Shopping, dining, a charming Old West theme, Old Town Scottsdale has it all. You’ll want to make a visit to Old Town Scottsdale a part of your itinerary for your Scottsdale getaway no matter what time of year. Take in Scottsdale’s history and roots as you enjoy Old Town Scottsdale’s things to do in the shops, restaurants, and other modern-day businesses that make their homes in some of Scottsdale’s oldest buildings.
Historic Old Town Tour
Step back in time as you take a self-guided walking tour. The 60-minute tour takes you through Historic Old Town and past more than a dozen sites where time seems to have stood still. Stops like the “little red schoolhouse” was built in 1909 and currently houses the Scottsdale Historical Museum, and Porter’s of Scottsdale – the site of the first stand-alone post office, are included in the fifteen stops.
Old Town Scottsdale is home to several tasting and tap rooms, like Aridus Wine Company, LDV Winery, Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room, and Su Vino Winery. No matter your taste, you’ll find something to enjoy, and maybe bring a bottle or two back to your accommodations.
Public Art Walking Tour
Another self-guided tour, it’s a great way to spend an hour on the streets while viewing the ten most-celebrated works of art produced by Scottsdale artists, including bronze statues, fountains, and even interactive installations.
If you’re here in the month of March, check the calendar to see if a Sunday A’fair performance is on the slate. The showcase runs on various dates throughout the month and features Arizona-based music groups performing everything from blues and jazz to rock, pop, and more. Pack your picnic basket or cooler and grab a blanket or a folding chair from your rental and prepare to set up on the grassy area of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The schedule is subject to change or cancellation, so double check before you head out to enjoy one of the best things to do in Old Town Scottsdale.
Staying in Scottsdale
Scottsdale is a unique city that celebrates and embraces its past, present, and future. A visit to Old Town provides a glimpse of the past, as many original buildings still stand and are present-day locations for boutiques and businesses. It’s home to and provides opportunity for many up-and-coming businesses and artists. Don’t forget to include a vacation rental by Porter complete with modern-day conveniences like fully equipped kitchens with all the tools and appliances you’ll need to make a home-cooked meal, in-unit washer/dryer, and jaw-dropping bathrooms and master suites. After stepping into the past, open the door to one of our premium rentals where you’ll find upgrades like top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a private pool, and flat screen TVs.
Choose from a cozy two-bedroom to accommodate a small group or a sprawling seven-bedroom where your large group can stay and experience the Old Town charm. Ask about units that allow furry friends.
Call Porter today to start planning your trip to the past in the present so you’ll have memories to last a lifetime into the future!