In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale welcomes you with the energy of a sophisticated city on the move, the charm and hospitality of days gone by, and a breathtaking landscape that will inspire you to vacation-induced bliss.
By day, our sunny skies and lush desert setting create an ideal backdrop for outdoor adventures, championship golf, relaxing spa treatments and upscale shopping. By night, acclaimed chefs, ArtWalks and dozens of wine bars, lounges and performing arts venues await.
Scottsdale is the world's finest golf destination
. It's a bold claim, but we've got the numbers to back it up. Start with nearly 200 Scottsdale-area golf courses, add 330 plus days of sunshine annually, and it's easy to see why Scottsdale sits atop the golf destination leaderboard.
Need more proof? Perhaps you could ask first-rate international players like Paul Casey, Tim Clark and Aaron Baddeley why they call Scottsdale home. Or maybe Brandel Chamblee, Tom Lehman or Gary McCord could explain why they choose to tee it up in Scottsdale. Top off these ringing endorsements with an enviable collection of golf lifestyle pursuits inherent to the game, and Scottsdale's virtues are as clear as the sky on a typical day.
When it comes to unique experiences, Scottsdale has you covered with boredom-busting options that run the gamut from world-class museums and a renowned botanical garden to guided city tours, architectural wonders and the nation's largest wilderness preserve.
You'll also find culinary attractions like a working olive mill and a winery where you can create your own special blend. Amusement parks, an award-winning zoo and a railroad museum appeal to kids of all ages. And for those hankering for a taste of Scottsdale's frontier roots, the state's largest remake of an 1880s Western town is just minutes away.
Arts & Culture
Scottsdale's captivating Sonoran Desert setting has proven irresistible to artists from all walks of life. Let Scottsdale be your creative muse as you discover one of America's top arts destinations.
Art flourishes inside the walls of more than 100 galleries, one of the most concentrated collections in the nation. This vibrant cultural destination also is home to internationally acclaimed museums and architectural icons, renowned arts festivals, the country's longest running art walk, world-class performance spaces and an award-winning public art program that dots the community's landscape with striking statues and dramatic fountains. Let Scottsdale inspire the artist within you!
Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers more than 60 miles of shared-use trails for hikers and mountain bikers. Guided tours by Jeep, Hummer and horseback offer easy access to the desert’s most remote expanses. And, hot air balloon flights give you a bird’s-eye view, while river rafting trips serve up thrills in your choice of calm- or white-water adventures.