Scottsdale epitomizes an upscale American life. Spacious homes are set along tree-lined avenues, there are galleries dedicated to nearly every form of art, and even shopping is taken to a whole new level at the city's Fashion Square Mall, one of the largest of its kind in the entire country.
If retail therapy isn't quite your thing, Scottsdale is also home to many of Arizona's best spas where you spend all day being pampered with the latest in beauty and massage treatments. There dozens of golf courses in and around the city where you can spend hours on end improving your handicap, and if you're looking to add to your art collection, here is the place to do it. Scottsdale's galleries frequently premier emerging artists whose paintings and sculptures are sold at special discount rates.
Sightseeing enthusiasts will also have plenty to occupy themselves during vacations to Scottsdale. From a taste of the Wild West in the city's Old Town, horseback riding and tours of the desert, to architect Frank Lloyd Wright's home in T aliesin West and the Museum of Contemporary Art, there are loads of things to see and do.