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1 Mic. 1 Guitar. 1 Superstar.
This time around, 102.5 KNIX is bringing you a very special night with a country superstar like you’ve never seen before.
Every year 102.5 KNIX has a special secret… which country SUPERSTAR is coming to grace the stage at our KNIX Secret Show presented by Corona Premier! The secret is something NOBODY knows until the lights hit the stage and the curtain falls.
So… who do you think it will be this time!?!
Who will join Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Chris Young and Dustin Lynch as the next KNIX Secret Show performer?
- When: Wednesday, February 13th
- Where: Marquee Theatre ( 730 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281)
- Time: TBD
- Artist: THAT’S A SECRET!
Gorgeous Scottsdale Townhome
8490 E Chaparral Road Scottsdale AZ 85250
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom – 1,676 Sq Ft
MLS # 5726814
3701 E Meadowbrook Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85018
4 Bedroom + Den, 3 Bath Main House
Casita with full Kitchen, Bath & Laundry
MLS # 5698706
About Scottsdale Arizona
Scottsdale has been designated the Most Livable City, one of America’s resort destinations of choice for fun in the sun, fine shopping, and even finer dining. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year,Scottsdaleis the perfect playground to indulge in your favorite adventure – or even discover a new one. Reach new heights with a hot air balloon ride. Or see the beauty of theSonoranDesertup close with a morning hike in theMcDowellMountainfoothills and watch the desert come alive around you. Want more? Float down the cool waters of the Salt River on a raft, dive into the crystal blue waters of a hotel or resort pool, and enjoy time onSaguaroLake, boating, jet skiing, fishing or just sitting back and enjoying the beautiful view.
U.S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott paid $2.50 an acre for a 640 acre section of land in what is nowScottsdale. In December, 1888, Scott’s brother, George Washington Scott, became the first resident of the future town. By February, 1889, he had cleared the land, dug irrigation ditches, and planted 80 acres of barley, a 20-acre vineyard, and a seven-acre citrus orchard. Upon his retirement from the Army in 1893, Winfield Scott returned to area to join his brother. Future crops planted by Winfield Scott included citrus and other fruits, peanuts, and sweet potatoes.. In the Native American culture, south stands as a time of innocence, learning, and growth. In contrast, the west, with the approach of the sunset, reminds us of the wisdom of maturity. Where these two directions meet isScottsdale, anew citywith an old soul. This contemporary center is built on three, rich cultures: Native American, Spanish, and western pioneer. Each society left its imprint. Each presence can be tasted in the foods served, experienced in the architecture built, and appreciated in the art displayed in galleries and public spaces. This is the spirit ofScottsdale. And it is yours to experience, any time you choose.
Scottsdale Arts & Culture
With more than 125 galleries and museums, the exciting downtown Scottsdale Art & Shopping Districts, a number of fine performing arts venues, and architectural wonders including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West,Scottsdaleis a year-round celebration of the arts. Collectors and admirers alike will enjoy the Scottsdale ArtWalk, a Thursday night tradition in which galleries stay open late and welcome the public to special exhibit openings and artist receptions. Those interested inScottsdale’s cultural heritage won’t want to miss the world-renownedHeardMuseumand the seasonal Native Trails Festivals. No matter what form of art or culture you crave, you’ll find it inScottsdale. Join the celebration!
Scottsdale Art Associations
Cave Creek / Carefree Gallery Association
6140 E. Cave Creek Road
The Cave Creek/Carefree Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the visual arts in the Cave Creek and Carefree area. Our membership includes a diverse group of galleries and artists representing a broad range of styles and mediums, all surrounded by the natural beauty of the highSonoranDesert. The association was formed in 2003 by the area galleries who implemented “Art Night,” a November through May event when area galleries stay open every Friday night. Our primary goal is to help publicize and promote the Cave Creek and Carefree areas as an “arts destination.” In doing so, we will strive towards being a valued and participating member of the Cave Creek and Carefree communities as well.
