Scottsdale is an oasis in the Arizona desert landscape, where lush plants flourish at the Desert Botanical Gardens, and watering holes range from park fountains to glittering cocktail bars. Urbanites will be right at home in Downtown with its elegant shopping villages and a neon-lit entertainment district, where you can party until late. 

Beyond the city sights, the wild Sonoran Desert awaits. Hiking through the rocky, sun-kissed mountains, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of cowboys. For the best views, you can take a hot-air balloon ride high above the desert, giving you front-row seats for a technicolor Arizona sunset. 

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Where & what to eat in Scottsdale

  • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Scottsdale

    Scottsdale has over 800 restaurants in the city centre alone and has gained a reputation as one of the best foodie destinations in Arizona. Throughout the city, you'll find a mix of stylish upscale and lively low-key restaurants offering flavors from around the world. Since almost every day is sunny in Arizona, there are plenty of options for outdoor dining. Grab a...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Scottsdale

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Scottsdale

    Because Arizona’s weather is warm and sunny almost year-round, the shopping scene is mostly outdoor shopping malls. Scottsdale is home to some of the best shopping in the state of Arizona and offers a wide variety of shops and malls throughout the city. The true essence of the American West comes to life in Old Town and throughout 5th Avenue...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Scottsdale

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Scottsdale

    Dinner’s done, the check arrives, and the question now is what are some of the best things to do after dinner in Scottsdale? After crisping in the dry desert heat during the day, walking around Scottsdale at night is a refreshing change of pace that reveals an aspect of the city that isn’t present during the daytime. From stargazing and sunset...

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  • Scottsdale Travel Essentials

    Our Scottsdale Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Arizona, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to my hotel? What currency and...

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