Golf at Gold Canyon Ranch, Dinosaur Course
This golf course, located in Apache Junction, is one of the best golf course in Arizona. The good news is, it is a public course. If you enjoy golf, you'll be challenged while you enjoy the spectacular scenery. The Dinosaur Course is the more challenging and the better of the two courses, in my opinion. It is also tougher to get a tee time there than on the other course, Sidewinder. That's just one of more than 200 golf courses in the Phoenix area.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art**
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art focuses on modern and contemporary art, architecture and design. There are five galleries that showcasing changing exhibitions and works from the Museum's growing permanent collection. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art features an outdoor sculpture garden. The Museum presents a variety of educational programs and special events for adults and families, including lectures, docent-led tours, workshops and classes.
South Mountain Park
At over 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park and Preserve often is considered the largest municipal park in the country. There are more than 50 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. Dobbins Lookout, at 2,330 feet, is the highest point in the park accessible by trail. If you aren't into hiking, biking or riding, you can simply drive to Dobbins Point to get a fantastic view of the Valley of the Sun. It's just over 5 miles from Central Avenue to Dobbins Lookout.
Note: Items marked with asterisks are suitable for days when the temperature might be too hot for outside activity.