Marshall Way Contemporary Arts Association
c/o Robert Roman Gallery
4164 N. Marshall Way
Tucked amongst the bronze horse sculptures and western store facades that have been identified withScottsdalefor years, a hotbed of contemporary arts activity has been consistently carving out a niche in both theArizonaand the national art scene. The Marshall Way Contemporary Arts District, located betweenIndian School Roadand Fifth Avenue, is an area filled with luxurious offerings. The district’s galleries specialize in contemporary art by both regional and national artists. You will also find new ideas in contemporary craft, Southwestern art and Asian antiquities. The Marshall Way Contemporary Arts District offers a wonderful package of charming streetscapes, shopping, dining and the arts, all in one place. Galleries are open every Thursday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. for strolling, and on the first Thursday night of each month, they collectively offer exhibition openings and artist receptions, refreshments, and live music up and down the street.
Scottsdale Artists League
P.O. Box 1071
Since 1961, our purpose has been to stimulate interest in the visual arts through educational workshops and scholarship awards. The public is invited to general meetings held the first Tuesday of every month.
Scottsdale Cultural Council
7380 E. Second Street
Scottsdale Cultural Council is a private, non-profit organization that defines its vision as “360° Arts – Create diverse arts experiences that engage the community.” The Cultural Council makes the arts an integral part of the Scottsdale experience by offering opportunities for residents and visitors to experience the highest quality in performing and visual arts, and by identifying emerging artistic talent and providing a place for its expression. The Cultural Council manages theScottsdaleCenterfor the Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Scottsdale Public Art Program, and provides leadership to explore new opportunities through its Cultural Management Services committee.
Scottsdale Gallery Association
P.O. Box 2810
An association of fine art galleries dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts and art education.
Sonoran Arts League
P.O. Box 1689
The Sonoran Arts League has many events and activities that promote the arts, arts education, and artists.
Our premier events are our annual “Empty Bowls” at el Pedregal the third week in October, and our annual “Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour” and Sale held annually the weekends before and after Thanksgiving.
Full details on these and other activities are on our website, www.SonoranArtsLeague.org, including maps and contact names and numbers.
Celebration of Fine Art
On Scottsdale Road at Loop 101
in the big white tents
Join us for our 15th annual Celebration of Fine Art, a unique event where you can watch art develop. It’s like visiting 100 artists’ studios in less than a day. Over 100 juried artists set up working studios to create art in all styles and mediums. Art & Antiques magazine said, “This is one of the West’s premier art events.” Open 1/15/05 – 3/27/05, every day 10-6.
Scottsdale ArtWalk is perfect for a casual evening with friends and family or for those searching for that special piece. Many special exhibitions, demonstrations and entertainment are offered each Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Free admission.
Thunderbird Artists, Inc.
15648 N. Eagles Nest Drive
Since 1981, Thunderbird Artists has been producing world-class fine art festivals inArizonafrom November through March. Festivals include the highly acclaimed Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals in November, January and February, as well as the Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate Festival and the Arizona Fine Art & Wine Festival, both in February. These award winning festivals feature spectacular artists from throughout the United States, displaying monumentally-sized bronzes, photography, pottery, paintings, batiks, hand crafted jewelry, clay, glass, wood and metal sculptures, plus much more! Festivals feature live entertainment, wine tasting, gourmet food and chocolates. “A Collector’sParadise.”
Scottsdale Art Schools
Scottsdale Artists’ School
3720 N. Marshall Way
Founded in 1983 by a group of artists and community leaders, Scottsdale Artists’ School is a non-profit school of traditional fine art offering workshops and courses in oil painting, drawing, watercolor, pastel and sculpture. The School attracts more than 2,500 students each year from all 50 states and many foreign countries. All workshops and programs are taught by professional artists of national and international acclaim, many of whom teach exclusively at the School. Operations and programs are funded by tuitions, as well as corporate and private donations.
Scottsdale Attractions & Adventures
With more than 330 days of sunshine a year,Scottsdale is the perfect playground to indulge in your favorite adventure – or even discover a new one. Reach new heights with a hot air balloon ride. Or see the beauty of theSonoranDesert up close with a morning trail ride in theMcDowellMountain foothills and watch the desert come alive around you. Want more? Float down the cool waters of the Salt River on a raft, dive into the crystal blue waters of a hotel or resort pool, or glide acrossSaguaroLake in a kayak. Go biking, climb a mountain, take a Jeep tour – well, you get the idea.
