Area Attractions

Discover many fun desert adventures during your getaway at our resort. Ideally located in the heart of one of Scottsdale’s most prestigious areas, our 27-acre resort features one of the most exciting water playgrounds in Arizona. Tee it up on one of the top-rated golf courses in the southwest, situated just outside your guestroom door. Discover relaxing treatments that coincide with the body’s natural rhythms at Spa Avania. And revel in the vast array of activities the area has to offer - from hot air balloon flights to jeep tours, Native American culture and stellar shopping spots.


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85258



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Hotel Activities

10-Pool Water Playground & Family Activities

Splash around in our 2.5 acre signature water playground complete with a sandy beach, offering 10 pools including an adult only pool, 20 fountains, 45 waterfalls and a 30’, 3-story high-speed waterslide, the “Big Gun Thunderfall” and Grecian style water temple. Your poolside needs will be met by H2Oasis, offering favorite foods alfresco including sandwiches, salads, special treats for the kids, beverages and tropical cocktails, along with novel, “can’t resist” retail. You can learn key techniques in a group golf lesson, sing around a blazing campfire or during the summer, watch a movie under the stars; there are a host of activities for your entire family to enjoy together at our inviting Scottsdale Arizona family resort, including desert biking adventures, hot air balloon rides and much more!

Friday Afternoons at Hyatt

Join us every Friday in Fountain Court as we present "Experiential Offerings!" Birds of Prey "Take Flight". Liberty Wildlife presents its rescued "winged warriors" at 4:00 pm. Followed at 5:00 pm by Native American Dancers who share their culture and history through song and dance.

Live Entertainment

Cascading fountains and glowing fireplaces invite you to experience the indoor/outdoor allure of Center Stage Bar. In the center of it all, enjoy live music nightly from acoustic, soul and pop to folk, jazz and more.


Transport yourself to the romantic waterways of Venice aboard four authentically handcrafted Italian Gondola boats, steered through the beautiful waterways of our resort by professional Gondoliers. These classically trained singers will provide an Italian serenade as you cruise through the resort's seven acre lake. Celebrate special events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, romantic dates or just go for the fun of the memories you’ll create with family and friends! Private and group boat rentals are available. Open nightly year round, weather permitting. Hours: 6:00pm – 10:30pm, daily. Prices: Adults (ages 13+): $10 per person, Children (ages 12 and under): $5 per person, Private Ride: $60

On-site Recreation

Rock Climbing Wall, Putting Green & Fun Zone

Take your adventures to new heights! Our 28-foot climbing wall is the perfect complement to the many hotel activities available for the entire family to enjoy. Closed toed shoes are required for climbing and participants must be between 30lbs-300lbs and securely fit into the harness. You can choose from two different climbing options, $5 for two climbs or $15 for unlimited climbing throughout the day. Come play a game of Giant Jenga, Giant Chess, Giant Connect Four or practice your putting skills in our backyard! Or, grab a club and balls and head to our putting green. For equipment, visit the Towel Bar or you are welcome to use your own.


Whether you’re new to the game or play on a regular basis, players of all skill levels will be enjoy the tennis facilities at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. Guests can enjoy an exceptional resort experience while playing recreational or competitive tennis. For those looking for casual play, we offer four courts, lit for night play, complimentary court time for resort guests. Tennis Director and Teaching Professional, Joshua Cooperman, is available for lessons, clinics or hitting. Please contact Joshua at 480-335-6263 or, for reservations and additional information.

Spa Avania & Fitness Classes

Reflecting balance and harmony, Spa Avania provides a total immersion experience based on the five spa elements deemed most essential to the body’s changing rhythms and requirements. These include customized treatments, mineral water therapy, music styling, natural light and the antioxidant benefits of fine teas. Guests enjoy this secluded setting featuring the Himalayan Salt Room with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, encourages clear skin, enhances breathing and endurance, more restful sleep and overall wellness. The beauty of the spa’s signature French Celtic Mineral Pool and lotus pond overlook the grandeur of Camelback Mountain. Cross Training & TRX Suspension “Group Exercise” will leave you dripping and fire up your metabolism for the rest of the day. This challenging class combines resistance training, kinesis based movements, plyometrics and isolation of major muscle groups to strengthen and tone your body. Space is limited, please call 480-483-5556 or Spa Avania at 480-483-5558 to book your reservation.


