for your next visit to Old Town:

1. Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

One of the best things to do in Old Town Scottsdale is to ride around the Sonoran Desert in an open-air jeep. This two-hour tour takes visitors off-road in Tonto National Forest and Pinnacle Peak Park where you’ll be taken into some of the most remote areas of the desert, only accessible by 4×4 vehicles.

The Sonoran Desert is not only one of the best places to visit in Old Town Scottsdale, but it’s one of the most beautiful places in the valley. This tour was one of the first things I did when I moved to Arizona, and I was especially glad I did it in October.

The summer can get extremely hot, so if possible, try and book in the fall and winter when temperatures are more comfortable. You’ll meet your guide at 6 pm at a local trailhead before the tour. This is a fun thing to do in Arizona for everyone — friends, couples, solo travelers, and families. Click here to learn more.

Address: 8711 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite F-108, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

2. Rafting the Lower Salt River

men rafting down a river holding their paddles in the air

The Lower Salt River is a beautiful gem outside Old Town Scottsdale that runs through a beautiful desert landscape surrounded by the Superstition Mountains. A half-day rafting tour takes guests on a relaxing float to enjoy the views and even jump in the water to cool off.


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