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Scottsdale


Scottsdale, Arizona is a satellite city of Phoenix. As of the 2000 census, the population was 202,705. By 2005, the estimated population had grown to 234,752.

Scottsdale is a popular tourist destination, visited by an estimated 7.5 million tourists each year. The city includes many hotels, resorts, golf courses, and boutiques, as well as excellent night-life.

Attractions in the Scottsdale area include:

Scottsdale Facts


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  • A leading company headquartered in Scottsdale is the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

  • Scottsdale is nickanmed "The West's Most Western Town".

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Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)

By Lilia Menconi

MOON
Released: 2017-05-09
Paperback (250 pages)

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)
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Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!

Wander world-class museums, relax in Scottsdale's resorts, and hike through red rocks in the Valley of the Sun with Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona.
Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries, including a luxurious desert getaway, a family road trip, and a 10-day "Best of the Valley of the Sun"
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Explore the local art scene, from Native American exhibits to contemporary galleries. Taste the best Sonoran-style cuisine this side of the Mexican border. Luxuriate in five-star resorts, world-class spas, and gourmet restaurants. Go stargazing in Sedona, or clubbing in Scottsdale. Browse new-agey shops or high-end boutiques, hike water-carved canyons and climb mountains, or go golfing at one of nearly 200 courses. Discover the rich culture of the Native American people who first settled the Valley, and venture to the leafy respite of Oak Creek Canyon to witness the red-rock monoliths
  • Honest advice from Phoenix local Lilia Menconi on when to go and where to stay, with special focus on the best resorts in the area
  • In-depth coverage of all three cities, including the Apache Trail and Superstition Mountains
  • Recommendations for visitors with disabilities and for traveling with kids
  • Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history
With Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips on experiencing the best of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona, you can plan your trip your way!

Expanding your trip? Try Moon Arizona. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

Fodor's Arizona & The Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-05-15
Paperback (464 pages)

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Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

From the vastness of the Grand Canyon to Sedona’s red rocks and the living Sonoran Desert, Arizona’s landscapes are awe-inspiring. The state’s spectacular canyons, blooming deserts, raging rivers, petrified forests, and scenic mountains enthrall lovers of the outdoors in pursuit of hiking, rafting, golf, or picturesque spots to watch the sunset. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, three national parks, and world-renowned spas.

This travel guide includes:

    PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information so they can travel with confidence
    ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Arizona & The Grand Canyon
    UPDATED COVERAGE: The guide features the latest hotel and restaurant openings throughout the state, particularly the fast-growing Phoenix and Tuscan areas.
    ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Illustrated features advise travelers on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River. Spotlights highlight Phoenix-area golf, visiting Native American reservations, and the Wild West.
    INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation map, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively. Dining and Lodging map atlases in Phoenix and Tucson make locating a hotel or meal simple. A Top Picks chart for Grand Canyon hiking trails helps travelers choose a hike based on length, grade, trail conditions, time of year, and level of difficulty.
    DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.
    COVERS: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Petrified Forest National Park, Monument Valley, Yuma, the Hoover Dam, Flagstaff, and more.

Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodors Travel Pubns
Released: 2015-11-10
Paperback (512 pages)

Fodor s Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Travelers continue to flock to Arizona year-round to explore the outdoors and relax at world-class spa resorts. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, top-notch golf, three national parks, and excellent Mexican food and tequila.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River
· Major sights such as The Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, Sedona, Scottsdale, The Heard Museum, Monument Valley, and Desert Botanical Garden
· Coverage of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe; Grand Canyon National Park; Flagstaff; North-Central Arizona; Northeast Arizona; Eastern Arizona; Tucson; Southern Arizona; Northwest Arizona and Southeast Nevada

Explorer's Guide Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona & Central Arizona: A Great Destination (Second Edition) (Explorer's Great Destinations)

By Christine Bailey

Countryman Press
Paperback (224 pages)

Explorer s Guide Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona & Central Arizona: A Great Destination (Second Edition)  (Explorer s Great Destinations)
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Among mountains and desert, take in one spectacular natural wonder after another and capture the adventure of Arizona.

