Mixing culture, the great outdoors, luxury resorts and activities, Scottsdale, Arizona emanates an eloquent food scene. So no matter what kind of traveler you are, avid nature-lover, sophisticated art critic or a gourmet, Scottsdale is bound to leave some vivid memories for all. Here are some of the top things to do and must-see attractions to add to your list when you stay with Cactus Vacation Rentals.

Old Town Scottsdale

The Historical Heart of the City

Old Town Scottsdale Skip the high-priced boutiques, the tasteless bars and restaurants as you walk around its allure city stuffed with shops of the American Southwest, galleries of art and food reflecting Scottsdale’s own cowboy origins. Main Street: Main Street is best known for beautiful architecture, local artists and their art. It is an ideal place to experience the local life and purchase some distinctive souvenirs.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

No wonder that the McDowell Sonoran Preserve with its many hiking trails and wildlife is an El Dorado for nature lovers. The expanse of desert consists of more than 30,000 acres with trails for many levels of hiking readiness. Spend the day hiking and experiencing some of the scenic beauty of the desert, as you cross it on foot — whether you enjoy a slow-walked stroll or a more challenging hike, these trails criss-cross our desert scape and offer views of our more unique plant and wildlife. Do of course remember to bring your camera with you – the view is gorgeous.

Luxury Resorts and Spas

When it comes to luxury, one word says it all: Scottsdale, and these resorts are among the finest in the world. The Phoenician and The Boulders Resort and Spa are among these epic escapes, mature havens with such top-tier amenities as indulgent spa treatments and divine dining. Enjoy pools and massage treatments to bring the utmost contentment after a day exploring.

Art and Museums

Visitors are also drawn to the city’s thriving art scene. SMOCA, or the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, presents branches that feature creative displays and establishments and Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Western Spirit concentrates on American West culture and history. From Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, a cultural hub offering contemporary works and educational programs that paves the way for engaging conversations around these themes, to important resources such as Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, to heritage centers such as Historic Old Town in Downtown Scottsdale that visually embody interests related to the Indigenous peoples who nurtured this landscape since time immemorial, these venues provide opportunities for expanded dialogues on both visual and historical narratives that shape our distinctive character.

Taliesin West

Taliesin WestFans of architecture will not want to miss Taliesin West, the wintertime residence and architectural institution of Frank Lloyd Wright. This UNESCO World Heritage attraction has led tours on Wright’s revolutionary designs and ideas. Beautifully set into its desert surroundings and featuring expansive views, the experience here is unrivaled as it provides a look into one of the century’s greatest architects.

Golfing Paradise

Located in Scottsdale, a golfer’s paradise with over 200 golf courses, including championship greens created by the greats of the game. Golf in Scottsdale is a unique experience that provides some of the best manicured greens coupled with challenging fairways and beautiful vistas of the desert, for beginners as well as seasoned pros. It is a great way to spend some time outdoors and take in the natural beauty of the city.

Culinary Delights

Scottsdale, indeed, has a good variety of cuisine in the food it serves. San Diego has everything from high end steak & seafood, to casual bar food, for restaurants spanning the full gamut on dining. Definitely stop at postino for a delicious bruschetta board and Chula sea food for some tasty fish from our local coast. The Mexican fare and pitchers of margaritas downtown are an excellent, locally inspired take on the cuisine of the Southwest.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square is a must-visit for the shoppers. Dxd Drop — Home to Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada Oh my, is it a shopper’s wonderland when luxury is concerned. If you like smaller shopping experiences, Old Town Scottsdale has cute little boutiques and lots of galleries selling unique items and handmade crafts from the area.



On balance, there is something in Scottsdale for everyone to enjoy. Did you go meandering through lively Old Town or hiking the high desert trails, pampering yourself with a spa treatment, or feasting at exquisite eateries; your visit to Scottsdale is bound to be unforgettable. Make sure you reserve your trip at Cactus Vacation Rentals for the perfect desert home away from home!

Name: Cactus Vacation Rentals

Address: 4239 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone number: 480-666-1337

Website: www.cactusvacationrentals.com