Itinerary Ideas


If you’re in the mood to indulge in some well-deserved retail therapy, Scottsdale is the place to be! We’ve got all the national chains you love, as well as one-off designer boutiques and unique local gems you won’t want to miss. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Scottsdale Fashion Square

The Southwest’s largest shopping destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square offers unlimited opportunities for retail bliss. Fashion Square’s impressive roster of 250 retailers includes tried-and-true department store favorites like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus and upscale boutiques like Jimmy Choo, Gucci and Kate Spade New York.

Scottsdale Quarter

Scottsdale Quarter is an open-air center offering an eclectic mix of first-to-market retailers, upscale dining and late-night entertainment options. By day, shop chic boutiques like Kendra Scott and Elan Style. Then don your new purchases, swing by Drybar for a wash and blowout, and segue into night at the Quarter where choices range from creative cuisine to a movie at Arizona’s only luxury iPic Theater.

Kierland Commons

Kierland Commons’ sunny, Main Street feel radiates charm and sophistication. Spend a few hours browsing favorites such as 7 for all Mankind, Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors and Anthropologie, then enjoy lunch or dinner on the patio at one of the center’s upscale restaurants. Dining options include Mastro’s Ocean Club, NoRTH, Tommy Bahama’s and Zinc Bistro.

Heard Museum Shops

For the finest in Native American art, jewelry and crafts, pay a visit to the Heard Museum Shops. Hand-carved Katsinas, stunning turquoise-and-silver jewelry, and books galore are among the treasures you’ll find.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts & SMoCA

Surprise the hard-to-buy-for people on your list with artsy, quirky and decidedly unique gifts from the stores at neighboring Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. From handmade jewelry and home accessories to music, books, novelty items and toys, you’ll find gifts that satisfy all ages, styles and price points.

Musical Instrument Museum

If you’re planning a trip to the Musical Instrument Museum, allow extra time to explore the Museum Store. Music-inspired jewelry, instruments from around the world, and novelty items, like licensed Fender guitar replicas, hit the right note for all your gift-giving occasions.

Taliesin West

Architecture buffs won’t want to miss Annaliese’s Bookstore at Taliesin West. Here, designs by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright grace everything from elegant writing implements, clothing and accessories to home furnishings and garden statuary.

Queen Creek Olive Mill

You can look through all your recipes at home to figure out how much EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) you use, or you can just take our word for it. It’s a lot. With two retail locations at Kierland Commons and the Biltmore, Queen Creek Olive Mill offers numerous oils for any dish. Try out their signature citrus oils (the fruit is pressed with the olives during the process for a unique blend) or one of our favorites, bacon blended oil.