Scottsdale, AZ Travel Guide

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Weather

Scottsdale is the perfect place for those who want to escape from the rainy season. May through September can be extremely hot with temperatures reaching near 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter months are much cooler, but not as warm. November through March averages in the 70s to 60s during the day.

When to Visit

The best time to plan your Scottsdale trip is November through March. Due to the numerous spring training events and festivals, February and March are the peak months for Scottsdale travel. If you are looking for the best deals, visit April when the temperatures are higher but the crowds smaller.

Transport

Old Town Scottsdale is very walkable and has many shops, restaurants, and art. A Trolley is available for those who don’t like to walk. You can also rent various transportation options like bikes, scooters or golf-carts. You can also rent a car at the Phoenix airport to drive 20 minutes to Scottsdale if you prefer driving.

Attractions

  • Scottsdale Wine Trail
  • Old Town Scottsdale
  • Butterfly Wonderland
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
  • Fine Art Celebration
  • Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden

Hotels

  • The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician
  • Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon Nord
  • Royal Palms Resort & Spa
  • Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
  • The Phoenician Luxury Collection Resort
  • JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
  • Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Resort
  • Omni Scottsdale Resort in Montelucia
  • Hotel Valley Ho

Restaurants

  • Virtu Honest Craft
  • Rehab Burger Therapy
  • Roka Akor Scottsdale
  • Cafe Monarch
  • Grassroots Kitchen & Tap
  • Butterfield’s Pancake House & Restaurant
  • True Food Kitchen
  • Franco’s Italian Caffe
  • Butters Pancakes & Cafe