With its acclaimed resorts, dining, shopping and nightlife,
Scottsdale offers everything you'd expect from a premier vacation destination,
plus something delightfully unexpected - the stirring beauty of the Sonoran
Scottsdale’s lush desert landscape offers nearly endless
opportunities for outdoor adventure. Watch the sunrise from the gondola of a
hot air balloon. Explore rolling mountain foothills on a hike in Scottsdale’s
McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Or unleash your inner cowboy and saddle-up for a
Western-style horseback ride. Just make sure your cell phone is fully charged
so you can capture the desert’s breathtaking scenery and technicolor sunsets.
Prefer your adventure with an urban edge? Head for Old Town
where art galleries and boutiques cozy up to some of the state’s most popular
chef-driven restaurants. Old Town also boasts award-winning craft breweries and
wine-tasting rooms, as well as two of the city’s most popular museums – Western
Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West and the Scottsdale Museum of
Contemporary Art. And anchoring Old Town’s northern edge are Scottsdale Fashion
Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping destination, and the city’s
Entertainment District, a mecca for high-energy nightlife. No matter how you
slice it, Old Town Scottsdale is just about the most fun you can have in one
Beyond Old Town, you can discover the beauty of Frank Lloyd
Wright’s architecture at Taliesin West, hear Paolo Soleri’s melodious bronze
windbells at Cosanti, and stroll among thousands of colorful species at
Butterfly Wonderland. Scottsdale also is home to world-class events, including
the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction,
Cactus League Spring Training and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.
And when you’re ready to relax and enjoy some
Scottsdale-style self-care, the city’s renowned resort and day spas are
standing by with pampering treatments that blend Sonoran Desert-inspired
indulgences and Native American healing traditions.
Known as much for its sophisticated urban flair as its
magnificent Sonoran Desert setting, Scottsdale is a city that’s sure to fill
you with pure vacation inspiration.