By Stephanie Nicole Marcum
Scottsdale
Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona is a great vacation destination where you can enjoy engrossing yourself in history, art, culture and appreciation of some of nature’s finest creations. This fabulous vacation destination could be the adventure of a lifetime; come back to life in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Please follow this link to book your vacation to Scottsdale, Arizona with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Scottsdale Municipal Airport (SCF) is your access point to this vibrant city.  We would also like to suggest hotels for your stay in Scottsdale which can be seen below. Then click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to search for low prices with EscapeWizard.com.

Scottsdale, Arizona offers a wide and diverse selection of wonderful and fun diversions, but first EscapeWizard.com would highly recommend seeing the west as it was first seen by generations past, by rail. The Grand Canyon Railway departs from Scottsdale, Arizona. The trip takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes.  Along the way you are witness to the beautiful expanse of the West as the terrain changes from prairie to pine and then to the breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. On board entertainment includes cowboys and roaming musicians who will serenade you with songs about how the West was won. 

The Grand Canyon is an awe inspiring site that simply must be seen to be appreciated.  This national monument was carved by the Colorado River.  It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and over a mile deep. Sightseeing options at the Grand Canyon include helicopter tours, guided horseback tours, and the world famous architectural wonder the Sky Bridge. The Sky Bridge is a glass bottomed bridge which is suspended over the Grand Canyon. Any way you choose to see it, you are sure to enjoy breathtaking vistas at the Grand Canyon.

After your ride back to the beautiful city of Scottsdale, Arizona, EscapeWizard.com would suggest a trip to the Pueblo Grand Museum and Archaeological Park. Here you will find the ruins of a prehistoric Hohokam Indian Village which includes a prehistoric ball court and two recreations of Hohokam Indian dwellings. The Pueblo Grand Museum and Archeological Park also has showcases which exhibit archeological finds Southwestern cultures and modern Indian art. Don’t miss the gift shop where you can find the perfect souvenir to remember your time at the Pueblo Grand Museum and Archeological Park.

EscapeWizard.com’s next recommended site to visit on your trip to Scottsdale, Arizona is the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). The building itself is a site to behold.  It is a striking minimalist construction with a public “skyspace” which allows for natural lighting and viewing of the beautiful desert sky. Enjoy the impressive collection of contemporary and modern art, architecture and design from around the globe at The SMoCA.  

From the SMoCA, EscapeWizard.com suggests you take the self guided walking tour of downtown Scottsdale to see some of the wonderful public art displays located in this vibrant area. The displays include compelling bronze statues, beautiful public fountains, and interactive installations that you are sure to enjoy. Along the way you will find a host of specialty boutiques, bars and restaurants. Downtown Scottsdale is sure to provide a delightful day of art appreciation, fun, shopping and delicious food. When you tire of walking take advantage of the downtown trolley which is free of charge to make sure you take in all of the sites in downtown Scottsdale.

For those who crave adventure on horseback, EscapeWizard.com must suggest the Arizona Cowboy University where you can experience life as a genuine cowhand riding, working and sleeping under the stars. This is definitely what you would call a working vacation as you will be trained to ride horses and work as a cattle rancher on a genuine cattle ranch. This experience is roughing it at its best. Experience the exhilaration of hard work and a genuine connection to the environment around you. After this experience you can say with pride and certainty that you are a real cowhand.

In conclusion, Scottsdale Arizona is a fantastic vacation destination which has something for everyone. Beautiful vistas, adventure, art, culture and history are just a few of the amazing offerings of this fantastic city. Transportation in and around the city is provided by Valley Metro Buses and Scottsdale Trolleys.  Click on the link above to book your vacation to Scottsdale Arizona with EscapeWizard.com.              
Hotels in Scottsdale
By Sandy O'Neal
Hotel Indigo
4415 North Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ
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Self-described as a boutique hotel, you will find the Hotel Indigo in Scottsdale a unique and delightful place to stay when traveling to the Scottsdale area. It's just 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and conveniently located near downtown Scottsdale where can use the hotel shuttle, which covers a 3-mile radius of the hotel, to access numerous businesses and universities that may be part of your travel plans. Travelers will find their pets, up to 70 pounds, with no pet fees or deposit. Check in is at 3:00 p.m.  Check out is 11:00 a.m. 

There are 126 lavish guest rooms to choose from covering five floors. You will find complimentary wireless high speed internet access throughout the hotel, in-room internet access. Spend some down time relaxing beside the outdoor swimming pool which is equipped with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Keeping up your fitness routine while away from is a breeze at the state-of-the-art fitness center.

The Hotel Indigo is a perfect place to host your business meeting. The Boardroom at the Hotel Indigo features seating for 12 people, free high-speed internet access, and audio/visual equipment.

You can dine right on-site at the Golden Bean restaurant which is located on the 2nd floor of the hotel. The restaurant serves contemporary cuisine and is open breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They proudly brew Starbucks coffee. 

The 44fifteen Bar and Bistro is located on the 2nd floor of the hotel.  It's a great place to spend some time with friends while enjoying a beer, wine, or your favorite cocktail. Sit on the elevated patio, which overlooks the pool and the backdrop is Camelback Mountain. While you're there, you can also a light dinner, appetizers, coffee, pastries, and other café specialties.

