​About the City of Scottsdale


Scottsdale is one of the most picturesque, engaging and dynamic cities in Arizona. Boasting about 300 days of sunshine each year, Scottsdale is known for its elegant resorts, world-class golf, elite shopping experiences, gorgeous sunsets and desert vistas and one-of-a-kind annual events.

The resorts in Scottsdale are some of the finest in the world. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway, a Western-style vacation or are coming to town for a business conference, Scottsdale has the hotel property for you!

The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort is a AAA Five-Diamond resort nestled right at the base of the southeast side of Camelback Mountain. Boasting 250 acres of meticulously landscaped desert vegetation, a large and dreamy resort pool, 643 guestrooms, suites and presidential suites, gorgeous golf greens and resort and casual and private dining opportunities throughout the property, there is simply no better place to call home while you visit Scottsdale. The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician is a boutique resort-within-a-resort that has its own pool and cabanas. Other outstanding resort properties include The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, FireSky Resort & Spa-A Kimpton Hotel, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch and The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.

There is simply no better place in Arizona to enjoy a game of golf than in Scottsdale. In addition to enjoying the pristine landscaping, desert vistas and warm weather, golfers can take their pick of 200 courses in Scottsdale, some of which play host to annual PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour events. Among some of the best golf courses in the city are TPC Scottsdale, Talking Stick, Grayhawk Golf Club and Troon North. Each year, Scottsdale is host to the Waste Management Phoenix Open which is played at TPC Scottsdale in the early part of each year. The prestigious golf event attracts the best players in the world and hundreds of thousands of golf fans and spectators converge on Scottsdale to take part in all the festivities surrounding the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Scottsdale Fashion Square is simply not to be missed! The shopping mecca is home to some of the finest upscale retailers including Tiffany & Co., Barneys New York, Cartier, Bulgari, Burberry, Tesla, Sur La Table, Coach and many others. Scottsdale also boasts many smaller boutiques that feature everything from Native American jewelry and pottery, Western clothing and boots and toys to vintage clothing, book stores, leather goods and more.

Many thrilling annual events take place in Scottsdale throughout the year and there is never a shortage of things to do. Tantalize your taste buds each April with a week of events showcasing the finest restaurants in Scottsdale and the Valley, plus world-renowned chefs come to town to engage crowds in cooking demonstrations and fun Q&A sessions. Barrett-Jackson has its annual January car auction event in North Scottsdale with an entire week of car auctions, “automobilia,” and celebrity sightings that are televised worldwide.

When your day is done, take in some of the most exciting nightlife spots that are the perfect place to see and be seen. Stop in at Kazimierz World Wine Bar in Old Town Scottsdale for some smooth jazz, knock back a few drinks at the Rusty Spur Saloon, or stop by Jade Bar at The Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa for modern music and beautiful sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.

Whether you live in Scottsdale permanently or seasonally or are just in town for business, you will always find something fun and entertaining to fit your discerning tastes. Visit www.Scottsdale.com for a complete guide to the city, its businesses and exciting events.

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