7 Downtown Delights
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Discover the heart and soul of our city – Downtown Scottsdale! Here you’ll fi nd nine walkable neighborhoods brimming with boutiques, galleries, restaurants, nightclubs and attractions.
Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor
Since 1958 the Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant has been serving up classic American comfort food and cool ice cream treats from its cotton candy-pink storefront on Scottsdale Road. Stop by for a Grilled Tuna Melt and finish off your meal with a Tin Roof Sundae or Gosh-Awful- Gooey Banana Split. Visit website »
The Southwest’s largest shopping destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square boasts more than 225 distinctive retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Arizona’s first (and only!) Barneys New York. To keep you from dropping while you shop, the center houses an outstanding selection of eateries with offerings ranging from grab-and-go snacks to fine dining and cocktails. Visit website »
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Just steps away from the bustle of Old Town, this lush pedestrian mall is home to several installations from Scottsdale’s renowned public art collection, including Robert Indiana’s iconic “LOVE” sculpture and James Turrell’s “Knight Rise” skyspace at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Visit website »
Every March, the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants make Scottsdale Stadium their home for spring training. Soak up the sun with lawn tickets or grandstand seating, or spring for the VIP Charro Lodge experience. Visit website »
The Scottsdale Cowboy
Looking for a fun photo op? Pose with the Downtown Scottsdale Cowboy sign on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Main Street. The sign was commissioned in 1952 and created by artist Dee Flagg.
The Arts District
Both browsers and buyers enjoy strolling through the galleries in the downtown Arts District. Don’t miss the free Scottsdale ArtWalk held every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visit website »
Park once and explore downtown all day long! The free Downtown Trolley runs daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on Thursdays). Visit website »