One of our top bucket list activities is riding in a gondola. With summer fleeting and our wallets wearing thin travelling to Italy is pretty far fetch. There's hope for us still because this inexpensive gondola ride in Arizona will actually make you feel like you're relaxing on the beautiful waterways of Venice.
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. The Gondola ride offers you a beautiful gondola ride on handcrafted Italian gondola boats steered by professional gondoliers. These beautiful singers will serenade you in Italian while you relax on the resort's seven-acre lake.
What's great is that it won't break the bank as it only costs $10 per person! The gondola rides are available year-round dependent on good weather. If you're wanting a more intimate ride you can opt for a private ride for $60. This ride is perfect for groups of friends too.
Gondola rides are available daily from 7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. When you're done with your sunset ride you can enjoy a delicious dinner at the resort's restaurant.
They offer a variety of southwest menu items such as shrimp tacos, quesadillas, and more. They are open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from noon to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Some on-site activities are available for you if you decided to stay the night here. From rock-climbing, tennis, golf and fitness classes you will a wide range of things to do.
Whether you're looking for an inexpensive date-night idea or a mini-getaway with friends the sunset gondola rides offer you an incredible experience.
Gondola Rides at Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa
Price: $10 per person
Location: 7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Why you should go: Without breaking the bank you will feel like you're in Venice on this romantic gondola ride. It's a perfect date night activity.