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Things to do in Central/Downtown Scottsdale

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Central/Downtown Scottsdale. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Central/Downtown Scottsdale attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Central/Downtown Scottsdale to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Central/Downtown Scottsdale.

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  • Civic Center Mall

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    Torch-lit tiki lounge More
  • Gilbert Ortega Museum & Gallery

    Treat your companion to turquoise and silver pieces at this high-end jewelry and art store. Within this sandstone shop, the inventory includes auth... More
  • Grayhawk Golf Club

    Founded in 1994, Grayhawk Golf Club is considered one of the best day-fee golf clubs in the Southwest. The club offers two 18-hole courses: the Tal... More
  • Kazimierz World Wine Bar

    Hidden behind a door marked “The Truth Is Inside,” this speakeasy meets European wine cellar is located in downtown Scottsdale. Established by owne... More
  • Muze Lounge

    Hybrid drinking, dining and retail-clothing space More
  • Saba's Western Wear

    Founded in 1927, when customers still rode up to the store on horseback, Saba's has become an Arizona institution, thanks to its unparalleled selec... More
  • Six Lounge and Restaurant

    Glitterati party place More
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    Spa at Camelback Inn

    The Spa at Camelback Inn sits at the base of Mummy Mountain, with sweeping views of Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley and the downtown Phoenix sk... More
  • Taliesin West

    Known as one of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces, Taliesin West was built in 1937 as Wright's winter home. Still inhabited by a team of ... More
  • TPC Scottsdale

    Surrounded by the McDowell Mountain range, TPC Scottsdale (also known as The Club) offers public access to two par-71 tournament courses. Tee off f... More
  • Troon North Golf Club

    Troon North Golf Club offers two award-winning golf courses designed by Tom Weiskopf, The Pinnacle and The Monument, ranked 21st and 44th in the na... More

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