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Premier Luxury Desert Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona


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Scottsdale, Arizona has quietly become one of the more sought-after destinations for travelers all over the country – even from across the globe. With an abundance of great places to visit and majestic views, there's a lot of interesting things about this relatively young city – founded in 1894 by Winfield Scott – that you should know about; in fact, let's get you started with eight of them right now!

#1: The Magnificent Scenery

Scottsdale has a wide range of great places to visit – if you're looking for the more adventurous sort of sightseeing, you'll be in for a treat. Be sure to check out the Cactus Canyon Adventure, the Grand Canyon Adventure, The Grand Canyon & Helicopter Adventure, the Scenic Sedona Adventure, and the Sonoran Desert Adventure. Whew – that's a lot of adventure.

#2: Great Places To Stay

Scottsdale boasts some of the best hotels and resorts in the United States. Just a few of these lush, luxurious establishments include the FireSky Resort & Spa, the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, and The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, to name a few. If you want adventure or you just want to sit back and relax, you sure to find something you'll like a lot.

#3: Burgeoning Nightlife

Named one of the “hippest and the most happening” places in the country by the New York Times, downtown Scottsdale's nightlife scene is the most active in the region, being home to a variety of high-end nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, lounges, and bars.

#4: Surprisingly Pleasant Climate

Despite becoming quite hot during the summer, locals will argue that it's the pleasant kind of hot – dry and not humid – and that it makes for a generally pleasing climate all-year round, adding to the mild winters and pleasing weather during spring and fall. So if you want plenty of sunshine – around 330 days of, annually – to go with your vacation, Scottsdale is the place to be.

#5: Beautiful Architecture

If you're a fan of beautiful architecture, then you’ll appreciate going through the city's various establishments, sites, and scenes. From Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West to the McDowell Sonoran Gateway, there's plenty to see and enjoy.

#6: Getting Around is a Blast

There's more than one way to get around Scottsdale, particularly if you're looking to see the sights and go on tours. Along with your garden-variety guided tours, you can add jeep tours, horseback riding, even hot air balloon rides to your list of ways to get around while taking in the majestic vistas in and around the city.

#7: Love Golf? You'll Love Scottsdale

Bleed green and have the constant need to tee off? Scottsdale city has over 200 area golf courses, ranging from the rolling green and traditional fairways to the desert-landscaped courses.

#8: Rich and Interesting Culture and History

Scottsdale boasts a rich culture and history, which can be seen via the high number of galleries, studios, and museums open to the public and the variety of annual cultural events and fairs held in the city. You can start with visiting the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, then go for the popular Scottsdale Artwalk , held every Thursday; you'll be spoilt for choice on deciding what to do next in the “West's most western town”.

Sound good to you? Then pack your bags and book a ticket, Arizona's waiting for you to head on over to Scottsdale!



Useful Guides, Resources, and References


Get the Official Visitor Guide to Scottsdale mailed to you for free (worldwide)

The Arizona Office of Tourism's guide to Scottsdale

WikiTravel's Detailed Guide to Scottsdale




Other Interesting Links to Check Out


The Official Website of the City of Scottsdale

The Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce

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