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 residence to among the metropolis’s finest eating places, bars, motels and sights.
I begin of my journey in Scottsdale visiting downtown, in any other case often known as “Old Town,” the very walkable central a part of the town filled with small retailers and a booming restaurant scene. It can be right here that the town’s roots might be traced again to the unique farmers and settlers that known as this in any other case barren a part of the desert residence 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 world’s premiere out of doors journey firm.
Next, I go to Taliesin West, the college/winter residence of America’s most well-known architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Here I discover the distinctive constructions 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 mountain climbing within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a 30,000-acre protect positioned 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 motels I’ve ever stayed in. Harkening again to its Mid-Century roots, the lodge’s distinctive structure and swanky rooms makes it one of many premiere locations to relaxation your head whereas staying in Scottsdale.