Imagine all the adventures you’ll have in Arizona― touring the mountains and red deserts, seeing one spectacular natural wonder after another: the Grand Canyon, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument...Discover the art galleries, museums, resorts, and cuisine that help make Phoenix and Scottsdale such hot destinations. Full-color photographs throughout

Scottsdale Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Scottsdale, Arizona - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

By Russell W. Bellamy

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (42 pages)

Scottsdale Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Scottsdale, Arizona - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018
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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). American, Asian Fusion, Australian, Brazilian, British, Chinese, European, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Mexican, Persian/Iranian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Scottsdale, Glendale, and Mesa

By Charles Liu

Menasha Ridge Press
Released: 2018-03-19
Paperback (336 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Scottsdale, Glendale, and Mesa
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It’s Time to Take a Hike in Beautiful Arizona!

The best way to experience Phoenix is by hiking it! Get outdoors with Arizona writer and hiking expert Charles Liu as he helps you find and enjoy the top hikes within 60 miles of the city. These selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, ancient ruins, and petroglyphs that renew your spirit and recharge your body.

Explore some of the country’s finest city-owned wilderness preserves: Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, South Mountain Park/Preserve, and Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Hike at 7,000 feet at Brown’s Peak, Mount Ord, and Mount Peeley. See Arizona’s only Wild River Area at the Mazatzal Wilderness in Tonto National Forest. With Charles Liu as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of Phoenix’s best hikes!

Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing.

Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Phoenix and the surrounding communities.

A PERSONALIZED GUIDE TO SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

By Dr. Lew Deitch

Independently published
Paperback (189 pages)

A PERSONALIZED GUIDE TO SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
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The greater Phoenix region hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors and part-time residents every year, especially during the mild desert summer. Of all the cities and towns in the Salt River Valley where Phoenix is the main city, Scottsdale has developed its reputation as the premier playground and winter visitor center as well as being a major retirement community. With over 250,000 full-time residents, Scottsdale prides itself in its Western spirit and in its urban beauty. The city maintains a strong Southwest architectural flavor with its Old Town harkening back to the days of the Wild West. The city hold to strict zoning codes and forbids neon signs, billboards or any form of signage that extends above the roofline. The city also maintains an extensive system of parks, paramount among them is the 12-mile interlocking parks replete with lakes along the flood channel of the Indian Bend Wash. It is a haven for migratory waterfowl and even has resident hawks and eagles. And with its walking and bicycle trails, it is the perfect recreational center. The McDowell Mountains, which are within the city provide a wild desert sanctuary for public enjoyment. Of the major five-star resort hotels in the greater Phoenix area, most of them proudly have Scottsdale addresses. This book is my personal guide to the enjoyment of Scottsdale whether you come for a few days or the entire winter season. It provides you with the finest in accommodation, dining and shopping recommendations based upon my 31-years as a resident combined with my local knowledge as a retired professor of geography and history. And among the many courses I taught at the University, my most popular was the Geography and History of Arizona and the Southwest. Unlike the big state guidebooks, this volume is dedicated to Scottsdale. But it also has great one-day or overnight trip recommendations for Sedona, Jerome, Prescott, Tucson and the Grand Canyon. Welcome to Scottsdale, "The West's Most Western Town."

Phoenix & Scottsdale Travel Guide (Unanchor) - The Best of Phoenix & Scottsdale: 3-Day Itinerary

By Lauren Cox

Released: 2018-01-12
Kindle Edition (74 pages)

Phoenix & Scottsdale Travel Guide (Unanchor) - The Best of Phoenix & Scottsdale: 3-Day Itinerary
 
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The Best of Phoenix & Scottsdale: 3-Day Itinerary
“God lives everywhere — but — He vacations in Arizona.” This iconic quote was written by Joseph Stacey in Arizona Highways Magazine. Mr. Stacey knew what he was talking about. Phoenix and Scottsdale are the ultimate destination cities, and for more than just the 330 days of sunshine a year. Three days is a perfect amount of time to get a glimpse into all that the “Valley of Sun” has to offer, and this guide is your ticket in.

Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the country, and covers over 2,000 square miles. Go a little further north and this capital city melts into its trendy neighbor Scottsdale, to form a first-class metropolitan area for dining, arts, sports, and culture. This three-day guide to Phoenix and Scottsdale will highlight the must see attractions, activities, restaurants, and more. Don’t waste your time driving around and researching, but take it from a local. You’ll never forget your time here!

In this three-day Phoenix & Scottsdale guide you’ll experience:

- The Best Shopping and Dining in Old Town Scottsdale
- Hidden Gems of Cave Creek
- Outdoor Desert Adventures
- The Top Hiking Spots for All Levels
- Tips on the Finest Golf Courses and Spas
- Advice on the Best Day Trips from the Phoenix Area
- How to Explore the Wild West
- Trendy Spots for Your Drink of Choice
- A Guide to Downtown Phoenix
- Tips on How to Get Around and Enjoy Phoenix and Scottsdale to the Fullest!

Who is this Phoenix & Scottsdale itinerary for?

This guide is built for everyone, including options for different budgets, tastes, fitness levels, and activity choices. I do recommend using a car or relying on a ride-sharing company, as the city is big and public transportation isn’t the most convenient. Whether it be your first, second, or tenth visit to Phoenix and Scottsdale, I promise you’ll see something new and get a taste of Arizona’s natural beauty.

Scottsdale Shopping Guide 2018: Best Rated Stores in Scottsdale, Arizona - Stores Recommended for Visitors, (Shopping Guide 2018)

By Charles C Baraka

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Scottsdale Shopping Guide 2018: Best Rated Stores in Scottsdale, Arizona - Stores Recommended for Visitors, (Shopping Guide 2018)
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The stores found in this shopping guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Baby Gear & Furniture, Bookstores, Candle Stores, Cards & Stationery, Children's Clothing, Comic Books, Convenience Stores, Cosmetics & Beauty Supply, Department Stores, Discount Store, Drugstores, Electronics, Fashion, Flea Markets, Flowers & Gifts, Formal Wear, Furniture Stores, Gift Shops, Gold Buyers, Grocery, Guitar Stores, Hair Salons, Hats, Health Markets, Hobby Shops, Home Decor, Jewelry, Kitchen & Bath, Leather Goods, Lighting Stores, Lingerie, Mags, Men's Clothing, Music & DVDs, Outdoor Furniture Stores, Outdoor Gear, Outlet Stores, Personal Shopping, Rugs, Shoe Stores, Shopping Centers, Skate Shops, Skin Care, Souvenir Shops, Sporting Goods, Sports Wear, Swimwear, Thrift Stores, Toy Stores and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Scottsdale (AZ) (Images of America)

By Joan Fudala

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2007-02-28
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Scottsdale (AZ) (Images of America)
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Just a century ago, the now-tony tourist destination of Scottsdale was a tiny farming village in the pristine desert east of Phoenix. Named for its 1888 homesteaders―U.S. Army chaplain Winfield Scott and his wife, Helen―Scottsdale remained a farming and ranching community through World War II. After the war, businesses and families flocked to Scottsdale for its climate and unlimited opportunities―creating a place they branded “The West’s Most Western Town.” Throughout the decades, residents and visitors alike have enjoyed adventures in the desert; a thriving arts, crafts, and cultural community; a healthful climate and healthcare industry; and fun-packed events and outdoor sports. Residents have had the additional benefits of living and working in a great hometown, with excelling schools, an international reputation for environmental preservation, and a diverse economy that boasts an eclectic array of businesses.


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