Spring is finally here, and the green has arrived in Scottsdale, AZ. It is a beautiful time to go on a hike or bike ride in McDowell Sonoran Preserve, especially through Lost Dog Wash Trail for scenic views like no other. The waters are also calm for a guided kayak tour with Arizona Outback Adventures along the unexpected oasis in the middle of the desert. You can learn about rare plant species at Desert Botanical Garden and tour Greenhouse West, which houses thousands of the most interesting plants. Take a swing at 51 golf courses and play one of the 8.3 million rounds of golf played in Scottsdale every year at TPC Scottsdale, Troon North, The Boulders, and Eagle Mountain.