In this journey video information to Scottsdale, Arizona, I journey to Scottsdale, the so-called “Miami Beach” of Arizona. Located simply to the east of Phoenix, Scottsdale is house to a few of the metropolis’s finest eating places, bars, inns and sights.
I begin of my journey in Scottsdale visiting downtown, in any other case generally known as “Old Town,” the very walkable central a part of the town filled with small outlets and a booming restaurant scene. It can also be right here that the town’s roots may be traced again to the unique farmers and settlers that known as this in any other case barren a part of the desert house again within the early 1900’s.
I then head east into Tonto National Park to go kayaking down the Salt River with Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA), the realm’s premiere out of doors journey firm.
Next, I go to Taliesin West, the college/winter house of America’s most well-known architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Here I discover the distinctive buildings and landscapes that make up Wright’s real-world laboratory for he and his college students’ architectural concepts.
Then I head again into nature with AOA to go mountaineering within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a 30,000-acre protect situated simply minutes from the town, and an ideal place to discover the distinctive panorama of the desert — even when the temperature exceeds 100 levels.
Last, I head inside and provides a tour of my candy pad on the Hotel Valley Ho, in all probability one of many coolest inns I’ve ever stayed in. Harkening again to its Mid-Century roots, the resort’s distinctive structure and swanky rooms makes it one of many premiere locations to relaxation your head whereas staying in Scottsdale.