Scottsdale Amusement Parks
CrackerJax Family Fun & Sports Park
16001 N. Scottsdale Road
Over 28 acres of fun for all ages! Automated driving range, golf school, miniature golf, go karts, batting cages, volleyball, arcade, restaurant, clubhouse, meeting rooms. Corporate groups and large parties, multi-themed and up to 1500+!
Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse
23023 N. Scottsdale Road
Arizona’s largest western-themed attraction complete with an authentic 1880′s townMain Street. Enjoy over 15 rides and attractions including burro and camel rides, stagecoach and train rides, a haunted hotel, pettin’ ranch, mechanical bull and climbing wall, rattlesnake exhibit and mine, gold panning, shootin’ gallery, and more. Great family fun. Also enjoy over 16 retail shops onMain Street, outdoor cookouts, street shows, and the famous Six Gun Theatre. Live entertainment in the Rawhide Steakhouse and Saloon, which features cowboy steaks, mouthwatering barbecue, rattlesnake andRockyMountainoysters. Groups of all sizes welcome. Free admission.
Scottsdale Automobile & Classic Car Auctions
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction
3020 N. Scottsdale Road
The standard for classic and collector cars. Experience our annual event or visit our showroom and see the world’s greatest collectible and classic automobiles.Great hotel packages and rates for the event are available.
Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles
4117 N. 16th Street
Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles
4117 N. 16th Street
Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction, specializing in European Sports, American Muscle, Hot Rods, and Custom Cars hosts their 4th annual auction on Friday and Saturday, January 27-29, 2005. Last year’s sales topped $4.3 million! This boutique- style auction caters to clients with discriminating taste and ambitious expectations where they can enjoy a specialized car auction in a relaxed and elegant setting. Thursday is a kick-off gala benefiting the Arizona Institute for Breast Health. TheScottsdaleauction is on the SE corner of the 101 Freeway andScottsdale Road.
ABC/Desert Biking Adventures
7119 E. Shea Boulevard
EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE SONORAN DESERT on a four-, three- or two-hour guided mountain biking tour. Downhill mountain, cross-country and paved. Uncontrollable urges to crank uphill can be satisfied, too! We respect the fragile desert ecosystem and are committed to the safety and enjoyment of our guests. Small groups; all equipment and water; support vehicle; safety orientation & desert mountain biking basics; area history and Sonoran Desert briefing; photo opportunities. Established in 1992, Desert Biking Adventures has proudly served riders from all fifty states and over 40 countries. Our bikeseeing adventures give you the best of all – fun, thrills, information and scenic views!
Scottsdale Boat Rides & Charters
Desert Princess II
17220 Boswell Boulevard
The Desert Princess II Riverboat offers day and sunset cruises. We can accommodate themed cruises and corporate events such as employee appreciation, team building, board meetings, and holiday celebrations. We are located on beautifulLakePleasantinPeoria, just northwest of metropolitanPhoenix. Our day and sunset public cruises are approximately 2 1/2 hours in length. There is live entertainment, and a small dance floor for those who would like to kick up their heels. There is a fully stocked cash bar for those who are inclined. Meals are served onChinawith linen covered tables. The Desert Princess offers buffet style lunch and dinner, as well as table-served dinners. Cruise departure times vary by day and by season.
Typhoon Jet Boat Adventures
27231 N. 71st Place
You’ve never been aboard a boat like this… It’s an adrenaline rush you won’t soon forget! Sit down, hold on, and feel the excitement only the Typhoon can give… It’s 1,200 horsepower of fun for the entire family! Fast, fun and safe for all ages. 360 degree spins, fast stops and tight turns. Scenic lake, wildlife, natural desert beauty. Operates daily. Free shuttle fromScottsdale. Three hours total, start to return.
Windwalker Expeditions Inc.
5440 E. Peakview Road
Archaeology, Geology and Photography Ecotours are unique by combining excitement and education in one off-road experience. Guided by working professionals, their wit and wisdom makes the adventure both entertaining and informative.
Scottsdale Events / Festivals
2004 Phoenix Golf & Tennis Show
Rawhide Sports Pavilion
7121 E. Fifth Avenue
Produces fine art and crafts festivals throughout the Southwest. Festivals are filled with fine artists from around the country. International cuisine, live entertainment, and a hands-on crafts area for kids of all ages. Produce ArtFest of Fifth Avenue, ArtFest of Scottsdale, Made inArizonaandScottsdale’s Chicago Festival.
