Attractions, Adventures & Shopping
To assist with your vacation planning, the Gainey Suites Hotel Guest Services Team has compiled a list of our some or our favorite nearby Scottsdale activities, Arizona Adventures, and just plain fun things to do.
For more recommendations or assistance with arranging tours, shopping excursions and recreational activities in and around Scottsdale, AZ, please talk to any member of our Guest Services staff.
The SHOPS Gainey Village
Keeping in harmony with the surrounding area of exclusive Gainey Ranch, The SHOPS Gainey Village offers a series of linked outdoor plazas and buildings reflecting an upscale “rustic village” atmosphere. Reminiscent of the historic roots of the original Gainey Ranch, the plazas also feature inviting pedestrian paving patterns with abundant landscaping.
The SHOPS Gainey Village offers a distinctive blend of upscale shops, boutiques, trendy eateries and fine dining establishments. Residents and visitors will find everything they need and all that they want at The SHOPS Gainey Villa
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
The spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. This new facility raises the bar for major league baseball spring training. Not only surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain views in all of baseball, but perhaps the biggest and best spring training baseball facility in the country.
7555 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Hot Air Expeditions
Hot Air Expediitons offers the highest quality hot air balloon flights and other exciting activities.
Pink Jeep Tours
Pink Adventure Tours Scottsdale - Welcome!
Welcome to Pink Adventure Tours in Scottsdale, AZ. Pink Adventure Tours offers a wide range of sightseeing and tour adventures to groups and individual travelers. If you and your family are looking for a fun, off-road experience, we highly recommend our Cactus Canyon Adventure.
Experience the magic of the lush Sonoran desert in the true spirit of the west. Enjoy endless saguaros and fascinating wildlife. Featuring guided horseback tours, hayrides, and cowboy cookouts.
ODYSEA AQUARIUM-Opening July
ODYSEA AQUARIUM-Opening July 2016
The Journey of Water Begins…Follow a drop of water falling from the sky as it leads you through rivers, across beaches, and finally to the mysteries waiting to be explored deep within the sea.OdySea Aquariuman Oceanic ExperienceSlated to open July 2016 in Scottsdale, OdySea Aquarium will be the largest aquarium in the Southwest.Spanning 200,000 square feet, the two-level aquarium will hold more than 2 million gallons of water and accommodate up to 15,000 visitors daily.
ODYSEA BUTTERFLY WORLD
A Butterfly’s Journey Begins…
Discover the amazing life of the butterfly, from caterpillar to chrysalis — then to the moment it spreads its wings for the first time and takes flight into the world.
Verde Canyon Railroad
View spectacular scenery throughout the Verde Valley's unique and protected wilderness. Passengers have a unique opportunity to view Sinagua Indian ruins, a monocline fold, pass through a 680 ft. man-made tunnel, and traverse the North Verde River, home to a variety of endangered and endearing waterfowl and wildlife.
Verde Valley Wine Tour
The Verde Valley is host to many vineyards and wineries. The climate of the Page Springs area, cool nights with warm days (during the growing season) and the sloping hills, creek side estates and beautiful rustic appeal have helped to make it one of the premier wine tasting areas of the Valley. Trek out of the Page Springs area, though, and you will find grapes growing in Cottonwood, Jerome and Camp Verde. There's a great variety of grapes being grown in this region including Cab Franc, Syrah, Zinfandel, Malvasia and even a relatively unknown grape, Cab Pfeffer.
For a tasting trail, be sure to download the map provided. It's a beautiful drive. Be prepared to relax, enjoy the scenery and the company and above all savor the great wines!
Visit Verde Valley Wine Trail's Wine Tour Map
Grand Canyon Railway
Travel a century-old rail line aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway and arrive just steps from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Be entertained by cowboy characters, enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians, and be part of a mock train robbery as train travel from the early 1900s is recreated during the scenic 65-mile journey to the canyon.
Rawhide Western Town
A wild west adventure that is fun for the whole family! Enjoy the town and all Rawhide has to offer from the world-renowned Steakhouse & Saloon to our unique shops and a variety of attractions. We look forward to welcoming you to our 1880's western town full of fun, good eatin', great shopping, and a true taste of the Old West you'll not find anywhere else in Arizona. Rawhide is the perfect place to visit whether you are local, from out of town, or out of the country. Bring your family and friends, or bring out of town guests to experience a taste of life in the Old West! We know you'll be hankerin' to return time and again!
Wednesday – Sunday, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Admission to Rawhide is free*
Acres of free parking
Rawhide attractions require tickets.
For the comfort and safety of all visitors, Rawhide does not allow pets in Town. The only animals allowed in these parts are assistance pets.
*Some special events require an admission fee.
5700 West North Loop Road
Chandler, AZ 85226
The Musical Instrument Museum
MIM offers a shared experience of the history of musical instruments throughout the world. The space is bright and open, providing guests with a warm and comfortable environment.
9:00 am.– 5:00 pm Daily
MIM is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
General Admission: $20
Teens (ages 13-19): $15
Children (ages 4-12): $10
Children 3 and under: Free
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Arizona Science Center
The Science Center began its revitalization with the installation of IMAX technology in its Irene P. Flinn Theater, enabling the Science Center to feature outstanding films such as Deep Sea 3D, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D and The Polar Express. The all new Dorrance Planetarium includes a NanoSeam Dome and Digistar3 projection and sound capabilities, making Arizona Science Center the only science center or museum in the world with this technology. And the renovations continued through 2008 with the opening of Forces of Nature, My Digital World and Get Charged Up!, new permanent exhibition galleries that ensure Arizona Science Center remains a vital and relevant resource for our schools, teachers and family visitors.
Arizona Science Center is open daily 10 am - 5 pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas days when the Center is closed.
Additional Local Attractions
- West World Events & Equestrian Center, Home of the "Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction" and the "Arabian Horse Show" - 8.0 miles
- Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter - 5.4 miles
- Scottsdale Fashion Square and Waterfront - 4.8 miles
- Scottsdale Municipal Stadium - 5.8 miles
- Tempe Diablo Stadium - 20.4 miles
- Hohokam Park - 16.3 miles
- Old Town Scottsdale & Arts District - 4.5 miles
- Scottsdale Center for the Arts - 4.5 miles
- Scottsdale Entertainment District - 4.3 miles
- Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin - 7.7 miles
- Coyotes Ice Den - 8.0 miles
- Rawhide Western Town at Wild Horse Pass - 28.3 miles
- Talking Stick Casino - 5.0 miles
- Chase Field, Home of the AZ DBACKS - 23.8 miles
- America West Arena-PHX SUNS - 23.7 miles
- Jobbing.com Arena-COYOTES HOCKEY - 38.6 miles
- University of Phoenix Stadium-AZ CARDINALS - 38.8 miles
- Heard Museum, Downtown Phoenix - 25.3 miles
- Arizona Science Museum - 23.3 miles
- Phoenix Zoo - 9.2 miles
- Phoenix Botanical Gardens - 9.3 miles
- Papago Park - 9.4 miles