Old Town Scottsdale
Scottsdale boasts the slogan, "West's Most Western Town". It still has the old west flavor in spots, but it has grown-up. Full of contemporary amenities which makes it one of America's favorite vacation destinations. Most people refer to all districts of downtown Scottsdale when they speak of old town. Even if some of those districts like the Waterfront area is relatively new.
Although many of the buildings that currently house boutiques, bars and restaurants are of southwestern architecture, the real place to experience the true flavors of its old west roots is to tour the authentic "Old Town" area where wooden sidewalks and rustic traditions are preserved.
Take a self-guided tour of Old Town. It only takes an hour or so unless you patronize some older shops, tour the museum, have a brew or just poke along. The tour should begin at the "Little Red School House" which was built in 1909 and now houses the Scottsdale Historical Museum. There are locations that will conjure-up visions of the early days of the farming and ranching days. The building that houses the landmark Rusty Spur Saloon was built in 1921.
The map of Old Town is painted right on the sidewalks which makes it convenient to follow the tour at your own pace. For your planning convenience, download the Historic Old Town Map.