As one of the best luxury resorts in Scottsdale AZ, we know where all the local hot spots are! When you stay with us, you can expect VIP treatment like no other with the inside scoop on where to have fun, and relax. We also know of the best kid-friendly attractions that the entire family can enjoy.
The best part of all is the access to the exceptional championship golf courses that you may have seen on TV or heard about. With the amount of local Scottsdale attractions, you may not want to leave!
What to Do in Scottsdale?
If you’re wondering what to do in Scottsdale, you aren’t alone. The first thing that people think of when they hear about Scottsdale attractions are the premier resorts, art galleries, lively nightlife, and country club life. They are correct, but there is so much more to explore when you visit.
Most of the best places to visit are local favorites.
Since you have the inside scoop with us, we’ll share some of the best local Scottsdale attractions with you. So the next trip you plan, keep these fun activities and locations in mind:
If you’ve never heard of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Taliesin West will make a great first impression. This prolific and dynamic American educator, writer, and architect-designed more than 1000 structures in 70 years inspired by the connections between harmony, humanity, and the environment. He labeled this philosophy as organic architecture.
The Taliesin West represents his philosophy of the relationship between modern buildings and outdoor surroundings. It served as Wright’s winter home and is now the headquarters of the School of Architecture at Taliesin West and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. To fully immerse yourself in the experience, tours are mandatory and provide an inside look at the site’s history without overwhelming visitors with too much information and detail. You’ll learn about the concepts used to build the structure as well as the exciting life of Frank Lloyd Wright.
2. Old Town Scottsdale
What’s not to love about Old Town Scottsdale? As one of the best Scottsdale attractions, you’ll find something for everyone here. Whether you chose to spend the afternoon or evening, this is the perfect place to bring the whole family. You can expect a mixture of high-end shopping with art galleries featuring world-famous artists.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, there are a plethora of options to choose from, including the well-known Franco’s Italian Caffe recognized as the Best of Scottsdale’s Old Town. On Thursday nights, take an evening stroll and enjoy the Scottsdale Artwalk, where galleries are open to the public.
3. Golf Courses
We can’t mention Scottsdale attractions without talking about golf courses. Golf is one of the most popular things to do in Scottsdale.
The most popular local golf course is TPC Stadium, seen on the PGA Tour with the infamous 16th hole. It consists of two courses called The Stadium and The Champions, both designed by Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish, and Randy Heckenkemper.
Some of the most famous and luxury golf courses in Scottsdale are at Troon North, designed by Tom Weiskopf. Nestled in the rugged landscape of the Sonoran Desert, find inspiration from the granite boulders and rolling hills at any angle of your golf swing.
4. Scottsdale Museum of the West
A few blocks down from Old Town Scottsdale, you’ll find the Scottsdale Museum of the West featuring historical and cultural artworks from 19 states, including those that Canadian and Mexican states.
The modern structure is a perfect fit for the area and holds important articles like memorabilia and displays. The museum is known for its collection of Hopi pottery and cowboy movie posters. In the courtyard, you’ll find an unusual collection of sculptures.
5. Pinnacle Peak Park
For hiking, biking, and adventure enthusiasts, Pinnacle Peak Park should be on your list of top Scottsdale attractions to see while you visit. Explore the great outdoors on a moderate hike over a mile and a half with 1300 feet of elevation.
The views are spectacular and include the rolling landscape of the Troon North Golf Club.
If hiking is not on your itinerary, you can host an evening or morning picnic at the available tables and ramadas. The parking lot holds 90 spaces that fill up very quickly in the mornings, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly.
6. McDowell Sonoran Preserve
You will not need to wonder what to do in Scottsdale since you’ll have over 30,000 acres of the natural desert landscape to explore by bike or hike.
Some of the most popular hikes are Tom’s Thumb and Lost Dog Wash Trailhead that treats the adventurer to stunning views available from sunrise to sunset. You’ll find this natural wonder located on the east side.
7. Civic Center Mall
When you visit the heart of Scottsdale, you’ll run into the Civic Center Mall featuring open-air spacings with water fountains, ducks, seating, and blooming rose gardens.
The iconic LOVE sculpture developed by Robert Indian is front and center as a welcome to more intriguing public art. You’ll find several cultural institutions in the area, including the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. During your visit, enjoy performances in the Scottsdale Mall Amphitheater just a few moments away from Old Town Scottsdale.
Where to Stay in Scottsdale?
Scottsdale is known for its exceptional luxury resort locations. Resorts are a popular getaway option in Scottsdale. There are plenty to choose from but no other resorts offer the quality for the value we provide. However, you’ll notice a number of similarities amongst luxury resorts in Scottsdale AZ:
- Golfing – At most luxury resorts in Scottsdale AZ, you’ll find award-winning golf courses. The attention to detail and exceptional service continues throughout luxury accommodations and it is the best place to stay to experience peak luxury. Whether you visit the resort for golf or stay, you’ll notice that accommodations are top-notch.
- Renovations – Many luxury resorts have rebuilt some of their property as part of multi-million dollar renovations. Guests who stay can expect to enjoy several pools with modern and luxurious rooms. With outstanding service and amenities that range from an onsite spa to fine dining, you can expect palatial guest rooms to be very accommodating. Recently, most luxury resorts in Scottsdale AZ have undergone additional extensive renovations to benefit all guests. With elegant rooms that feature fire pits and private patios, you’ll be able to let your hair down after an active day. As part of an amenities package, you can book guided Grand Canyon tours, Airplane tours, horseback riding, jeep tours, and more.
One of the Best Luxury Resorts in Scottsdale AZ
What makes Meridian CondoResorts one of the best luxury resorts in Scottsdale AZ? The value it provides is unmatched, and it’s where to stay for family and friend trips. Our luxury accommodations start at 900 square feet with a washer and dryers inside the unit and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
When you stay with us, you’ll have VIP treatment with all the comforts of home. With so many things to do in Scottsdale, you’ll be glad you booked with us to help you explore it all.
Take your stay with us to another level by booking our famous Stay and Play package and enjoy the best golfing that Scottsdale has to offer. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help with all of your vacation needs, from booking a car rental to making dinner reservations through our full concierge service. Our amenities include sparkling pools, whirlpool spas, fitness centers, gas BBQ grills, and a clubhouse available for private events.
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