Or at least trade it in for a sun hat. Scottsdale’s 330 days of annual sunshine and winter highs near 21 degrees Celsius mean you can enjoy your favorite outdoor activities year-round without freezing. It also means that weather-related travel delays are few and far between.
Make your warm-winter home away from home in one of Scottsdale’s 70+ outstanding resorts and hotels. You’ll find options in all styles and price points, from luxury resorts and chic, urban hotels to loonie-loving lodgings that will maximize your travel budget.
Yes, you read that right – we have hockey, too! The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes take to the ice against your home-team favorites in nearby Glendale. In fact, the Canucks, Flames, Canadiens, Oilers, Maple leafs, Senators and Jets are all headed to the Valley of the Sun this season. Plus, a Coyotes game will set you back fewer loonies that a home game. Score!
There’s never a shortage of things to do in and around Scottsdale. Check out the offerings at the city’s world-class museums, including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Musical Instrument Museum and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Stroll the verdant pathways of the Desert Botanical Garden. Admire Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural genius at Taliesin West. Or check out the nation’s largest butterfly pavilion at Butterfly Wonderland.
Cue the sad music – you won’t find a Tim Hortons in Scottsdale. But we’re pretty sure you’ll forgive us once you discover our roster of award-winning chefs and restaurants. You’ll find more than 800 options citywide, including local favorites like FnB, The Mission, elements and Virtù Honest Craft.
Second only to hockey as the greatest game played with a stick, golf reigns supreme in Scottsdale. You’ll find more than 200 courses in the Scottsdale area ranging from tree-lined traditional tracks to challenging desert target-style designs.
Scottsdale’s lush Sonoran Desert, signature McDowell Mountains, and plentiful lakes and rivers make it the natural choice for outdoor adventures like off-road tours, river rafting, horseback riding and hiking in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Scottsdale’s renowned resort and day spas find their inspiration in the area’s Sonoran Desert setting and Native American heritage, as well as in healing traditions from around the world. Treatments run the gamut from massages and facials to exotic offerings like a turquoise clay wrap or prickly pear fruit and sugar scrub.
Downtown Scottsdale is comprised of walkable neighborhoods filled with eclectic boutiques, fine art galleries, Western-wear outfitters and shops specializing in Native American art and jewelry. And for you night owls, the downtown Entertainment District offers dozens of options for dining, dancing, cocktailing and people watching.
Scottsdale’s central-Arizona location means you’re within easy reach of the state’s most popular attractions and natural wonders, including the Grand Canyon and Sedona’s red-rock country, as well as historic towns like Tombstone, Prescott and Jerome.