Scottsdale AZ

Dining and Night Life

discoCelebrate the Night. Whether you're planning your first visit here or are coming back to enjoy it all again, Scottsdale invites you to experience an unrivaled dining and nightlife scene. The city's robust menu of eateries includes time-honored favorites like Cowboy Ciao, Don & Charlie's and Roaring Fork, as well as newcomers such as Petite Maison, Blanco Tacos + Tequila, and Prado at the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa. So, no matter what type of cuisine you're craving, you'll find plenty of flavors to savor in Scottsdale.

 

After dinner, let your mood determine the tone for the night. In downtown Scottsdale alone you'll find more than 50 wine bars, lounges, dance clubs and performing arts venues waiting to entertain. Axis/Radius and Myst are great choices for anyone who likes to dance into the wee hours of the morning. For a more laid back and sophisticated evening, Kazimierz world wine bar, Trader Vic's at Hotel Valley Ho and the Living Room at the W Scottsdale all fits the bill. And, if you’re feeling a little bit Country, mosey on over to the Rusty Spur Saloon or Handlebar J Restaurant & Saloon for live music, cold beers and an authentic Old West atmosphere.

 

 

Shopping

scottsdale_fashion_squareThere are many shopping areas within the city of Scottsdale, ranging from small districts to large centers. The most notable regional centers include the upscale Kierland Commons in North Scottsdale, and the massiveScottsdale Fashion Square in Downtown Scottsdale, which by itself is known throughout the United States as a major destination for high-end retailers. At nearly 2 million square feet (and ever-expanding), the Scottsdale Fashion Square is routinely ranked as one the most profitable shopping malls per square foot in the Southwest United States. Recently, North Scottsdale has experienced a large influx of internationally-recognized luxury brands, and has been named as one of the fastest-growing high-end retail markets in the United States. Including the Barneys New York expansion at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the city currently has three additional upscale shopping complexes planned or under construction - Scottsdale QuarterPalmeraie andOne Scottsdale - all of which will be located in North Scottsdale .
 

Hiking

hikingThere are numerous trails in Scottsdale. Most of them are easy, and some require some experience. All of them are stunning beautiful!

La Mirada Park has a desert botanical nature trail.

McCormick Railroad Park has a nature trail (also known as the Arboretum at the southeast corner of the park) which displays low-water use plants.

McDowell Mountain Ranch Park's trailhead is located at the southwest corner of McDowell Mountain Ranch Road and 104th Street. It is a paved lot located east of the Desert Canyon Elementary School. From this point, hikers and bicyclists can proceed eastward following a trail into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve has mountains linking open spaces in Scottsdale with open space in adjacent communities and with the Tonto National Forest and the Maricopa County Regional Park.

 

Golf

golf-artThere are hundreds of golf courses in Scottsdale area, weather is FANTASTIC and Scottsdale is one of the foremost golf destinations in the world.

And not only does Scottsdale serve up gorgeous greens set amidst a stunning Sonoran Desert backdrop, the city also is home to an enviable collection of post-round hotspots that will keep you on par for the 19th hole.

At its most distinct extreme, the Scottsdale look is found in target or desert golf courses. This special type of golf was pioneered in Scottsdale.
"Scottsdale provides a setting where the conditions for learning the game are as superb as the golf courses," observes Jim Flick, co-founder of Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement. Voted one of the 10 best golf instructors of the 20th century by Golf World, Flick has run his nationally acclaimed golf school for 11 years and founded it in Scottsdale. "Not only are the courses well designed, but Scottsdale courses are in excellent condition," he adds.

Golf great Tom Weiskopf agrees. "With our weather, courses and mindset, Scottsdale has no rival in the world when it comes to golf," he emphasizes.

 

Weather

flower1If you like it warm and sunny, you will love Arizona! Sunny days in July and sunny days in December. When you experience one winter in Arizona, you will know why there are so many people moving to Arizona.
Due to its large area and variations in elevation Arizona has a wide variety of localized climate conditions. In the lower elevations, the climate is primarily desert, with mild winters and hot summers.
Typically, from late fall to early spring, the weather is mild, averaging a minimum of 60 °F (16 °C). November through February are the coldest months with temperatures typically ranging from 40–75 °F (4–24 °C), although occasional frosts are not uncommon. About midway through February,