If you want to vacation in “Sun Valley,” finding a place to stay will not be a problem. There are over 70 resorts and hotels in Scottsdale, AZ and many of them have earned AAA Five Diamond ratings. In addition to warm weather, western culture, beautiful views and premier golf courses, guests can enjoy heated pools and fine dining at almost every Scottsdale resort.
A lot of people enjoy staying right on the resort during their vacation to read, swim and relax, but for those with a more restless personality golfing, hiking, biking, shopping and other forms of recreation are all close by. There are several parks and trails throughout Scottsdale where both visitors and residents can enjoy playgrounds, sports fields, picnic areas and fitness centers. Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall is also close by and is home to a lot of different stores because it is one of the twenty largest malls in the country.
If you want to experience a little bit of Southwestern culture, you’ll be happy to know that Scottsdale has also been called “The West’s Most Western Town.” Although commercial activity and development have replaced many of the city’s ranches and horse corrals, a taste of the western culture is still maintained by the architecture and decor in the area and by events like the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, the PRCA Rodeo and the Jaycees Parada del Sol.
Scottsdale draws tourists from all over the world because of its luxury resorts and world championship golf courses. Unfortunately, with the international reputation as an upscale tourist destination come upscale prices. Nightly rates at an upscale resort can range from $300 – $700 dollars for rooms and $1,000 – $6,000 for suites. So, having giant water slides and private plunge pools right outside your door is not that cheap.
In addition to prices, location is another factor to consider when you conduct a search for the Scottsdale resort of your choice because each area has a unique environment. For example, if you are hoping for a somewhat secluded and quiet vacation you may want to consider researching resorts on Camelback Mountain instead of the hotels and resorts that are located right next to the shops and restaurants in the Old Town section of Scottsdale.
Where you stay will influence the experience you have during your vacation, but as long as you have a well-defined agenda and budget, you should be able to find the right lodging during your stay in Scottsdale, AZ.