With nearly 330 days of sunshine per year, 200 golf courses in the surrounding area, more than 25 day and resort luxury spas, 125 art galleries, and 600 noteworthy restaurants – there’s obviously plenty of reasons to visit Scottsdale, Arizona.
Nestled in southern Arizona, Scottsdale is becoming a popular luxury resort getaway for many Canadian and American travellers – and why not? Stunning luxury resorts from stylish haciendas to cozy ranch hideouts, or completely modern boutiques, Scottsdale’s resorts are like oases in the desert, with stark blue pools set amid mammoth reddish boulders and glowing orange sunsets. Two of the biggest draws to Scottsdale are its golf and spa options.
For those looking to get out on the green, Scottsdale is a golf mecca, hosting more than 12 million rounds of golf per year. With 51 courses in Scottsdale and 207 in the surrounding area, there are 1,233 holes for you to discover. Try your hand at desert-golf courses like Troon North Golf Club, Grayhawk Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale, and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, set in the Sonoran Desert that guarantee views like no other.
If you’re planning to have a relaxing getaway, Scottsdale has become a popular spa destination with natural and Native American treatments tailored to travellers seeking wellness. Visit The Phoenician Resort for a hydrating, vitamin-rich Papaya Quench Wrap to rejuvenate your skin from head to toe. Then again, try the Moor Mud Body Wrap at the Spa at Camelback Inn, utilizing the therapeutic powers of Hungarian Moor Mud to sooth tired muscles and detoxify. No matter what time of the day, the Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale offers specialized treatments based on the body’s natural states with aromas and treatments catered to morning, midday or evening.
Scottsdale’s downtown core is alluring with its chic, contemporary setting and southwestern Native American influence. There’s something for everyone: from independent art galleries to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; western-style saloons to contemporary cuisine; sophisticated shops along the Scottsdale Waterfront or designer outlets at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
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