The sunny desert oasis of Scottsdale weaves high-energy nightlife, Western culture and luxe spa experiences into one rich tapestry.
In sunny Scottsdale, set against the stunning backdrop of Camelback Mountain, the entertainment options are as expansive as the views. The city’s dining and party scene is as big of a draw as its outdoor, shopping and spa offerings, so whether you’re looking for a chill getaway or a nonstop party, there are endless bars, shops, spas and trails to explore. And for those hungry to indulge in all things culinary, you’ve got a rich roster of restaurants to choose from in both Scottsdale and neighboring Phoenix.
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Explore Scottsdale

  • Old Town
  • The Vortex
  • Paradise Valley
  • Desert Ridge
  • North Scottsdale

Old Town


In the heart of Scottsdale, Old Town is the city’s liveliest neighborhood. Don’t miss taking a trip to Scottsdale Fashion Square, the largest shopping destination in the Southwest, or grabbing a bite to eat along the Scottsdale Waterfront. Visitors can take a peek into the past, as this district retains some of its historic Western facades and old signage from the city’s cowboy days.

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Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife, Shopping

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The Vortex


While Scottsdale’s historic Old Town neighborhood is filled with visitors during the day, the Vortex — a smaller section of Old Town — picks up the energy once the sun goes down. Live music and dancing keep the crowds packing into this strip of bars and nightclubs late into the night. The multiblock area is highly walkable, making it easy to get between venues safely.

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Clubs, Pool Parties, Bars, Nightlife

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Paradise Valley


Halfway between Phoenix and Scottsdale, Paradise Valley is home to luxury golf courses, over-the-top spas, luxury shopping and some of the region’s most celebrated bars and restaurants. Don’t miss the award-winning Century Grand, a set of three cocktail bars with turn-of-the-century-inspired vibes. Make sure to check out the various hiking routes in the area: Camelback Mountain for 360-degree views of the city, the Flatiron for rock scrambles, Wafers Needle Loop for valley trails and Piestewa Peak for lots of cacti.

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Golf Courses, Shopping, Fine Dining

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Desert Ridge


If you're looking to do a lot of shopping in one day, this neighborhood is the place to be. Order a cocktail or mocktail to-go at the Desert Ridge Marketplace (guests are allowed to imbibe in designated areas as they explore the property) before browsing the open-air mall. High Street is also lined with clothing boutiques, hair and nail salons, cute brunch restaurants, formal dinner options and late-night bars, making the marketplace one of the most fun shopping districts in the city.

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North Scottsdale


North Scottsdale is an upscale district full of shops, spas and mountain views. And while Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio, Taliesin West, and McDowell Sonoran Preserve are this neighborhood's showstoppers, make time to visit Scottsdale Quarter — a lively outdoor shopping area with can’t-miss restaurants.

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Shopping , Dining, Bars

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A Weekend of Luxury in Scottsdale, Arizona

Old Town Scottsdale

Shop, Sip and Eat Across Old Town

Spend the day shopping, eating and drinking along the Scottsdale waterfront. Your activities will bring you to the city’s most stylish area, located right in the heart of downtown Scottsdale.

Hiking through the desert

A Full Day of Hikes, Nightlife and More

Wake up early to enjoy a hike and spectacular 360-degree views of Scottsdale from Camelback Mountain. Come nighttime, you’ll be sipping the city’s most inventive cocktails before a lively dinner and a glamorous outdoor poolside bar.

The Phoenician Spa Tranquility Suite

A Visit to an Iconic Home with a Side of Relaxation

Because you’ve earned a day of complete relaxation, treat yourself to an afternoon at the spa after visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio, Taliesin West. And if the spa isn’t your speed, embark on a hot air balloon adventure or some horseback riding before dinner and a distillery visit.

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