Top Ten Things to do in Scottsdale

There is a lot to do in Scottsdale and the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn is central to it all! You can walk out your door and explore Papago Park. Golfing, climbing and bicycling are just minutes away. The world famous Fashion Square and art galleries of Old Town are just up the street. The Museum of the West, The Wrigley Mansion and Taliesin West are nearby. There’s no end of interesting things to do in Scottsdale. Here is the Magnuson Hotel Papgo Inn Top Ten list in no particular order.

Tour Old Town - Old Town Scottsdale is a unique place that has something for every type of person. It is a charming mixture of authentic cowboy saloons, eclectic art galleries, fun shops and hip bars. Best of all, Old Town is just two miles from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn. You can easily bicycle or even walk there.

Stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden. In the 140 acres of gardens, there are 21,000 different plants, including over 100 endangered species. The gardens are a meticulously created work of art that, through a gentle human touch, combine the wild beauty of nature with orderly placement and design. It's a one mile walk through Papgo Park from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn.

Visit Taliesin West - An interesting combination of sophisticated architecture and camp-like atmosphere in a desert setting makes Taliesin West unlike any other place. It's a 20 minute drive from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn.

Dine at the Wrigley Mansion - A spectacular home that was built in 1932 as a 50th anniversary gift from chewing gum millionaire William Wrigley Jr. to his wife. Enjoy the fascinating tour before you dine. Distance from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn is just 9 miles.

Explore Papago Park - It's a hilly, desert park covering 1500 acres and is known for its distinctive red sandstone geological formations. Located here are the Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Zoo and many other attractions. There are places for picnicking, walking, jogging, roller-blading or bicycling. It's just a few blocks from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn.

Learn about art and history at the Museum of the West - This museum does a fantastic job of highlighting the many histories, cultures, environments, experiences and perspectives of the West. The museum invites you to “Find Yourself in the West” through its art and interactive experiences. The museum is two miles north from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn. 

Climb Camelback Mountain - Camelback Mountain is a popular hiking destination. At the 2,700 foot summit, there are incredible views of the entire Phoenix Valley. If you're looking for a great workout with beautiful views, this is it. If you are a true Iron Man or Iron Woman you can run to the mountain from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn.

Recreate along the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt – Eleven miles of parks, lakes, paths, sports fields and golf courses through the heart of Scottsdale. If you have a favorite outdoor sport, it’s probably being enjoyed somewhere along the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. The greenbelt is just a mile away from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn on East McDowell Road. 

Watch Spring Training baseball at Scottsdale Stadium - Home of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. The stadium is surrounded by great restaurants, clubs and the cowboy haunts of Old Town. Scottsdale Stadium is the perfect venue to cheer on the Boys of Summer in the spring. The stadium is less than two miles north of the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn.

Shop at Fashion Square - In Scottsdale, where shopping is a passion, Fashion Square offers the very best in every category. There are 250 stores. Great shopping is just the beginning. You won't want to miss the dining and exclusive events. Fashion Square is a ten minute drive from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn or you can take the free shuttle that runs every half hour.

Golf at any of the nearly 200 beautiful courses in Scottsdale and around the area - When you add in the 330-plus days of sunshine annually, you can believe Scottsdale's claim that it's the world's finest golf destination. The historic Papago Park Golf Course is located just minutes from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn in nearby Papago Park.