Northeast of Phoenix, Scottsdale is an exclusive golf destination with more than 170 courses. Outdoor activites abound in the beautiful Sonoran desert and Salt River. Hike Camelback Mountain, go mountain biking, or take a hot-air balloon ride. Explore Old Town Scottsdale on a Segway or on horseback. Taliesen West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous winter retreat, is a popular attraction.
Luxury spas and resorts offer deluxe pampering among the spectacular scenery. Scottsdale hosts the Phoenix Open golf tournament, one of the PGA Tour’s premeiere events, in February when the weather is perfect.
Old Town Scottsdale, the original Scottsdale Downtown, features original architecture, unique art galleries, and some of the best dining options around. North Scottsdale is a newer part of the city, home to such attractions as Fashion Square Mall, Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter, and The Waterfront. The Musical Instrument Museum (MiM) is one of the top 20 museums in the country, with over 13,000 musical instruments on display.
Explore the Odysea and meet sea-life, dolphins, and butterflies at the Southwest’s largest aquarium. and enjoy family friendly arcades, shops and restaurants. In January, Westworld is the place to be for the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, an event that attracts car collectors and auto aficionados from around the world.