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Free Trolley Tour of Downtown Scottsdale

Looking to explore Downtown Scottsdale or learn something new about the city? Enjoy a free LocalMotion Trolley Tour guided by yours truly, on the second Saturday of each month. The historic Old Adobe Mission is where the tour begins. Enjoy a private docent talk and tour of this historic structure before boarding the trolley. Built in 1933 by volunteer parishioners, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Old Adobe Mission served as a symbol of community togetherness, pride and hard work. Restoration of the mission began in 2005 and the building is …

Explore the Scene in Downtown Scottsdale

We love Downtown Scottsdale and all there is to do. Whether you’re staying at the hotel or driving to Scottsdale from another part of the Valley, this is one of the most walkable, entertaining parts of town.

Scottsdale Old Town Farmers' Market

The area is known for its amazing restaurants and fun weekly events like the Food Truck Caravan, Old Town Farmers Market, and ArtWalk. You can hear …

Hike the Scenic Hackberry Trail in the Superstition Mountains

I recently did an amazing hike along the Hackberry Trail in a beautiful canyon in the Superstition Mountains, about a half-hour drive from the hotel. It was a peaceful reprieve from the busy city. David and Debra Joaquim of My Arizona Guide offer guided, educational eco tours all over the state of Arizona.

Hackberry Trail

The Sonoran Desert is beautiful in the spring, and the Superstition Mountains are …

Hike the Apache Wash Trailhead

I recently moved to beautiful Anthem, Arizona and heard about the new Apache Wash Trailhead off of Interstate 17 and Cave Creek Road. I decided to drive through the area instead of on the freeway. If you are traveling north to Sedona or the Grand Canyon, you can take this drive and enjoy the scenery. Exit the 101 Freeway going west at Cave Creek Road and then turn left on Sonoran Desert Drive and follow it 10 miles through the preserve. The road changes …