Things to do in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Our most recommended things to do in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

1. Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

Enjoy a 45-60-minute hot air balloon ride above Phoenix, Arizona. See the expansive mountain ranges and desert wildlife below as your hot air balloon reaches heights of 3000 feet. During the flight, your pilot will point out different landmarks and points of interest. See Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain, Lake Pleasant, and State Farm Stadium from the air. Upon landing, enjoy a catered fare prepared by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback restaurant, right in the heart of the desert. A traditional balloonist’s ceremony follows with commemorative flight certificates to take home.

Scottsdale: Camelback Mountain Private Hiking Tour

2. Scottsdale: Camelback Mountain Private Hiking Tour

Hike the iconic Camelback Mountain with a knowledgeable guide on this private tour. Challenge yourself with trails ascending 1,420 feet to a summit resembling the hump of a camel's back. Be rewarded with 360-degree views of the surrounding city. This is a very tough hike and is not for beginner hikers, those who are not in good hiking shape, or young children. Part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Camelback gets its name from its two rock formations that resemble the head and back of a kneeling camel. This hike takes 2.5 to 3 hours to get to the summit and return to the parking lot. The views are breathtaking and serve as a great opportunity for a photo op. Choose either to get picked up from your location in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area, or meet your guide at the trailhead. The transportation option is available for groups of 6 or more.

Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour UTV Adventure

3. Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour UTV Adventure

Hop in, buckle up, turn the switch, and hit the trail in the toughest vehicle the Sonoran Desert has ever seen. The 4-seat UTV can be filled to capacity and can still climb trails, crawl boulders, and zip all over the desert without breaking a sweat. Whether you're craving adventure or simply want to enjoy some sightseeing at your own pace, this UTV is dialed in to deliver. With electric power steering, a thrilling V-Twin engine, and towing capacity to take everything with you, this exhilarating drive handles like a dream. 

Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour ATV Tour

4. Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour ATV Tour

After driving to the trail meeting point in the Tonto National Forest, hop aboard an ATV and set off on a guided excursion through the majestic Sonoran Desert. Discover the abundant flora and fauna inhabiting the Forest. Experience the thrill of navigating through seasonal creeks, sandy washes, rocky riverbeds, and rugged desert trails as your guide leads you across 25 to 30 miles of desert trails. While steering your fully automatic ATV through the Arizona wilderness, you will encounter this forbidden frontier which has remained largely untouched over time.

Scottsdale: 3-Hour Electric Go Car Rental

5. Scottsdale: 3-Hour Electric Go Car Rental

Rent your own electric Go Car and set off a personal adventure. Explore Scottsdale in style and create your own, unique experience. Enjoy discovering the city in the open air as you zoom around the city in a compact car powered by an electric motor. Reach top speeds of up to 75mph and cover more ground with eco-friendly transportation. Explore the Old Town area of the city, drive through the scenic mountains nearby, and stop for lunch. Create your own adventure with this personal rental car and discover the city at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Paradise Valley, Arizona

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

This was a lot of fun. My husband really enjoyed the UTV ride we did four of them while on vacation this week and this was BY FAR the BEST one. You get to go faster (as comfortable) and actually drive verses jus following along at slow speeds in a row/group. Mitch was a great tour guide. If you are going to do a utv ride I highly rec booking through stellar adventures here.

This whole experience was terrific! The captain as well as the other riders were the best. I’d definitely recommend this if you’ve never been on a hot air balloon ride before. Can’t go wrong with morning champagne!

We had a great team guiding us, would recommend. One thing to note is that you really need a hat for after you land since the sun is strong and you'll be there while having breakfast.

Had an amazing experience! Captain John shared some fantastic tales with us, making it a memorable experience

The experience was incredible!! Captain Bill and his team made it an enjoyable morning, once in a lifetime!