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Explore Scottsdale destinations during your trip to the Spring Meeting. For additional information visit the Experience Scottsdale website.

Nearby Arizona Areas

Phoenix (15 minutes)

Sedona (2 hours)

Tuscon  (2 hours)

Grand Canyon South Rim  (3.5 hours)

Scottsdale/Phoenix/Tempe Area Attractions

Spring Training
Hosting 15 baseball teams at 10 facilities during March. Check back for schedule and ticket information.

Camelback Mountain
Climbing to the top of Camelback Mountain reveals a 360-view of the valley's mountain-led perimeter and the various Phoenix and Scottsdale neighborhoods that exist north, east, south and west of the base.

Old Town Scottsdale
The ultimate destination for visitors and residents alike to enjoy art galleries, specialty retail, dining venues that range from casual to upscale, southwestern cultural attractions and an extraordinary nightlife.

Desert Botanical Garden
140 acre botanical garden, the majority showcasing native plants, and the facility also includes a butterfly exhibit.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.

Scottsdale Historical Society
The mission of the Scottsdale Historical Museum is to present, preserve, and interpret through research, exhibits, and educational programming, the prehistory, history, and cultural heritage of Scottsdale and the Southwest.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Arizona's only permanent museum dedicated solely to modern works of art, design and architecture.

Butterfly Wonderland
The largest indoor butterfly pavilion in America, includes a glass atrium that provides the ideal tropical rainforest habitat where thousands of butterflies from around the world fly freely; a state-of-the-art theater for viewing “Flight of the Butterflies” 3D movie; interactive nature exhibits for children, “Rivers of the Amazon,” a gift shop and a café.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
Celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the Greater Western region. The museum features regularly changing exhibitions, entertaining events, gallery tours, and educational activities that bring to life the unique stories of the people, places and events that embody our western heritage and play a role in shaping its future.

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company
Take a memorable hot air balloon ride in Phoenix and let your spirits soar above the majestic Deer Valley with an incredible birds’ eye view.

Arizona Outback Adventures
Single-day adventures in the desert around Scottsdale and Phoenix include mild river rafting, stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking trips, road bike and mountain biking tours. Bike Rentals and guided Adventure Day Tours in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, plus multi-day all-inclusive road cycling vacations, fun guided hiking vacations, and exciting guided backpacking.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground with 2 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more!

Musical Instrument Museum
MIM displays more than 6,500 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. Guests can see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts. All guests are invited to play instruments from around the world in the Experience Gallery. They can also see instruments from music icons such as John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley®, Carlos Santana, and many more in the Artist Gallery.

Phoenix Art Museum
Works of art with an emphasis on American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary, Western American art, and fashion design.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. Three galleries displays artifacts of the Hohokam and the children’s hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.

Other Nearby Attractions

Pink Jeep Tours - Sedona
Scenic, off-road and high adventure fun in spectacular red rock country.

Grand Canyon Railway
The Grand Canyon Railway departs daily at 9:30 a.m. from Williams, Arizona, which is about 30 miles west of Flagstaff, just off Interstate 40. The train travels almost due north to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, arriving at 11:45 a.m. The trip measures 65 miles and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes each way—45 minutes faster than in 1901 when the train made its first trip. The train departs Grand Canyon Depot at 3:30 p.m., returning to the Williams Depot at 5:45 p.m.

The Desert Belle Tour Boat
90 minute public cruises on Saguro Lake.

Bearizona Wildlife Park
Bearizona is approximately 160 acres. Visitors will drive through more than three miles of Ponderosa Pine Forest viewing North American animals in natural habitats when they visit. More animals are exhibited in Fort Bearizona, a beautiful 20 acre walk-thru area, along winding paths which is more of a "zoo" type setting.


The following restaurants are located at the JW Marriott Scottsdale. Download a list of nearby restaurants recommended by the hotel concierge.

Lincoln Restaurant (american)

Rita's Kitchen (southwest)

Acacia (american)

Ben Franklin bridge
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