Time to bask in the splendor of Scottsdale! It’s easy to enjoy a luxury journey when you’re in this mountainous desert paradise, and we have a few suggestions on places to visit in Scottsdale and how you can do it in style.
Reserve a table in one of Scottsdale’s newer farm-to-table, sustainable five-star dining spots like the Citizen Public House or FnB, featuring award-winning Chef Charleen Badman. Or go the sophisticated, old-world route and spend a delightful evening at Café Monarchor Franco’s Italian Caffé.
Pamper yourself in style when you spend the day at one of the best luxury spa places to visit in Scottsdale. A few to try include the Waldorf Astoria Spa at the Boulders (try their TurquoiseWrap), Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (with amazing views of the McDowell Mountains), and the Spanish-inspired Joya Spa at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia (try the traditional Hammam therapy).
There are several places to see in Scottsdale, and one of those are the luxury shopping centers in the area but just head to historic Old Town. As you wander through the shops and galleries in this world-renown art center you’ll find art from around the world as well as jewelry, antiques and more. For Native American art, visit the Crazy Horse Gallery or the Grey Wolf Gallery where you’ll find beautiful jewelry, pottery, hand-woven baskets, and amazing ceremonial masks.
World-Class Architecture Places to See in Scottsdale
A trip to Scottsdale isn’t complete without a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, Taliesin West, where you can experience one of Wright’s best-known works first hand, as it rises from the surrounding desert. Italian architect Paolo Soleri also chose to live and work in Scottsdale, and you can visit Cosanti where his bronze bells are made. Be sure to take a walk on the riverfront to experience the Soleri Bridge, part bridge and part sundial.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, redesigned by award-winning mid-century architect Will Bruder, has modern and contemporary art from around the world. The outdoor courtyard has one of architect James Turrell’s “Skyspaces” –worth the trip just to experience this amazing space.
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West offers exhibits and programs on the region’s history and unique past. Exhibits have included works by Edward S. Curtis, Maynard Dixon, Frederic Remington, collections of western film posters, sheriff badges and beaded Native American gauntlets, and an amazing collection of Hopi Pottery.
Your luxury journey in Scottsdale starts with your luxurious vacation villa! One step into its bright, open and airy spaces with soft furniture and colorful accents and you’ll be ready for the rest of your luxury journey. Generous porches and decks surrounding sparkling pools offer plenty of space for entertaining and enjoying the scenery.
Take advantage of our concierge services and book a car and driver for your jaunts around the area, or let us help you engage a personal chef for that special dinner. Give us a call today, and get started on your luxury journey.