This Southwest city is rich with culture, design and some of the best restaurants as vacation-goers and sun-seekers flock to Scottsdale for an escape. For those looking for a cultural escape, the Scottsdale Arts District has several galleries, studios, and museums. While architectural attractions like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West brings visitors to the city from near and afar. Surrounded by natural beauty, set on the northern stretches of the Sonoran Desert and the McDowell Mountain Range allowing a range of outdoor activities offered in Scottsdale to suit every traveller. Here are five things to do during your next visit to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

You can’t visit Scottsdale without going on a walking tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.  Built in 1937, this desert architectural wonder was Wright’s winter home surrounded by striking arid landscapes. Explore each intricately designed room by listening to the audio tour to understand how this magical space was used.

Cool off at a Hotel Valley Ho’s Pool Party

Every Saturday and Sunday, the OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho transforms into Scottsdale’s hottest pool party where guests can reserve cabanas and daybeds and spend their weekend dining and drinking at the pool. If you’re hoping just to snag a lounge chair, you’ll want to arrive early as the space fills up quickly by midday.

Musical Instrument Museum

Making its name as the only global instrument museum, the Musical Instrument Museum gives guests the space to wander and listen to its extensive collection of international instruments organized geographically throughout gallery spaces. On the main floor, they also have a selection of instruments and other memorabilia from famous rockstars, which offers a unique look into their performances.

Dine in Old Town Scottsdale

There’s plenty to do in Old Town Scottsdale, but you’ll want to plan your visit with time to dine at one of the many delicious restaurants. For classic American fare, Citizen Public House has been a staple in Scottsdale- with locals flocking to enjoy their famous Original Chopped Salad. Tucked away on a small pedestrian street, FnB serves a seasonally inspired fine dining menu with farm-fresh local ingredients under the direction of Chef Charleen Badman.  

A Spa Day at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

You can’t visit Scottsdale without spending a little bit of time at the spa. Located at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, the Well & Being Spa offers a range of treatments and services that include access to their saunas, hot tub and relaxing rooftop top pool. For an extra dose of relaxation, they can add CBD-infused oil into your massage treatment to help relieve muscle aches and tension.


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