Sure,Scottsdale is located in the heart of the West. But, we’ve come a long way since cowboy coffee and beef jerky were considered haute cuisine. The colorful cultures that give this region its singular flavor have left an indelible mark onScottsdale’s more than 600 restaurants. Here, the influences of Native American, Latin and Western-style cooking and ingredients have created a mouthwatering mélange of dishes accented by indigenous and international elements. Lately, even more exotic fare such as Asian-fusion has arrived on the scene, creating an endless menu of global dimensions. But don’t worry, if you’re craving a taste of the Old West, we can still whip up a mean charbroiled steak!
Some might think that sunset over theSonoranDesert signals the end of the day inScottsdale. On the contrary! The onset of evening signals denizens of the desert, and wildlife of a more sophisticated nature, to embark upon evening festivities. Here, nocturnal diversions such as hip clubs serving up progressive dance and salsa mix it up with other venues offering upscale downtime in cozy wine bars and bistros. In downtownScottsdale alone, there are more than 30 nightspots, most of which are within walking distance of each other. The one constant, however, is that no matter how you prefer your evenings served – chilled or hot –Scottsdale delivers.
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When it comes to golf, we’ve definitely got game. Recently named “America’s Best Place to Live for Golf” by the Robb Report, Scottsdale is home to nearly 200 area courses offering layouts that range from the rolling green fairways of traditional course architecture to the cactus-studded excitement of desert golf designs. Simply put, the combined quality and quantity of the area’s daily fee golf clubs and courses makesScottsdale a “must-visit” destination for the serious golfer. And, if you’re here in January, be sure to take in some thrilling pro tournament action at The Phoenix Open, home to The Bird’s Nest, the wildest party stop on the PGA tour. So, come on out and bring your best game – the game’s best is waiting for you!
With its idyllic weather, dramatic topography, abundant resorts and energetic nightlife, there is perhaps no more perfect setting for a golf vacation thanScottsdale,Arizona. As a testament to this, the metropolitan area is home to nearly 190 golf courses – including several ranked among the most elite in the world by both players and leading golf publications.
In addition, the city hosts some of the game’s most popular competitive events, including the Phoenix Open, whichdraws consistently more spectators than any other golf event in the country.Scottsdaleis also home to dozens of PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA Tour players, as well as the headquarters of many of the game’s leading golf schools.
The variety of available courses runs the gamut from thoroughly enjoyable classic golf environments to thrilling highstakes desert golf challenges capable of testing the skills of the game’s best players. And, they all benefit fromScottsdale’s inviting climate and inspiring natural beauty.
With such a diverse selection of courses, golf experiences and resort options,Scottsdalecan easily accommodate the sensibilities and desires of any player. And, for the budget conscious, numerous value options are available throughout the year.
When the sun goes down,Scottsdalecontinues to shine. You can choose to dine down home or upscale on anything from Southwestern cuisine to the latest wave in international fusion. With a wealth of more than 600 restaurants that includes both award-winning eateries and off-the beaten-path gems, you’ll always have plenty of choices, whether you’re in the mood for a hearty steak or a new culinary delight.
Scottsdalepleases many tastes in the realm of entertainment, too. When it comes to live music, you can enjoy country western, rock or jazz in some of the hottest venues found anywhere. Perhaps you’d like to go club hopping, take in a theater performance, or simply relax with friends over refreshments and look forward to the next day on the golf course. Whatever you decide,Scottsdalewill prove ideal as it has for golfers and other discerning vacationers the world over.
Some people love to play in Scottsdaleso much, they’ve made it their home!
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Shopping inScottsdale is not for wimps. We’re talking high-energy, leave-no-stone-unturned, powerhouse shopping. AndScottsdale’s retail destinations are just as varied and exciting as the treasures you’ll find within their walls. Begin your adventure atScottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping destination featuring 225 boutiques, galleries and department stores. Next on the list, explore the outstanding collection of upscale retailers at The Shops atGaineyVillage or the unique neighborhoods of shops in the Downtown Scottsdale Art & Shopping Districts. For a different experience, try the Italian village-inspired Borgata of Scottsdale or el Pedregal Festival Marketplace, with architecture fashioned after Old Morocco. Shoppers, start your engines!
