AROUND TOWN ACTIVITIES
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Top Gold Scottsdale (Talking Stick):
If you've never been, Top Golf is a great time for all who dare. You need not be a golfer to score well. The Top Golf set up is great with automatic scoring, shot tracking, and more! Actually, if you're lucky you'll probable do better than the "golfers" in the bunch. It's perfect for all occasions and it's great for ages from four to ninety-four! They've got everything you'll need to put on your driving clinic from irons to drivers, and most importantly food and beverage (including alcoholic beverages). Make a bet, do a shot or simply enjoy the food.
Top Golf at Talking Stick is about 10 minutes from downtown Scottsdale and 20 minutes or so from phoenix. It's conveniently located right off the 101 and Talking Stick Way. Bring a date, your friends, or family. It's definitely a family-friendly activity and we think you'll really enjoy it!
Scottsdale-Road recommends Top Golf Scottsdale/Talking Stick weather you're a real golfer or just a hack. We also recommend making a reservation as far in advance as possible. It frequently fills up quickly, and call ahead and ask for their current specials. Did we forget to mention, Top Golf is also a great place to host your corporate events.
Have a great time at Top Golf, Scottsdale Road recommends it. Top Golf - IT'S HOT!
Putting World - Restaurant & Bar (Scottsdale):
Putting World is the newest of themed attractions in the N. Scottsdale area. Putting World is definitely not the Putt-Putt of old. It's the latest in putting technology, putting equipment, including a restaurant and bar. Putting World is for the golfer, especially the golfer who's looking to improve their game.
What exactly is Putting World you might ask. . . Putting World incorporates the latest technology for the putter in all of us. PW incorporates an 18-hole indoor championship putting course along with a high-end restaurant and bar. PW has PGA/LPGA performance coaches to assist in art of putting, and learning. They offer state-of-the-art technology including Sam PuttLab, Quintic, and YottaTech, to improve putting performance rooted in analytical facts.
This place is cool, to say the least. They offer an extensive pro-shop featuring the "Wall of Putters", putting equipment, and wearables for every level of golfer. Coming soon Putting World will be hosting BIG DOLLAR competitive tournaments (monthly & annually), where winners can take home thousands!
Sign up for a Putting World membership and commit to being the best putter in Scottsdale. Bring the kids or bring a date and enjoy your putting experience like never before. Don't forget to tell them Scottsdale-Road sent you. Putting World is a fun, social experience like no other!
Scottsdale Road Hot Air Balloon Flights (Scottsdale/N. Phoenix):
Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a hot air balloon flight over the beautiful Sonoran Desert with Scottsdale-Road.com. Our experienced pilot has been flying for more than 36 years, and is one of the best in the business. After being meeting up in the Scottsdale/North Phoenix area, your four-hour experience (start to finish) will be unforgettable. As you glide over the desert, take in the breathtaking views and breathe in the fresh air. When your flight comes to a close, you'll be welcomed back with a champagne ceremony to make your day complete. For more information, click the banner above and book your Scottsdale Road balloon flight today! Soft landings, enjoy your flight. Scottsdale Road Balloon Flights - IT'S HOT!
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company (Scottsdale/N. Phoenix):
Fulfill your bucket list with a truly one-of-a-kind experience. The team of professional pilots and crew at Rainbow Ryders offer daily flights over N. Phoenix and the surrounding area. Rise and shine early with the sun and experience the best part of the day with a sunrise flight. The air is fresh and crisp and the experience is absolutely unforgettable!
The Rainbow Ryders experience features a heavenly view from above of the beautiful Sonoran desert, an xperience like you'll never experience in any other way! The Rainbow Ryders staff pilots are the best in the business with an impeccable safety record and second-to-none aircraft. They couldn't have been more professional or accommodating on our flight over the majestic desert landscape.
Following our flight we were treated to a champagne ceremony, capping off our unforgettable journey to the heavens. Every aspect of our flight was unforgettable, from the booking staff to the actual flight, and it was the absolute best it could be! Do we recommend Rainbow Ryders - hell yes! Rainbow Ryders is also one of Scottsdale-Road's premier partners, and we affectionately refer to them as our friends.
Enjoy your flight, and be certain to tell them Scottsdale-Road sent you. Rainbow Ryders- IT'S HOT!
