While Scottsdale is a city on the smaller side with a population of only about 230,000, it sure is packed with things to do. Aside from lounging at a pool and taking in the almost year-round sunshine, Scottsdale has tons of activities for everyone both outdoors and indoors (for when the 100+ degree summer weather starts to take its toll).
Scottsdale’s Old Town district is composed of nine walkable and unique neighborhoods that are filled with both lively daytime activities and a vibrant nightlife. Peruse art galleries and art museums, splurge at Scottsdale Fashion Square, visit bustling restaurants and wineries, and shop along Fifth Avenue during the day. Enjoy some amazing shopping and dining options at the world famous Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. You and up to fourteen friends can even get together and pedal through the historic neighborhood by renting a pub crawl party bike! After dark, hit the clubs in the Entertainment District for a wild night of dancing.
Another area filled with amazing shopping and dining options that cannot be missed is Kierland Commons. Complete with upscale designer shops, unforgettably delicious restaurants, and trendy bars throughout a stylish outdoor shopping center, you’ll be sure to enjoy a few hours of shopping, eating, and drinking. The Scottsdale Quarter is another trendy outdoor shopping area that features stylish shopping opportunities as well as gourmet dining options.
Another picturesque destination in Scottsdale is Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and architectural school, Taliesin West. Tours are offered daily to give visitors an inside look at the famous architect’s genius designs and stunning home. Another breathtaking and picturesque location, the Desert Botanical Garden is certainly worth a visit. This 140-acre botanical garden features five trails with over 50,000 spectacular outdoor plants that are sure to dazzle you with their natural beauty.
Scottsdale also offers world-famous golf clubs with brilliant desert views and several luxurious spas that will be sure to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. For the sports fan, Arizona is home to the Phoenix Open and MLB Spring Training. It is also home to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.
With all of these events and activities, you are sure to never be bored on your trip to sunny Scottsdale. Start planning today to see for yourself why Scottsdale is considered one of the country’s premier vacation destinations. With endless opportunities for desert adventure in an urban setting, Scottsdale truly has something for everyone.
**Disclaimer: Activities mentioned may be closed or operating at partial capacity due to COVID-19. Call before visiting to ensure that businesses are open.Tags: arizona, scottsdale
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