The original downtown area, known as “Old Town” has kept the character of the small store fronts, narrow streets, and has embraced the Art community. Enjoy the Art Walk on Thursday evenings when the galleries stay open later for your enjoyment.

Just over the canal is the famous Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and the new Scottsdale Waterfront neighborhood. Here, you will find spectacular condo developments as well as single family homes in the surrounding area. The Scottsdale Waterfront is also a “hot-spot” for dining, entertainment and boutique shopping. Some notable restaurants include Posh, Olive & Ivy, The Herb Box, and Culinary Dropout.

Continuing north, you come to North Scottsdale which has been a whirl of development over the last several years. New housing communities, golf courses, shopping and dining locales have been springing up. The 101 Freeway provides excellent access to all of the activities Scottsdale has to offer. North Scottsdale is where you will find the bulk of the luxury private golf communities. No trip to North Scottsdale is complete without visiting Taliesin, the architectural school founded by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Dining in Scottsdale is unique in that some of the finest restaurants are found in what are typically called “strip malls” as well as shopping centers. Scottsdale restaurants offer a huge variety of food from Southwestern and Mexican in all price ranges to nationally-recognized five-star locales. There is something for everyone.

Scottsdale is one the major golf destinations in the United States and has been called “America’s Best Place to Live for Golf” by the Robb Report magazine. In addition to the private golf clubs, there are over 30 public golf courses. Scottsdale is also nationally-known for baseball’s Spring Training and these camps bring visitors from all over to partake in this amazing annual event. Other major events hosted by Scottsdale include the Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament at TPC Scottsdale and the esteemed Barrett-Jackson car auction. Additionally, nearby Phoenix is home to many professional sports teams including the Arizona Suns, Phoenix Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Coyotes.

 City and Area Attractions
The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world's finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 accessioned plants throughout its five thematic trails, which illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers. The Garden offers a variety of lectures and workshops on desert landscaping and horticulture, botanical art and illustration, nature art and photography, and health and wellness.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) features the most compelling modern and contemporary art, architecture and design from around the globe. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA's minimalist building includes a public "skyspace" by the acclaimed artist James Turrell where visitors can experience the ever-changing light of the desert sky. SMoCA also presents a wide variety of changing exhibitions, educational programs, docent-led tours and special events for adults and families.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West is Scottsdale's only National Historic Landmark. It serves as a prime example of Wright’s organic architecture in that the structures are built of the rocks and sand of the Sonoran Desert and melds to the lower McDowell Mountains. The grounds and buildings were constructed over a period of approximately twenty years by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices. Set amid a Sonoran Desert Preserve of 491 acres, Taliesin West tours wind through provocative terraces, landscaped gardens and walkways commanding dramatic views of Camelback Mountain and the Valley of the Sun.
Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass is Arizona’s largest western themed attraction. Enjoy the town and all that Rawhide has to offer, from the world renowned Steakhouse & Saloon to unique shops and variety of attractions. Old West inspired specialty shops feature nostalgic delights, "western chic" clothes, souvenirs, decorative metal and personalized branding irons created on site at the Blacksmith. Rawhide offers up the best entertainment west of the Pecos from cowboy tunes and pool tables in Rawhide’s Saloon or live action stunt shows with shoot-outs performed by the Arizona Roughriders.

Since 1960, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road adventures in the Southwest. Our award-winning excursions are known as the premier "must-do" tours in Sedona. The exclusive Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin and Diamondback Gulch tours take you to places you never imagined existed. Whether you're seeking rugged adventure, Native American history and culture, nature, geology, or panoramic vistas, Pink Jeep has the right tour for you. So, sit back and enjoy the ride!
  Talking Stick Resort CasinoTALKING STICK CASINO
Play in style at Scottsdale’s hottest Four Diamond destination, Talking Stick Resort. Enjoy exciting casino gaming, rejuvenating spa treatments, championship golf, outstanding dining, and world-class entertainment. The most exciting attraction is the property’s 240,000 square foot casino. The state-of-the-art gaming floor offers more than 700 of the latest slot machines as well as the favorites that guests have grown to love. The casino offers over 50 table games and is home to the largest poker room in the state.