Scottsdale’s lush desert landscape offers nearly endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Watch the sunrise from the gondola of a hot air balloon. Explore rolling mountain foothills on a hike in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Or unleash your inner cowboy and saddle-up for a Western-style horseback ride. Just make sure your cell phone is fully charged so you can capture the desert’s breathtaking scenery and technicolor sunsets.
Prefer your adventure with an urban edge? Head for Old Town where art galleries and boutiques cozy up to some of the state’s most popular chef-driven restaurants.
Sunny Tee Times, All Winter Long
When the cold of winter sets in and golf courses turn brown, there's a luxurious domestic escape in the midst of the shimmering Arizona desert. Scottsdale is for vacationers who expect the best. In recent years, the dining scene has been transformed into a smorgasbord of gourmet cuisine and names such as Armani, Gucci, Vuitton and Ferragamo reside in its boutiques. Scottsdale has an incredible collection of golf courses and the mild, sunny winter days invite you to take advantage of the area's beautiful courses. There's no need to accept the winter doldrums; get away to Scottsdale for an dose of the finer life.