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5 Reasons Everyone is Coming to Scottsdale

The epitome of luxury and life roll together into one when you step into the town of Scottsdale. While the city’s slogan remains, “The West’s Most Western Town,’ modern conveniences and high-end vacation home rentals in Scottsdale AZ, shops, restaurants, and nightlife, make it seem more like Miami. Even, the New York Times has called it the “desert version of Miami’s South Beach,” which in reality is great for a younger crowd, but the age diversity of those vacationing in Arizona, mainly Scottsdale, isn’t strictly for the younger generation.
You might be wondering why is this so appealing and what makes Scottsdale worthy of this new wave of tourism? There is more than large, mansion homes and a sprawling nightlife, here at Holiday Rental we break down the five reasons everyone is coming to Scottsdale and why they continue to come back for more each year.

The Desert

You can’t go to Scottsdale or really, anywhere in Arizona without experiencing the desert. While temperatures are skyrocketing into the triple digits, you don’t want to miss out seeing the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. There are a few ways you can do that, you could go hiking through the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve, or you could kick up the speed and take a Jeep tour with Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours, Scottsdale’s original Jeep touring company. Want to get off the ground? Experience a Hot Air Balloon Ride over the desert valley. Make the memories everlasting when you explore the desert from above with Arizona Hot Air Balloons.

The Golf

Who would have thought that you could find the perfect green in the middle of a desert? Well, you can, with over 50 courses to choose from in the Scottsdale area alone, along with an additional 150+ courses in the vicinity, we’re sure you’ll find a time that fits right into your schedule. Whether you’re looking for excellent green links or to try something new with a desert-style landscaped course, there is truly something for everyone here to practice their swing. Pick your tee time, when you check out this extensive list of Scottsdale courses.

The Food

No matter what you do during the day or night, we know you’re going to get hungry and if you’re not sure about cooking while on vacation we have you covered. These fabulous restaurants feature flavors and textures that you won’t believe because Scottsdale has some culinary wonders you can only find if you spend a few days here! Virtù Honest Craft is a fine dining experience you won’t want to miss, but make sure to reserve your table well before you board your flight. Their extensive list of craft liquor and wine is just as impressive as their menu. If you’re in the mood to cool off, head underground for LON’s at the Hermosa, which is a short drive away in Paradise Valley. The chef’s table, located in their wine cellar, meaning you’ll at least be able to cool off while enjoying a delicious meal prepared for you and your guests. Plus, it will be an upscale flare for all.

The Art

Art in the southwest isn’t dying anytime soon, and it’s not just cowboy stuff, we promise you. With the amount of Scottsdale Art Galleries and the beautiful Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), your love of art will only flourish in this town. SMoCA’s current exhibition, Ocean of Light: Submergence – A Squidsoup Project lets you become engulfed in a sea of light and runs through September 24, 2017.
If you’re an architectural lover, Taliesin West is sure to please. Located in the foothills of the mountains, you’ll find this architectural marvel which was Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home. Now, it’s home to Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. You can enjoy tours during the summer seasons, but it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.

The Spas

We can’t get over how Scottsdale’s resorts and spas have increased throughout the years. The number of relaxing spa options includes 25 resorts and spas to choose from, which seems like an endless possibility of tranquility. Many of our local spas infuse desert botanicals within their treatments, so you get a one of a kind experience. Botanicals like agave, amethyst, and more bring earthy elements and sweet, succulent flavors to help you relax and rejuvenate during your trip to the Southwest. The Spa at Camelback Inn uses natural agave in one of their more popular body wraps, while The Spa at Copperwynd uses locally sourced amethyst for their awakening massage.

The View

We may have said there would be five reasons why Scottsdale is great, but honestly we have to mention the view! Our vacation home rentals in Scottsdale AZ show off quite a bit of the landscape throughout the area, and no rental does it better than City Views. The name says it all if the pictures don’t help… This remarkable location, created on the side of Camelback Mountain offers the most beautiful view, day and night. If you want an amazing scenic panorama, this is the rental for you. Not only is the view the icing on the cake, but this home offers five bedrooms for up to 12 people, a spectacular spa oasis with an outdoor pool, lounge area, and lengthy deck for entertaining. Experience the city from a whole new sight line when you book this luxury rental.


Everything from the restaurants, spas, architecture (and more), Scottsdale isn’t just a desert town where snowbirds flock for the winter season. It’s truly a fascinating city that one can only experience first hand by booking your vacation home rentals in Scottsdale AZ with Holiday Rental. We’ll make you feel right at home in our southwestern town, and you’ll love exploring all that there is to do and see while you’re here. Come for a few days, or stay a little longer, we know that once you’re here, you’ll be coming back for more!