Things to do in Scottsdale AZ when you're not living it up at FireSky Resort

Just because you're from out of town doesn't mean you can't live like a local. With its central location in Old Town Scottsdale, you're perfectly situated for Scottsdale events and activities, many of which are within easy walking or driving distance. So you're in town for just a few days. What do you want to do?


Chef Chris Bailey - Local for 24 years

Executive Chef

  • My favorite place to watch the game with good friends and good food is Blue 32. The nachos, wings and burgers are excellent!

  • If you are really in the mood for good Southwest food, check out The Mission. The Crispy Cola Pork and the Pork Belly Pibil dishes are great.


Breanne Schenk - Local for 4 years

Assistant Restaurant Manager

  • One of my favorite places to relax and have fun is Dos Gringos in Scottsdale. They even have a life-size Jenga game!

  • Happy hour at Geisha a Go Go can't be beat. They have such creative sushi rolls and their flavored saki's are delicious.


Jamie Tennant - Local for 4 years

Catering Manager

  • There are so many great places to hike in the area, but my favorite is Piestewa Peak. The views are incredible and it isn't too crowded. Remember to bring water and your camera.

  • And nothing is better than live music at putting a smile on my face. I love going to "The Big Bang" piano bar in Tempe to sip a beer and sing along to all my favorite songs.

Retail therapy

Jennie Kell - Local for 11 years


  • My favorite designer consignment store by far is My Sister's Closet. The choice is amazing - Prada, Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo, to name a few. You never know what new pieces you'll find and they're always 60%-95% below retail price.

  • If you're looking for that "one of a kind" piece of modern jewelry or piece of contemporary art, Occassions by Design, in the heart of Scottsdale's Art District, offers a diverse selection of work.


Jeremy Patrick - Local for 39 years


  • McCormick Golf Course is the perfect place to spend any day. The course is beautiful and the views of McDowell and Camelback Mountains are a bonus during game time.

  • After a long game, I like to head over to Rock Bar, Inc. in Old Town ScottsdaleThe live music is always good or there's a rock DJ spinning. They also have the largest rooftop patio bar in town.

One of a kind

Gina Palazzo - Local for 16 years

Sales Cordinator

  • One of my favorite places to shop for the small people in my life is Little Artika. They have the most unique children's items, including furniture, clothing, games and art projects.

  • In Phoenix is Made Art Boutique, another one of a kind gem. Made Art Boutique carries jewelry and pottery from local designers, books about DIY and even Sun Jars. You'll have to stop and take a look.