Tour The Town: Fun Ways to See The Phoenix Area

Party bike? Check. Chocolate Tour? Check. Brewery Tour? Check.

There's so much to see and do in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. While you can set your own itinerary and explore on your own, why not make it easy and take a pre-arranged tour? Not only will you experience handpicked spots, but you'll come away with an insider's view of the local area. Plus, these tours take exploring up a notch!

Why walk around Scottsdale or make your own bar tour when you can pedal your way around (with help, of course!) with Arizona Party Bike? Beer lovers find fun with Arizona Brewery Tours. Or, slay your desire to tour the town—and your hunger—with Taste It Tours and Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale. Learning an area never tasted so sweet. Adventures types enjoy off-roading with Pink Adventure Tours of Scottsdale. And if you haven't ridden a Segway yet, this is your chance. Join Scottsdale Segway Tours and wheel around town.

Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale

Tours That Satisfy Hunger

Replace the daunting task of deciding which of the many local restaurants to eat at by taking a food tour with Taste It Tours, and you’ll be rewarded with bites and cocktails from a variety of destinations. Explore the Valley’s thriving food scene and learn a bit of local history when you choose from one of four tour options—two in Scottsdale and two in Phoenix—that are offered. Each tour showcases five stops, lasts approximately three hours, and explores the reasons the areas are food meccas for both locals and travelers alike. And while many of the tours include walking, one in Scottsdale takes guests to each stop by the iconic Old Town trolley.

Those with a sweet tooth find bliss with Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale. Plan to spend approximately two-and-a-half hours with your guide, visiting a variety of chocolatiers and local shops in downtown Scottsdale. Samples arrive in a variety of forms, often including everything from truffles and cupcakes to baked goods and more. Current stops include Chocolade van Brugge, Classic Cakes & Confections Bakery, Caketini, Godiva Chocolatier, The Herb Box and Sprinkles Cupcakes. As you walk from destination to destination,  prepare to not only pass by and view monumental street sculptures but to be regaled with fun facts about chocolate.  

Arizona Party Bike

Tours Where You Can Sip and Savor

Get your pedal power on as you and a group of others (along with your guide, who mans the front of the bike) pedal your way through Old Town Scottsdale. With this B.Y.O.B. eco-tainment from either Arizona Party Bike or Tour De Tavern, book a private party and stop by your favorite stops or choose to just cruise around the area. Or, you can book a pub crawl tour and stop at a selection of bars. If craft brews rather than bars are more your speed, hop onto one of the Arizona Brewery Tours and check out the Phoenix-area craft brewing scene. Two tour options include multiple stops plus dinner, while the Beer Runs (follow the company’s social media for these opportunities) are a way to catch a new release or a sneak peek of a new brewery.

Pink Adventure Tours Scottsdale

Tours Where You Can Explore

Take in the Valley’s scenery from an iconic and fully customized 4x4 pink Jeep Wrangler with Pink Adventure Tours Scottsdale. Choose from one of three different adventures, which vary in length and activities, and your guide will help you explore the desert. Each tour includes some walking for up-close exploration of the local plants and wildlife. For an alternative means of transportation, book a tour with Scottsdale Segway Tours and choose to cruise through Scottsdale with one of six tours. Each rider receives a wireless headset to easily hear the guide’s narration, and the ride is captured with professional-quality photos that are later emailed for free to each rider.

 

Michelle Glicksman
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