If you are looking for a beautiful and fun place to go for your upcoming holiday, you might be stuck. If you have always gone to Florida or Texas, you might be tired of the crowds and the sky-high prices. It can be hard to book a hotel reservation, find a place for dinner at night, and simply get some peace and quiet during your relaxing holiday. We have the perfect place in mind. Old Town Scottsdale is the perfect place to visit, and our Old Town Scottsdale rentals are the best place to stay!
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Why Visit Scottsdale?
Scottsdale is a vibrant and exciting city in Arizona that offers cultural traditions, outdoor things to do, natural areas for hiking and biking, and tons of family-friendly activities that make it perfect for families of all sizes. During your time in Scottsdale, you will see there are endless things to do — no matter the time of year or the weather! During the summer, you can head to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to introduce your kids to hiking, go through the desert landscape, and teach your kids about the unique geological formations. During the winter months, you can check out some of the indoor activities, like Taliesin West house, Frank Lloyd Wright’s incredible creation that is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip.
But one “attraction” that is great to visit all year is Old Town Scottsdale, a specific part of town that makes you feel like you have stepped back in time! This part of Scottsdale has buildings from the very beginning of the 20th century, making it one of the most visited spots in the entire state. Let’s check out the top things to do in Old Town during your time in Arizona!
Art Walk Tour
One of the best things to do during your time in Scottsdale is to take the free public art walk tour. This is the best way that you can see the incredible creations that the local artists have to offer, featuring public artworks, old-school art, the most polar art installations from the past century, and local artists who have made a name for themselves in the industry.
Rusty Spur Saloon
If you are in the mood to have a drink, then we have the perfect place for you to head. The Rusty Spur Saloon is the oldest bar in the entire town of Scottsdale, experiencing the area’s rich history and making your beer taste even better! This is the area’s first saloon and is known for its traditional atmosphere, a nostalgic vibe, and Old Western influence. An insider tip is to head here during the evening to listen to vibrant live music!
Scottsdale Wine Tasting Trail
If you are still in the mood to learn more about the drinking culture in Scottsdale, go on a Scottsdale Wine Trail tour of five wineries in the local area. This wine tasting experience is great for those who are new to wine and those who are connoisseurs of both reds and whites.
You can sip on pours from the LDV Winery, Merkin Vineyards, Aridus Wine Company, Carlson Creek Tasting Room, and Salvatore Vineyards. You can get an up close and personal taste for the skill and time it takes to make the perfect glass of wine in the picturesque Arizona wine country.
Go on a Food Tour
Along with drinking, you NEED to eat during the day! Not only to help fend off the alcohol, but because Old Town Scottsdale has a mixture of food, ranging from typical American dishes to ethnic cuisines that is sure to fire up your tastebuds.
There are dozens of spots where you can head for strong cocktails, espresso-filled cups of coffee, fresh seafood, tasty slabs of meat, and much more. We recommend heading to the downtown area on a sunny afternoon for a pick-me-up cocktail or coffee — and staying for dinner!
We recommend checking out Olive and Ivy for Mediterranean food that is going to help you feel healthy during vacation! Sip on an espresso on the outdoor patio and watch the people go by for the perfect afternoon. You can also check out The Mission, a tasty spot with Latin cuisine, like burritos and taquitos, in a low-lit space that is perfect for date night or late-night margaritas. We love going to Citizen Public House if you are in the mood for down-home American food, strong craft beers, and good vibes. Head here to check out the “on draft” list and get a few pints to end the night!
Accommodations in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ
As you can see, Old Town Scottsdale is THE place to go for your upcoming vacation! But where should you stay? Luckily for you, Porter has dozens of vacation rentals that can fit your needs. Our luxurious, spacious, and modern condos and apartments are ideal for those who want high-end service and amenities.