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Table of Contents:

  1. Experience a Timeless Western Feel
  2. Find an Amazing Amount of Art Galleries
  3. Great Golf Opportunities
  4. Fantastic Shopping Options
  5. A Foodie Paradise
  6. Lively Nightlife
  7. Centrally Located Vacation Rental

    Scottsdale is one of the most beautiful cities in Arizona. Known internationally for its golfing opportunities and entertainment, including PGA tournaments, it’s also an extremely popular destination for non-golfers. You can spend hours walking around Old Town Scottsdale’s art galleries and shopping the luxury stores in Fashion Square mall. There are plenty of things to do during the day, and if you want to go out at night or on the weekend, this city really shines with a host of lively nightlife options. 

    And where should you rest? Well, there’s no shortage of beautiful and well-appointed homes and hotels to choose from nearby. 

    Below we’ll give you plenty of information to help you get started on your Scottsdale itinerary.

    1. Scottsdale Has a Timelessly Western Feel

    About 20 minutes from Phoenix, Scottsdale is a gorgeous city with great outdoor options and plenty of open spaces. It’s known as the “West’s Most Western Town,” which means you’ll be surrounded by views of beautiful western scenery like the McDowell mountains and the Sonoran Desert. These areas certainly are reminiscent of the “Old West” but offer timeless beauty to anyone who gets to experience the area. 

    If you love time outdoors, Camelback Mountain offers a great hiking opportunity with an elevation of 2,704 feet, making the views breathtaking. Camelback Mountain is located in the Sonoran Desert, which was the filming location for several classic Western films including “Tombstone”, “Gunsmoke” and “How the West Was Won.” You can make the trek on your own or enjoy a guided hike with background facts about the natural characteristics and wildlife of the area. 

    Want to enjoy the view on a new level? Hot Air Expeditions in Phoenix and Scottsdale have been offering hot air balloon rides to visitors and locals alike for over three decades. 

    Because Scottsdale averages 330 days of sunshine a year, you’ll get to enjoy all that beautiful weather while exploring its many golf courses, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities. Be sure to dress for the weather so you can enjoy the beauty of it all. Though you may need a jacket in the winter months, Scottsdale is a fairly warm city to visit – and in the summer it can get downright hot. Enjoy this wild west wonderland any time of year. 

    2. There Are An Amazing Amount of Art Galleries in Scottsdale.

    Art lovers will be in heaven while visiting Scottsdale. There are over 50 art galleries in just Old Town Scottsdale alone, and many of them host special events regularly. These galleries range 

    from traditional paintings and sculptures to contemporary art and experimental multimedia installations. 

    The Desert Botanical Garden is known for their amazing sculpture exhibits at various times of the year. Be sure to check their website for the most up-to-date information on their collections. 

    That’s not all there is to enjoy in Scottsdale when it comes to art, the entire Old Town area is filled with public art installations you can enjoy free of charge. Be sure to get a picture with the legendary “LOVE” sculpture while you’re there!

    3. Scottsdale Offers Great Golf Opportunities.

    Scottsdale is home to some of the greatest golf courses in the world. There are over 200 golf courses in Scottsdale and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for a Scottsdale weekend trip that includes your favorite sport, then Scottsdale is an excellent choice. The city has an active golf community with tournaments throughout the year, and many of its clubs are ranked highly by Golf Digest.

    On top of all that, the area also boasts several prestigious PGA events, such as WM Pheonix Open at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course and annually hosts thousands of visitors. Experience Scottsdale as a golfer’s paradise by making your plan for the courses you must see ahead of time. 

    4. There Are Fantastic Shopping Options in Scottsdale.

    From boutiques to antiques, small gift shops to luxury stores – Scottsdale has shopping galore. Scottsdale is a great place to shop, and there are many wonderful options for you to choose from! 

    Take advantage of the high-end retailers that populate this city, such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Gucci at Fashion Square Mall. Or explore the shops of Old Town for a wide variety of shopping options for any taste. Whether you are in search of the perfect Southwestern decor or the best pair of boots you can imagine, Scottsdale has the unique finds you’ll take home and treasure.  

    5. Scottsdale Is a Foodie Paradise.

    Scottsdale is a foodie paradise. The city is home to many excellent restaurants, including some award-winning choices that are in high demand. If you have a special dining option in mind, be sure to make your reservations early! However, you don’t need to visit Open Table to find great food, there are delicious and unique options for any budget if you’re up for something more casual.

    The best restaurants are usually in the most unexpected places: tucked away down side streets or in historic Scottsdale homes. With some careful research, you can find these hidden gems and enjoy an amazing meal without having to worry about crowds or long waits!

    One experience we do suggest: choose one meal to eat outdoors. The weather in Scottsdale is perfect for outdoor dining year-round—there are few things as quintessentially “Arizona” as eating outside at sunset with your friends and family on a warm evening after a long day of sightseeing or shopping!

    6. The Nightlife in Scottsdale Is Extremely Lively.

    Scottsdale is known for its nightlife, and there are a lot of great bars and clubs to choose from. If you want to go out dancing, there are plenty of places that will show you a good time. Old Town is the place to be for nightlife in Scottsdale. This area is filled with walkable neighborhoods and hundreds of nightclubs and bars offering a variety of price points and experiences. 

    Hi Fi Kitchen and Cocktails offers a digital wall that provides exciting visuals throughout the night while Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a gastropub with a western look and an exciting nightlife for visitors. 

    7. Location is Everything

    Old Town Scottsdale is an ideal place to stay if you want to be close to all of the action but still be able to get away from it all when you need peace and quiet. The neighborhoods in this area are beautiful and you can access the best Scottsdale has to offer. 

    The Sanctuary at Old Town is centrally located to help you enjoy everything that Scottsdale has to offer, from shopping and dining to world-class hiking, mountain biking and golf experiences, to the Phoenix Zoo and Botanical Gardens.The Sanctuary at Old Town offers luxury accommodations with all of the amenities that you expect at a high-end hotel plus a backyard retreat complete with an al fresco dining table and hammock to rest after a weekend of fun.

    This home offers a serene and modern interior with space for up to eight people to comfortably spend time together. There are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms.  The living room offers plenty of seating options so everyone can relax on their own terms whether they like watching TV or reading a book on their Kindle!

    Scottsdale Is a Great Choice for Your Next Weekend Getaway.

    A weekend trip to Scottsdale Arizona can be one of the best experiences for a traveler looking to pack a lot of fun into a short time. Scottsdale is a beautiful city with plenty of outdoor activities, great culture and amazing food. 

    This is an exciting city with plenty to do, see and explore. It offers a unique blend of outdoor adventures, shopping opportunities and amazing food. There are many options for entertainment as well, so you will never be bored. Whether for a guys or girls’ trip, a romantic getaway or a weekend of family fun, if you’re interested in taking a weekend trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, book your stay at The Sanctuary at Old Town Scottsdale to make the most of your trip.