Journey to the southwest for incredible vacation getaway in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The weather is perfect and inviting giving you no excuse to turn away. If you only have an extended weekend to enjoy a Scottsdale vacation, you might need some extra help on where to find the best activities and attractions. Here is how to see the best Scottsdale has to offer in just three days:

Day 1: Explore the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

In 1995, Scottsdale set aside 30,000 acres of undeveloped land now called the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or rock climbing,there is something for you in this southwestern paradise. Local flora and fauna flourish in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve,with vast trail stalking you through the entire preserve. Let a local guide with Arizona Outback Adventures show you where the best trails will take you. Our little tip:Get out early in the morning or in the evening to have a greater chance to see local wildlife!

Day 2: Visit Old Town Scottsdale

To truly experience Scottsdale,you must make a visit to Old Town, the downtown neighborhood full of exciting museums, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Start your day at Morning Squeeze for incredible coffee and breakfast with an enjoyable outdoor patio. Every Saturday the Old Town Farmers Market sets up shop so you can peruse the freshly-grown Arizona produce and other goods. Art enthusiasts will love to take a walk through the Arts District,where multiple galleries are within walking distance. Finally, end your exciting day exploring Old Town with dinner at FnB, an award-winning restaurant that focuses on Arizona-grown vegetables and vineyards.

Day 3: Musical Instrument Museum and Dinner

Perhaps one of the most fascinating attractions in North Scottsdale is the Musical Instrument Museum. This local treasure features over 15,000 instruments and artifacts that date back thousands of years. The museum exhibits are divided into continents so you can see just how different or similar musical instruments developed over hundreds of generations. Each guest is given a headset where they can enjoy their own personalized tour through the museum. The symphony hall is located on the first floor where hundreds of performances are held each year! After your exhibits and show, head over to Pita Jungle across the street for delicious tapas and healthy-minded Mediterranean dishes.

Your Gateway to a Scottsdale Vacation

With these activities, you could not ask for a better time enjoying a Scottsdale vacation. Make sure to choose our luxury vacation rentals for the most comfortable lodging experience you have ever had. Resort-like amenities give you the perks of a high-end hotel but with the privacy of an exclusive home. Book online today or let our rental agents find the perfect home for your stay in Scottsdale.