City Guide // Scottsdale

If you're planning a desert getaway to Scottsdale, Arizona, we've put together a list of where to stay, what to eat, and what to do during your stay.

Scottsdale, Arizona - just over 20 minutes from Phoenix, AZ, is home to luxurious spa resorts, golf courses, hiking trails, rock formations, and more. This desert city raises the bar almost as much as the heat, and it's a must-see for any frequent traveler. Here's our guide to this destination.

Scottsdale desert

STAY

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
A resort with a view. Sitting near Pinnacle Peak, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale offers top-notch accommodations such as private patio firepits, a craft beer bar, and a complimentary shuttle to Scottsdale's Troon North Golf Club.

W Scottsdale
If you're looking for a lively, vibrant place to stay, the W is your spot. When checking in at the hotel lobby, look up and catcha view of the pool you'll be dipping into that afternoon.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort
If the view doesn't lock you in, the infinity pool sure will. The ultimate resort for relaxation, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain is home to Food Network's Executive Chef Beau MacMillen and his culinary creativity.

DINE

Cafe Monarch
Their website explains it all - voted one of the top 25 best restaurants in America, Cafe Monarch is a romantic spot that offers four course menus that change weekly. It's the ideal spot for a date.

Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork focuses its entire menu on wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill, or wood oven roasting. With items like sugar-cured duck breast, blackened redfish, or slow-roasted buttermilk-fried chicken, you really can't go wrong.

SHOP

Stephanie's
When shopping for her, you'll want to check out Stephanie's Boutique on Marshall Way. Pick up something special - you won't disappoint.

Patrick James Scottsdale
Our Scottsdale location offers the season's latest pieces, and offers on-par customer service. We'll see you soon.

PLAY

Spring Training
Half of the MLB teams (including the San Francisco Giants) take their teams to the heat for Spring Training. From February to March, you can purchase tickets to attend their annual training, and it's quite the experience. You might even meet your favorite player, or come home with a signed souvenir.

Scottsdale desert

Hiking
When in Scottsdale, you'll want to enjoy the outdoors - and what better way than to enjoy a scenic hike at any of these top trails?

Scottsdale golf club

Golfing
Pinnacle at Troon Noon Golf Club Golf Course is a must-see for every pro. Play a few rounds and head back to your room at Four Seasons, and you'll be set.

EXPLORE

Desert Botanical Garden
A little over 20 minutes outside of Scottsdale, Desert Botanical Garden hosts a variety of scenic trails, along with a fresh, farm-to-table restaurant on site. Schedule your visit soon, because you won't want to miss this.

Western Spirit Museum
Dive into the Western lifestyle by exploring Western and Native American exhibits located in Old Town Scottsdale. It's a trip to the past, present, and future all in one.

ArtWalk
The Scottsdale ArtWalk is centered in the Scottsdale Arts District and welcomes guests every Thursday evening to wander at their own pace. Take in the area's talent and enjoy dramatic statues, courtyards, and beautiful art.

Date Published: August 27, 2019

Tags: City Guide, Scottsdale