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Scottsdale Itineraries

Planning a trip to Scottsdale? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Take a leisurely day, lounging poolside at your resort.
  • 2 Make reservations for dinner at FnB in downtown Scottsdale.
  • 3 Sing your heart out with karaoke and cocktails at Geisha A Go Go.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Treat yourself to a morning spa treatment, then relax poolside.
  • 2 Head to Frank & Lupe’s, in downtown Scottsdale, for lunch.
  • 3 Shop at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
  • 4 Dine at deseo, at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
  • 5 Top off your day with drinks and nightlife at Stone Rose Lounge, Fairmont Scottsdale.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Hit the stores at Scottsdale Waterfront and SouthBridge.
  • 2 Do your own walking tour of downtown Scottsdale’s public art.
  • 3 Take a sunset hike through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve with Take A Hike Arizona.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Enjoy the visual spectacle of a morning visit to the Scottsdale Farmers Market (October through May).
  • 2 For lunch, grab a picnic lunch from a nearby restaurant, or enjoy some fresh produce and tamales from the Farmer’s Market.
  • 3 Take in a free noontime performance of “Native Trails” (January through April on most Thursdays and Saturdays at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall).
  • 4 Living Room Live Concert Series at the W Scottsdale Hotel.
  • 5 Move up to the rooftop bar, “wet,” to top off the night and enjoy the view of downtown.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Lounge poolside at your hotel or resort.
  • 2 Visit Paolo Soleri’s working studio, Cosanti, and pick up an authentic Cosanti bell from the gift shop for a piece of Scottsdale memorabilia.
  • 3 Depart Scottsdale.


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