Scottsdale is a vibrant city that offers fine dining, boutique shopping, nightlife, sports and the arts. As you search for hotel rooms for your visit, choose a resort that offers easy access to the city, such as The Scottsdale Resort McCormick Ranch. Whether it's your first time here or you come back year after year, you'll want to explore every inch of the city during your stay. Here are our favorite things to do in Scottsdale to help you get started.
Though boutique shops can be found all over the city, we're partial to shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Located on East Camelback Road less than five miles from our resort, it's home to more than 250 retail stores and eateries. If you prefer less hustle and bustle, head over to Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, both of which have a cozy "Main Street" feel to it.
Just steps from your room at The Scottsdale Resort lies the McCormick Ranch Golf Club, with 36 holes of golf to enjoy with views of Camelback and McDowell mountains. Not in the mood for a full round? Try your hand at their bermuda grass driving range, chipping areas or putting green.
Sports aficionados feel right at home in Scottsdale. Situated conveniently in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale Stadium is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants, and it also hosts the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona fall league. Salt River Fields is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, and it also hosts a variety of events year-round.
Get a little taste of arts and culture during your stay in Scottsdale by spending some time in Old Town Scottsdale's Main Street Arts District. This area has the country's highest density of galleries, which feature all types of art mediums and genres. Your must-see list should also include the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Taliesin West, the former home of revered architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
It wouldn't be a visit to Scottsdale with spending some time at a spa. As you search for hotel rooms, look for one that has an on-site spa to make things as convenient as possible. Our Luna Spa offers facials, massages and body treatments, and there's a fitness center to keep you in shape during your retreat.