5/5 - Excellent
PJ20 Aug 2019
Weather very hot at this time of year. Overall a great place to relax and unwind.
While this town typifies the Old West, it also has amazing modern art, exciting natural outdoor attractions and dozens of golf courses.
The city of Scottsdale has become a beacon for travelers looking for a warm Western vacation with plenty to see and do. Enjoy art, hiking, golf and a bit of history.
Appreciate the art and architecture of Scottsdale. Frank Lloyd Wright established his winter home here, Taliesin West, in 1937 in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. The site continues to operate as a training ground for architectural students and has become a national historic monument.
Take a walking tour to view some of Scottsdale’s nearly 100 pieces of permanent public art, ranging from the artistic and functional Soleri Bridge and Goldwater Bell to abstract objects and life-like human forms. Horses of the Old West are depicted in numerous statues across the city. Look for temporary art as well, including colored light installations along the Arizona Canal. Check to see what public workshops are being offered at the Scottsdale Civic Center during your trip.
In Old Town Scottsdale visit Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West to learn about the history of the 19 states of the American West. Nearby the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art displays the dynamic world of art, architecture and design with intriguing exhibits and interactive workshops.
Appreciate the dry heat in this part of the country, offering exquisite opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. Golf is very popular here. Select from more than 200 courses, including famous Troon North and Grayhawk Golf Club.
Explore the hundreds of miles of trails in and around the city. Northwestern Scottsdale has the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a permanently preserved 30,000-acre (12,000-hectare) desert habitat with over 170 miles (274 kilometers) of trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Arrange a tour of the area on ATV or rent a boat, Jet Ski or paddleboard to enjoy the waters of Lake Pleasant.
The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is centrally located to Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe. Fly here and rent a car to study the arts, nature and history of south central Arizona.
North Scottsdale is known for its pristine golf courses, and you can plan a trip to Westworld of Scottsdale and Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale while you're in town.
If you're spending some time in South Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town are top sights worth seeing.
While there might not be top attractions in Paradise Valley Village, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Kierland Commons and Musical Instrument Museum.
The ample dining options and fantastic lake views are top of the list for many visitors to Mesa Grande. A stop by Sloan Park or Mesa Riverview might round out your trip.
If you're spending some time in Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fiesta and Cactus Park are top sights worth seeing.
Golf courses, restaurants and mountain views highlight some of the noteworthy features of Troon North. Make a stop by Troon North Golf Club or Troon North - Pinnacle Course while you're exploring the neighbourhood.
Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019
Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019
Step inside the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America’s most famous architects. Learn how he bridged the gap between architecture and environment.
You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Old Town, a favourite shopping spot in Scottsdale. Savour the lively bars and top-notch restaurants while in town.
Set against a desert backdrop, Arizona’s open-air center has shopping, dining and a splash area for the kids.
This museum brings modern art, architecture and design to Arizona as well as displays that encourage visitors to express themselves.
A distinct “hump” in the landscape offers panoramic views over the Valley of the Sun.
This wildlife park often ranks in the top American zoos for families, and is the largest non-profit zoo in the United States.
Take in Arizona's breathtaking beauty with a tour that takes you to the incredible Grand Canyon and the Navajo Indian Reservation. Stop for pictures of Red Rocks of Sedona completes an educational and visually striking journey into the state's heartland.
Enjoy an amazing day with visits to the Grand Canyon and Route 66 on this tour across the spectacular Arizona desert. From the historic Route 66 to one of America's great natural wonders, you get an up-close look at the region's iconic sights.
Couple the past and the future on this exceptional tour. Whirl through the venerable, antiquated town of on a Scottsdale Segway Tour—the most popular tour in Scottsdale. Reap the benefits of gliding with a small group for added fun and safety.
Follow the route of the Apache Trail—a historic stagecoach route through 40 miles (64 km) of the Superstition Mountains—and delve into the wild west past of this desert region. Then, board an authentic steamboat for a scenic cruise across Canyon Lake.
Channel your inner Van Gogh and fuel your creativity with some grape-based adult libations during this artist-led painting class. Follow your instructor step by step as you craft your own masterpiece on canvas, sipping wine and enjoying the relaxed ambiance during this fun evening out.
Enter the realm of mind-blowing illusion, spectacular feats of balance and juggling, side-splitting comedy, and mystifying magic, with master illusionist Craig Davis and award-winning dancer Myryka, in the world-renowned Davis Circus of Illusion, now playing at the Theater at Cattle Track.
Verified traveller27 Oct 2018
Scottsdale is the ideal place to go and relax.
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