Horses monument at West World

10 Things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona, great winter escape travel tips

Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Latitude: 33.4932, Longtitude: -111.9260


Scottsdale, Arizona is a great winter escape for many. Conveniently close to Phoenix airport, Scottsdale is a place where contemporary styles meet the adventure of the old west. Scottsdale offers many attractions and activities. Great times, stunning views, and amazing experiences will stay with you for a long time. FPImages shares a travel ideas list of 10 things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Red and White Round Sign of Old Town, Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale sign
Cowboy Boot Sign
A Cowboy Boot Street Decoration Designed In Red, White, and Blue

10 Things to do in Scottsdale, Arizona

1. Visit the historic Old Town District. The area is speckled with fashion boutiques and stores, which offer a wide variety of interesting items and souvenirs. The restaurants provide a great dining experience. The area also offers a glimpse into the early western era and cowboy life. There are several studios, museums, and western art galleries, showcasing a variety of genres. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art delivers a visual treat.

Detail of Frank L. Wirght home in the desert
Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Museum
West World entrance Horses statue
West World Entrance with Prancing Horses

2. The Frank Lloyd Wright House, the standing memorial of the visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is one of the prominent landmarks in Scottsdale, Arizona. The majestic landscape and buildings blend with nature and create a perfect picture of harmony and elegance. The expansive Taliesin West complex is renowned as the winter home and studio of this legendary architect.

3. Explore West World, a recreation and entertainment destination, that also has a popular equestrian center. For car enthusiasts and collectors, a visit to theĀ Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and seeing famous huge auction tent can be quite exciting. It can be described as automotive history coming together in one location. One of the major places of interest in Scottsdale it displays a wide variety of collectible vintage and classic cars.

White Dome of aChurch
A Church with White Exterior in Scottsdale Arizona cityscape
Museum and Gallery In Old Town
Gilbert Ortega Museum and Gallery, Old Town Scottsdale cityscape

4. Go for a walk along Arizona Canal Trail and take great Arizona sunset skies pictures.

5. Play a round of golf at TPC Scottsdale. There are many other golf courses around, however, you cannot miss this one. This is the only PGA golf course in Arizona. TPC Scottsdale offers both challenge, fun, and stunning views. If you have a chance, play the Stadium course.

Old Town Scottsdale evening street
Old Town Scottsdale evening street
Modern art statue at F.L. Wright home
An Interesting Statue in the desert garden at F. L. Wright museum

6. Go for a hike in the Sonoran desert. You can find more desert hiking resources at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve and also you can plan a trip to the beautiful community of Cave Creek and hike Black Mountain and see many Sonoran desert plants and wildlife.

7. Excellent road trip idea while in Scottsdale is to drive to the town of Fountain Hills and see one of the largest fountains in the world.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Beams
Detail of a Frank Lloyd Wright House
Natural setting for Frank Lloyd Wright House
Wright’s House incorporated into the natural landscape

8. Another great road trip idea would be to go see the historic city center in Phoenix. On the way there you can drive around scenic Camelback mountain and see local curiosity – Louis Lee Rock Garden.

9. Get a unique experience at Canyon Lake – a place where the desert, mountains, and river all come together. This road trip idea will take you the most part of the day. The drive itself is about an hour, but you will see many nice vistas and places along the way where you would want to stop and take some photos. One such place is Elvis Presley memorial chapel on the north Apache trail and the Superstition mountains museum.

F. L. Wright Home Hidden among the Greenery
A Panoramic View of the House by Wright
West World welcoming sculpture
Leaping Horses: Travel Back to the Wild West

10. Plan a trip to Grand Canyon South Rim. This travel idea will require a lot of driving – 3.5 hours one way. In wintertime, it is necessary to check for weather and road conditions. However, if you do decide to travel to Grand Canyon South Rim, it will be a trip of a lifetime.

Scottsdale, Arizona is a great winter escape with mild winters and lots of things to do it is definitely a place to consider when planning a winter holiday.

Horses Statue at WestWorld
Desert Flower Landscaping at West World
Prancing Bronze Horses
Statue of Galloping Horses, Scottsdale West World

Things to do in Scottsdale Photo Gallery

Barrett Jackson Auction site
Massive Metal Frameworks in front of a Tent for Barrett Jackson Auction
Famous Barrett Jackson auction giant tent
A Large Tent Bearing the US Flag place of the famous car auction
Church and a Palm Tree
A Palm Tree near a Magnificent Church, Scottsdale cityscape
Palm Trees at Arizona Sunset
Tall Palm Trees against Arizona sunset sky

   13.09.2021  by FPImages


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