Play one of the top rated golf courses in the southwest, exclusively available to private club members and the guests of our resort. Surrounded by incredible scenery, Gainey Ranch Golf Club offers an exciting year-round challenge for golfers of any skill level. Each of the three distinct nine-hole courses of our Scottsdale Arizona golf resort, designed by Benz and Poellot, offers a different experience for players. For more information and tee times, please call our Golf Concierge at 480-274-6263 from 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Outdoor Activities

Guided Hiking Tours

Such beautiful surroundings beg to be hiked. Expert guides will lead guests on a variety of tours to suit all ages, fitness levels and interests. Push your physical limits on a mountain climb. Learn about the geology of the amazing Sonoran Desert. Early morning, seven days a week, guides will pick up hikers at the resort. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, preferably hiking boots or closed-toed shoes. Do not forget the sunscreen and a hat. A two person per tour minimum is required and children must be a minimum of eight years old. Hiking Shuttle: Our McDowell Sonoran Mountain Preserve Hiking Shuttle departs the resort every Monday-Saturday at 8:45am and returns to the Sonoran Preserve for pick up at 11:45am.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Take your sightseeing adventures to new heights – literally. Get a birds-eye-view of the Sonoran Desert in an extraordinary way. Listen to the whoosh of propane as the balloon goes higher. Float above the spectacular landscape. See if you can spot wildlife from high above.

Desert 4x4 / Hummer Tours

Explore the Sonoran Desert in a 4x4. Cruise along dirt roads, spotting birds, cacti and other wildlife along the way. Listen as your guide explains the history and geology of the area. As a remembrance, hop out and snap a photo of the family. Enjoy the ride to the desert which is approximately 40 minutes. Tours are four hours, seven days a week. Sip icy cold beverages provided by guides. Guests will be picked up at the resort. Wear comfortable clothing, a hat and closed toed shoes. Slather on the sunscreen and bring a sweatshirt or jacket for chillier days. Car seats are required for infants and toddlers. Pregnant women in later stages and those with recent injuries / surgeries are not recommended to join the tour.

Biking Adventures in the Desert

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Scottsdale offers incredible opportunities for biking. Experienced guides are professional cyclists, instructors and bike mechanics. Take a road bike out on the pavement for an exhilarating ride. Combine a good workout and an ecology lesson during a mountain bike ride. Explore and soak up the fabulous Scottsdale weather. Stop and enjoy bottled water and a light snack, provided by guides. 5am, seven days a week. Use bikes and safety equipment provided by guides. Cyclists will be picked up at the resort. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Apply sunscreen of SPF 25 or better and bring a hat. A two person tour minimum is required and children must be a minimum of eight years old.

Around Arizona

Old Town Scottsdale / Art Walk

Every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm, ArtWalks are free to the public and located along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd. and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Look no further than the Southwest’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment address. Scottsdale Fashion Square. Visit over 225 retail stores and eateries. Take advantage of our complimentary 14-passenger shuttle to ensure a stress-free day of shopping. Monday through Saturday, drop off and pick up from nearby shopping centers.

Spring Training

A long-standing tradition since 1947, Scottsdale welcomes devoted fans nationwide during Spring Training. Scottsdale is home to the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. The San Francisco Giants play in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale at Scottsdale Stadium. A short drive north, the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art

For more than 25 years, Celebration of Fine Art has become known for its exceptional art, welcoming experience and interactive atmosphere. This event, referred to as "One of the World's premier art events" by Arts & Antiques Magazine, brings in artists from across the United States to set up working studios and welcomes art lovers to interact with or simply watch these artists as they create their work over the course of the eight week show. With over 100+ artists, art lovers will see work in all mediums, including sculpture, paintings, jewelry, glass blowing, photography, furniture and more.


Sedona has beckoned artists and naturalists for centuries. Its picturesque beauty and imposing red rocks make for wonderful photo opportunities and outdoor activities. Journey up a mesa to catch a glimpse of an ancient Native American Ruins. Select a painting from one of the town’s numerous art galleries. Feel the power of a red rock vortex. Break out of your routine and try rattlesnake or prickly pear cactus fries at a local restaurant. Hop in a pink jeep and hang on as your guide points out historical and environmental landmarks. Throw on your swimsuit and cool off at Slide Rock.

Grand Canyon

There’s a reason why more than five million people sojourn to the Grand Canyon each year. The ever-changing colors, vastness and flora and fauna are awe-inspiring. Comprised of the South and North Rims and the Inner Canyon, tourists will leave with this wondrous feat of nature indelibly printed in their memories. Tour the canyon on a sure-footed mule. White water raft the turbulent waters of the Colorado River rapids. Hike the Bright Angel Trail. Linger over brunch at El Tovar, boasting spectacular views.