Scottsdale Journals

So Much To Do in Scottsdale, Arizona!

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A travel journal to Scottsdale by mag&dick

Apache Lake Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Before we moved to Scottsdale, AZ two years ago, we made several visits here as tourists. We stayed twice at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort (RCI) - a great place to stay for a great Scottsdale vacation. There is so much to do in this wonderful place with wonderful weather!

So Much To Do in Scottsdale, Arizona!

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Overview

Apache Lake Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona
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There is SO much to do in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, but we will try to give you our "best of the best"! What to do on your vacation depends on what you LIKE to do. Golf? Golf courses are everywhere.The Phoenician on Camelback has a beautiful course, The TPC, where the Phoenix Open is played in January, is north on Scottsdale Rd. Shopping? Scottsdale Fashion Square is at the intersection of Scottsdale Rd. and Camelback. The Borgata and Kierland are upscale outdoor malls north of Camelback on Scottsdale Rd. Old Scottsdale is located south of the intersections of Scottsdale and Camelback Rds. This area has all the magnificent art galleries, Indian and Southwest craft store...Read More

Scottsdale Camelback Resort

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Hotel

Scottsdale Camelback Resort Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Best Things Nearby:Old Scottsdale, Fashion Square, The Phoenician, Desert Botanical Gardens, Zoo, Heard Museum, Golf.Best Things About the Resort:Beautiful pool, great location, very nice rooms.Resort Experience:We stayed at this resort twice - once in a two bedroom unit and once in a studio. The two bedroom was fantastic - lots of room, including a laundry room with washer/dryer. The studio was nice too, with a bedroom in an upstairs loft, but there is only one bathroom and that is off the master bedroom on the first floor. So if someone is staying in the loft, they have to go through the master to use the bathroom. In the middle of the night, that could be ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2003

Scottsdale Camelback Resort
6302 E Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(480) 947-3300

Superstition Saloon

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Restaurant

Superstition Saloon Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona
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This is a very cool place! The saloon is pretty much the only thing in Tortilla Flat, population six, seven, or eight, depending on when you go. It is a must-stop on the Apache Trail. There is stuff hanging everywhere - dollar bills people leave behind for good luck, and all kinds of other stuff. At the bar, the seats are saddles! Food is hamburger, hot dog, french fries - you know - American food! We stopped here at about ten in the morning, and my husband had pancakes and I had a hot dog! Both were just fine. It's fun, inexpensive, and an experience.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 3, 2003

Superstition Saloon
One Main Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85220
(480) 984-1776

Rock Springs Cafe

Restaurant

Rock Springs Cafe Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona
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It doesn't look like much, but the Rock Springs Cafe is worth a 20 minute trip north of Phoenix/Scottsdale on I-17. Go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. But whenever you go, get some pie, because that is what Rock Springs Cafe is famous for! Each year, they sell about 40,000 pies!

It's very rustic - tin ceilings, wood floors, some booths, and lots of cool old things on the walls. The food is American comfort food - hamburgers, chile, ribs, meatloaf and gravy, chicken, and PIE! Cherry pie, lemon meringue, chocolate cream, strawberry rhubarb, apple, blueberry - you name it! Prices are cheap and service is good.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2003

Rock Springs Cafe
Old Black Canyon Highway
Scottsdale, Arizona
(623) 374-5799

Desert Botanical Gardens Photo, Phoenix, Arizona
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The Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden is a beautifully managed and maintained outdoor garden with walking trails. Entry fees are $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. You'll walk through desert landscape on wide walkways that meander around the base of a small mountain. You'll learn all about the amazing desert plants and their habitat.There's a Butterfly House and a Big Bug exhibit. It's very peaceful and educational. In spring and fall there are outdoor concerts on Sunday afternoons at reasonable prices. Food can be purchased at the concerts. There is a lovely gift shop and plant shop.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2003

Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 North Galvin Parkway (southeast Of Mcdowell Road & 64th Street)
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
(480) 941-1225