Scottsdale is a great value in the summer.
It is no secret that the temperatures get toasty but there is still plenty of fun to be had.
Among the options:
-Explore the Musical Instrument Museum’s collection of 15,000 instruments from around the world through interactive displays for only $15 for adults and free for kids five and under.
-Take a flashlight tour at Desert Botanical Garden. See, hear and feel the desert night. Stroll along the main trail to 10 discovery stations where you’ll learn about plants and animals native to the Sonoran Desert while navigating with your own flashlight.
- Feel your feet leave the ground during a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the desert with Rainbow Ryders. Purchase one flight at regular price and receive 50 percent off the second flight
Where to stay: Old Town Scottsdale for easy access to shopping, restaurants, night life and recreational activities.
Plan your sun-filled soiree with the help of the Scottsdale Convention & Visitor Bureau’s website, where you’ll find “100 Days, 100 Ways to Save.” True to its name, this site serves as a comprehensive roadmap to discounted and free attractions, activities, restaurants, and accommodations from Memorial Day to Labor Day.