Scottsdale is home to some of the best outdoor spaces in the Valley of the Sun, which means there's never a shortage of outdoor activities.
One of the best places to enjoy the outdoors is McDowell Mountain Ranch Park, which features 35 acres of well-maintained public space. Visitors can lounge by the 600-foot lazy river, enjoy the 16,000 square-foot skate park, or make use of one of the swimming pool and three ball fields.
If hiking is your passion, head to Pinnacle Peak Park, a notable local landmark and popular hiking destination. The 150-acre park offers moderate hiking trails and excellent views of the Valley - if you can scale the trail summit. There's also an easy 1.7-mile hiking trail with smooth tread for hikers of all skill levels. In any case, be sure to bring a camera to capture the desert scenery.
One of the most popular outdoor activities in Scottsdale is golf, and there's no more legendary course than TPC Scottsdale. The course is home to one of the biggest golf tournaments in the world, the Waste Management Phoenix Open. With the natural scenic beauty of the McDowell Mountains in the background, players of all levels can enjoy the opportunity to play on the same course that is normally reserved for the pros.