Whether you are traveling in the Scottsdale area for business, or pleasure, the Hotel Indigo is a perfect place to stay, comes highly recommended by EscapeWizard.com. Just follow this link to book your next stay  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Scottsdale
By Rose Overbey
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch is a luxurious and enjoyable place to stay while visiting Scottsdale, Arizona. The resort is located on 27 acres of beautiful land. The McDowell Mountains serve as the backdrop to this unique resort. Guests will be pleased with the spacious feel of the ranch, while being only minutes from attractions in Scottsdale. The décor at the resort combines the beauty of nature, with Native American influences. The resort is sure to pamper and please guests throughout their visit.

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch is full of many amenities, sure to please any traveler. The ranch offers guests the chance to play golf, enjoy the spa or play tennis. The ranch caters to families. In fact, onsite is the Camp Hyatt Kachina – a program that offers kids a chance to explore different aspects of the ranch. The Camp offers children a variety of activities from games, to crafts and other adventures.

Adults and children will enjoy the “water playground.” It sits on 2.5 acres amongst gardens full of beautiful flowers and other beautiful decorations. There a Grecian-style water temple and an aqueduct. Everyone will enjoy the three-story waterslide as well as the water volleyball.

To truly escape there is even a white sand beach, with a beach pool, there are plenty of opportunities to just get your feet wet, or fully plunge into the wet oasis. For adults looking for some down time, there is an adult-only pool. Couples looking for some special time will enjoy the “pools for two” that allow couples time to enjoy each other.

Another enjoyable adult amenity of the resort is the Spa Avania. The spa offers guests a variety of treatments to enjoy in the low key, relaxed setting of this tranquil experience.

The Hyatt Regency doesn't overlook the importance of a comfortable room for their guests. There are a variety of rooms to choose from, but all offer a flat screen TV, the ability to control the climate of the room and a morning newspaper. Guests are also welcome to order food to be delivered 24 hours a day. Of course there are other dining options available at the resort. The SWB is a southwest bistro that offers a “Wine Me, Dine Me” experience for guests to indulge in a flavorful adventure that the Chef puts together for the evening. Noh offers great Japanese food and for a taste of Italian, visit the Alto restaurant. For a quick snack, enjoy the Canyon Market – or if you're outside visit the Water Garden for a bite.

EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking a stay at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Scottsdale
By D. Gregory Perrin
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley
5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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DoubleTree Resort by Hilton ® Hotel Paradise Valley – Scottsdale is a great option for hotels in the city. It is very easy to get from the Scottsdale Municipal Airport to the hotel; just get on North Scottsdale Road and head south for about 20 minutes. The hotel is also located only 12 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The cheapest way to get to the hotel is to use Super Shuttle which is under 20 dollars; taxis can range upwards of 30 dollars. Check in to the hotel is at 4 p.m. or after but don't worry because if you arrive early, the hotel allows guests to check their bags so they don't have to wait around on their room to be ready.

There are 378 guestrooms in the facility. The rooms come with the option of either 1 king or 2 queen size beds. The hotel also has different sizes of suites available. Televisions are provided in each room with standard cable package. There is hardwired high speed internet available in each room for a small nightly fee.

There are a number of great amenities in the hotel. The pool is perfect to relax in after a long day of sightseeing. Guests who have a normal workout regime can continue their normal routine in the hotel's fitness center. DoubleTree also has a tennis court, racquetball court, basketball court, putting green, and playground for the use of their guests. There is complimentary Wi-Fi service available in the bar, lobby, restaurant and at the north pool.

All in all, EscapeWizard.com knows you will just love your stay at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton ® Hotel Paradise Valley – Scottsdale. To start your search for amazing pricing at some of the best travel websites on the internet, just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Scottsdale
By D. Gregory Perrin
Homewood Suites by Hilton Scottsdale
9880 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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During your next vacation to Scottsdale, Arizona, EscapeWizard.com reminds you to make sure to check out Homewood Suites by Hilton® Phoenix/Scottsdale. The hotel is only 3 miles away from the Scottsdale Regional Airport and only blocks away from the Shea Scottsdale Shopping Center. Check-in at the hotel is at 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into Scottsdale. Pet lovers will enjoy that this hotel allows pets up to 50 pounds and only requires a 50 dollar fee per night.

There are several different options for the size of your suite. The hotel offers 1 bedroom suites with your choice of 1 king size or 2 double size beds. Each suite has a color television with cable package as well as the ability to purchase the latest movie releases. There are video game options available on the television, which are great for children. The suites come with their own kitchen that includes a microwave, stove, toaster, refrigerator and dishwasher. The thermostat in the room can be controlled by the guest to make your room whatever temperature you are comfortable at. The suites include all the normal features of a hotel room like coffee maker, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and more.

The swimming pool is available for guests to swim in after a long day of sightseeing or business. The hotel offers a fitness center for guests to maintain their normal work out regimes.

