Nicknamed "The West's Most Western Town," Scottsdale offers something to pique everyone's interest, making a stay at one of our Scottsdale vacation rentals perfect for any getaway. A guy's weekend can be spent golfing, catching Spring Training games at Salt River Fields, and bar hopping. A girl's trip is complete with facials and retail therapy, and a family reunion is well-rounded with educational museums and water activities.
Brimming with blue skies and saguaro silhouettes, Scottsdale has easy access to everything central Arizona is known for. Our Scottsdale vacation homes place you in the midst of the greater Phoenix area's action. Phoenix borders western Scottsdale on the northeast, Tempe and Mesa are to the south, and the Tonto National Forest is to the northeast. Arizona's second largest city, Tucson, is 121 miles south while Flagstaff is 153 miles north.
From hiking Pinnacle Peak to unwinding with a Swedish massage at New Serenity Spa, Scottsdale has something for every age and interest. Are the kids tagging along to your Scottsdale vacation? Then you won't want to miss out on visiting the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Ride the carousel, watch the kids climb on the playground, and take a train ride around the large and historic park.
Spend another day at the impressive Butterfly Wonderland watching thousands of beautiful butterflies, then challenge your friends to the laser and mirror maze challenges at OdySea Mirror Maze. You can find a thrill petting stingrays at OdySea Aquarium just next door.
Pamper yourself with a day at the Camelback Spa and shopping around the valley. Claiming the title of the largest shopping mall in the Southwest, Fashion Square Mall's upscale and luxurious atmosphere and a variety of shops will easily suffice for retail therapy. Make your way to Old Town Scottsdale to meander through unique desert-themed shops and go back in time with a horse-drawn carriage ride.
If shopping isn't quite your cup of tea, take advantage of the year-round warm weather of this high desert climate and enjoy the great outdoor activities in Scottsdale. Try to beat fellow travelers at the premier driving range, Topgolf, or reserve a tee time at TPC Scottsdale. Start your day early with a hike to Tom's Thumb, then cool off by floating down the Salt River in tubes rented from Fort McDowell Adventures or splash down waterslides at Big Surf Waterpark.
Find your inner creative side in downtown Scottsdale visiting museums, nabbing tickets to a play at the Performing Arts Center, and, of course, posing in front of the iconic sign that spells, "LOVE." Anyone with an eye for architecture will want to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's former home, Taliesin West, on the east side of the city, which inspires awe with its prehistoric grandeur amidst the desert landscape.
Book one of our Scottsdale vacation rentals and let the countdown to food, friends, and fun festivities begin!
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