Top 5 Family-Friendly Places to See in Scottsdale AZ for FREE!

Top 5 Family-Friendly Places to See in Scottsdale AZ for FREE!

One of the things that makes homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch Scottsdale appealing to buyers aside from the natural beauty of its surroundings is its proximity to lots of great places and amenities that offer fun for the entire family… for free!

Here are 5 of the best places to go in Scottsdale AZ at no cost:

  1. Civic Center Mall

Take a stroll along 3 acres of open public space located in the center of downtown Scottsdale. You can take a leisurely walk along the gardens or check out the variety of shops, museums, and clubs. This mall features an outdoor public amphitheater, the most popular outdoor art, the famous “Love” sculpture, and a small lagoon with swans, making it the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.

2. Old Town Scottsdale

At the heart of Scottsdale city is Old Town, which is Scottsdale’s historic center. Old Town combines the city’s Old West heritage with modern amenities with its outdoor sculptures depicting the city’s cowboy heritage, art galleries, museums, modern shops, restaurants, and bars, all set amidst sparkling fountains and green lawns. Even if you’re not here for shopping, Old Town offers both visitors and residents of McDowell Mountain Ranch homes for sale some of the best window-shopping and people-watching experience in the city. While you’re in Old Town, visit the Scottsdale Historical Museum, which is located inside the Scottsdale’s first school house, where you can see live in early Scottsdale as experienced by the city’s founders and early settlers.

3. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a great free attraction that will surely entertain kids of all ages with its train and carousel rides. The entire family will enjoy the park’s model train displays, a train museum, historic Arizona railroad artifacts, and retired locomotives now parked on the grounds of the railroad park. There is also open green space perfect for family picnics. Whether you’re looking for a great picnic venue or to take the kids on a train ride around the park, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a great family-friendly destination located at the heart of Scottsdale, AZ.

4. McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Protecting more than 30,000 acres of pristine desert in Scottsdale, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a hiker’s paradise, with more than 115 miles of trails open from sunrise to sunset. Parking and access to the Preserve is absolutely free. During the months of October through March, the preserve offers Family Fridays Sunset Series programs.

5. Pinnacle Peak Park

Experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert up close at the Pinnacle Peak Park in Scottsdale, which is one of the most popular hiking destination for both tourists and residents of homes in Scottsdale AZ. The 150-acre park is one of the most iconic natural landmarks in Arizona. Hikers of all levels can enjoy the 1.75 mile trail which is mostly a smooth hike. Enjoy a stunning view of the valley when you reach the trail summit. There are also designated areas in the park for rock climbing. The park also has picnic tables, drinking fountains, and restrooms, making it a perfect place to spend time with your family at no cost

If you are planning to buy a home for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch Arizona, you won’t regret your decision with all these great places nearby that you and your family could enjoy this spring and summer!

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Call me, Sandy Mager at 602–577–0500 if you need help in selling or buying homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch Scottsdale. I have the knowledge, expertise, and tools to help you close that deal and make your dream home a reality!

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