Scottsdale, Arizona is a part of the greater Phoenix area. Phoenix is, in fact, directly to the west of Scottsdale. To the north is the Tonto National Forest and Tempe is south. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is to the east. This interesting location influences Scottsdale and plays a part in all the things there are to see and do there. Not only will you find access to delicious dining, trendy bars, and fancy hotels but also to trails, lakes, parks, and even a canal.


1. Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is also known as Downtown. If you are looking for a great place for a night out, this is it. Here, you will find clubs, bars, and restaurants as well as art galleries, museums, and plenty of shopping. Head to Old Town Trading for interesting southwestern-style jewelry. Take the kids to Old Town Candy & Toys for a treat. For a date night, stop by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Then, grab a drink at Dierks Whiskey Row. Or, head to Casablanca Rooftop Lounge for some live music.

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