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Scottsdale

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While this town typifies the Old West, it also has amazing modern art, exciting natural outdoor attractions and dozens of golf courses.

The city of Scottsdale has become a beacon for travelers looking for a warm Western vacation with plenty to see and do. Enjoy art, hiking, golf and a bit of history.

Appreciate the art and architecture of Scottsdale. Frank Lloyd Wright established his winter home here, Taliesin West, in 1937 in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. The site continues to operate as a training ground for architectural students and has become a national historic monument.

Take a walking tour to view some of Scottsdale’s nearly 100 pieces of permanent public art, ranging from the artistic and functional Soleri Bridge and Goldwater Bell to abstract objects and life-like human forms. Horses of the Old West are depicted in numerous statues across the city. Look for temporary art as well, including colored light installations along the Arizona Canal. Check to see what public workshops are being offered at the Scottsdale Civic Center during your trip.

In Old Town Scottsdale visit Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West to learn about the history of the 19 states of the American West. Nearby the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art displays the dynamic world of art, architecture and design with intriguing exhibits and interactive workshops.

Appreciate the dry heat in this part of the country, offering exquisite opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. Golf is very popular here. Select from more than 200 courses, including famous Troon North and Grayhawk Golf Club.

Explore the hundreds of miles of trails in and around the city. Northwestern Scottsdale has the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a permanently preserved 30,000-acre (12,000-hectare) desert habitat with over 170 miles (274 kilometers) of trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Arrange a tour of the area on ATV or rent a boat, Jet Ski or paddleboard to enjoy the waters of Lake Pleasant.

The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is centrally located to Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe. Fly here and rent a car to study the arts, nature and history of south central Arizona.

3 Palms
3 Palms
3.5 out of 5
7707 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
The price is AU$101 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Located in South Scottsdale, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Big Surf, Desert Botanical Garden and Scottsdale Stadium. Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical ...
3.9/5Good! (2,949 reviews)
"Christina is a very nice lady and the rooms with the jacuzzi next to bed is lovely!"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2021

3 Palms
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
4 out of 5
7200 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
The price is AU$193 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Located in South Scottsdale, this spa resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Old Town, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Camelback Mountain ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,979 reviews)
"Great experience"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
4 out of 5
9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ
The price is AU$215 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
This family-friendly Scottsdale resort is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Talking Stick Resort Casino, OdySea Aquarium and Salt River Fields ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,122 reviews)
"We loved this beautiful resort! The views were gorgeous, the rooms spacious, the beds comfortable. The only two downside to this resort was that the windows were covered with wooden shades and even when closed, the morning sun woke me up at 6:30am and the gym was small and hot. Overall, I would stay ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2021

Talking Stick Resort
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Four Seasons Resort Residence Club, Scottsdale, AZ
Four Seasons Resort Residence Club, Scottsdale, AZ
10650 East Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, AZ
This family-friendly Scottsdale villa is located in Troon North, within 2 mi (3 km) of Pinnacle Peak Park and George "Doc" Cavalliere Park. Troon North - Pinnacle ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Beautiful spot!
"We really enjoyed our short weekend visit and loved the facilities and the unit. Very spacious place and cozy bedding, enjoyed wine on the patio each night and the pool during the day. Check in process was very easy and having a full kitchen made it easy to cook and stay in. The kitchens a bit tight ..."

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

Four Seasons Resort Residence Club, Scottsdale, AZ
Love Oasis by Scottsdale Beach Club - 2021 Opening
Love Oasis by Scottsdale Beach Club - 2021 Opening
913 N 73rd Pl, Scottsdale, AZ
Located in South Scottsdale, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Big Surf, Old Town and Tempe Town Lake. Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo are ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Amazing 30th birthday!
"We had a great experience! Check in was a breeze, the house had everything we needed. They thought of it all! It’s just as spectacular in person as it is in photos. Thank you so much!"

Reviewed on 25 Apr. 2021

Love Oasis by Scottsdale Beach Club - 2021 Opening
Central Scottsdale Private Room W/pool hot tub
Central Scottsdale Private Room W/pool hot tub
7350 N Pima Rd, #125, Scottsdale, AZ
Located in South Scottsdale, this condo is within 2 miles (3 km) of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, OdySea Aquarium and Talking Stick Resort Casino. Butterfly ...
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Great experience very nice host
"Great communication with the host and easy check in!"

Reviewed on 22 May 2021

Central Scottsdale Private Room W/pool hot tub
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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