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Scottsdale also called ‘The West's Most Western Town’ in USA is located in the panoramic Sonoran Desert, and it is one of America’s most popular holiday destinations. And why not? In Scottsdale weather is year-round ideal for a countless of outdoor activities and adventure including off-road jeep and Hummer tours. Hike, rock climb, horseback ride, go hot air ballooning, raft, float the Salt River or hop aboard scenic sightseeing tours to destinations all across Arizona. Take a scenic train ride to the Grand Canyon or take a helicopter tour high above the diverse Arizona landscape.
To get a real taste of the old west visit The Old Town in Scottsdale. Wooden sidewalks and rustic traditions are preserved as you tie your horse to each shop's hitching post. Scottsdale's Old Town provides with an awesome south-western flair in the valley of the sun and at the same time with art galleries, specialty retail, upscale dining, active nightlife and museums. Old Town is located at the heart of the city’s Arts District, which is home to a high concentration of galleries showcasing some of the best Western and South-western art in the country.
Scottsdale is a great family destination as well. It welcomes families with a host of activities that will keep the youngest travellers entertained morning, noon and night. Also, home to numerous golf courses and professional golfers, Scottsdale provides golf for any player at any level and no matter, which course you would choose you can’t go wrong when golfing in Scottsdale.
While on your holidays in Scottsdale try many of different tours which are available here. Tours offer a great opportunity to explore wildlife and the terrain of the Sonoran Desert where a normal car can’t take you. If you are the rail fan, you will definitely enjoy exploring the 30 acres McCormick Stillman Railroad Park. You can hop aboard the 5/12 scale Paradise and Pacific Railroad for a one mile loop through the grassy grounds. It’s modelled after narrow-gouge trains of Colorado and has both the diesel and steam locomotives pulling the passengers carrying the gondolas and other cars.
Also, visit Grand Canyon. Astonishing Grand Canyon is just about four hour away from Scottsdale and is definitely worth the trip! See this World Wonder in relaxed luxury on a bus or limo tour or in a helicopter.Trip to Grand Canyon is one of the most popular day trips from Scottsdale.
Scottsdale offers more than 600 restaurants serving up regional and global specialties. No matter what type of cuisine you're craving, you'll find plenty of flavors to savor in Scottsdale.
Palm Court Restaurant
Savor the award-winning cuisine at the internationally acclaimed Palm Court, one of the best Scottsdale restaurants. Fine dining is elevated to an art form with unforgettable tableside au flambé preparation and innovative dinner menus at our AAA Four Diamond restaurant.
Vista Verde Restaurant
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day in this bright and open dining room that overlooks distant mountains and the 18th green of our adjacent golf course. Vista Verde is casual dining at its best.
Sangria’s Lounge and billiards room, with its shady golf-side patios, is the perfect spot to slow down over cocktails and snacks with friends. Catch the day’s games on 4 big-screen TVs, sharpen your billiards skills on complimentary billiards tables or simply celebrate the end of a satisfying day.
Shopping in Scottsdale
If shopping was a sport, making it to Scottsdale would be like earning a spot at the Olympics. Only in this game everyone is the winner, with sun-drenched outdoor promenades and upscale fashion parks offering a mix of notable national retailers and exclusive treasures available only in Arizona.
Starting at the south end of Scottsdale Blvd. and turning west on Stetson Dr. or Indian School Rd. takes you into Scottsdale Downtow and the 5th Avenue stores and here you can spend hours browsing through shops that offer everything from cowboy boots to haute couture to fine jewelry and antiques.
Borgata features specialty stores, fine art galleries and even a day spa. For patio dining choose modern Italian at Frankie’s Pizza. For a taste of "Old Morocco" head further north to el Pedregal Festival Marketplace located at 34505 N.Scottsdale Rd. and the corner of Carefree Highway. Kids and adults are drawn to the courtyard and koi pond, the colors of the desert and the magnificent boulder formations.
Uncover the latest trends at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest's largest shopping destination. Next, head to downtown for a shop-till-you-drop selection of art galleries, quaint boutiques and luxury jewelers. Continue your retail therapy in north Scottsdale with open-air settings that elevate the sport of browsing and buying to haute new heights.
Weather in Scottsdale
The city of Scottsdale provides a year-round mild climate, with over 300 days of sunny weather combined with low humidity, making Scottsdale a popular holiday destination.
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