Area Attractions

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

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



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Hotel Activities

Rock Climbing Wall

Take your adventures to new heights! Our 28-foot climbing wall is the perfect complement to the numerous other hotel activities available for the whole 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 for the day.

Gondola Boat Rides

Transport yourself to the romantic waterways of Venice aboard a beautiful Gondola. Four authentically handcrafted Italian Gondola boats are steered through the lovely waterways of our resort by professional Gondoliers. These classically trained singers will provide an Italian serenade as you cruise through one of three romantic routes on 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

Onsite Tennis Courts

Whether you’re new to the game or play on a regular basis, players of all skill levels will be enticed by the superior tennis facilities of 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 Hyatt Regency Scottsdale guests. Offering both a recreational or professional experience for all levels of play, Tennis Director and Teaching Professional, Joshua Cooperman, is available for lessons, clinics or hitting. Court time is complimentary based on availability. Please contact Joshua at 480-335-6263 or, for all reservations and additional information.

Fitness Classes

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. You will build muscle and burn tons of calories. Space is limited, please call 480-483-5556 or Spa Avania at 480-483-5558 to book your reservation.

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. Go in search of the elusive javelina during a nature walk. 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 close-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. See the exquisite desert in an extraordinary way. Listen to the whoosh of propane as the balloon goes higher. Waft above the arid landscape. See if you can spot wildlife from your perch.

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 guides explain the history and geology of the area. Hop out and snap a photo of the family for posterity. Enjoy the ride, approximately 40 minutes, out to the desert. One four-hour tour per day, seven days a week. Sip icy cold beverages provided by guides. Guests will be picked up at the hotel. 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 should are not recommended to join the tour.

Biking Adventures in the Desert

Whether you are a beginner or a Lance Armstrong in the making, 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. Tool around with the family and just soak up the fabulous Scottsdale sun. 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 per tour minimum is required and children must be a minimum of eight years old.


Heard Museum

The Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art is a treasure-trove of education and discovery – and an opportunity to learn about the first Americans. Exhibitions include everything from cultural objects to fine art – jewelry – and fashion. The extraordinary collection of Hopi Kachina dolls is not to be missed. Or, you might learn about the Navajo Nation’s famous “code talker” role in World War II. Top-notch traveling exhibits and the best emerging contemporary Native American art.

MIM Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) celebrates music as all of these things—a sustaining human gift and wellspring of global culture. We invite people from every nation and walk of life to come and share in this common legacy, be amazed by the beauty and diversity of musical instruments from all across the globe, and be enriched by their sounds and the stories they have to tell.

Scottsdale's Museum of the West

History and culture converge at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West where the spirit of the west is kept alive both through remembering the past and celebrating the present. Within its walls, you can discover fine art from the people and places that helped create a unique Western culture. This museum is not just a building to hold old things, but a voice for the spirit of the West to express ideas.

Phoenix Art Museum

A cool place to be – literally – can be found in Phoenix. Temperature-regulated rooms help preserve art from environmental damage. Consider your favorite paintings by Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe and others. With more than 17,000 American, African, Asian, European, Modern, Contemporary and Latin American works, visitors can study paintings, fashions and more.

Premier Shopping

Fifth Avenue

This retail center is a shopper’s delight. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, visitors can make a day of it at Fifth Avenue. Find unique gifts and souvenirs. Treat yourself to a custom-designed piece of jewelry. Delve into the latest bestseller at a bookstore. Catch up with an old friend at an outdoor bistro. Dress like a local in duds from a western wear shop. Attend a show at Theatre 4301. Cool off in front of the Horse Fountain.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

For an enticing selection of wares, look no further than the Scottsdale Fashion Square. Visit over 225 retail stores and eateries. Soothe a restless child with story time at a clothing store. Bring hankies for that tear-jerker drama at the seven-plex theater.

The Shops at Gainey Village

Take a stroll through The Shops at Gainey Village. This open air retail center offers a wide array of shopping choices. Put the bags down and get some sun in the bright courtyard. Select a crisp Pinot Grigio for later in the evening from a wine shop. Mix up things with a new hairstyle and makeover at a stylish salon. When energy is waning, perk up with a cup of java from a coffee shop.

Kierland Commons

Great shopping and dining is just the beginning. Check out our list of events to find the perfect addition to your shopping expedition.