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Destination Guide Scottsdale

When In Scottsdale, You Must

Know Before You Go

Scottsdale is known for its sunshine all year around. Live it up on our WET Deck featuring lively parties with bottle service and beats by DJ's starting every Friday - Sunday.

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Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the city.


/ ˈsnōˌbərd/ adj.
People that only live in the area during the winter.
Looks like the Snowbirds are back.

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Old Town Scottsdale

Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, Old Town is known for its very lively atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, award-winning restaurants, and historic architecture.

2. North Scottsdale

North Scottsdale is a mecca for the area’s best golf clubs and courses, and it offers several new restaurants and outdoor shopping centers.

3. Phoenix

Thanks to its natural beauty and climate, Phoenix has several outdoor attractions and recreational activities, including 200 miles of hiking trails. Located just 15 minutes from W Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix boasts several of the Valley’s sporting arenas, concert venues, and museums. The culinary scene also features a long history with some establishments dating back to the 1940s.

4. Arcadia

Explore cozy, trendy restaurants, many of which feature patio seating, in this charming neighborhood at the base of Camelback Mountain.

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7277 E Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Live it up like a Scottsdale local.


Vintage By Misty

7046 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Vintage by Misty has been serving unique vintage to our diverse local following for the past 10 years. Located on the 5th Ave Shops Vintage by Misty specializes in colors and prints, great textures, and designer pieces. The collection of designers literally spans from A to Z, from Azzedine Alaia to Zandra Rhodes; with all the Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Missoni, and Yves Saint Laurent in between!

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Say hi to Misty herself! Have any questions or need personal styling Misty and her associates are always there to help.


Arizona Party Bike

7034 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Hit the streets of Downtown Scottsdale on this 14-person pedal bike. Ideal for bachelor and bachelorette groups, drink and socialize with friends while you explore Old Town, BYOB.

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Make sure to bring your favorite beer or wine to sip on throughout Old Town on your pedaled pub crawl.


Cafe Monarch

6939 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 8525

Family operated by the Lewkowicz family and named top 100 Best Restaurants in America by Opentable. Cafe Monarch offers a unique 4 course prix-fixe fine dining menu which features seasonal and local produce whenever possible.

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Diners might be drawn by the candlelit courtyard, ivy-covered walls and bubbling fountains., If you find yourself in the fine-dining restaurant splurge on the wine pairing!

Rusty Spur

Rusty Spur

7245 E Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

71 years old Rusty Spur is marked as the first bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Rusty Spur is an authentic country western saloon, serving up cold beer and live country music with Old West hospitality to locals and visitors from all over the world including Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, John Rich, Jake Owen, and Post Malone.

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Before ordering their famous prickly pear margarita at the bar, notice the authentic cowboy décor. Do sign a dollar bill and leave it on their wall. Once a year they donate to the Childrens Hospital.




Camelback Mountain

4925 E McDonald Dr Phoenix AZ 85253

Hiking Camelback Mountain is perfect for a tourist activity in Phoenix. Although both trails Echo and Cholla can be difficult the hike is quick and once at the top soak in the 360 views of the Sonoran desert.



Cottontail Lounge

7277 E Camelback Road Scottsdale AZ 85251

Cottontail Lounge provides a next-level mixology experience with a flirty and fun atmosphere for a bold W feel. Live it up in the sophisticated space for brunch with friends, sunset cocktails, private events and small gatherings or indulge in creative bites and cool cocktails while you mix and mingle with visiting DJ’s and musical talent performing on the scene.

Scottsdale Essentials


All you need for a sunny Scottsdale escape.

1. Sunscreen

Keep that beautiful glow and don’t go out without it.

2. Hat

Protect yourself in style in the Valley of the Sun with a woven hat.

3. Cool shades

Keep your vision straight with the hottest shades.

4. Swimsuit

Suit up at our rooftop WET Deck.

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University of Phoenix Stadium

1 Cardinals Dr

The University of Phoenix Stadium with its retractable roof and field is unlike any other stadium in North America. It's a marvel of design, engineering, and technology.

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Gila River Arena

9400 W Maryland Ave

Gila River Arena is home to the Arizona Coyotes hockey team. The arena anchors the 223 acre, $1 billion development Westgate Entertainment District, the “crown jewel” of sports and entertainment complexes.

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9400 W Maryland Ave

Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life. Players hit golf balls with computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance.

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The Phoenician Golf Course

6000 E Camelback Rd

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.

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Camelback Mountain

6131 E. Cholla Ln

Once a sacred site of the Hohokam Culture, Camelback Mountain now offers Arizona residents some of the best hiking in the greater Phoenix area.

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Desert Botanical Gardens

1201 N Galvin Pkwy

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.

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Phoenix Zoo

455 N Galvin Pkwy

Voted one of the top five zoos in the nation for kids, the Phoenix Zoo features rides, a petting zoo, and much more to keep us all entertained.

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Taliesin West

12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd

A national historic landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale. This is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Taliesin as well as The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

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SHADE Lounge and Bar

W Scottsdale

Sophisticated and swinging meets sexy and sultry. Party indoors against a dramatic backdrop of desert-inspired water and fire design elements or socialize al fresco cool in the stylishly landscaped patio.