Quality Suites near Old Town Scottsdale
1635 N Scottsdale Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 947-3711
Fax: (480) 949-7902
This fun paradise offers relief from the heat of the desert. You can choose to ride the high waves or simply soak up the sun. The Waikiki Beach is one of the biggest original wave pool in America while the Captain Cook's Landing is for the little tykes. Older kids and adults will enjoy water basketball or volleyball at Mauna Loa Bay. Kilauea Cove offers an exciting water slide with panoramic views from the top. Daredevils will love the Tornado Twisters, Hurricane Falls and the dreaded Black Hole. There is a full-service snack bar to refresh and refuel after activities. Big Surf is a great place to be with the entire family.
An old-fashioned family roller skating rink, this place is home to the Artistic Skating Team National Champions! Here, at Surfside Skateland, classes are available to tighten up your technique, or rent the whole place out for a party. Pool tables and a mass of video games provide excitement when you need a quick breather from skating. These are subject to change as well as ticket prices. Rental skates are available. Call for further details.
The Supai Middle School Ball field is mainly used to host inter school championships. These grounds were used to conduct the 'South Scottsdale Little League 2012', a popular event for the little ones who aspire to become baseball players. While visiting the city, drop in at this field to watch the small children in action.
Cool your jets at this public ice-skating facility. 18,000 square-feet of ice surface area affords open skating and lessons year-round. The rink is located next to Big Surf Waterpark, one-half mile north of the Loop 202 and one-quarter mile south of McKellips Road. A pro-shop, offering skates and equipment is open daily. Hockey equipment is available from vendors like Louisville, JOFA, Bauer, ITECH and Vaughn. Figure skates are available by Reidell and Mondor. Shop services include skate sharpening, custom radius, riveting and mounting. Public skating hours vary, please call to confirm.
ASU Karsten Golf Course—par 72 Pete Dye-designed public course is fashioned in a Scottish links style. Tees range from 4,760 yards on the forward tees to 7,058 on the professional. Throughout the course railroad ties, bunkers and hidden greens create a challenge. The number 7 hole is reported to be the most likely place to get a birdie. Greens fees including cart and vary according to season. Collared shirts with sleeves and hemmed Bermuda-length shorts are required. Amenities include the Trophy Room Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, a practice range, putting green and short game area.
The Desert Botanical Garden began in the 1930s with the goal of preserving the area's pristine desert environment. Today, the garden helps save endangered plants, with the focus still on native flora and special emphasis on succulents. The cactus collection is world-renowned and between the months of March through May, the seasonal blooms are spectacular. The garden also hosts numerous events throughout the year which include the popular 'Butterfly Habitat', the 'Luminarias' during the holiday season and rotating sculpture exhibits from the world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen during the summer months.
Dramatically positioned between mountain buttes, this 73,014-seat stadium is home to Arizona State University. Built in 1958, the place annually hosts the Fiesta Bowl and has previously welcomed the Super Bowl. Over the years, this stadium has been extensively renovated, including a $1.67 million renovation in 1992. State of the art video equipment has been installed, including a system that offers fans instant replay action. Located atop the upper deck on the west side, suite seating accommodates up to 900 fans.
If you are in Phoenix and enjoy going on easy treks, then Papago Park is the place for you. With its sandstone buttes, marked paths and slight elevation, it is perfect for family hiking trips and easy mountain biking. The most notable attraction of the park is the hole in the rock formation, which formed over thousands of years most likely from water erosion. For the more adventurous, visitors can climb the face of the rock for an unparalleled view of Phoenix.The park also includes attractions such as the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo.
The Phoenix Zoo offers a plethora of activities for family recreation. Sprawling over 125 acres (50 hectares), this privately-owned leisure facility is a must visit when in the Valley. It is home to over 1,300 exotic species including lions, giraffes, baboons and meerkats. Explore the verdant labyrinth of the Forest of Uco, take a hike along the African Trail, and enjoy a tractor ride at the Harmony Farm. In addition, the interactive programs on offer are both educational and entertaining.
This 60-acre (24.28 hectare) park located within the Indian Bend Wash greenbelt is home to the Wedge Skate Park. It is every skater's dream complete with ramps, curbs and rails making it an awesome place to pick up new tricks. The park also offers an outdoor amphitheater, swimming pool, two lakes, two children's playgrounds. The 5K course along with softball, soccer, basketball and a sand volleyball courts make it a great place to come and work out. Or pack up the family, make some lunch and head on over to the picnic area for a great family out.
Arizona's largest indoor climbing gym features 12,000 square-feet of climbing surface. Challenges include cracks, aretes, chimneys and cracks. No experience, no problem; after a quick training video, the friendly staff will have you strapped in and climbing the 24-foot-high canyon walls in safety. Routes are changed frequently, so climbers do not become complacent. Passes are available ranging $10-350. Bring your own gear or rent it here at a reasonable cost. Signed waiver is required for climbers under 18. Group events and parties may be arranged, call for further information.
Take a tour around Tempe's only lake for 35 minutes. If you prefer a self-guided tour, this place will rent paddle boats and electric boats daily. Choose from a paddle boat or a six-person electric boat per hour. A ten-person electric boat is also available. Call for information on group events, or reservations. Required to rent are a valid driver's license as well as a major credit card for security.