Imagine a place where honey soothes your skin rather than your sweet tooth, where oatmeal scrubs come under the heading of friendly carbohydrates, and where mud-slinging is considered a good thing. Look no further.Scottsdale’s outstanding collection of resort and day spas is waiting to provide you with the ultimate experience in relaxation and rejuvenation. Drawing on the city’sSonoranDesertsetting and rich heritage, many treatments utilize indigenous desert ingredients and ancient native American healing techniques. Refresh your mind, body and soul with a relaxing hot stone massage, a luscious desert honey wrap, a replenishing mud wrap or an aromatherapy facial. After all, you deserve it!
Getting toScottsdale has never been easier.PhoenixSkyHarborInternationalAirport andScottsdaleAirport are the main facilities serving theScottsdale area.SkyHarborInternationalAirport is conveniently located just 10 miles southwest of downtownScottsdale and offers more than 1,300 daily flights with non-stop service to more than 105 cities.ScottsdaleAirport, located seven miles north of downtown, is a hub for corporate jets, charters and air tour flights. Once you’re on the ground, your transportation options range from rental cars, shuttles and limousines to horse-drawn carriages and colorful downtown trolleys.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
3400 E. Sky Harbor Boulevard
PhoenixSkyHarborInternationalAirport, is located in the heart of the southwestUnited States. There are hundreds of nonstop and connecting flights from points around the globe each day.
15000 N. Airport Drive
An ideal choice for leisure and business travelers, located in close proximity to world class resorts, hotels, restaurants, golf courses, and corporate centers, with an average of 360 VFR days yearly.
A public two-year accredited community college, ScottsdaleCommunity College is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, the nation’s largest community college system. The city ofScottsdaleis located next toPhoenix, the sixth largest city in theU.S.and home to world-class museums, libraries, cultural events and professional athletics.
Area and Climate
The U.S. Council of Mayors voted Scottsdale as being the “most livable city” in the U.S. Sunshine and pleasant temperatures are enjoyed year-round with easy access to outdoor and recreational activities, such as golfing, hiking, rock climbing, water sports, and more. Popular attractions such as Southern California,Las Vegas, the Mexican border and theGrand Canyonare all within a day’s drive.
- Small classes
- Low tuition costs
- Transfer to aU.S.university
- An excellent Intensive English program
- A beautiful and safe campus
- Friendly international student office
- Great instructors
- Easy, personalized admission process
- Free tutoring available in Writing, Mathematics, Science and Computers
- Excellent intercollegiate sports program
- Fun activities and exciting nightlife nearby
ScottsdaleCommunity Collegehelps prepare students for an occupation or easy transfer to a university. Students can choose from over 70 Associate Degree and Certificate programs in:
- Hospitality & Tourism Management
- Culinary Arts
- Motion Picture / TV Production
- Computer Information Systems
- Interior Design
- And more!
English as a Second Language
SCC also offers an English as a Second Language program which prepares students for success in regular academic degree programs. There are five levels of classes, from beginning to advanced English. Free tutoring and English Conversation classes are also available. New students take a placement exam upon arrival to SCC to test into the appropriate English level. No TOEFL score is required for admission into the ESL program. Students in the program work on improving the following skills:
- Language Laboratory
- Computer Skills
- Accent Reduction
International Student Services
The SCC International Education Programs office in theStudentCenteroffers:
- Personalized Admission Assistance
- Academic and Registration Advising
- Visa Counseling and Issuance of I-20
- New Student Orientation
- Free Tutor Centers in Writing, Mathematics, Science and Computers
- International Community Club, a multicultural community providing events, trips and volunteer opportunities
- Events and activities during International Education and Foreign Language Weeks
- Information on Housing*, Employment, and Transferring to a University
*While there are no residence halls on campus, SCC does have information on home stay programs and apartment locator services. The cities ofScottsdaleand nearbyTempe(home ofArizonaStateUniversity) have a variety of clean and safe apartment complexes and townhouses.
International Student Club
Whether it be a trip to the Grand Canyon or Southern California, pizza and a movie with friends, community service projects, or hiking in the nearby serene dessert mountains, there is a little of something for everyone!
