Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"SUN"sational Scottsdale

Every year thousands of golfers flock to Scottsdale, Arizona to spend some serious downtime on the stunning fairways in this desert community.  But just because golf is a favorite pastime of citizens and visitors alike does not mean that golf is the only thing to do in this trendy city.  Visit Scottsdale and experience an impassioned culture. 

Scottsdale was founded in 1910 by an Army chaplain named Winfield Scott.  He purchased the land to plant and harvest sweet potatoes, however today farming is not the city's top activity.  This charming town radiates the feel of the southwest and combines it with a sophistication that would rival any large city. 

The art and design community in Scottsdale is inspirational and has made this city a notable destination for artists, designers and architects.  Home to more than 100 galleries, many artists have found motivation here.  Frank Lloyd Wright even found this setting ideal for his Taliesin West building.  This historic site is considered one of Wrights greatest masterpieces and was his personal home and Studio.  If architecture isn't your thing, visit any of the local museums, take guided art tours around the city or visit one of the breathtaking performing arts centers for an unforgettable experience.  Whether shopping for art or just enjoying the beauty of it, delight in the sites of Scottsdale.

Yet another huge draw for this already extraordinary city is the spa and wellness centers located here.  Many treatments are inspired by Sonoran Desert plants and the rich history and traditions of the Native American people of the area.  Relaxation and pampering are the focus of many spas and wellness centers, and some even offer options of diet and exercise regimens.  Come to Scottsdale for the spa experience and be prepared to be pampered.     

With the Camelback Mountain and the Sonoran Desert beckoning, Scottsdale is also a great place to travel for a bit of adventure.  Hike on foot through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, go white water rafting to get your blood pumping or take a hot air balloon ride and experience Scottsdale at new heights.  Jeep and Hummer tours are offered to explore the rugged terrain, or go by horseback and ride off into the sunset.  The options are limitless.  Decide if you want to experience the excursion on your own or with a guide and start your journey.

Not ready to call it a day quite yet?  You might want to explore the shops and boutiques that are scattered throughout this sun-drenched city.  Scottsdale has become a haven for shopping enthusiasts.  Home to some famous fashion retailers and to local store owners that offer unique inventory, shopping can become a time-consuming yet very rewarding activity.  Stroll though one or all of the local shopping centers and experience high fashion at its best.  Whether you are looking for western wear or a stylish new pair of heels, Scottsdale will not disappoint.

As mentioned earlier, you can't talk about Scottsdale and not mention golf.  Noted as one of the world's greatest golf destinations, select one of the 200 area golf courses and get ready to tee off.  Even some of golf's greatest players aren't immune to the fabulous courses in Scottsdale and some even call it home.  With 330 days of sunshine annually there is no doubt you will have great weather and great greens during your visit.  Pack your golf bag and head to Scottsdale. 

Dining in Scottsdale can become a spiritual encounter.  Some world renowned chef's gather here to create bold menu selections in an elegant atmosphere.  With more than 600 choices of dining establishments, foodies quite possibly will feel overwhelmed with all of the amazing choices.  Regional favorites are mixed with distinctive global dishes and the result is a wonderful assault on your taste buds.  Amazing menu options and robust wine selections await in the tantalizing Scottsdale restaurants. 

Because Scottsdale is such a cosmopolitan city, it is no surprise that the hotel and resort selections are simply remarkable.  At WhatAHotel! we offer choices that will guarantee your stay will be anything but ordinary.  Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North is one such location.  As a Four Seasons Preferred Partner you are promised not only the top notch service all Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts offers, but additional perks and benefits that will only add to your spectacular experience.  The Four Seasons Scottsdale offers premier golf, dining and spa options that aim to please.  Visit Four Seasons or one of our other Best Hotels in Scottsdale and stay in style. 

 History meets Chic in amazing Scottsdale, Arizona.  Visit this sunny city, book a room at one of the Best Hotels in Scottsdale, and get ready for the time of your life.

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