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Ride the Trolleys in Scottsdale

A wonderful way to visit Scottsdale is to take a ride on the Downtown Trolley or the Hospitality Trolley. The Downtown Scottsdale Trolley stops at the Scottsdale Arts District, Old Town, 5th Avenue shops, Southbridge, Scottsdale Waterfront, and Fashion Square. From Hotel Valley Ho you can walk down Main Street to 69th Street to board the trolley. It runs daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on Thursdays when it runs until 9:00 p.m. for ArtWalk. It picks up every 15 minutes and it’s …

Explore the Old West in a Jeep

Are you interested in the history of the Old West and touring the Sonoran Desert? A great adventure to combine both experiences is to take a tour with Old West Trails Tours. Lenny and Sandy Dee are fantastic guides who will give you a trip through the past.

Lenny is quite a colorful character, known to wear an oversized cowboy hat, black eye patch, full-length buckskins, and jangling spurs. His storied past includes training horses for John Wayne. He carries a big fancy knife …

Cupcakes and More at Butter & Me Bakery

One of my favorite foods is cupcakes – I love sweets! I am happy to report that now I don’t have to go very far to satisfy my sweet tooth. Kelly Garcia has opened her new bakeshop Butter & Me down the street from the hotel. It’s on Goldwater Blvd. just north of Main Street, next to the Poisoned Pen Bookstore.

Butter & Me has an array of tasty cupcakes, cookies, bars, scones and pies. Eventually there will be a featured soup, …