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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“Absolute best spot on a mountain to view the Phoenix Valley. Be aware, although it is a short hike, the trek can be rather steep in some areas. Moderate-high difficulty level. Very popular hike in the city so hike out early if you'd prefer to avoid crowds.”
  • 445 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“For a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery I’ve been here several times. And during part of the warmer times of the year there are so many butterflies to be seen nearby. Around the Christmas holidays they normally have live music Christmas lights and my favorite was the hot apple cider drinks.”
  • 209 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“At Scottsdale Fashion Square shoppers can enjoy upscale amenities, luxury brands, exclusive entertainment & quality of service”
  • 215 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This museum has an amazing collection as well as unique featured exhibits. Their cafe is delicious as well.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Museum
“Must visit this top notch museum featuring musical instruments from around the world. Also enjoy live concerts.”
  • 202 locals recommend
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Stadium
“Only 20 min away! Beautiful NFL Stadium plus the Westgate shopping and restaurants are in abundance. ”
  • 187 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Zoo
“The animals are well taken care of and The zoo has always been clean which is important to me because I’ve been to zoos that could use a lot of tender loving care. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“Native American museum that features a lot of local artists- only a 5 minute drive from the casita. ”
  • 222 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful area of ponds, pinic areas, bike trails and hike trails. Their are a few parks with ponds to check out some Arizona wildlife. The Hole-in-the-Rock is the reddish mountain formation. The hike trail there is easy and short, but again, a popular spot for sunset views of Tempe.”
  • 135 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The Biltmore District is about 5 minutes north on 24th Street. It is home to the famous Biltmore resort, hotel, and golf course, historic Wrigley Mansion. The area is upscale and has many great dining and bar options. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Kierland Commons is an outdoor shopping experience that offers many restaurants and clothing boutiques. It's the perfect place to walk around with a coffee or tea and enjoy the outdoor living of Scottsdale. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Arizona Diamond’s play regular season ball here. The light rail will drop you off within walking distance and is free with you chase field tickets. Just show them to the ticket agent or rail guard. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Truly a wonderful way to better understand the Sonoran Desert, close to Sky Harbor Airport so a great place to walk off the effects of sitting in a plane for a few hours or a great last stop before catching an afternoon plane. It opens at 8 AM. They also have Gertrudes, a well recognized restaurant and through out the year special weekend and night events. Through May 12th they have a nightly Electric Desert event which looks amazing.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Trail
“Great morning hike! I never get tired of it. Make sure you go early in the hotter months, and bring plenty of water!!”
  • 129 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Basketball Stadium
“Amazing venue to watch the Phoenix Suns, Mercury, or thousands of different artists perform!”
  • 93 locals recommend

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Shopping Mall
“Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This museum has an amazing collection as well as unique featured exhibits. Their cafe is delicious as well.”
  • 182 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The Biltmore District is about 5 minutes north on 24th Street. It is home to the famous Biltmore resort, hotel, and golf course, historic Wrigley Mansion. The area is upscale and has many great dining and bar options. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“there is plenty of fun places like restaurants and clubs to have gun during the day or night. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“One of our favorite restaurants in Scottsdale. Great for lunch and happy hour. This is a great place to start your night of bar hopping with drinks and appetizers. Be sure to sit outside on the patio couches and chairs. 1.9 Miles ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Office
“Hi-End Shopping, retail, and destination dinning, right across from the Scottsdale Quarter, one reviewer called it the Rodeo Drive of the Phoenix.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“My favorite spot in town. Small bakery\deli style with dining in or food to go options. Their bakery is one of the best in town and the food is on par with that. Just a great place all around!”
  • 123 locals recommend
Café
“Great place to hang out with friends, grab coffee/pastries (plenty of gluten-free options), and enjoy the vibe. I highly recommend their chocolate chip cookies!”
  • 116 locals recommend

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