Scottsdale - bring your passion for life!
This week the Travel Show is live from Scottsdale, Arizona. Chris will be capturing the magic of this exciting and diverse destination in the days leading up to the broadcast. There will be lots to talk about including desert hikes, jeep safaris, spa experiences, art walks, trendy bars and fabulous restaurants - and visits to some of Scottsdale's great golf courses. Chris will be sharing his experiences with you on the Travel Show, and afterwards in his Travel Blog.
Capture the magic of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona offers you sunny skies and the beauty of the lush Sonoran Desert with iconic saguaro cacti and magnificent mountain ranges as the backdrop to luxury resorts, championship golf courses and rejuvenating spas. This urban oasis boasts myriad arts and cultural offerings, a thriving chef-driven culinary scene, high-energy nightlife, and unique boutiques. Whether you want to learn to be a cowboy, pamper yourself in a tranquil spa, experience an adrenaline rush with high-octane adventures or get away from it all in a desert hideaway, Scottsdale is calling.
Sonoran Desert Bliss
Scottsdale is set in the heart of the lush Sonoran Desert where adventurous souls find themselves along miles of pristine hiking trails, atop boulder-strewn mountains and in the gondolas of colorful hot-air balloons. Guided off-road Jeep tours provide a glimpse into the rugged desert. For those in search of their inner cowboy, horseback excursions follow rugged trails blazed by the area’s first settlers. And if you’re seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, many of Scottsdale’s celebrated spas offer treatments incorporating indigenous ingredients that will soothe, smooth and pamper you to perfection.
A Round On and Off the Course
With more than 330 days of annual sunshine and nearly 200 pristine golf courses in the area, golfers will find Nirvana in the world’s finest golf destination – Scottsdale. From the verdant, tree-lined fairways of traditional links designs to the drama and challenge of desert target-style layouts, players of all skill levels will achieve their perfect game in Scottsdale. And for those seeking an after-dark adventure, the city’s 19th hole activities abound! Downtown boasts sizzling nightlife ranging from high energy dance clubs, sophisticated lounges and boot-scootin’ saloons to poolside beach bars, casual Mexican cantinas and trendy tiki bars.
Celebrated Resorts and Rejuvenating Spas
For travelers seeking unadulterated rest and relaxation, Scottsdale’s resorts and spas surround you with breathtaking desert views and all the creature comforts you crave. From full-service resorts to cozy boutique accommodations, you’ll find nearly 70 outstanding properties. And with more spas per capita than any other city in the United States, Scottsdale is an internationally recognized hot spot for health, relaxation and restoration. Experience the Sonoran Desert in a whole new way with spa treatments using indigenous ingredients like golden desert honey, fragrant sage and lavender, and rich adobe clay.
Scottsdale’s captivating desert setting has inspired generations of artists and architects. The city is a vibrant cultural destination, brimming with more than 100 art galleries as well as dozens of renowned festivals and an award-winning public art program. From the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and soon-to-debut Paolo Soleri Bridge and Plaza to the world’s largest museum of musical instruments and the cutting-edge Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale appeals to everyone’s artistic side.
Tune in Saturday to win a trip for two to Scottsdale, Arizona, with flights, three nights at The Phoenician – a luxury resort nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain - and golf for two at TPC Scottsdale – home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, fondly known as the Greatest Party on Grass.
Photos credits: Scottsdale Visitors and Convention Bureau and The Phoenician, Scottsdale