Located in south-central Arizona in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, just northeast of Phoenix, Scottsdale is a sophisticated Phoenix suburb with vacation rentals scattered throughout.
Situated in the Salt River Valley, known as the “Valley of the Sun,” and home to a number of parks and recreation areas, Scottsdale provides plenty of opportunities for natural and outdoors adventures. Home to more than 200 area courses, the city is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier golf destinations. Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular on trails in the Camelback Mountains and the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Angling, canoeing, kayaking, river rafting, and tubing on the Salt and Verde rivers are other favourite ways to explore Scottsdale.
Described by the New York Times as a “desert version of Miami’s South Beach,” downtown Scottsdale is known far and wide for its cosmopolitan lifestyle and vibrant nightlife. With swanky restaurants, clubs, and lounges, as well as posh shopping districts and innovative spa and wellness treatments, the city is one of the most happening places in the country right now. Home to Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio), the Native American Heard Museum, one of the most concentrated collections of art galleries in the nation, and the Thursday night Artwalk, where over 100 galleries open their doors to the public, Scottsdale is a Southwest bastion of arts and culture.
Scottsdale offers an array of natural, outdoors, and cultural attractions, as well as a variety of facilities and rental accommodation options, and is easily accessible from Phoenix and its International Airport.+ More