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A Perfect Day in Scottsdale

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Scottsdale has been described as the desert version of Miami’s South Beach, and it creates the perfect setting for those looking for some fun in the sun. Kick-off the perfect day in Scottsdale by hiking one of the many trails, or if you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, stop by one of the many luxurious resorts and spas. Refuel at one of Scottsdale’s many culinary hot spots and enjoy fresh, seasonal dishes from local staples like FnB, before ending your perfect day with shopping.
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Brown & Stetson Business, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
The owners of FnB—James Beard Award semifinalist chef Charleen Badman and front-of-house manager Pavle Milic—were early champions of Arizona wine and produce, curating a wine list that includes lots of Grand Canyon...
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7245 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Rusty Spur Saloon was a bank in the 1920s but today it’s one of the best places for dancing with live country music 364 days of the year (they’re closed on Christmas). Tiny and historic, it’s a come-as-you-are bar where everyone from John Wayne to...
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Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
With two hiking trails ascending 1,280 feet to its peak, Camelback Mountain is a great option for nature-fiends who like a challenge. Both the Echo Canyon and Cholla trails exceed a mile in length and are accented with steep grades. Average hiking...
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7111 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
A contemporary take on a traditional pub, Citizen Public House is known for its craft beers, classic and modern cocktails, and interesting pub grub. Snacks include bacon-fat popcorn and a beer fondue made with the local Kilt Lifter brew. Main...
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3701 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
In a city known for its sprawling resorts, Scottsdale's only bed & breakfast is a welcome alternative. Each one of the inn's four rooms is unique and decked out with decor handpicked by its owner, Kate Hennen. Dip into the 43-foot infinity edge...
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7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
Opened in 1987, the relatively youthful Fairmont Scottsdale Princess may not have the history of some of its neighboring resorts, but the North Scottsdale spot—with its fountained plazas, Mexican colonial–style architecture, and 65...
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, USA
Don a headset, approach an exhibit, and wirelessly listen to African thumb piano or Mongolian throat singing at the vast Musical Instrument Museum. Besides browsing some 15,000 artifacts that represent different musical genres, visitors can catch...
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4420 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Long before the West was even wild, between the years 600 and 1450, an ancient group of peoples known as the Hohokam brought life to the Arizona desert with an intricate canal system. Parts of it are still in use today and, in addition...
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10810 N Tatum Blvd #126, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA
Nothing beats an ice cold beer in the midst of an Arizona summer, and O.H.S.O Brewery in Phoenix does it right. This self-described bike friendly nano-brewery in the trendy Arcadia neighborhood delivers in a big way. An eclectic food menu is just...
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7213 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
This Central Phoenix staple now has a second location in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Boasting “an urban twist on the classic tiki restaurants and bars of the 50’s & 60’s,” Hula’s takes diners back in time with classic cocktails, amazing food...