In the mornings, guests can wake up and head to the lobby to enjoy an all you can eat, complimentary breakfast with all of your favorite foods. Check-out of the hotel is at 12 p.m. EscapeWizard.com knows you will enjoy every minute of your stay in this fantastic hotel. To book your reservations today, just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to start your search for amazing prices.
Hotels in Scottsdale
By Chrystyne Jackson
Westin Kierland Villas, Scottsdale
15620 North Clubgate Drive, Scottsdale, AZ
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When visiting Scottsdale, Arizona, enjoy all the comforts of a home away from home by booking your stay at the Westin Kierland Villas. Here you will find amenities and activities to satisfy every need.

The Westin offers three categories of guest villas. The largest is the 1,400-square foot Two-Bedroom Lockoff Villa, which is actually comprised of two separate, attached villas, each with its own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Or you can choose either the 534-square foot One-Bedroom Villa or the 870-square foot One-Bedroom Premium Villa. All units come with 32-inch flat screen televisions, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, cooktop stove, washer and dryer, and a double sofa bed. High speed Internet access is available.

Guests can prepare their own meals in their villa. For your convenience, you can shop for grocery items at the on site Deli Market. If you love to golf, the Westin is the ideal location. Situated in the middle of Keirland Golf Club, there are more than 174 other golf courses nearby. There are plenty of other activities available as well, including; bicycle rentals, guided horseback riding tours, hiking trails, and a pool. For those looking for a workout, the Westin Workout Gym provides cardio equipment and free weights. On site massage treatments are available. In the area, guests can visit the Heard Museum to see Native American crafts, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, the site of a 1500 year old Hohokum village, Pioneer Area Living History Museum, dedicated to the preservation of the history of Americas frontier heritage, and the Phoenix Art Museum.

A trip to Scottsdale is an opportunity for relaxation and adventure. Make your visit more memorable with a stay at the Westin Keirland Villas. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in Scottsdale
By Chrystyne Jackson
W Hotel Scottsdale
7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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When visiting Scottsdale, Arizona, make the most of your experience by staying at the W Hotel Scottsdale. This beautiful hotel offers guests the style and convenience through its fabulous location and extraordinary amenities. All rooms offer breathtaking views of the desert landscape. You will appreciate the Express Video Check Out. Pets are welcome.

The W boasts 224 guestrooms and suites with a unique blend of luxury and comfort. Rooms start with the 360-square foot Wonderful Room, and go up to the 1,540-square foot Extreme Wow Suite, which is a one-bedroom suite with a built-in bar and private balcony. All rooms feature floor to ceiling windows to enhance the spectacular views. High speed Internet access is available.

The hotel boasts many fine amenities. Relax and unwind with a treatment at the Bliss Spa. Enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool, which is open 24 hours. The Sweat Fitness Center is the perfect place to maintain your workout routine, and features state of the art cardio equipment, strength machines and free weights, as well as the opportunity to work with a personal trainer. The Sunset Beach is a poolside bar where you can enjoy snacks and cocktails. Shade is a trendy bar that offers a great selection of fresh fruit mojitos and creative martinis. The Living Room is a great place to socialize over snacks and drinks. Sushi Roku is an on site restaurant serving Asian cuisine. When exploring the Scottsdale area be sure to visit the Scottsdale Art Gallery, the Phoenix Art Museum, Camelback Mountain, the Desert Botanical Gardens, Casavino Winery, and Casino Arizona. A day trip destination is the Rawhide Western Town and Wild Horse Pass.

Make your visit to Scottsdale memorable by staying at the W Scottsdale. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in Scottsdale
By Jessica Howell
Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center
8550 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ
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Located near many restaurants, attractions and corporations, the Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center hotel boasts the ideal location for your next trip to Scottsdale, Arizona.  Featuring amenities including a 24-hour business center, meetings spaces, an outdoor pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi, this hotel has everything you need and more.  Whether you are visiting Scottsdale on business or pleasure, EscapeWizard.com insists that you will enjoy your stay here.

Guests staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center hotel may begin checking in at 4 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  A typical day at the Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center hotel starts off with a piping hot, cooked-to-order breakfast at the Great American Grill.  Enjoy American classics at this delicious restaurant, conveniently located right inside the hotel.  The Great American Grill also serves up tantalizing dishes for lunch and dinner as well.  If you can't find something you like, or you find yourself hungry after hours, then you can grab something quick and easy at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience store, or order evening room service for an additional charge.

Other impressive hotel features include a 24-hour business center, a full-equipped fitness center, outdoor pool, children's wading pool and even a putting green. 

Guest rooms and suites at the Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.  Revel in The Garden Sleep System featuring Suite Dreams Bedding for the ultimate night's sleep.  Kick back and relax while watching one of your favorite TV programs or an in-room movie on a crisp flat screen TV.  Suites include similar amenities; however, suites have two-rooms, a sleeper sofa, and hospitality area featuring a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker – perfect for those extended stays. 

If you are traveling to Scottsdale, Arizona, EscapeWizard.com recommends staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center hotel.  EscapeWizard.com would be happy to assist with your booking.  Just click on the following link to get started today:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).