Scottsdale offers a variety of international cuisine in more than 600 restaurants
The city of Scottsdale offers a varied gastronomy that will satisfy your palate. The restaurants that you can visit include Allie's American Grille, Bravo! Bistro, Chart House, Don & Charlie's Restaurant, El Torito Mexican Restaurant, First Watch, Gordon's, Il Terrazo, Jewel on the Crown, Kyoto Japanese Restaurant, Los Olivos Mexican Patio, and Medizona, among many others.
You can also try Old Town Tortilla Factory, Piñon Grill, Ristorante Sandolo, Sassi, Talavera Restaurant, Verde River Buffet, Zambra Grille, and many more.
- Some restaurants require a formal dress code, so we recommend packing adequate clothing.
- We suggest staying well hydrated, especially in summer.
- We recommend avoiding the sun, especially in peak hours.
The weather in Scottsdale, United States
The city of Scottsdale has arid climate, with mild winters and extremely hot summers
What to bring by season
In winter, from December 01 to February 15, the city of Scottsdale has sunny days and mild nights, with an average maximum temperature of 20 °C (68 °F) and a minimum of 6 °C (43 °F). In spring, from February 16 to April 30, days are warm and sunny with highs of 25 °C (77 °F) and lows of 10 °C (50 °F). In summer, from May 1 to September 15, days are sunny and nights are warm, and there is a greater amount of rainfall from July to September; the temperatures range from 39 °C (102 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F). The fall, from September 16 to November 30, brings clear and warm days with cool evenings, highs of 31 °C (88 °F), and lows of 16 °C (61 °F).
We recommend bringing light clothing, comfortable shoes, a cap or hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen during the spring, summer, and fall, including a sweater or a light jacket for the spring. In winter, we suggest packing warmer clothes, such as sweaters and jackets, closed shoes, long pants, and a scarf. Remember to bring an umbrella or a rain jacket.
The city of Scottsdale is located to the east of Maricopa County in the Valley of the Sun, in the state of Arizona, adjacent to Phoenix. According to its population, it is the sixth largest city in the state and is divided into four areas: South Scottsdale, where the working class is set; Scottsdale Old Town, an area with old streets and shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and Western art galleries; Shea Corridor located near Shea Boulevard, with highly valued residential areas; and Scottsdale northern area, the most developed area of the city.
Scottsdale is home to a large number of churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, and mosques, among other religious sites. The city also has over 70 pool complexes and hotels, and tourism is an important part of its economy. This destination is the third American city with the largest number of hotels with Five Diamond rating by the AAA. It has also become a tourist destination with a lively nightlife and many restaurants, luxury shops, and art galleries.
Regarding art, the Scottsdale Arts District is divided into three districts: Scottsdale Main Street Arts District is the biggest with the largest and most varied collection of styles and genres; Marshall Way Arts District is the most contemporary; and the Old Town is the one with the most tourist activity and houses the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The city has over 125 art galleries and professional studios, transforming the city into a nationwide important art center. The Old Town hosts the Civic Center, which houses the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Historical Museum. You can also see the winter house of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Scottsdale also stands out the field of sports, with Scottsdale Stadium and more than 200 putting greens. You can go hiking and climbing thanks to the proximity of the mountains. You can also take advantage of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.
For shopping, Scottsdale has both independent malls and boutiques such as the Kierland Commons in the northern area of the city and Scottsdale Fashion Square in downtown, one of the 20 largest shopping centers in the United States. The city stands out for its lively and varied nightlife. If you like to bet, you can visit Casino Arizona, located next to a resort.
This city holds the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament that takes place each year at the Tournament Players Club; the Barrett-Jackson car show performing at the WestWorld equestrian center in January for one week; the Scottsdale Arabian Horses Show; and the Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol, which lasts one month and brings cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country together. Scottsdale Fashion Week takes place in November with local, national, and international designers; Scottsdale Culinary Festival is held in April at the Shopping and Civic Center; and the Scottsdale International Film Festival.
***The official currency of the United States is the US Dollar (USD).