- The list below includes 204 free or cheap things to do in or near Scottsdale, Arizona, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Malls, Movie Theaters, National & State Parks and Baseball Fields.
- From McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park to Pinnacle Peak Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Scottsdale and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Glendale.
97% 356 votes
3939 N. Usery Pass Road, Mesa, AZ 85207 MoreLess Info
Bordering the Tonto National Forest, Usery Mountain Regional Park is a large public park teeming with desert wildlife. The stunning Wind Cave Trail cultimates in the Wind Cave, a natural feature formed by dripping water over thousands of years.
The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Art focuses on collecting Contemporary Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. At the gallery, visitors can see over 3,000 pieces of art.
Featuring two lakes, Discovery District Park can be used for fishing and is home to wildlife such as ducks. It features trails throughout the park, a play area, ramadas and sports fields for soccer, football, volleyball and basketball.
96% 94 votes
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85264 MoreLess Info
Nestled in Maricopa County, McDowell Mountain Regional Park is a beautiful destination for hiking, birdwatching and mountain biking. Visitors may explore the park alone, or participate in one of the weekly hikes organized by park officials.
86% 313 votes
3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale, AZ 85308 MoreLess Info
On the 47 acres of the Sonoran Desert Preserve is the Deer Valley Rock Art Center, which has a collections depicting the life of the natives which lived in the area for the last 7,000 years. The preserve is known to have approximately 1,500 Native American petroglyphs.
80% 15 votes
4500 S. Basha Rd., Chandler, AZ 85248 MoreLess Info
The Snedigar Recreation Center and Sportsplex features 90 acres that include baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, a dog park, a cricket field, a recreation center, and a skate park. It also offers programs, classes, and rental facilities.
93% 15 votes
Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road, Mesa, AZ 85207 MoreLess Info
Wind Cave Trail is a 3.2 mile round trip hiking trail recommended for intermediate or experienced hikers. The trail passes by a small cave, for which it gets its name. Those looking for scenic mountain views may enjoy this trail.
Located at Rancho Palmira, Rick Love Stables is an equestrian facility that offers horseback riding lessons in a variety of styles. The facility also boards, cares for, and trains horses, and helps with horse purchases and sales.
95% 20 votes
5600 West Union Hills Drive, Glendale, AZ 58308 MoreLess Info
At Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, visitors can take advantage of amenities like a fitness gym, rock climbing wall, and pool. The pool has an extensive water playground with fountains, a zero entry wading area, and inflatables.
Featuring a sports complex, Foothills Park can be used for soccer, lacrosse, baseball and football. The park also provides a skate park, picnic tables and grills along with ramadas, two playgrounds and a dog park.