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Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is the downtown hub of Scottsdale. With more than a hundred shops, dozens of places to eat and other attractions such as art galleries, spas, and historical remnants of the Old West, you’ll find that there’s always things to do in Scottsdale, AZ.

Take the Trolley

Walking isn’t your only option when it comes to getting around Old Town. The Old Town trolley is free to ride, and it loops its way around. Hop on, get off to check out whatever may catch your eye then jump back on when you’re finished.

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Old Town Scottsdale has numerous restaurants to cater to a variety of tastes. You’ll find American, Mexican, Asian, Italian and much more as you explore! If you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up coffee, try the Cartel Coffee Lab at 7124 E 5th Avenue or Press Coffee at 7135 E Camelback Road, Suite 145. For a sweet treat, try the ice cream parlor and restaurant Sugar Bowl at 4005 N Scottsdale Road. You may recognize it from its appearances in the popular newspaper comic strip The Family Circus.


Old Town Scottsdale is home to a plethora of art galleries. You’ll find many of them in the 7000s area of Main Street, with a few scattered elsewhere. Check out the Method Art Studio at 4151 N Marshall Way, Suite 3 for a unique chance to go beyond the traditional gallery experience and connect with artists as they create their pieces. If you’re more interest in simply viewing art rather than purchasing it, then consider the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art at 7374 E 2nd Street.

The Old West

The Historic District of Old Town has worked to preserve the city’s western roots. Walk around and you’ll find original signage, buildings, storefronts, and old saloons. And be sure to check out the Scottsdale Historical Museum at 7333 E Scottsdale Mall or Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West at 3830 N. Marshall Way if you’re intrigued and want to dig deeper into the past.

Endless Things to Do in Scottsdale, AZ

You could spend days exploring all the things to do in Scottsdale, AZ and still just be scratching the surface of all that it has to offer. To make your meanderings easier on yourself, be sure to book a luxurious stay with us at Scottsdale Rentals, to relax in after a full day and night out on the town. Call us today to get started! We offer a vast selection of properties in Phoenix, including properties for solo travelers.

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Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain is one of the most recognized area landmarks. With an elevation of 2,700 feet, it is an excellent venue for a hike or climb. In fact, hiking Camelback is considered one of the top 10 things to do in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. There are two main trails/climbs — Cholla and Echo Canyon. Please be advised that these hikes and climbs are not generally considered “easy” or beginner level.

Papago Park

Papago Park is a municipal park that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is plenty to do in this gorgeous park including hiking, fishing and even golfing on the Papago Golf Course.
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Hole in the Rock

Hole in the Rock is a wonderful destination for those wanting to see a terrific example of Arizona Red Rock. This is a natural geological formation located in Papago Park. This formation is actually a series of openings eroded into a small red stone hill. The openings and main chamber are accessible via a smoothly ascending path that passes behind the hill.

Taliesin West

Taliesin West was the winter home and school of Frank Lloyd Wright from 1937 until his death in 1959. Currently, it is the main campus of The School of Architecture at Taliesin and also houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. It is open to the public for tours, where you’ll be taken through indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as Wright’s private quarters, the gracious “Garden Room”, the drafting room and more.
12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is one of the Southwest’s most vibrant and unique downtown areas. It offers pedestrian-friendly streets lines with world-class galleries, museums, restaurants and shops, plus an exciting nightlife scene.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is the gateway to the Sonoran Desert and has one of the most diverse environments on earth. Located on more than 30,000 acres along the eastern edge of the city, the Preserve offers more than 100 miles of trails with six trailheads. Enjoy an array of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, wildlife and bird watching, and guided rock climbing and off-roading tours. Each trailhead provides expansive views of Pinnacle Peak and the Valley, and the Bajada Nature Trail offers a variety of games and activities for kids of all ages.
18333 N. Thompson Peak Rd, Scottsdale