• Scottsdale Waterfront

    The Scottsdale Waterfront is a 1.1 million-square-foot project located in downtown Scottsdale with retail, office, restaurant and high-rise residential buildings. 

  • Old Town Mission

    Scottsdale’s first Catholic church was built in 1933 by Mexican and Yaqui Indian families who settled in the area. Today, the Old Adobe Mission is still used as a spiritual center.

  • Downtown Shopping

    From one-of-a-kind boutiques to designer duds and Southwestern tchotchkes, downtown Scottsdale is a shopping lover’s dream.

  • Horse Fountain

    Located at the intersection of 5th Avenue & Marshall Way, this fountain is one of the most photographed landmarks in all of Scottsdale. 

Downtown Scottsdale / Old Town Scottsdale

 

Downtown Scottsdale pulses with a vibrant energy all its own. By day, shopping, gallery-hopping and dining alfresco are among the most popular pastimes. After dark, Downtown takes on a whole new glow with evening ArtWalks, performing arts and more than 80 sophisticated nightclubs, wine bars and lounges.

Here are just a few of the things you can do in Downtown Scottsdale:

  • Explore the 100+ galleries in the Scottsdale Arts District
  • Take in the Thursday night ArtWalk
  • Shop to your heart’s content atScottsdale Fashion Square
  • Browse hundreds of boutiques at the Scottsdale Waterfront, outhBridge, Fifth Avenue Shops & Boutiques and Old Town
  • See a show at theScottsdale Center for the Performing Artst
  • Check out cutting-edge works at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Take a walking tour of public art
  • Dine at dozens of outstanding restaurants
  • Party ‘til the wee hours at the 80+ lounges, bars and nightclubs in the Entertainment District and the rest of downtown

Want a more Western experience? Head over to Old Town Scottsdale. Old Town is a neighborhood within Downtown Scottsdale that features a taste of the Old West with restaurants, shopping, and Western bars. With wooden beams, wagon wheels, and cowboy hats abundant, you’re sure to feel like you’ve traveled back in time to the era of outlaws and saloons. 

  • Downtown Guide

    Downtown Scottsdale pulses with a vibrant energy all its own. By day, shopping, gallery-hopping and dining alfresco are among the most popular pastimes. After dark, Downtown takes on a whole new glow with evening ArtWalks, performing arts and more than 80 sophisticated nightclubs, wine bars and lounges.
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Scottsdale’s address for premier shopping is Scottsdale Fashion Square, featuring 240 retailers including Prada, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Barneys New York.
More shopping awaits at SouthBridge, Scottsdale Waterfront, Old Town and the Fifth Avenue Shopping District.
See exhibitions by renowned national and international artists, architects and designers at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) or learn more about Scottsdale’s storied past at the Historical Society Museum.
Right next door to SMoCA, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents the finest in theater, world music, comedy, and dance productions.
The Arts District offers nearly 100 outstanding galleries and is home to Scottsdale’s legendary Thursday night ArtWalk.
You’ll find several installations from Scottsdale’s renowned Public Art program in downtown, including the Cosanti Bridge & Plaza, Robert Indiana’s iconic “LOVE” sculpture, Ed Mell’s Jack Knife and James Turrell’s Knight Rise skypace at SMoCA.
The free Downtown Trolley is a fun and easy way to explore downtown.
When it comes to accommodations, Downtown has you covered with hip digs at Hotel Valley Ho, the Saguaro and W Scottsdale Hotel; lush garden surroundings at FireSky; and unsurpassed luxury at The Phoenician and Royal Palms, just to name a few.
If you’re a night owl, don’t miss Downtown’s collection of more than 80 restaurants, wine bars lounges and nightclubs, including notables like Citizen Public House, Barrio Queen, Dos Gringos and Culinary Dropout.
Just a few minutes south of downtown, is SkySong, the ASU Innovation Center. SkySong, which is easily recognized by its distinctive tent-like shade structures, offers street-level retail, water features and bike paths.

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  • Tour Downtown

    Get to know Downtown Scottsdale. Click on the map to view a bigger image.

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  • Old Town Scottsdale

    Take a walk through the historic Old Town Scottsdale and get a flavor of the old west. Wooden sidewalks and rustic traditions are preserved as you tie your horse to each shop’s hitching post.
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  • The Scottsdale Trolley

    Get to know Downtown Scottsdale. Visit our Scottsdale Trolley page for detailed maps, times and stops.

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