In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the town of Scottsdale welcomes you with sunny skies and a lush desert setting that provides an ideal backdrop for outdoor adventures, championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and upscale shopping.
Scottsdale welcomes families with a variety of activities that will keep travelers of all ages entertained. Discover everything from world class museums and a renowned botanical garden to guided city tours, architectural wonders and the nation’s largest wilderness preserve. You’ll also find amusement parks, an award-winning zoo and a railroad museum that appeal to kids of all ages.
Stroll downtown Scottsdale and visit some of the finest galleries, specialty retail, cultural attractions and dining in the valley. Downtown Scottsdale is at the heart of the city’s art scene, with Contemporary and Western Art, Theatre 4301 and a wide variety of outdoor sculptures set amid the lush green lawns and sparkling fountains of Civic Center Mall.
Uncover the latest fashion trends at sun-drenched outdoor promenades and upscale fashion parks offering a mix of notable national retailers and exclusive treasures. Scottsdale’s Fashion Square is the Southwest’s largest shopping destination. Continue your browsing in north Scottsdale with open-air settings that elevate the sport of shopping and to new heights.
If you’re just looking to pamper yourself, Scottsdale has renowned spas and wellness practitioners. Treatments range from traditional massages and rejuvenating facials to exotic offerings like a warm turquoise clay wrap or a Sonoran honey and citrus sugar scrub. You’ll also find a host of workout options at our spas and yoga centers that will help you meet your fitness goals while you travel.
For your dining needs, acclaimed chefs and more than 600 restaurants serve up up regional and global specialties. No matter what type of cuisine you’re craving, you’ll find plenty of flavors to savor in Scottsdale.
When the sun goes down, discover a city with plenty of late night diversions.There are more than 80 wine bars, lounges and clubs in downtown Scottsdale, as well as the latest in music, dance and comedy at performing arts centers and world-class resorts.
Scottsdale is especially known for their warm hospitality and exceptional service. Stay at hotels and resorts that offer everything from historic to contemporary accommodations. Enjoy spa treatments for two, private poolside cabanas and fine dining under starry desert skies. Desert tours, guided hikes and championship golf are easily accessible from any resort. And, if you’re traveling with children, expansive water parks, dive-in movies and kids’ camps are sure to please.
Getting around Scottsdale is easy. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located less than 10 miles from downtown and offers nearly 1,200 daily flights to and from cities around the world. Options for getting around town range from rental cars, luxury limousines and executive sedans to man-powered pedicabs, horse-drawn carriages and free downtown trolleys.
Scottsdale named one of 100 Best Communities for young people in 2005.
Downtown Scottsdale has 125 art galleries, studios and museums.
Scottsdale is home to more than 25 luxurious resort and day spas.
In 1894, the name of the town was changed from Orangedale to Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Stadium hosted 3 inaugural World Baseball Classic games in March 2006.