With sunny skies year-round, Scottsdale is an ideal place to try your hand at some new activity or sport that has been on your bucket list. Maybe you’ve always wanted to try canyoneering? Or explore the desert by mountain bike? This is desert country, but you can also find spots to go standup paddleboarding in Scottsdale. If golfing is your thing, take a swing on the area’s many renowned golf courses. Whatever your sport or desired activity level, Scottsdale is the perfect destination for the traveler with a taste for adventure.
If you have yet to try stand-up paddleboarding, a half-day adventure on the Lower Salt River with Arizona Outback Adventures is the perfect way to try the relaxing yet challenging sport. While stand-up paddleboarding has been praised as a full-body aerobic workout, it’s also a peaceful way to explore the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert as you paddle along the river. You’ll have a unique perspective on the ecosystems of this desert oasis, with no noisy motors to scare away the birdlife on the river’s shores.