Here at Urban Connection by The Caniglia Group, we love living in Arizona for a variety of reasons. The weather, the people, and the places make it such a wonderful place to call home. Luckily, living in and around the Valley means we are always in close proximity to the amazing cities we get to explore. One of our favorites? Scottsdale! Thanks to our own knowledge and some insights from our local friends, we can share some of the best things to see and do that Scottsdale offers.
Scottsdale Arts, Culture and Entertainment
There really is no shortage of fun in and around Scottsdale. While it’s a blast to be outdoors in our sunny state, we also have a ton of arts, culture and entertainment too! And there really is something for every interest. If you need some retail therapy, make your way to Scottsdale Fashion square and peruse their over 240 stores and restaurants! You’ll definitely find that new pair of shoes you’ve been on the hunt for. There is also the Arizona Boardwalk to traverse, which features locations like Ripley’s Believe it or Not, the mesmerizing Butterfly Wonderland, and the Odysea Aquarium to tour. Like to be out and about? Take a look at some of the other spots we suggest you check out on your days off:
- Westworld Events
- Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
- Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
In between one amazing Scottsdale adventure to the next, you’ve got to make sure you try some of the phenomenal eats around! From quick bites to a fancy, indulgent meal, you can fill up and find new spots to frequent. If you want options, the Scottsdale Waterfront is an awesome choice. They’ve got a number of delicious restaurants to try, some of which include Culinary Dropout and Olive & Ivy. When on the hunt for something a little more fancy, we encourage you to get a taste of Toca Madera’s bold reimagining of traditional Mexican cuisine. For example, their carne asada is so good, it may just leave you speechless. And for your future eats, here are some other great selections that Scottsdale offers:
While it is the season to drink and be merry, Scottsdale offers incredible places to sip at all year long. And after a day filled with festivities, you’ll certainly be on the hunt for a spot to grab a few drinks. If you want to join in on the nightlife that Old Town Scottsdale is famous for, you can take your pick of incredible drink locations like Hula’s Modern Tiki, The Canal Club, SumoMaya and so many others. Each one has cocktails and an ambience that is to die for and places you right in the heart of all of the action! For something laid back, we recommend hitting up the Roaring Fork or Citizen Public House and enjoying a more intimate outing! Need others to add to your “must-visit” repertoire? Here’s our other top spots:
Scottsdale Coffee Spots
Don’t like to do a thing without your daily coffee fix? We can relate! That’s why we know some of the best gems around for caffeine, even for those tea lovers, that you’ll adore. We wish we could explain how good FourTillFour smells, but you’ll just have to experience it for yourself. And if you’re in the market for new grounds for home, we propose making their Sunday Motor Club Blend your new staple sip for the season. However, if you prefer the colder cups, Cartel Coffee Lab’s Maya spiced Iced Chai is pretty magnificent. To help you keep your list full, here are a few other locations you must try:
Sports and Activities Scottsdale Offers
Consider yourself an adrenaline junkie? Whether you are, or you just like to get your heart rate pumping once in a while, Scottsdale has plenty to keep you busy. From the canal where you can run, bike, and prance with your pup, to the beloved Top Golf range where you can practice your swing – we know you’ll find just the thing. If you’re looking to soak up the Arizona sun while you get your steps in, head to the We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. It’s a true hidden gem here in the Valley and a perfect spot to enjoy unbelievable scenery while you hit tee time. But, if you need something that will really blow you away, indoor skydiving at iFly may just become your new favorite weekend activity. Luckily for us, there’s a never ending list of ways to get moving around us. Here are just a few others to add to your list:
Our Caniglia Group team is passionate about the work we do. And we are always ready to help you discover all there is to know about Arizona. Stay tuned for more tips, tricks, and recommendations from us to you! If you’re looking to live in the Downtown Phoenix or Scottsdale areas, feel free to contact us today at 602-903-7220. We cannot wait to show you the houses available and work with you to get you in your dream home!