For 12 months (estimated average costs):
Tuition and Fees: $6,000 (full-time enrollment is required for F-1 students)
Living Expenses: $10,400
Health Insurance: $600
TOTAL (estimated): $17,800
International Admission Requirements
- A completed application form signed by the applicant
- TOEFL score of 500 (paper test) or 173 (computer test) for academic admission. No TOEFL required for admission to ESL program
- Official high school documents, transcripts, and completion certificates
- Financial support documents
SCOTTSDALE HOTELS & SCOTTSDALE RESORTS
Guests marvel at the array of pleasures that make this prestigious landmark a one-of-a-kind destination resort. A place with blue skies, warm sunny days and the rich colors and textures of the great American Southwest. A place singularly designed for comfort and enjoyment, brightened by a spirit of easy elegance. A place where you can feel miles away from the rest of the world, yet right at home.
The Phoenician is known for its lavish decor and breathtaking surroundings – plus the caring, exceptional service you would expect from a fine private club. Unparalleled elegance is artfully expressed through the resort from beautifully appointed accommodations, including an $8 million dollar art collection, to the most stunning golf course in the Southwest,
Scottsdale Links Resort – guests enjoy elegantly furnished oversized suites, each with its own separate living room and dining room featuring fabulous mountain or golf course views. Each lavishly decorated one, two and three bedroom suites surpasses even the most discriminating traveler’s expectations with fully equipped kitchens, full-size washers and dryers and private patios.
The Scottsdale Links Resort showcases elegantly appointed all-suite accommodations with private patios that provide guests the ultimate in convenience and luxury complete with a resort class spa and fitness center.
Vacationers interested in the magic ofScottsdale,Arizona, will find this resort nestled between the TPC Desert Golf Course and the breathtakingMcDowellMountainsoffering a host of scheduled activities, tennis and relaxing pool and spa-side areas.
Resort Suites – Resort Suites was founded as a full service resort condominium hotel more than ten years ago. Our idea was to provide absolutely the best levels of service and amenities for our guests – all within a private club atmosphere.
Enjoy the best of Scottsdale Golf Resorts with a customArizonavacation package by Resort Suites.
There are no bad lies, unexpected bounces or even hazards for those savvy destination travelers who choose to stay and play golf at Resort Suites Scottsdale.
With a seasoned staff of Professional Golf Vacation Planners specifically assigned to take care of every detail, no wonder Resort Suites has been the primeScottsdalegolf resort and industry leader in stay-and-play golf packages since 1990. In fact, “the pros’’ at Resort Suites have booked over 500,000 rounds of golf onScottsdale’s finest fairways and greens.
Since every greatScottsdalegolf resort needs a point man, the Professional Golf Vacation Planners at Resort Suites are experts in filling that role. They knowScottsdale’s courses inside and out, from course design, to course condition and playability. You can trust that whether you play one of our 23 Golf Bank Courses, or any one ofScottsdale’s spectacular desert golf layouts, you’ll be custom fit to the exact Scottsdale Golf Experience you’re looking for.
As a visiting golfer’s “personal caddie,’’ Todd, Steve, Tim, Brian and Dan will help pull the appropriate club from the bag when it comes to choosing when and where to play Scottsdale golf. Resort Suites’ golf specialists will help you choose between the 17 Golf Bank properties, which offer 23 outstanding courses in total. And there are some difficult — but wonderful! — dilemmas when it comes to choosing between such spectacular High Sonoran layouts as The Boulders, Eagle Mountain, Grayhawk, Gold Canyon, Legend Trail and the Ravens (South Mountain and Verrado).
Four Seasons – Surrounded by towering Saguaro cactus and majestic mountains, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is a jewel in the highSonoranDesert. Under the blueArizona sky, the challenge of the Monument and Pinnacle golf courses at Troon North awaits Resort guests.
In the cooling foothills ofPinnaclePeak, <NOBR>Four Seasons</NOBR> offers a truly handcrafted desert resort experience. Spacious casitas open to astonishing scenery. Heartbeat-skipping views garnish imaginative Southwestern fare. Celebrated Troon North golf is at your door. The spa is a refuge of head-to-toe pampering. Intuitive service adds freedom to every moment.
The Boulders – Nestled in the highSonoranDesert foothills north ofScottsdale, this celebrated resort blends so easily with nature that the local wildlife might never notice anything there. The resort’s 160 individual casitas are carefully sculpted into the dramatic natural terrain.
