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Best Places to Take Visiting Relatives and Friends Who Are Active

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Tour the PING Golf Factory

Things to do in Phoenix for Active People
Make your reservations well in advance for this popular free factory tour. PING Golf calls Phoenix home, and a limited number of people each week are offered a free tour. The target audience here is golf lovers and people who are interested in detail about the company and the technical aspects of golf club manufacture. Not so much entertaining as it is informative, this tour requires you to be in your feet for a couple of hours.

Take a Boat Ride on Tempe Town Lake

Things to do in Phoenix for Active People
You don't have to be in the greatest shape, but most of the watercraft you can rent here require peddling or paddling. If you don't want to spend hours driving back and forth to one of our central Arizona lakes, Tempe Town Lake is right on the METRO Light Rail line. There are also small motorized boats for fishing. No water skiing or swimming is permitted here.

Take a Segway Tour

Things to do in Phoenix for Active People
Learn how to operate a Segway on either the Tempe Town Lake Discovery Tour in downtown Tempe, Arizona or on the Desert Ridge Discovery Tour in the north part of town near the border of Phoenix and Scottsdale. No prior Segway experience necessary. They'll teach you everything you need to know.

Play Golf

Things to do in Phoenix for Active People
If a golfer is visiting you, your job is an easy one. There are hundreds of public golf courses in Arizona, and many of them are right here in the Phoenix area. The rates will be somewhere between $30 and $275 for a round of golf during the winter months!

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Things to do in Phoenix for Active People
East of Phoenix near the Superstition Mountains, this State Park is more spread out than the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix (mentioned above) and captures the natural beauty of the desert.

Climb a Phoenix Mountain

Things to do in Phoenix for Active People
Right in the center of Phoenix, amid the luxury resorts and the ritzy shopping malls, is a set of mountains. Both Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak offer great urban hikes with spectacular city views on clear days. They might not be as challenging as Everest, but you'll get a workout!

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Things to do in Phoenix for Active People
A few miles northeast of Scottsdale, Arizona there is a living memorial to a great American architect. Nestled in the foothills of the rugged McDowell Mountains and surrounded by the spectacular Sonoran Desert lays a sprawling complex called Taliesin West, designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Several different tours are available, but the Insight Tour is the most popular.

Scottsdale ArtWalk

Things to do in Phoenix for Active People
Scottsdale is internationally known for its art galleries. Every Thursday evening, the galleries of the arts district of Scottsdale open their doors and welcome anyone who wants to stop in, without the pressure of feeling like you've got to pick up a $20,000 painting or sculpture. Sure, you can buy one of those if you'd like to, and there are plenty of more reasonably priced items to consider. But on Thursday evenings just strolling in and out of the galleries and enjoying the environment is perfectly acceptable.
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