If you haven't tried Bowlero, now's the time. It's a great place for the whole family and conveniently located right off the 101 and Scottsdale Road, in N. Scottsdale. Bowling experience not needed to have a great time. Bowlero is an upscale bowling alley (this ain't your dad's bowling alley). The have a full kitchen, and bar, and they cater not only to families but also to large parties including: birthdays and corporate events.
Bowlero also also offers a full arcade for the gamers in the group, and if you'd just like to watch, simply belly-up to the bar and enjoy your favorite libations. The alley offers the latest technology in bowling to ensure a good time is had by all!
Scottsdale-Road recommends Bowlerlo, in N. Scottsdale even if you've never picked up a ball before. We also recommend making a reservation as far in advance as possible. It sometimes fills up quickly. It's worth mentioning again, Bowlero is also a great place to host your corporate events and any special group gatherings.
Have a great time at Bowlero, Scottsdale Road recommends it. Bowlero - IT'S HOT!
Gateway Loop Hiking Trail:
I can't even begin to tell you how many hiking trails there are in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. If you love to "get your hike on" then you're in the right place for certain!
I recently visited the Gateway Loop Hiking Trail, located in Northeast Scottsdale, in the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy off N. Thompson Peak Road. It's just minutes from the heart of Scottsdale and offers ample parking (if you get there early enough) and a diverse trail offering. You can hike for 30 minutes or several hours, just beware, as it is one of the more rocky trails I've hiked (i.e., loose rocks).
It offers trails for the beginner and the intermediate hiker. The loop is dog-friendly, kid-friendly, is approximately 4.5 miles, and ascends to a moderate elevation of just 685ft. There are restroom facilities at the trail-head and the trails are clearly marked, for the most part.
Overall, the trail is relatively flat with just a few "hilly" areas as you make your way around the loop. It's not so challenging that you can't enjoy your hike, but challenging enough that you can get a great workout. I recommend getting there early as this trail is quite popular with both the locals and those visiting our enchanted city.
I would definitely recommend the Gateway Loop Hiking Trail as it is a great way to discover and enjoy the desert landscape, while spending quality time with friends and family members. Be sure to take plenty of water and STAY HYDRATED, especially on those HOT SUMMER DAYS in the valley. Give the Gateway Loop Hiking Trail a try - It's Hot!
Pinnacle Peak Hiking Trail:
"Get out and hike" is the motto for residents and visitors alike to the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. To answer the call Pinnacle Peak Hiking Trail is available to all.
On my visit to the Pinnacle Peak Trail I was pleasantly surprised at the level of difficulty. This baby is a four mile trail (out & back) and it is conveniently located in N. Scottsdale. It's "officially" rated as a moderate trail, but I would rate it slightly more difficult, due the vertical ascents on this trail (there's always the possibility that I'm a wimp, so you can decide for yourself).
The course trail offers spectacular views of the Scottsdale area, with panoramic views of McDowell Mountain, which is just 2.5 miles away. If you proceed approximately one mile up the trail you can see Camelback Mountain in the distance. Be alert as this trail is quite heavily traveled especially on the weekends so it's best to get started early in the morning.
As always, be sure to take ample water on your hike as it gets hot very quickly on the trails, especially in the summer, and hydration is oh so important.
As is the case with all the local trails, Pinnacle Peak Hiking Trail offers the opportunity to really take in the beauty of the desert and its wildlife. Get out there and HIKE Pinnacle Peak Trail, it's one of my favorites and I highly recommend it!
Puttshack has transformed the traditional concept of mini-golf into an innovative, high-energy social experience. With its emphasis on a lively atmosphere, extensive food and drink offerings, and a focus on group events, Puttshack certainly seems to cater to a specific demographic (younger, fraternity-like, 20 somethings) seeking a fun and entertaining night out and about.
However, for those who take their putting seriously or are looking for a more traditional golfing experience, you may not find Puttshack to your taste. The challenge level and the overall party ambiance may not appeal to golf purists or those seeking a quieter or more conventional putting/mini-golf experience.
It's great to have a variety of entertainment options, and Puttshack might be a hit among the younger crowd looking for a unique and vibrant mini-golf experience. So, if you're up for some fun and don't mind the party-like environment, give Puttshack a shot! Every individual has different tastes and preferences, so what works for some might not work for others. In the end, the best judge of an experience is yourself. Enjoy your visit to Puttshack, and may your putt find its way smoothly to the hole!