The Top Things To Do And See In Downtown Scottsdale

Art District
Art District | © Alex/Flickr
Gwen Starkman

Scottsdale is a little spot of paradise surrounded by desert. Known for its spas, this town is a true oasis when searching for relaxation and rejuvenation. Don’t assume that it’s just the smaller, more suburban cousin to Phoenix. Scottsdale still has a thriving downtown with shopping, food, galleries, nightlife, and many other exciting things to do. Check it out…

Art District

1. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale
Courtesy of Wild Meyer Gallery
Here at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, visitors can enjoy an eclectic and thought-provoking collection of art. Though not very large, this museum holds some great modern artists of the South West. Each artwork strives to engage the audience on a visual level, in many different ways, from murals to sculptures to fabric art to boot. The exhibitions rotate every several months so visiting can always feel like a new experience.

2. Scottsdale Stadium


This impressive baseball stadium has been part of Scottsdale culture for over 20 years. The Scottsdale Stadium was first the home of the Phoenix Firebirds (which became the Fresno Grizzlies), before the Arizona Diamondbacks took their place. However, it’s most well-known for housing the San Francisco Giant’s spring training. Grab a beer and a hotdog and enjoy America’s favorite past-time in this scenic stadium.

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