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Things To Do In Scottsdale

Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a city after every snowbird’s heart. Nearly 314 days of sunshine per year and some of the warmest year-round temps in the U.S. make this a top desert destination for 8.9 million visitors per year. 51 area golf courses, diverse shopping hotspots, and engaging arts and culture attractions elevate Scottsdale to the top of the must-visit list for anyone in search of warmer weather.

Plan Your Staycation!

How do you see and do it all while avoiding the “go-go-go” you’ve come to Sanctuary to escape? Take a peek at our Scottsdale shortlist, comprised of only the most compelling area attractions. See a few of these sites, then leave the hustle at home to enjoy the relaxation that is a true Sanctuary staple.

Old Town Scottsdale


Discover the Scottsdale attractions it wouldn’t be a getaway without. Situated in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Sanctuary has all the ambiance of an oasis, yet retains the connectivity you’ll need to explore all the best places to visit in Scottsdale. With quaint Old Town Scottsdale, iconic Taliesin West, and more renowned attractions at your fingertips, you’ll find there are more things to see in Scottsdale than there are hours in the day.
Make the most of your vacation by hitting at least a few of the top places to visit in Scottsdale–then enjoy the relaxation you expect from Sanctuary.

Scottsdale Attractions


Scottsdale is known for its world-class shopping destinations, and Sanctuary gets you close to some of the best. Here, you can spend an afternoon perusing local boutiques in Old Town Scottsdale or reacquainting yourself with your favorite international brands at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.
Whether you are looking to expand your wardrobe or simply find a few Scottsdale souvenirs, the shopping options in Scottsdale are endless. Discover the best places to indulge in a little downtown area shopping, all just minutes from Sanctuary.

Scottsdale Shopping

Biltmore Fashion Park
Scottsdale Art Walk


Art is at its best in Scottsdale, a community that’s home to a rich arts and culture scene, complete with world-renowned museums and unique galleries. Discover top Scottsdale art/galleries within reach of our resort, from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Scottsdale is also home to over 100 art galleries, making it easy to enjoy art in more informal settings. Don’t miss the Scottsdale Art Walk in downtown, a weekly open-house for area art galleries. In search of more curated collections? Explore the many popular museums in Phoenix, like the Phoneix Art Museum’s collection of over 18,000 works.

Scottsdale Art


The best of Scottsdale/Phoenix golf courses abound just outside our front door. The scenic Sonoran Desert gives way to pristine golf greens near our resort, making Scottsdale a top destination for golfers of all abilities. Seasoned pros and beginners alike will revel in the countless opportunities to perfect their golf game. Among the top Scottsdale golf courses, Mountain Shadows short-course is just a block away, and only marks the beginning of the many beautifully landscaped and strategically designed courses that golf aficionados won’t want to miss.

Scottsdale Golf Courses

Golf course in Scottsdale