Scottsdale, AZ has been described by some as a desert version of Miami’s South Beach. With pleasant temperatures year-round, an abundant student population, and a thriving shopping, cafe and nightlife scene, you won’t run out of things to see, taste, smell, hear and do in buzzing Scottsdale.
Taking in desert vistas is a unique treat for most visitors to Scottsdale. Take an opportunity to paddle down winding rivers, hike valleys and arroyos, or climb towering peaks in the Sonoran Desert. Additional beginner and advanced hiking trails are located at Desert Botanical Garden, where you can select a themed path featuring views of desert wildflowers, a rustic desert scene and more. Tour the Lost Dog Overlook, a historically significant location for the tool-making Native Americans that occupied the area long ago.
Scottsdale is also home to award-winning galleries and museums. Learn more about American Indian culture at the Heard Museum, which has two Scottsdale locations. Absorb both classic and contemporary works of art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art or the Phoenix Art Museum. Or, for a good dose of history, head to the Arizona Wing Aviation Museum, where visitors can view aircraft that were in operation during Vietnam and World War I.
Book a room at an IHG hotel in Scottsdale, and all of these attractions and activities will be just outside your front door. When you return each evening, you’ll feel good knowing you have a comfortable room and friendly staff waiting for you at an IHG hotel.