visiting Phoenix one of the major destinations for visitors
is Scottsdale. The area has become home to a host of
art galleries and exclusive stores, named America's
best resort for golfers and all set in beautiful surroundings.
Tour the Fifth Avenue stores where you can literally
buy "anything". Transport around the district
is easy, just hop on to one of the frequent "free"
trolley buses that operate around the district. The
drivers are always friendly and helpful to visitors
as they patrol the streets in their buses reminiscient
of San Franscisco's trolleys, superbly decked in gleaming
shoppers should head for Scottsdale Fashion Square,
it's the largest shopping destination in the Southwest,
offering a collection of more than 225 retailers.
Scottsdale calls itself "The West's Most Western
Town," and visitors who want to experience the western
feel should head for Old Scottsdale (once again served
by the free buses). Here you will find stores selling
Western gear, art galleries, restaurants to suit all
tastes and bars.
Be sure to check-out The
Rusty Spur, it's Scottsdale's last true cowboy bar,
offering good food and great musical entertainment (see
Spur is a registered historic landmark, Originally the
Farmers Bank of Scottsdale 1921 Ð 1931, the old bank
vault is still there, you can see it behind the bar,
but these days it acts as a liquor store. Situated 7245
E. Main Street, Old Scottsdale. While you are there
make sure you record your visit by sigining a bill and
sticking it onto the wall or ceiling, at the end of
the year all the $'s that decorate the bar are removed
and donated to charity.
such as the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art also
have their home here in Scottsdale (latest details on
exhibits and events can be found on our gallery page
Head just out of Scottsdale and you can experience the
west, with cowboy cookouts, cattle drives and the Western
theme town, Rawhide.