Scottsdale Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (54)
- ScottsdaleMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2May 22, 2013
This was the town that surpassed my expectations of the Southwest. TONS of things to do here. Great restaurants and shops. If you're in the Phoenix area, you need to hang out here for at least a couple nights.
- ScottsdaleMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersApr 25, 2013
If your pursuit of happiness involves health and wellness treatments, look no further than Scottsdale—where you can hop from one world-class spa (Golden Door at Boulders) to another (The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa) to another (the brand-new Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa). All that ahhhh time deserves a little indulgence of the gastronomic variety too. Proof, which opened in fall 2012 at the Four Seasons at Troon North, specializes in comfort foods like chicken with waffles, washed down with rounds of spiked root beer floats.
Where to Stay: The Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa offers Asian-inspired services in indoor and outdoor rooms, plus a Satori Wellness Retreat program (four-day “journeys” helmed by a personal trainer) to kick-start that healthier new lifestyle.
- ScottsdaleApr 25, 2013
Scottsdale is one of my favorite cities and its unexpected charm will surprise you. When you're in the outer edges of Phoenix, in the concrete jungle that comprises this city, you feel lost and like you ended up in some industrial end of the world. Maybe that's just me? But when step into the green acres of Scottsdale, I start to feel normal again, the air feels more clear and my surroundings are more beautiful. I become enchanted in this beautiful Southwestern escape with Camelback Mountain as the backdrop, and unique culture at my fingertips. When I first moved here, I lived at Scottsdale Park Suites, they rent out by the month like a hotel and it ended up being a good location. Finally, I found my own place near Old Town and I couldn't be happier. If you need to move to the Phoenix / Scottsdale area for work, definitely pay the little bit extra for the Scottsdale ambiance, it is well worth the price. I love it here!
- ScottsdaleMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJan 14, 2013
Scottsdale is a suburb of Phoenix and seems to have an upscale vibe to it. We enjoyed the shopping and the galleries. We were there on the night when a lot of the galleries are open with food and drink. Also bought a cowboy hat here - had to do that.
- ScottsdaleDec 18, 2012
155 restaurants, golf,Art, Culinary Festival, Taco and Beer Festivals. Time of your life! Be sure to have sushi at Pearl or Geisha A GoGo. Praying Monk for Potatoes Aliol and a percet IPA beer or Glass of Wine by the Fireplace. Breakfast at the Breakfast Club or Daily Dose. Daily Dose has an amazing happy Hour as well. Everything on the menu is delish!
- ScottsdaleAug 31, 2012
Beautiful! The whole time I lived in Phoenix, I wanted to live in Scottsdale. Now, this is not to diss Phx, which is great beyond imagination!! But I'm frankly a bit of a shopper and a wanabe hipster (whatever. like it's not secretly something we wanabe -- and i'm probably flattering myself to say it!), and Scottsdale has a cool vibe (around the 5th St. area, just S of the huge mall). I also love that mall. Not gonna lie. Great selections, skylights, good food court. I LOVE this sushi place there ... same area ... first time I ever had wasabi mashed potatoes! (my hubs doesn't eat sushi, so he had a steak. LOL, but that side dish was workin it). Of course, Scottsdale is WAY overpriced for someone like me (college prof), and knowing that the super lush ly green you see everywhere is supported by a freakishly laborious water-generating and sustaining processes ... well, that can be rough on the conscience. But I cannot deny it. It's lovely.
- ScottsdaleAug 22, 2012
I loved this place the old worldy shops the numerous restaurants catering for all tastes.Theres something to do for all ages
zoo for the kids and a whole heap of golf coarses to choose from.This is such a scenic old town absolutley loved it.
- ScottsdaleJul 05, 2012
This is the RESORT city for sure. Everything is new and super clean. You won't find anything out of place and not even a piece of trash on the ground. A great place to visit for shopping, eating out, and relaxing at the pool and spa...I was very impressed with Scottsdale. It's a growing city, so the buildings are new and very modern chic. The Quarter and Kierland (outdoor malls) are awesome for shopping and eating out. They even have concerts at the Quarter under a canopy of palm trees...very cool. You are literally in the desert so the plants are just amazing..a totally different world. All different types of cactus and they bloom the most amazing flowers. Yes! I was surprised too. Now, outside of the two big shopping malls I mentioned, the buildings have this adobe almost clay look. You'll see many brown houses and businesses with the red tiled roofs...it's very cool. For night life..Old Scottsdale is the place to go, specifically the W Hotel. Amazing nightclub/bar on the rooftop with a pool and all.
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