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Golf + Tennis
Surround yourself with the stunning views of the McDowell Mountain Range when playing one of the two championship courses at TPC Scottsdale. This fan-favorite is home to one of the largest spectator golf event in the world.
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TPC Scottsdale Champions Course
8243 East Bell Road
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Surround yourself with the stunning views of the McDowell Mountain Range when playing one of the two championship courses at TPC Scottsdale. This fan-favorite is home to one of the largest spectator golf event in the world.
Grayhawk Golf Club consists of the two lauded public golf courses in Scottsdale that challenges bot, amateur and professional golfers.
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Grayhawk Golf Club
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway
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Grayhawk Golf Club consists of the two lauded public golf courses in Scottsdale that challenges bot, amateur and professional golfers.
Within the foothills of Pinnacle Peak you will find Troon North Golf Club, a hallmark of the desert golf experience. Originally designed by Tom Weiskopf, British Open Champion, the two Troon North Golf Club’s courses recently underwent renovation to enhance the golf experience while also maintaining Weiskopf’s concept and vision.
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Troon North Golf Club
10320 East Dynamite Boulevard
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Within the foothills of Pinnacle Peak you will find Troon North Golf Club, a hallmark of the desert golf experience. Originally designed by Tom Weiskopf, British Open Champion, the two Troon North Golf Club’s courses recently underwent renovation to enhance the golf experience while also maintaining Weiskopf’s concept and vision.
This multiplex was named by United States Tennis Association as an Outstanding Public Tennis Facility. Opened to the public, guests of the facility and grounds have access to tennis, racquetball, squash, volleyball, and basket ball courts, baseball fields, playground, and much more. For court rates, please contact the facility directly.
Scottsdale Ranch Park & Tennis Center
10400 East Vía Linda
This multiplex was named by United States Tennis Association as an Outstanding Public Tennis Facility. Opened to the public, guests of the facility and grounds have access to tennis, racquetball, squash, volleyball, and basket ball courts, baseball fields, playground, and much more. For court rates, please contact the facility directly.
Camelback Golf Club is one of Arizona’s most coveted golf courses. Camelback Golf Club offers two 18-hole courses: The Padre Course, a traditional parkland-style course with views of Camelback Mountain, and The Ambiente Course, which offers a challenging layout for both novice and seasoned golfers.
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Camelback Golf Club
7847 North Mockingbird Lane
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Camelback Golf Club is one of Arizona’s most coveted golf courses. Camelback Golf Club offers two 18-hole courses: The Padre Course, a traditional parkland-style course with views of Camelback Mountain, and The Ambiente Course, which offers a challenging layout for both novice and seasoned golfers.
Day Trips + Excursions
There’s a reason why more than five million people sojourn to the Grand Canyon each year. The ever-changing colors, vastness and flora and fauna are awe-inspiring. Comprised of the South and North Rims and the Inner Canyon, tourists will leave with this wondrous feat of nature indelibly printed in their memories. Tour the canyon on a sure-footed mule. White water raft the turbulent waters of the Colorado River rapids. Hike the Bright Angel Trail. Linger over brunch at El Tovar, boasting spectacular views.
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Wielki Kanion Kolorado
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There’s a reason why more than five million people sojourn to the Grand Canyon each year. The ever-changing colors, vastness and flora and fauna are awe-inspiring. Comprised of the South and North Rims and the Inner Canyon, tourists will leave with this wondrous feat of nature indelibly printed in their memories. Tour the canyon on a sure-footed mule. White water raft the turbulent waters of the Colorado River rapids. Hike the Bright Angel Trail. Linger over brunch at El Tovar, boasting spectacular views.
My favorite day trip. Sedona has beckoned artists and naturalists for centuries. Its picturesque beauty and imposing red rocks make for wonderful photo opportunities and outdoor activities. Journey up a mesa to catch a glimpse of an ancient Native American Ruins. Select a painting from one of the town’s numerous art galleries. Feel the power of a red rock vortex. Break out of your routine and try rattlesnake or prickly pear cactus fries at a local restaurant. Hop in a pink jeep and hang on as your guide points out historical and environmental landmarks. Throw on your swimsuit and cool off at Slide Rock.
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Sedona
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My favorite day trip. Sedona has beckoned artists and naturalists for centuries. Its picturesque beauty and imposing red rocks make for wonderful photo opportunities and outdoor activities. Journey up a mesa to catch a glimpse of an ancient Native American Ruins. Select a painting from one of the town’s numerous art galleries. Feel the power of a red rock vortex. Break out of your routine and try rattlesnake or prickly pear cactus fries at a local restaurant. Hop in a pink jeep and hang on as your guide points out historical and environmental landmarks. Throw on your swimsuit and cool off at Slide Rock.
