Shop til you drop, then relax at this open-air mall.
Scottsdale Quarter is a large up-and-coming area, filled with shops, restaurants, things to see and loads to do. There’s something for everyone here—film buffs will love the multi-screen cinema, while kids will have a blast playing in the water play area, and the whole family can relax in the large park-like central courtyard.
This centre was opened in 2009 as an out-of-town area for offices, with retail, dining, beauty and entertainment options too. The 11-hectare site is constantly expanding, but has attracted many big names and has proved very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Shopaholics are in heaven at Scottsdale, with over 50 retail outlets to choose from, including major international brands, such as Apple and Le Creuset, high-fashion names, including Armani and Calvin Klein, and beauty giants, like L’Occitane and Sephora. There are also many local, independent clothing shops and craft outlets, so you’ll find unique experiences and products as well. Whatever your budget or style, there’s something for you here.
The Scottsdale Quarter is about more than just shopping, and there is so much else on offer here to keep visitors entertained. Why not catch the latest blockbuster at the iPic Theater, or head to one of the beauty salons for a makeover or relaxing massage. Families will love Make Meaning—a centre encouraging creativity and arts. Check out the programme of events online, and try your hand at making soap, design your own jewellery, decorate some delicious cakes and much more.
After wandering the narrow streets filled with shops, head to the open space of The Quad at the heart of the Quarter. Here you’ll find seating on the grass under the trees, and kids will love playing in the largest pop-jet fountain in the region—a great way to cool off.
All that shopping and relaxing is enough to make anyone hungry, and the area has a great selection of restaurants and eateries with influences from around the globe.
Scottsdale Quarter is open every day. It is about 32 kilometres from Phoenix by car. Parking is available.