Scottsdale's social scene has exploded in the past decade. In fact, it is often considered the desert version of Miami's South Beach due to the late-night atmosphere and vibrant Entertainment District. W Scottsdale anchors the new Entertainment District featuring top Scottsdale attractions and over 80 bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Scottsdale also reigns as one of the world's premier golf and spa destinations, as well as offering adventure with Jeep tours, hot air balloon rides and popular hiking trails, such as historic Camelback Mountain. Check out our list of local Scottsdale attractions:
Topgolf: Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life, with 16 locations serving more than 4 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale and playful experience, featuring an impressive food and beverage menu, music, games, climate-controlled hitting bays, and hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also brings fun, interactive experiences to the community.
Scottsdale Waterfront: Overlooking the Arizona Canal and across from Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale Waterfront does feature a few unique shops, but the real draw is the incredible restaurant selection.
Scottsdale Fashion Square: For a shopping experience like no other, the only clear choice is Scottsdale Fashion Square - the largest shopping mall in the Southwest. Featuring a mix of boutique shops and familiar names, this mall will please shopaholics and casual shoppers alike.
Scottsdale Gallery Association: Responsible for events like the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk, the Scottsdale Gallery Association keeps the city's arts & culture scene alive.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art: Situated on a twenty-one acre, beautifully landscaped park in the middle of downtown Scottsdale, presents the best of contemporary art, architecture and design from around the world and from around the corner. Our nine to twelve exhibitions per year rotate continually so a visitor will always experience the most current works of art that represent the thinking of the best and the brightest.
The Phoenician Golf Course: A 27-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, this course at The Phoenician pairs a challenging experience with the breathtaking scenery of the Sonoran Desert for a golf experience that's peerless.
TPC Scottsdale: Home of the largest-attended tournament in the world, the fan-favorite Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament. TPC Scottsdale is a masterful blend of challenge and playability – compelling the sport’s top players and recreational golfers alike.
Camelback Mountain: Once a sacred site of the Hohokam Culture, Camelback Mountain now offers Arizona residents some of the best hiking in the greater Phoenix area.
Desert Botanical Gardens: Featuring over 50,000 desert plant species spanning 145 acres of land, Desert Botanical Gardens has been teaching visitors about desert flora and fauna for more than 70 years.
Phoenix Zoo: Voted one of the top 5 zoos in the nation for kids, the Phoenix Zoo features rides, a petting zoo, and much more to keep your little ones entertained.
Taliesin West: a national historic landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, AZ. It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
Chase Field: The home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field is where baseball fans go to see MLB's titans of the pitcher's mound duke it out.
US Airways Arena: To watch live performances from world-renowned superstars, there's only one ticket in Arizona: US Airways Center. Here, you can see legends like Van Halen and Kelly Clarkson perform.
University of Phoenix Stadium: The University of Phoenix Stadium, with its retractable roof and field, is unlike any other stadium in North America, and a marvel of design, engineering, and technology. This multi-purpose facility is located in Glendale, Arizona. The primary tenants in the stadium include the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and the Annual Fiesta Bowl.
Gila River Arena: Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL, is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility located at Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue. The arena anchors the 223-acre, $1 billion development Westgate Entertainment District, the "crown jewel" of sports and entertainment complexes.