Old Town Scottsdale
Covering just over one square mile, Old Town is the heart of Scottsdale. An amazing variety of shops, boutiques, art galleries, salons, restaurants and bars fill this Old West-themed area of the city. There’s always a music or food festival taking place, and the holidays are magical in Old Town Scottsdale.
For art and cultural events, this small but dense area is perfect for leisurely browsing in the many shops and galleries. Meander along on your own or take one of the many tours offered. The Ultimate Art & Cultural Tour customizes tours, focusing on your interests—architecture, history, local art, Native American tours, and theater tours. There lots of things to do in Old Town Scottsdale.
The Heritage of Scottsdale
No matter what you are looking for—contemporary, Native American, western-themed, fine art or fun, tacky souvenirs—one of the galleries will have it. They feature local artists as well as artists from around the world. Art One Gallery, Inc. represents students from Arizona universities, colleges and high schools as well as local artists. At the Method Art Studio, you can watch artists create their art. Gently work up an appetite with the Art Walk every Thursday night, before you head out for dinner and the nightlife.
And, speaking of food and drink, whatever you are in the mood for can be found in Old Town Scottsdale. Any cuisine—from fine dining to bar food, casual to dressy, comedy clubs to world renowned restaurants, organic/vegetarian or steaks—it’s all here. Or, just treat your sweet tooth at the Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant or Super Chunk Sweets & Treats.
Shopping ’til you drop has never been so enjoyable. Discover unique ceramics, jewelry, or fine art. Shop unique boutiques and galleries like the Buffalo Collection (featuring handcrafted buffalo leather furniture and accessories) or visit old favorites like Tiffany & Co. Or, relax and enjoy a food, wine or beer tasting tour.
If you are looking for outdoor activities, there are many nature preserves and parks nearby. You can hike, bike, rock climb or take a horseback ride. And for indoor sports, try indoor rock climbing at AZ on the Rocks, or hit one of the casinos.