7330 N Pima RdScottsdale, AZ 85258 (480) 948-3800


MacDonald's Ranch

26540 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255

MacDonald's Ranch, located on 1,280 acres of pristine Sonoran desert, is Scottsdale's premier horseback riding and western adventure operation. Activities for small parties, large conventions or corporate gatherings; cookout sites for ten to thousands; guided horseback rides, hayrides and stagecoach rides. Cookouts may be held early morning, midday, or evenings, and many varieties of entertainment can be arranged.

The staff members of MacDonald's Ranch are professional wranglers and guides with years of experience, insuring your enjoyment and safety. We will customize services and amenities to fit most any situation. MacDonald's Ranch is family friendly. We can accommodate the youngest of children with our free pony rides, petting zoo, gem mine and more.

Just minutes from most Valley resorts, hotels and airports.

Contact (480) 585-0239 macranch@macdonaldsranch.com


Live music has always been synonymous with Scottsdale, especially this time of year when the weather is pristine. From local dive bars to spacious patios, here's where you can find live music in Scottsdale during Spring 2021.

Center Stage Bar

Set amongst romantic, cascading waterfalls and glowing fireplaces, Center Stage Bar at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch showcases live musical performances spanning an array of styles, from soulful vocals to edgy folk music.

When: Tuesday - Saturday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (beginning in March)

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale's Entertainment District, Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row is an icon for live music. Every Thursday evening, enjoy upbeat jams from local DJ's and every Friday evening, chill out with legendary acoustic bands. On Fridays, take advantage of happy hour specials!

When: Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Handlebar J Restaurant & Saloon

The legendary Herndon Brothers Band and other local talents take the stage to play all your favorite country tunes. While the dance floor is currently closed, you won't be disappointed by the signature BBQ ribs or flame-grilled burgers.

When: Tuesday - Saturday evenings; Select times

Hotel Valley Ho

You don't have to wander far past the main doors at Hotel Valley Ho to find ZuZu, a retro restaurant and lounge that packs a one-two punch with locally-sourced food and live music. Choose from casual bites like crispy calamari and jalapenos, or opt for entrees like the grilled spiced Scottish salmon, with fire-roasted quinoa, local kale, asparagus, pearl onions and a paprika-lime vinaigrette.

When: Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Marcellino Ristorante

Seasonal ingredients and handmade pastas are the foundation of favorites like the Gnocchi Sorrentina in rich, homemade tomato sauce and Scialatielli alle Vongole with Manila clams and garlic. From old-time classics to contemporary hits, Thursday evenings remain on a high note with rotations between the funky R&B sounds of Sima and All-Star Trio and the smooth sounds of local Jazz artists.

When: Thursday evenings

Quill Creek Cafe at Grayhawk Golf Club

Live at Grayhawk – featuring live acoustic performances by Vinyl Station along with drink and appetizer specials – returns to the patio at Grayhawk Golf Club's Quill Creek Café Wednesday evenings beginning February 10, 5-8:30 pm. The performances run through the spring, adjourn during summer months, and then kick back up in the fall.

When: Wednesday evenings

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Tucked into the base of Camelback Mountain, the Royal Palms is a boutique hotel reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Enjoy live music and movies on alternating Friday nights in the historic Vernadero Lawn. Socially-distanced seating pods are set under a canopy of string lights. Enjoy a variety of seating options and gourmet snack boxes starting at $25.

When: Select Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. through March 19, 2021

Rusty Spur Saloon

Housed in a former 1920s bank, Rusty Spur Saloon is a true Western gem where cowgirls can join local cowboys and celebrities (Clint Eastwood, Vince Vaugh and Jennifer Aniston are said to be fans) to knock back some suds and listen to live music.

When: Daily

Does our short-story film, Extraordinary Moments, Lifelong Memories , have you dreaming of a getaway to Scottsdale? Extraordinary Moments, Lifelong Memories is an exploration of the Scottsdale area's most iconic locations and experiences by re-living the most significant memories of a couple who met and returned to Scottsdale over the course of their life together. So no matter if you are seeking wide open spaces, ways to focus on your health and wellness, or creating connections with family and friends, you, too, can experience extraordinary moments in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale's lush Sonoran Desert environment creates a stunning backdrop for many magical moments throughout the film. Whether your interest is hiking, biking, a leisurely stroll or taking breathtaking photos, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the desert.

Scottsdale has been long renowned as a top-tier arts destination, so it's no surprise that art and architecture play a starring role in the film. Enjoy astonishing art of the past, present and future with everything from historic landmark architecture and galleries to forward-thinking, immersive interactive exhibits:

No trip to Scottsdale is complete without experiencing the great outdoors, which is another unforgettable part of the film. Here are just a few adventures to get you started:

Hot Air Expeditions

A hot-air balloon ride offers the most expansive views of the Sonoran Desert. After your sunrise flight with Hot Air Expeditions, you'll celebrate with a champagne toast and breakfast surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Tom's Thumb Trailhead

For advanced explorers, Tom's Thumb Trail is a steep 4.6 mile, round-trip trek to the base of the Thumb rock formation. This challenging hike will lead you through fantastic boulder formations and reward your exertion with stunning desert and mountain views.


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Hotel Features

Free WiFi and Parking

Free Hot Breakfast Buffet(Temporarily Closed)

Outdoor Heated Pool and Spa. Kids Pool too

Fitness Room and Guest Laundry