Nestled among 12-million-year-old boulders in the scenic desert foothills near Scottsdale, Arizona, The Boulders Luxury Resort and Golden Door® Spa has been namedAmerica’s Top Resort for 14 consecutive years – and is one of the country’s most prestigious resort destinations.
Imagine awakening in an adobe casita that offers an enchantingArizonadesert view of towering cacti, ancient boulders, coyote, deer and jackrabbits. Sip your morning coffee in pampered comfort and enjoy thoughtful touches such as overstuffed leather chairs, hand-hewn wood beams and an aromatic wood-burning fireplace.
Gainey Suites – in Scottsdale is a luxury 164 room, all-suite hotel catering to the extended stay guest, business travelers and families.The stylish luxury resort suites hotel, Gainey Suites at Gainey Ranch, has everything you’re looking for, at a fraction of the price of the mega-resorts in this exclusive Scottsdale neighborhood. You’ll be delighted to find Gainey Suites Hotel offers many of the amenities and services that you would expect to find in a large resort
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, AAA Five Diamond resort, is the ultimate desert oasis. Scenically set against the backdrop ofArizona’sMcDowellMountains, this is the idyllic Southwest experience, reflecting the beauty of the landscape and creating an atmosphere of casual elegance. All the amenities and luxuries are available, from a championship golf course andSpa & FitnessCenter to a variety of award-winning restaurants.
A member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World,’ this magnificent resort is scenically set against the backdrop ofArizona’sMcDowellMountainsand pays tribute toArizona’s Spanish Colonial heritage.
Boasting one of the best Spas in North America (by Condé Nast Traveler), three award-winning restaurants, state-of-the art meeting facilities, and two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses — one of which is home to the Annual PGA Tour FBR Open — (formerly the Phoenix Open), The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is truly an experience like no other.
Whether you gather at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess to meet, play or simply relax, the resort will leave you with the benefits of world-class hospitality in the Valley of the Sun.
Sanctuary on Camelback – A legend tells that once an Indian maiden led her camel across the desert. After walking for days, she went in search of water. Instructing her camel to wait for her, she left the camel kneeling in the sand. When she returned the camel had turned to stone.Situated on 53 acres, high above the Valley, Sanctuary onCamelbackMountain recalls the era when the finest resorts were elegant and intimate. Sanctuary onCamelbackMountain offers its guests unparalleled privacy and peace. Every aspect of the property blends into the ageless mountain setting, yet guests enjoy the most modern of pleasures and conveniences.
Sheraton’s Desert Oasis – For centuries theSonoranDesert has conjured up visions of exotic flora and fauna, sacred mountains, boundless spaces and an almost mystical tranquility… A peacefulness of spirit… A seductive spell. At Sheraton Desert Oasis, these romantic reveries are vividly real.
Set amidst the magnificent backdrop of theSonoranDesert, the finely detailed, fully furnished vacation villas of the Sheraton Desert Oasis were designed in a setting of unparalleled splendor. Nestled near the renowned Scottsdale Tournament Players Club, host of the PGA’s Phoenix Open, the luxurious villas boast a 4,500 square foot swimming pool, spray pool, cascading waterfalls, secluded spa grotto, poolside cabana, children’s play area, fitness center with arcade and snack bar, a centrally located clubhouse which includes a spacious owner’s lounge, juice bar, gift shop and more.
For centuries theSonoranDeserthas conjured up visions of exotic flora and fauna, sacred mountains, boundless spaces, and an almost mystical tranquility. A peacefulness of spirit. A seductive spell. At Sheraton Desert Oasis, these romantic reveries are vividly real.
The Resort is located in the heart ofNorth Scottsdale, .02 miles from Tournament Player’s Club – home of the Phoenix Open. Sheraton Desert Oasis is 21 miles fromPhoenixSkyHarborAirportand convenient to numerous golf courses, fresh water lakes, desert wilderness, urban attractions and major sporting events.