A short drive from Scottsdale is the charming town, Carefree, with art and culture festivals, hiking trails, dining and towering sand sculptures.
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Carefree
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A short drive from Scottsdale is the charming town, Carefree, with art and culture festivals, hiking trails, dining and towering sand sculptures.
Hike this pristine State Park, offering 320 acres of desert landscape. Enjoy special events, including sunset hikes and sky talks to learn about the constellations above.
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Lost Dutchman State Park
6109 N Apache Trail
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Hike this pristine State Park, offering 320 acres of desert landscape. Enjoy special events, including sunset hikes and sky talks to learn about the constellations above.
Visible from the resort, with two hiking trails ascending 1,280 feet (390 m) to the peak of Camelback Mountain.
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Camelback Mountain
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Visible from the resort, with two hiking trails ascending 1,280 feet (390 m) to the peak of Camelback Mountain.
Arcosanti is a projected experimental town with a molten bronze bell casting business in Yavapai County, central Arizona, 70 mi north of Phoenix, at an elevation of 3,732 feet. Its arcology concept was posited by the Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri.
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Arcosanti
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Arcosanti is a projected experimental town with a molten bronze bell casting business in Yavapai County, central Arizona, 70 mi north of Phoenix, at an elevation of 3,732 feet. Its arcology concept was posited by the Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri.
Explore miles of hiking trails, including the famed Tom Thumb's Trail or the trail to Thompson Peak at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a pristine desert habitat.
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McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trail
18333 North Thompson Peak Parkway
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Explore miles of hiking trails, including the famed Tom Thumb's Trail or the trail to Thompson Peak at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a pristine desert habitat.
Shopping
This upscale Main Street style lifestyle center is located 7 miles north of the resort on Scottsdale Road and is home to more than 70 high-end specialty stores and boutiques including Michael Kors and BCBG Max Azria. Kierland Commons also offers some of the Valley’s finest restaurants, including Zinc Bistro and Mastro’s Ocean Club.
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Kierland Commons
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This upscale Main Street style lifestyle center is located 7 miles north of the resort on Scottsdale Road and is home to more than 70 high-end specialty stores and boutiques including Michael Kors and BCBG Max Azria. Kierland Commons also offers some of the Valley’s finest restaurants, including Zinc Bistro and Mastro’s Ocean Club.
Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest mall in the Southwestern United States and one of the nation’s most popular retail destinations. The center offers the Luxury Collection, featuring more than 40 of the world’s leading brands, including Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
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Fashion Square
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Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest mall in the Southwestern United States and one of the nation’s most popular retail destinations. The center offers the Luxury Collection, featuring more than 40 of the world’s leading brands, including Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
Indulge in eclectic, high-end shopping at this award-winning outdoor mall. Enjoy dinner and a movie or stroll around a relaxing courtyard with misters and splash zones for the kids. Shops include Lululemon, Nike, H&M, Restoration, and Apple.
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Scottsdale Quarter
15059 N Scottsdale Rd
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Indulge in eclectic, high-end shopping at this award-winning outdoor mall. Enjoy dinner and a movie or stroll around a relaxing courtyard with misters and splash zones for the kids. Shops include Lululemon, Nike, H&M, Restoration, and Apple.
Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.
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Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 East Camelback Road
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Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.
Food scene
My favorite Thai Restaurant outside of Flushing NY. This isn’t your neighborhood Thai joint – unless you live in Bangkok or Isan, the regions that inspire chef/owner Cat Bunnag. Glai Baan blows your average pad Thai peddler out of the water with spicy, snacky street food, from mackerel fried rice to kao soi (curry noodles with pickles).
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Glai Baan
2333 E Osborn Rd
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My favorite Thai Restaurant outside of Flushing NY. This isn’t your neighborhood Thai joint – unless you live in Bangkok or Isan, the regions that inspire chef/owner Cat Bunnag. Glai Baan blows your average pad Thai peddler out of the water with spicy, snacky street food, from mackerel fried rice to kao soi (curry noodles with pickles).
Outed as one of the nation’s most innovative restaurants by The New York Times in 2011, FnB has only grown in esteem over the past decade. Local produce is central to Charleen Badman’s menu, and she treats each item like a precious gem, from roasted butternut squash with Asian pears to a simple green salad highlighted by fennel. Named James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southwest in 2019, Badman lives up to the title.
