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Activities

Roadrunner Desert Adventures

Discover the real Arizona Desert.  Enjoy personalized excursions of the Sonoran Desert in the Classic Hummer H1. Tours include a combination of the following: Indian Fort; Turquoise Mine; challenging Hill Climbing; Plants & Animals of the Desert; Explore a Ghost Town; Bradshaw Mountain Backroads; Native American Ruins; Experience an Off-Roading Adventure; Sonoran Desert Survival Techniques.

Tours are available 7 days a week, year-round, with a choice of 4 - 7 hour tours. Call ahead for best times.

 

 

open road tours image  Open Road Tours

A full service tour operator based in Phoenix, Arizona specializing in sightseeing and adventure travel throughout the Southwest United States.  Reservations can be made through Scottsdale Golf & Lodging. 

Grand Canyon via Sedona and Navajo Indian Reservation 
Daily Departures
Depart: 6:30 AM
Approximately 13.5 hours

Friendly, informative guides will treat you to Arizona's diverse scenery and history on this spectacular trip. Stop for photos in Sedona's colorful Red Rock country. Drink in the boundless wonders of the Grand Canyon from favorite overlooks or take a short nature walk. Then shop for jewelry and crafts on the Navajo Indian Reservation with the Painted Desert as your backdrop. 

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Sedona/Oak Creek/Montezuma Castle

Daily Departures 
Depart:  7:30 AM       Return:  6:00 PM

Sedona is well known for outstanding red rock scenery that has inspired artists for many years. Enjoy the wonderful scenery and browse through the many shops and galleries of the area. Your guide will share the rich history of the area as you travel. Then stop at Montezuma Castle for a view of ancient Native American cliff dwellings. The informative visitor center contains artifacts recovered from these prehistoric dwellings.  Time included for lunch and shopping in the many galleries and shops. 

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Phoenix Valley Area Highlights 
Daily Afternoon Departures
Departs daily (afternoon) at approximately 12:15pm
Approximately 4 hours

An excellent introduction to the Valley of the Sun! This tour provides views of Phoenix/Scottsdale including historic sights, the State Capitol, Camelback Mountain, Wrigley Mansion, and Scottsdale's Fifth Avenue/Old Town district. Includes an hour at leisure to browse the shops and galleries of Old Town Scottsdale.

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Shopping

Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014-560 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-2140
One Great Store Leads To AnotherÔ……
Scottsdale Fashion Square is the Southwest's distinctive address for premier shopping, dining and entertainment. Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest shopping destination in the Southwest, offering a collection of more than 225 retailers, 40 of which are exclusive to Arizona, such as BOSS Hugo Boss, Dana Buchman, Brooks Brothers, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara and Tiffany & Co. Scottsdale Fashion Square is also home to five department stores including the only Neiman Marcus, the first Nordstrom in the state, the largest Dillard's in the country and the new Macy's. Scottsdale Fashion Square offers a host of entertainment and dining opportunities including two luxury theatre complexes, 10 convenient restaurants, plus nearly two dozen cafes and specialty food selections. The center features a full-service concierge desk, roving concierge, tourism shopping packages, programs and information, valet parking, taxi and limo services as well as package carry out assistance. Stop by the Concierge desk for more information about Scottsdale, compliments of the Scottsdale Convention & Visitor's Bureau.
Mall hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 9pm Sun: 11am to 6pm

Prime Outlets
1-17, exit 229
New River, AZ
1-800-4VALUE4U
Voted Arizona’s Best Outlet Center.
Over 80 stores including the Nike Outlet, Dress Barn, Gap Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren and Mikasa. Food Court area on site. Located 45 minutes from the Scottsdale area and 30 minutes from Metro Phoenix.
Mall hours: Mon-Sat: 9am to 8pm Sun: 11am to 6pm

The Borgata
6166 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 998-1822
Take A Look Inside.
50 specialty shops and restaurants in a setting straight from the Tuscan village of San Gimignano, Italy. Farmers Market October through April- call for details.
Mall hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm Sun: 12pm-5pm

Fifth Avenue Area
North of Indian School, between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Blvd
Old Town Scottsdale
World Famous Fifth Avenue.
Art galleries, shopping, jewelry, dining and salons. Many specialty boutiques and interior design stores.
Hours vary.

Arizona Mills
5000 Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 491-9700
Shop, Eat, Play..Together.
Located 20 minutes from Scottsdale,  Arizona Mills has more than 175 stores, restaurants and fun places. Be awed by top quality names and bargain prices at stores including Last Call From Neiman Marcus, Hilo Hattie The Store of Hawaii, Kenneth Cole New York, bebe Outlet, Nine West Outlet, Skechers Outlet, Mikasa Factory Store, Zales The Diamond Store Outlet and Off 5TH-Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet. Be entertained by the likes of GameWorks, Virgin Megastore, Harkins 24 Luxury Cinemas and IMAX Theatre. Find dining options to satisfy every palate including Alcatraz Brewing Co., Rainforest Café, Johnny Rockets and so much more!
Mall hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 9:30pm Sun 11am to 7pm

Historic Downtown Glendale
5850 W. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 930-2960
Named in USA Today as one of the top ten places to shop for antiques. A recreated turn of the century town with trolley and dinner style theatre. With more than 80 specialty shops and restaurants in two districts, a "must-see," especially for antique hunters. The Olde Towne district is a collector's paradise with rare antiques and handcrafted items, plus an eclectic array of eateries.

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town embodies Scottsdale's historical legacy as the "West's Most Western Town".  Old west architectural character, western goods, Native American crafts and southwestern artifacts all contribute to this district's attractive frontier town charm, making it a major tourist draw. This area also has a mission church and old red schoolhouse. On Thursday evenings, enjoy the Art Walk from 7-9 p.m. Scottsdale Road, mostly south of Indian School Road.

 


Museums

Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Museum "West"
12621 Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85261
(480) 860-2700
His personal residence and architectural school, in incredible beauty and form. Several tours to choose from, including a Friday Night Lights on The Desert. Call for times.

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 252- 8848
Where tradition meets today. Native American art, culture, exhibits and more. Special events throughout the year. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
Call for hours and tour times.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E. Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 994 - ARTS
Design, architecture, classes and lectures. Located next to the Center for the Arts.
Closed Monday. Call for hours.

Hall of Flame
6101 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 275-3473
America’s largest firefighting museum. Over 90 pieces of fire apparatus and activities for all ages. Located in downtown Phoenix.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9 to 5 Sun: 12pm to 4pm

Champlin Fighter Aircraft Museum
4636 Fighter Aces Drive
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 830-4540
World’s largest fighter aircraft museum. Guided tours and group functions available.
Open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 716-2000
The Arizona Science Center offers hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, five-story giant-screen theater, live demonstrations, and traveling exhibitions.
Open daily 10am to 5pm.


Zoo’s

Wildlife World Zoo
165th Avenue and Northern
Litchfield Park, AZ   85340
(623) 935-WILD
Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals- up close and personal. Safari train ride, aquarium, giraffe feeding station and petting area. Gift shop and food court.
Open daily 9 am to 5 pm.

Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 273-1341
Home to more than 1,200 animals including 200 endangered species. A hands-on working farm, safari train ride and guided tours available. Special events year round. Located next to the Desert Botanical Garden.
Open daily 9 am to 5pm.