Five Reasons Why You Should Visit Scottsdale

As a resident of a snowy, wintery state, we’ve fully embraced the snowbird lifestyle and developed a love for sunny Arizona in the winter. It’s mild, sunny, and easy to get to. Scottsdale is just twenty minutes away from the Phoenix International Airport, and it makes for a perfect escape when you need to get away for a few days.


This should be your number one reason if you’re like me and need to have a warm-weather destination to look forward to during winter. Scottsdale is great for US residents since it’s close and easily accessible, and it’s much milder than the rest of the country (pretty much anywhere, except Florida). There are ample sunny days, and plenty of ways to enjoy your time outdoors.

Luxury Hotels

Scottsdale’s wide selection of beautiful hotels makes it that much more appealing. There are so many wonderful properties to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a golf/spa weekend, a wellness weekend, or a social scene, you can pretty much find it all in Scottsdale. Here’s a list of our favorite hotels in the area:

Andaz Scottsdale | The Phoenician | Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Four Seasons Resort | Hotel Valley Ho |Royal Palms Resort

The Scott Resort | Mountain Shadows | W Scottsdale

The Desert

Arizona is known for its beautiful desert landscapes. And there are many ways you can enjoy your time outdoors during the winter. Scottsdale is a golf lovers paradise. While my other half enjoys the golf scene, I’m a big fan of luxury hotel pools, hiking, and just being in the presence of the desert!

If you want to explore the outdoors, some of our favorites to do that are the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Camelback Mountain, Desert Botanical Gardens, and Pinnacle Peak.

The Architecture and Style

On a recent trip to Scottsdale, a local real estate agent told me that Real Estate is probably the biggest industry in the Phoenix area. If you have a passion for real estate and design, Scottsdale is an absolute paradise. The homes have impeccable design, desert charm, and are adorned with cacti. You’ll often find that many of the gated golf communities have open houses on weekends. Take the opportunity to explore and see some of the incredible homes if you can!

The Cuisine

The healthy wave of restaurants has made it’s the way to Scottsdale. I learned from some local residents that this wasn’t quite the scene ten years ago, but in recent years Arizona has seen an increase in healthy, trendier restaurants. During our weekend getaways, we like to have a quick lunch so we can be out and explore, and enjoy a long dinner. True Food Kitchen The Henry, and Kale and Clover are some of our daytime favorites. For nighttime, the list is endless, but we love Omikase at Kodo Sushi or margs and a romantic dinner at The Mission .




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  1. March 26, 2019 / 4:49 am

    Scottsdale looks like a great place to be in the winter! Glad to see you put ‘weather’ at the top of the list 🙂 Thanks Nina.

  2. April 1, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Never thought of Scottsdale as a destination, but your pictures definitely make it look so appealing!

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  3. Tina Krey
    May 28, 2019 / 5:00 am

    I’ve always wanted to go hiking in Arizona but didn’t consider Scottsdale that much.. but it sure looks beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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