Area & Activities

Explore Scottsdale from our active hotel in the Sonoran Desert. See world-class shopping at Kierland Commons, conveniently located within walking distance of our hotel. Wander to Scottsdale Quarter and browse the palm-lined storefronts. Stimulate your children's sense of wonder at OdySea Aquarium, offering personal, undersea experiences such as SeaTrek Helmet Diving. From rolling golf courses to relaxing spas, our city has something for everyone.

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Tommy Bahama Relaxation Reef

Resort Activity Highlights

Discover Scottsdale

A visit to Scottsdale offers endless opportunities for exploration.

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The OK Corral

Enjoy outdoor spaces with seating areas and hours of FUN with activities including lawn chess, basketball and game tables.

Kierland Mining Company

The Kierland Mining Company takes guests back to the days of mining in Arizona. Located just past the Front Desk on the Lobby level, the Kierland Mining Company is the place to find our award-winning FUN Team and Resort Ambassadors and all the information you need to plan FUN during your stay.

Kierland Flowrider

“Flowboarding” is not just a ride, it is a sport – a 21st Century alchemy with the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding and boards derived from wakeboarding.

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Deseo Foyer

Play Date Night

Parents are invited to enjoy a dinner "Date Night" at deseo or Nellie Cashman's Monday Club Cafe while treating kids to an evening of fun with a "Play Date" at the Kid's Club Pajama Party. While the adults are dining, kids may arrive to the FUN in their PJs and are treated to games, crafts, movies and a kid-friendly dinner, such as pizza. Families pay $120 for two kids in the Kid's Club Pajama Party and will receive $100 in dining credit.

Kids Compass Quest

The Compass program contains a scavenger hunt as a fun way for families to explore the resort and allow kids to discover all that the property has to offer. At each stop, children will receive a stamp in their Compass, similar to a passport. Once they have collected all 11 stamps, they will be rewarded with unique custom lapel pins from each of their stamp locations to take home.

Resort Gift Shop

Don't forget to stop by our gift shop, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa one-stop-shop for amenities or unique gifts to remember your stay.
Dreamweavers Canyon Courtyard

Local Area & Activity Highlights

Hot Air Ballooning

Float over the Sonoran Desert, just above the stately saguaro cactus, in a hot air balloon! View limitless panoramas and finish your flight with a traditional champagne toast. Flights are available daily, weather permitting; sunrise flights year-round, sunset flights November through March.

Jeep, Hummer or ATV Tours

Cover wild desert terrain in powerful recreational vehicles, see stunning scenery and learn all about Arizona. Tours last 4 to 5 hours, and pick up from main lobby is available.

The Grand Canyon Experience

Take a trip to Northern Arizona for one of the most magnificent views in the world. Customize your journey to include a tour upon arrival or even helicopter ride!

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Arizona Casino

Have a little gambling fun and catch a Vegas-style show! Enjoy 1,500 slot machines including 80 high-limit slots, live Blackjack, 50 poker tables and live fast-action Keno.

Desert Botanical Gardens

The Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. One of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits.

Heard Museum

One of the Phoenix area’s first cultural attractions and the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures, the Heard Museum is a renowned for showcasing the history and art of the native tribes of the Southwest.

Taliesin West

Built in the late 1930s by legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this cluster of buildings is now a National Historic Landmark. Patterned after the flow and feeling of the desert surrounding it, this school was also the architect’s favorite building.

The Phoenix Zoo

Voted one of the nation’s “Top 5 Zoos for Kids,” The Phoenix Zoo offers everything from the “Arizona Trail” for a look at Arizona native species, a Safari Train, giraffe feeding, the “Wild about Animals Show,” Monkey Village and more!

Cracker Jax Family & Fun Sport Park

Kids of all ages can enjoy batting cages, Go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf courses, double-tiered driving range, arcade and snack bar.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is not only full of activities and great recreational fun, but also a historical and educational experience for all ages. Enjoy train rides, an antique carousel, historical buildings and actual railroad cars.

Local attractions

Taliesin West

12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd

11.7 km from hotel

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N Galvin Pkwy

19.6 km from hotel

Phoenix Zoo

455 N Galvin Pkwy

21.9 km from hotel

Heard Museum

2301 N Central Ave

31.2 km from hotel

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E 2nd St

15.9 km from hotel

Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd

9.7 km from hotel

Family and children's activities

OK Corral

Phone: +1 480-624-1000

A fun place for your kids to keep your kids busy!

More activities

Hiking (12.9 km) Tennis Nature preserve, trail (12.9 km)
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