A Stylish Journey to Enjoy Scottsdale Luxury
April 29, 2019
Scottsdale is the place to vacation if you are looking for a luxury destination. While there are plenty of desert-oriented activities that may nourish your soul, there are also many Scottsdale luxury activities for those times when you may want something different.
Day 1 – Scottsdale Luxury Spa Day
Start out with a trip to one of Scottsdale’s many spas. And there are so many to choose from! Try a Hawaiian-themed facial at Hawaiian Experience Spa, a hot stone massage at Hand & Stone, or experience the healing rituals of a Turkish bath at Joya Spa. New Serenity Day Spa offers an upgraded Swedish massage for total stress relief among other spa treatments. Spend a relaxing few hours or the entire day, it’s up to you!
New Serenity Day Spa – Facial and Massage in Scottsdale
15609 North Hayden Road, #138
Day 2 – Art
Scottsdale has become known internationally as heaven for any art collector. As you wander through the galleries in Old Town, you’ll find fine art from around the world and from local artists too. For Native American art, you must visit the Grey Wolf Gallery. They have beautiful jewelry, pottery, hand woven baskets, and amazing ceremonial masks – all ready to add to your collection. You could spend hours just browsing the wonderful works featured in this gallery alone.
Grey Wolf Gallery
7239 East 1st Avenue,
Day 3 – Shopping
For upscale shopping, head to Scottsdale’s Fashion Square – the Southwest’s premier shopping and dining destination. Shops at this Scottsdale luxury mall include Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Carolina Herrera, Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany and Prada. And, there are award-winning dining establishments too, like Nobu, Ocean 44 and Toca Madera to name a few.
7014 East Camelback
Day 4 – Desert Botanical Gardens
Nestled among the red rocks of the Papago Buttes is the Desert Botanical Garden. Walk among the cacti and succulents while learning about desert habitat and the area’s history. Plan your trip around one of the many events the Garden hosts year-round – the Devour Culinary Classic, Agave on the Rocks, the Electric Desert – or plan on attending one of the many Sunday Concerts in the Garden.
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Day 5 – Museums
Among the many area museums, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) stands out. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, the SMoCA features modern and contemporary art from around the world. Stroll through the museum’s exhibit spaces or attend one of the museum’s lectures or programs. The courtyard has one of James Turrell’s famous Skyspaces; it’s worth the trip just to see this amazing space.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 2nd Street
Day 6 – Vineyards
There are so many amazing vineyards in the area around Scottsdale! The LDV Winery is located in the Chiricahua Mountains (about 3-1/2 hours from Scottsdale) and the vineyard produces several Rhone-varietals. LDV’s Winery Tasting Room is located in the heart of Old Scottsdale, and you can enjoy your wine while viewing the art inside or sit on the shaded patio and people watch all while enjoying award-winning wines. Learn more about the wonderful world of wine and take a Wine Appreciation Workshop while you’re in town.
LDV’s Winery Tasting Room
7134 East Stetson Drive, #B110
Day 7 – Performing Arts
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the ASU Kerr Cultural Center is located in a historic adobe originally the residence of Louise Lincoln Kerr. There is sure to be a musical or theatrical performance scheduled during your visit that you will enjoy. Upcoming events include ‘Composer’s Choice Featuring Nokuthula Ngwenyama’ and Quarteto Nuevo.
ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 North Scottsdale Road
Plan your visit around these specific Scottsdale luxury events to get even more from your visit to Scottsdale!
• Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Arts, January through March
• Arizona Fine Art Expo, January through March
• Scottsdale International Film Festival, November