Westin Kierland Villas – Located on 10 acres within the exclusive Kierland master-planned community, we are just minutes fromScottsdale. Boasting 300 days of sunshine, the area is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, stunning vistas, incredible golf, and fascinating history. The past meets the present at The Westin Kierland Villas, located on 10 acres within the exclusive Kierland master-planned community just outsideScottsdale,Arizona. Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine, the area is renowned for its world-class golf, stunning vistas and fascinating history. Whether relaxing at the spa, shopping downtown or golfing one of more than 174 courses, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in The Valley of the Sun. Built upon a diverse history of Native American, Spanish and western pioneer cultures, the Scottsdale area offers the unique combination of a storied past and a contemporary present that will stimulate the senses of young and old alike.
Scottsdale Camelback Resort – Nestled in the foothills of majesticCamelbackMountain, the Scottsdale Camelback Resort is a picture perfect destination. From luxuriously appointed rooms to meticulously manicured grounds and plentiful Amenities, the Scottsdale Camelback Resort is the perfect place for you.
Village at Carefree Resort Villas– Designed to take full advantage of Arizona’s abundant sunlight, big sky and gentle weather, the new condominiums of The Village at Carefree Resort Villas provide the perfect setting for important executive meetings, VIPs who require productive and secluded accommodations, and for guests looking to capture the feeling of the Sonoran Desert and all it has to offer. To some…Carefree is simply Golf Heaven! Just north ofScottsdale, nestled in a majesticSonoranDesert setting, Carefree is famous for it’s warm winters, spectacular scenery and world class golf. Carefree also is known for upscale resorts such as The Boulders, Desert Mountain and our very own Carefree Resort & Villas, an award-winning resort dedicated to pampering its leisure vacation guests and hosting meetings for Fortune 500 companies requiring the ultimate in state-of-the art meeting venues.
Scottsdale Visitors Guide
Who is the best Real Estate Agent to Contact for Scottsdale Real Estate?
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC.
602-405-3949 Direct Line
Where is the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau located?
The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is located in the Galleria Corporate Centre at 4343 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 170, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. We also have a satellite visitors center at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
What are your business hours?
Galleria Corporate Center – Visitors Center hours: Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday; Scottsdale Fashion Square (located at the concierge desk in the mall’s food court) – Visitor Center hours: Tuesday through Saturday – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where is the nearest airport?
Scottsdale is easily accessible via two airports, Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Scottsdale Municipal. Serviced by 23 major airlines and three commuter airlines, Sky Harbor International has more than 1,500 flights arriving and departing daily and provides nonstop service to more than 105 destinations worldwide. Sky Harbor International is located in Phoenix, just 15 minutes southwest of Old Town Scottsdale. Scottsdale Municipal, located in north Scottsdale, offers complete services for corporate jets and charters.
How many hotels and resorts are there in Scottsdale?
There are 70 resorts, hotels and motels in the Scottsdale market area. Properties range from modest lodgings to five-diamond luxury resorts. For more information, visit the Accommodations area of this site.
Where is the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale located?
The Mayo Clinic Scottsdale is located just north of Shea Boulevard on 136th Street. Many area hotels and resorts provide complimentary transportation to the facility. For a list of properties near the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, please refer to the Accommodations section of this site and the corresponding city map.
How far is the Grand Canyon from Scottsdale?
It’s an easy 4 1/2 hour drive from Scottsdale to the Grand Canyon. Take Highway 101 north through Scottsdale to Interstate 17. Head north on I-17 to Flagstaff (I-17 is a scenic, multi-lane freeway; rest areas, restaurants, gas stations, and other amenities are readily available along the route). From Flagstaff, take Interstate 40 west to State Route 64 (intersection at Williams, AZ). Northbound SR-64 will take you directly to the Grand Canyon entrance. Another option is to take State Route 180 north out of Flagstaff. SR-180 intersects with northbound SR-64 south of the town of Tusayan. Head north on SR-64 to the Grand Canyon entrance.
Other ways to see the Grand Canyon:
Leave the driving to one of Scottsdale’s professional ground tour companies. Click here for information on ground tours to the Canyon. Take the train! Click here for more information on the Grand Canyon Railway. The Grand Canyon is even closer by air! Click here for Scottsdale CVB members who provide air tours to the Grand Canyon.
In which time zone is Scottsdale?
The state of Arizona, including Scottsdale, follows Mountain Standard Time. With the exception of the Navajo Reservation in the northeastern corner of the state, Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
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