Scottsdale

SURE, IT’S SWANKY WITH THE STATE’S TOP DINING, SHOPPING, AND NIGHTLIFE. BUT THE SOUL OF SCOTTSDALE IS MUCH MORE THAN SKIN-DEEP.

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Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, world-renowned spas, saguaro-studded hiking trails, Cactus League Spring Training – there’s so much to see and do in Scottsdale.

The minute you arrive in Scottsdale, you’ll be faced with an endless number of enticing options. Soar in a balloon above the Sonoran Desert? Sample cutting-edge Southwest cuisine? Catch a show? Book at tee time? Search for American Indian turquoise and silver jewelry? How long have you got?

Traditions old and new mingle in this cultural capital. Start at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, then browse the many art galleries in Old Town. During peak season, you may rub shoulders with a fifth-generation Arizonan or a tech entrepreneur at the Barrett Jackson car auction, a Cactus League baseball game, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, or the Arabian Horse Show. 

And you’ll definitely want to spend time in the lush desert environment. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers opportunities for both easy and challenging hikes. And make sure your cell’s fully charged; you’ll want to capture the can’t-believe-the-color sunsets. Whatever’s on the agenda, Scottsdale is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.

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For Visitor information

Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau | 4343 N. Scottsdale Rd. | Scottsdale, AZ | (800) 782-1117 | www.experiencescottsdale.com

County It all started How High? Head Count
Maricopa 1951 1,257ft 217,385

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