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A Day In Scottsdale

24 Hours in Scottsdale, let’s get started.

When staying in Scottsdale for just 24 hours, it is essential to make the most of your time by experiencing some of the city’s best offerings. Despite the limited timeframe, we have crafted a stellar itinerary for you by providing key offerings. Scottsdale’s unique desert landscape, warm climate, and vibrant culture offer a memorable experience even within a short visit.

Our Picks for a Wonderful Resort or Hotel

When considering where to stay in Scottsdale, there are numerous options catering to various preferences and interests. Here are “Our Recommendations” for your 24 Hours in Scottsdale:
Caecars Hotel Scottsdale
Senna House in Old Town Scottsdale

Caesars Republic Scottsdale 

Caesars Republic Scottsdale is a new lifestyle-hotel experience and the first non-gaming hotel from Caesars Entertainment in the United States. Located adjacent to Scottsdale’s premier luxury retail destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square, the new concept taps into the unique pulse of the surrounding city to form a one-of-a-kind experience.


Senna House Hotel Scottsdale      

Located within the energetic pulse of Old Town Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, Senna House Hotel Scottsdale is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. This lifestyle boutique hotel experience artfully infuses design with destination. Discover modern comfort alongside access to Scottsdale’s best shopping, entertainment, and cuisine.


Mountain Shadows 

At Mountain Shadows, careful attention is given to every aspect of your stay. From the geometric accents and abundant natural light, to the plush bedding and in-room cocktail menu, no detail is overlooked.

Fun Adventures and Activities

When spending a day in Scottsdale, Arizona, there are numerous activities to enjoy and places to explore. Start your morning with a delicious breakfast at Butters Pancakes and café. After eating, walk over to Rides N Motion Bikes of Scottsdale and choose either a peddle or electric bike, and cruise down the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt which is an oasis of parks, lakes, paths, and golf courses traversing 11 miles through the heart of Scottsdale. After a well-deserved lunch, take a leisurely stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden to admire the desert flora and fauna. Explore the historic charm of Old Town Scottsdale with its boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife options. Visit the upscale shops at Scottsdale Fashion Square for some luxury shopping.
Bike Riding The Scottsdale Green Belt

Rides N Motion McCormick Ranch

Looking for Electric Bike Rentals or Electric Scooter Rentals? We rent micro-mobility options that meet your exploration needs. Our Electric Bikes and Scooters allow you to go further, faster, and longer. Rent the experience! We provide the essentials for a comfortable and safe ride. Helmets and locks included.


Desert Botanical Gardens

Think the desert is all dirt and tumbleweeds? Think again. Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937 and established at its current site in 1939, the garden boasts more than 50,000 plants representing over 4,000 taxa. One-third of these plants are native to the area, with 379 species classified as rare, threatened, or endangered.


Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

The Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is a highly acclaimed attraction located in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. It features a diverse range of exhibits showcasing Western and Native American art, rare artifacts, and cultural treasures from various collectors and institutions worldwide. The museum, which opened in January 2015, spans two stories and covers 43,000 square feet. It focuses on the art, culture, and history of 19 states in the American West, Western Canada, and Mexico.


Scottsdale Fashion Square

Get ready for a shopping experience like never before at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The Southwest’s distinctive address for luxury shopping, dining and entertainment features Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Apple and select prestigious stores not found anywhere else in Arizona. Shoppers can also dine at top area restaurants such as Nobu, Ocean 44, Francine, Moxies, Toca Madera, and Zinque, as well as stay at the modern 11-story, Caesars Republic Scottsdale.


Historical Old Town Scottsdale

In some places of Old Town, the Old West never left and to this day remains tightly tethered to our history. The Historic District of Old Town has done a wonderful job preserving our western reputation. Walk around and you can see original buildings such as the red brick schoolhouse, now the Scottsdale Historical Museum. You can find original signage and storefronts and old saloons like Rusty Spur.

Our Favorite Dining Picks for You

In Scottsdale, Arizona, dining options abound, offering a diverse culinary landscape that caters to various tastes and preferences. The city boasts a vibrant dining scene with over 800 restaurants to choose from, ranging from upscale steakhouses to charming adobe eateries. Whether you’re looking for a casual brunch spot or a fine dining experience, Scottsdale’s culinary offerings are sure to satisfy even the most discerning food enthusiasts. We have gone ahead and picked out a few of our favorites to bring out the flavor of Scottsdale.
Olive and Ivy Scottsdale AZ
Mexican Food Old Town Scottsdale

Butters Pancakes & Café

Arizona’s best breakfast and lunch cafe. And we don’t say that lightly. With more than 40 years of restaurant experience, we know that it takes fresh, innovative food served consistently and with unsurpassed quality by dedicated team members in a clean and warm environment.


Olive & Ivy

Inspired by timeless elegance, Olive & Ivy is a Mediterranean restaurant that offers you a quiet escape from the ordinary. Rich in flavor, our menu will transport you to the warm, relaxing French Riviera with seafood dishes like sea scallops and shareable plates like Lamb Meatballs in a warm pita. Sip a warm cup of coffee as you savor a freshly baked pastry at our beautiful Marketplace. Enjoy an occasion worth sharing like a sunlit lunch on the patio with friends, a quiet dinner for two, or a lively happy hour full of laughter.


Barrio Queen

Our food pays homage to history and culture by serving fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine using traditional recipes from barrios throughout Mexico. We believe in supporting our community by using locally sourced, fresh ingredients in our dishes.


Frank & Lupe’s

Frank & Lupe’s is a renowned Mexican restaurant that has been serving authentic New Mexican cuisine to the communities of New Mexico and Arizona since 1980. The restaurant prides itself on offering excellent and traditional dishes, including appetizers, steaks, Mexican specialties, desserts, and more. Frank & Lupe’s is a family-owned establishment that values its customers as part of their extended family, embodying the phrase “Mi casa es su casa” or “My house is your house.”

Cocktails to Mocktails

Scottsdale, Arizona boasts a vibrant cocktail scene with numerous bars offering a wide range of craft cocktails to cater to different tastes and preferences. From classic cocktails to innovative concoctions, Scottsdale’s cocktail bars provide patrons with a diverse and exciting drinking experience. The city is home to various establishments that excel in mixology, creating unique and delicious drinks for locals and visitors alike.
Hulas Modern Tiki Old Town Scottsdale
Cocktails In Scottsdale

The Beverly on Main 

The Beverly on Main in Scottsdale is an intimate and upscale cocktail lounge. This bar exudes old-school glamour and sophistication with its exposed brick walls, mahogany wood bar, and leather booths. The ambiance is warm and intimate, making it a perfect spot for those seeking a refined drinking experience in Old Town Scottsdale


HULA’S Modern Tiki

HULA’S is a modern, urban twist on the classic tiki bars and restaurants of the 50’s & ’60’s. Breathe in some cool, tropical air, enjoy our signature cocktails, see and be seen!


The Montauk

Transport yourself to the Hamptons and kick back to live music with a lobster roll in one hand and glass of Rosé in the other. East coast meets West coast with our eclectic menu and décor, blending American classics and local favorites. The cozy lounge and indoor/outdoor atmosphere provide the perfect socializing spot. With a buzzing brunch scene, live music, and late-night DJs, The Montauk is an ideal spot for all occasions.

Other Helpful Advice

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