Scottsdale Arizona is found in the Sonoran Desert but there is nothing deserted about this city. It has a population of over 217,000 (as of 2010) and is rich in attractions, culture and history.
The canal system in Scottsdale was originally built by the ancient Hohokam
Indians over a thousand years ago. Today the downtown canal has been
transformed into the iconic focus and the hub of pedestrian activity in
downtown Scottsdale AZ . Downtown Scottsdale boasts more than 30 lounges,
bars and nightclubs, and over 100 restaurants. This urban energy entices over
30,000 visitors to the downtown area on any given weekend.
When the sun goes down, Scottsdale sizzles with high octane nightlife.
It is the center of after dark adventure where on a typical weekend many
thousands flock to the lounges, bars, saloons and dance clubs. Not to
mention poolside beach bars, casual Mexican cantinas and other trendy
The Sonoran Desert is a rugged and untamed wilderness. A 120,000-square-mile
reminder that the American West's frontier spirit is alive and kicking in Scottsdale.
It overflows with towering mesas, tall saguaros and wildlife. This timeless natural
beauty has remained virtually unchanged for thousands upon thousands of years.
A remote sanctuary so tranquil and unspoiled that tourists sometimes forget to
head back indoors.
Scottsdale, Arizona was voted "2010’s Top North American Golf Destination" by
the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) at a ceremony at the
City of Arts and Science complex in Valencia, Spain. The distinction was voted by
IAGTO’s 340 golf tour operators from 51 different countries. Each operator was
asked to nominate the best performing golf destinations in 2010.
Many tourists flock every year to what is known as the ‘West’s Most Western town,’
Scottsdale, Arizona. With so many restaurants, resorts, nature trails, bars, and clubs,
it’s no wonder Scottsdale AZ is the ideal getaway for millions of tourists every year.
But what do these tourists do while in Scottsdale? Where do they go? Whether it’s a
stroll through the historic Old Town Scottsdale or a look at the annual Scottsdale Arts
Festival, there are many attractions to keep you busy!