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FnB Restaurant
7125 East 5th Avenue
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Outed as one of the nation’s most innovative restaurants by The New York Times in 2011, FnB has only grown in esteem over the past decade. Local produce is central to Charleen Badman’s menu, and she treats each item like a precious gem, from roasted butternut squash with Asian pears to a simple green salad highlighted by fennel. Named James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southwest in 2019, Badman lives up to the title.
At his third and best incarnation of ShinBay, sushi maestro Shinji Kurita proves why he’s the itamae (chef) most often name-checked by his admiring peers (Nobuo Fukuda, for one). Kurita’s omakase-only menu is a stunning progression through cold Japanese classics to a 10-round finale of nigiri sushi – simple, yet so sublime it redefines the genre.
ShinBay
7001 North Scottsdale Road
At his third and best incarnation of ShinBay, sushi maestro Shinji Kurita proves why he’s the itamae (chef) most often name-checked by his admiring peers (Nobuo Fukuda, for one). Kurita’s omakase-only menu is a stunning progression through cold Japanese classics to a 10-round finale of nigiri sushi – simple, yet so sublime it redefines the genre.
Don’t be fooled by the casual, shambolic vibe at chef-owner Giovanni Scorzo’s Italian market-eatery – the highly personal, old-school cuisine would be perfectly at home at any white-tablecloth fine dining restaurant. Order the pepper-edged porchetta sandwich on crusty Italian bread or choose a pasta dish from the white board specials. No need for white tablecloths here. The food speaks for itself.
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Andreoli Italian Grocer
8880 East Vía Linda
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Don’t be fooled by the casual, shambolic vibe at chef-owner Giovanni Scorzo’s Italian market-eatery – the highly personal, old-school cuisine would be perfectly at home at any white-tablecloth fine dining restaurant. Order the pepper-edged porchetta sandwich on crusty Italian bread or choose a pasta dish from the white board specials. No need for white tablecloths here. The food speaks for itself.
Conveniently housed inside a wine shop, this long-running BYOB and foodie favorite is better than ever thanks to executive chef Cory Oppold, whose affordable three-course prix fixe menu spotlights both his classical training and crazy-creative streak. Oppold makes fine dining fun, turning out beautiful food that’s never overwrought.
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Atlas Bistro
2515 North Scottsdale Road
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Conveniently housed inside a wine shop, this long-running BYOB and foodie favorite is better than ever thanks to executive chef Cory Oppold, whose affordable three-course prix fixe menu spotlights both his classical training and crazy-creative streak. Oppold makes fine dining fun, turning out beautiful food that’s never overwrought.
The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North’s flagship restaurant got a modern makeover last year but remains true to its Spanish steakhouse roots, complemented by a dazzling array of Iberian cured meats, paella and seafood under talented young chef Samantha Sanz.
Talavera
The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North’s flagship restaurant got a modern makeover last year but remains true to its Spanish steakhouse roots, complemented by a dazzling array of Iberian cured meats, paella and seafood under talented young chef Samantha Sanz.
Chef-owner Matt Carter’s Parisian bistro is the Birkin bag of Valley dining: always chic, always reliable. Whether you’re talking business over salade Niçoise, wooing a lover over oysters or celebrating a milestone with a soufflé, Zinc supplies that fabulous French je ne sais quoi.
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Zinc Bistro
15034 North Scottsdale Road
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Chef-owner Matt Carter’s Parisian bistro is the Birkin bag of Valley dining: always chic, always reliable. Whether you’re talking business over salade Niçoise, wooing a lover over oysters or celebrating a milestone with a soufflé, Zinc supplies that fabulous French je ne sais quoi.
Best wood-fired, Neopolitan-style pizza. Off-the-charts antipasti and vegetable dishes, groundbreaking cocktail program. We stand by it.
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The Parlor Pizzeria
1916 East Camelback Road
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Best wood-fired, Neopolitan-style pizza. Off-the-charts antipasti and vegetable dishes, groundbreaking cocktail program. We stand by it.
A 2018 Best New Restaurant, this grandmotherly North Phoenix café specializes in kosher cuisine (Bukharian Jewish restaurant) from Uzbekistan – itself culled from a dizzying variety of cultures and traditions along the ancient Silk Road, from Korean salads to Russian borscht.
Cafe Chenar
1601 East Bell Road
A 2018 Best New Restaurant, this grandmotherly North Phoenix café specializes in kosher cuisine (Bukharian Jewish restaurant) from Uzbekistan – itself culled from a dizzying variety of cultures and traditions along the ancient Silk Road, from Korean salads to Russian borscht.