Your Scottsdale Vacation Itinerary from A to Z

Scottsdale, Arizona Travel

Find out why Scottsdale Arizona is one of the hottest destinations in the US. Its prime location in the heart of the Sonora Desert makes it a perfect place to visit no matter the season. Don’t get overwhelmed trying to plan what to do. Scottsdale boasts 330 days of sunshine a year  - so outdoor activities are a good bet. Scottsdale AZ is consistently Find time to relax whether in your Scottsdale vacation rental or at a nearby spa.ranked as one the world’s premiere golfing destinations. But if trying for a hole in one isn’t your ideal way to spend your vacation in Scottsdale, there are several other things to do, like eat out at Scottsdale restaurants, relaxing at a world renowned spa, or charge it at a nearby shopping center. Brought the kids? No matter. Scottsdale offers many kid-friendly activities so keeping your little ones occupied is a no-brainer.

Consider checking into a Scottsdale vacation home during your stay. Besides having access to comfortable amenities (deluxe bedding, custom kitchens, private patios, etc), you will get to enjoy privacy from other travelers. And what’s not to enjoy about having enough room so that your entire group can spread out comfortably? Whether you need to rent an affordable Scottsdale condo, or you plan on bunking in a vacation house rental, you’ll find that staying in a Scottsdale vacation home offers more for your money than a single hotel room.

Desert Decadence

Scottsdale’s Spas 
Next to Scottsdale golf, pampering is Scottsdale’s favorite pastime. Perhaps it’s the clear desert air that lends itself to a healthy post-detox glow. Scottsdale spas vary in type and price. You may check into a Scottsdale spa long term, but another option is to make an appointment at one of the several day spas in the area. Not only will you save money, but you’ll get to enjoy everything else Scottsdale has to offer (like eating delicious food). Most spas have a “signature” treatment that are fun to try. How does a sugar scrub, followed by a soothing seaweed wrap sound? Check out these popular Scottsdale spas:

  • Willow Stream The Spa At Fairmont Scottsdale
  • The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician
  • Golden Door Spa at The Boulders
  • Agave, The Arizona Spa at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
  • The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa


Scotts for Tots

Scottsdale for Kids
Just because the kids are in tow doesn’t mean you have to anticipate a stressful Scottsdale vacation. Whether it’s dining at a family-friendly restaurant or taking in a museum exhibit, you’ll discover Scottsdale doesn’t just cater to adults. Take amusement parks like Fiddlesticks. Scottsdale has several family fun parks that feature your usual carnival rides and activities. And teenagers can have fun on a family trip in Scottsdale as well! Hint: Inviting a friend along goes a long way in keep the kids entertained – at any age! Check out these fun family-friendly spots for toddlers, teens, and even adults who are just big kids at heart.

  • Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park
  • Crackerjax Scottsdale Family Fun & Sports Park
  • Out of Africa Wildlife Park
  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
  • SugarBowl Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant


Get out and explore downtown Scottsdale. Better yet, find a Scottsdale condo near all the action.
Retail Rehab

Scottsdale shopping
When the going gets tough sometimes it’s best for the tough to go shopping. Melt away your anxieties by engaging in a bit of retail therapy. You don’t have to spend a bundle either in order to pick up some Southwestern souvenirs to remind you of your Scottsdale travels. Of course if you have the urge to splurge, that’s allowed too; why not head over to Kierland? Scottsdale is an upscale community with several ritzy boutiques and art galleries so finding places to spend your cash shouldn’t be difficult! Put these Scottsdale shopping centers on your itinerary.

Kierland Commons Scottsdale Scottsdale Fashion Square Borgata  El Pedregal Downtown Scottsdale


Culture Shock

Arts and Entertainment in Scottsdale

Part of the fun of traveling to a new city is getting to experience another culture – even if it is in the United States. Scottsdale has the unique position of being in the heart of the Southwest in the center of the Sonora Desert. Billed as an upscale retirement community, Scottsdale caters to the arts and is not afraid to budget for cultural centers and events. From architectural masterpieces by Frank Lloyd Wright, to museums, to street festivals, you’ll find there’s always something to keep you busy in Scottsdale, and most likely it will open your eyes to a new perspective. Keep your eyes open for these cool cultural activities in Scottsdale:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
  • Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art
  • Scottsdale Arts Festival
  • ArtWalk events

Scottsdale Vacation Homes

Walk to Kierland Commons Shopping & Dining - Beautiful Retreat

This beautiful home in the popular Kierland neighborhood in North Scottsdale offers 2900sf of living space with contemporary decor under soaring 15'-18' ceilings. The wide open single level floor plan provides plenty of space to relax and unwind. ...

Grayhawk! Luxury Upgraded Avante Home, New Modern With Casita, Basketball Court

This luxurious Grayhawk home located in the Gated Talon Retreat in the Avante Community surrounded by the world class Grayhawk Golf Course is the perfect vacation rental. High quality furnishings from Crate and Barrel, Room and Board, West Elm. Th...

Beautiful Home with Pool/Spa/BBQ Just Minutes to Phoenix Open and WestWorld

This gorgeous luxury home is situated conveniently in a quiet residential neighborhood in North Scottsdale and has a very spacious backyard and contemporary decor. The home offers 2200 square feet of living space with beautiful furnishings and p...

Enchanting 2-acre Tuscan Villa Near Troon Offers Privacy & Luxury

Villa Solare welcomes you to Scottsdale! This beautiful, authentic Tuscan villa offers 2 privately gated acres of desert splendor just 3 minutes from the Troon Golf Courses in north Scottsdale. Built for entertaining, the central courtyard featur...

Custom Southwest Dream Home in Ideal Resort-Style Setting

This magnificent home leaves no detail unattended and offers so much space! Welcome to your private 3-acre luxury resort in North Scottsdale. This exquisite 6,500 sf custom home in the Troon Area has been newly decorated with your premier vacati...

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