Central Downtown Scottsdale

Central Downtown Scottsdale Travel Guide

Articles about Central Downtown Scottsdale

By Jeff Ficker
At some point, “family-friendly” became “kid-centered.” I’ll let scientists figure out that exact moment, but in the meantime, I’ll do my best to help swing the pendulum back toward the center of fun for the whole family. Scottsdale’s a pretty rel...
By Jeff Ficker
Fun for the whole family—it’s a lovely sentiment, but not always an easy-to-achieve outcome. Too often, kid-friendly attractions lack any real fun or relaxing moments for parents. Fortunately, Scottsdale’s outdoor attractions—mountain hiking trail...
By Jeff Ficker
Residents of Scottsdale and Phoenix are frequently asked, “How do you survive the summer heat?” The answer is simple: air-conditioning and swimming pools. We take our pools seriously in Arizona, and Scottsdale’s resorts have elevated the simple sw...
By Jeff Ficker
It’s Arizona’s version of March Madness—Cactus League Spring Training—when 15 Major League Baseball teams descend upon the Phoenix-Scottsdale area for a month of training, allowing fans to catch a game (or two) every day until early April. The lea...
By Jeff Ficker
I wouldn’t call myself an expert when it comes to “wellness experiences”—and my friends and family would strongly agree. I’m the sort of guy who tries his best to get to the gym on a (semi-)regular basis. Although I do love a good massage at a ful...
By Jeff Ficker
If the word “desert” conjures up images of sand dunes and parched, monochromatic landscapes, then get ready for a revelation. Scottsdale is located in the northeastern corner of the Sonoran Desert, the most ecologically diverse desert region on th...

Hotels in Central Downtown Scottsdale

The feeling here is not exactly remote desert oasis, but you will find lush, sprawling grounds and a peaceful lake that offers relaxing gondola rides.

Restaurants in Central Downtown Scottsdale

Once a general store and rest stop, Pinnacle Peak restaurant now serves good "cowboy fare", like a two-pound porterhouse and mesquite-grilled ribs.

Things to do in Central Downtown Scottsdale

Instead of a poolside lounge or round of golf, visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s former studio and retreat (now home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation). Daily guided tours are kept small and last from one to three hours.