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Final Scottsdale Journey Information – Helene in Between


Tall Saguaro cactus ripe with yellow blooms cast shadows over the red dirt of the Sonoran desert. Flowering bushes ooze with white and pink bougainvillea. Resorts with towering palm trees are framed by red rock mountains. This is Scottsdale, Arizona. Just 20 minutes from Phoenix is the beautiful and buzzing town that offers visitors a wealth of activities, resorts, spas, and great restaurants. Plus, you’re close enough to day trip to Sedona or the Grand Canyon. 

Scottsdale is the perfect place to indulge and enjoy. This Scottsdale travel guide and itinerary will share the best things to do, where to stay, and what to eat. 

If you’re looking for a girl’s weekend away, an escape into the desert, or want a couples trip to explore, eat, and relax, Scottsdale, Arizona is the perfect place. After all, there are more spas per capita in Scottsdale than anywhere else in the USA. You can find cowboy chic in Scottsdale Old Town, explore Midcentury Modern architecture at Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, pamper and relax in some of the coolest spas, or take a hike and explore the desert. It’s called “The Beverly Hills of the Southwest” for a reason. 

Not only is Scottsdale a wonderful place to explore, it’s close in proximity to some of the coolest places on earth: Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tucson, and, conveniently, Arizona’s state capitol, Phoenix. 

I am continually surprised by Scottsdale. I assumed that Scottsdale was all about golfing and resorts, and while they do definitely have that, it’s so much more. This travel guide to Scottsdale will share everything you need to know for the perfect escape.

When to visit Scottsdale 

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you’re almost ensured to have a lovely trip. I suggest avoiding the summer, as the temperatures can rise to triple digits. But if you plan to come in the summer, you can snag great deals here. Most visitors come to Scottsdale at the beginning of the year, when spring training for baseball is in full swing. I prefer spring when the cactus starts to bloom!

 

How to Get Around Scottsdale

You’ll fly into Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport, from here, it’s a quick 15 minute drive to the heart of Scottsdale. I recommend renting a car while you’re here so you can easily explore the area and take a day trip if you’d like. We flew from Dallas to Phoenix and flight prices were extremely low – especially since Sky Harbor is a major American Airlines hub. If you prefer not to rent a car, you can take a free Scottsdale shuttle that will carry you directly from the airport to downtown Scottsdale. 

Where to Stay in Scottsdale

One area that Scottsdale is not lacking is the amazing restaurants and resorts. We stayed in two different resorts in Scottsdale. Each one is different from the next and offers exactly what you need in a stay. Whether you want a fun and funky Instagram-worthy spot or a laid-back and luxury oasis in the desert, Scottsdale does not disappoint. 

Royal Palms Resort and Spa 

Just walking the grounds of Royal Palms is an experience in itself. An exquisite refuge with fountains, palm trees, elegant Spanish style architecture, and rooms tucked away from the world. I always look for a quiet hotel room and this is like having your own sanctuary in the desert with the Camelback Mountain behind you.

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