Local Scottsdale Attractions
Explore the most popular local Scottsdale attractions and start building an itinerary to make your stay unforgettable. Find all your options here.
Water + Art + Light
November 8-17, 2019
4pm-10pm (Fridays-Saturdays) | 4pm-8pm (Sunday-Thursday)
Scottsdale Waterfront | Free
This immersive art event features 14 large-scale artworks created by local, national, and international artists, including the UK-based Squidsoup and Scottsdale’s own Walter Productions. Most of the light-based, interactive installations are located on or near the Arizona Canal and reference this year’s theme of “The Story of Water.”
Experience Scottsdale Museum of the West, Paradise Valley’s newest museum. The museum honors the significance of the American West through art, interactive exhibits, and special events. Find the Museum of the West in the eclectic arts and cultural district in downtown Scottsdale, just 10 minutes from Sanctuary.
Meander through 145 acres of desert plants at the Desert Botanical Gardens. Over 4000 species of plant life native to arid lands around the world, including our own Sonoran Desert, are present here. Consider planning your trip to the gardens around any of their special events, like the Desert Night Cinema, Music in the Garden, Flashlight Tours, or Dinner on the Desert.
Taliesin West is a desert home at it’s best, and is known as much for its unique design as for its notable resident: American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. A National Historic Landmark, Taliesin West was Wright’s winter home, and, as such, was built and maintained almost exclusively by Wright and his apprentices. The home has been a beloved Scottsdale feature since 1937, when it was erected out of the rocks and sand from the desert washes that surround it. Taliesin West now houses a living and working architectural school as an homage to Wright’s impressive legacy.
Those looking to stray a little further from Sanctuary will revel in Sedona’s signature red rock formations. Featuring one of the most distinctive desert landscapes in Arizona, Sedona is an ideal destination for a day trip. Explore this shopping and dining in this peaceful and scenic artistic community, or set your heart racing by hiking, swimming, fishing, or taking a jeep tour.
Interested in a visit? Join us on a luxury van or private guided tour for an exciting day in the desert, leaving the resort at 7 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. Stop by the front desk to schedule your adventure.