SCOTTSDALE, is a desert city in Arizona east of state capital Phoenix. It's known for its spa resorts and golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale. Farther north, trails wind through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a desert scape of hills, rock formations and cacti. Nearby is Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio. Downtown's Old Town Scottsdale has 1920s buildings and 19th-century olive trees. Scottsdale is a perfect destination for those looking for sunshine and sophistication while living out west. This city not only has a gorgeous desert backdrop, but a bustling downtown area with high-end shops, world-class restaurants, hotels, lounges, bars, golf courses, international events, and more! The highest concentrations of galleries, studios and museums that are open to the public are in Downtown Scottsdale. Its Scottsdale Arts District can be segmented into three distinct districts. The largest is the Scottsdale Main Street Arts District, home to the largest and most diverse collection of styles and genres, the more contemporary Marshall Way Arts District, and the more touristy and western-themed Old Town district.
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. Old Town also boasts award-winning craft breweries and wine-tasting rooms, as well as two of the city’s most popular museums – Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. And anchoring Old Town’s northern edge are Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping destination, and the city’s Entertainment District, a mecca for high-energy nightlife. No matter how you slice it, Old Town Scottsdale is just about the most fun you can have in one square mile!
"The West's most western town" prides itself in its rich Western history, preserving while heavily promoting its plethora of "western" activities and events. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has taken place since 1955. Today, the show attracts thousands of visitors and tourists, to see nearly 2000 purebred Arabian and Half-Arabian horses competing for various prizes and recognition. The show also features over 300 vendors and exhibitions, and over 25 demonstrations and shows. The Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol, an annual month-long event that has been held in Scottsdale since 1954. Cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation converge in Scottsdale to participate in this cultural and historical event. The event begins each year with the Parada del Sol Parade, the world's largest horse-drawn parade. Since 1971, Scottsdale has been home to the Barrett-Jackson Auto Show. Now held at the expansive West World exhibition complex in North Scottsdale, the event is an auto enthusiast's and collector's spectacle. The show is known for featuring both exotic, luxury automobiles and historic vehicles which have been expertly restored to mint condition. Since 2007, Scottsdale has been hosting low and high fashion shows in the annual Scottsdale Fashion Week, including popular department store line fashion designers and some higher end ones during the month of November. The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is held annually during April. Though many of its individual events are held citywide, they concentrate in the downtown area. Entirely, it is estimated the week-long festival draws over 40,000 people.
There are several attractions within the city of Scottsdale. There is the newly built Great Wolf Lodge water park and hotel right off of the 101 freeway. The Talking Stick Resort is an attraction and a part of the Scottsdale night life with their 98,000 square feet casino. Within the same vicinity are the Butterfly Wonderland, OdySea Aquarium that holds over 30,000 animals in 2,000,000 gallons of water, iFly Zone and many shopping centers including Fashion Square, just north of Old Town Scottsdale. Scottsdale Fashion Square introduces Old Town Scottsdale being in the top 30 largest malls in the country and providing upscale shopping and luxury.
Sports and Recreation
The city is the spring training home for major league teams, who practice at Scottsdale Stadium in Downtown Scottsdale. Scottsdale Stadium also hosts a minor league baseball team in the Arizona Fall League. The spring training facility, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, located on the city's eastern border with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is also the home for spring training. Though none play specifically in the city of Scottsdale, all of the "Big Four" North American major league sports organizations have franchises and play within the Phoenix Metropolitan Area – NBA's Phoenix Suns, NFL's Arizona Cardinals, MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL's Arizona Coyotes, as well as a WNBA franchise, the Phoenix Mercury.
Hiking, rock climbing and other similar outdoor activities are enormously popular throughout the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, in large part to the immediate accessibility of mountain areas within or very near the city limits. Citizens flock ritually to local favorite Camelback Mountain, in the eastern section of Phoenix, just adjacent to Scottsdale, as well as the McDowell Mountains in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, at the city's northeastern fringes.
Scottsdale is a noted golf and resort destination, with a sizable portion of tax revenue being derived from tourism. In all, the city is home to more than 300 area courses offering layouts that range from the rolling green fairways of traditional courses, to desert golf designs. The Boulders Resort & Golden Spa , Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North , in addition to other golf courses in the area, which include FireRock, Troon North, The Phoenician, Silverleaf, Desert Mountain and many more at a golf lover’s dream of options.
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