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Sip & Savor at Aridus Wine Company

Did you know that Old Town Scottsdale has its own official wine trail? The Scottsdale Wine Trail features some incredible Arizona wine tasting rooms, including Aridus Wine Company, known for its gorgeous aesthetic and critically acclaimed wines that will appease the palette of any wine drinker, from novice to oenophile.Aridus_Wine_1From robust reds to delightful whites, Aridus consistently releases new flavors and styles. Enjoy a tasting in …

Cloth & Flame Desert Dining

Cloth and Flame is an amazing local company that is changing the dining scene with special dinners and brunches held in different desert locations around the Valley. Their approach is completely sustainable; they pack everything in and out of each site to preserve natural spaces, and even donate a portion of proceeds to the Sonoran Institute. Their culinary team whips up incredible, multi-course meals paired with delicious drinks and amazing views.

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Free Trolley Tour of Downtown Scottsdale

Looking to explore Downtown Scottsdale or learn something new about the city? Enjoy a free LocalMotion Trolley Tour guided by yours truly, on the second Saturday of each month. The historic Old Adobe Mission is where the tour begins. Enjoy a private docent talk and tour of this historic structure before boarding the trolley. Built in 1933 by volunteer parishioners, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Old Adobe Mission served as a symbol of community togetherness, pride and hard work. Restoration of the mission began in 2005 and the building is …

Explore the Scene in Downtown Scottsdale

We love Downtown Scottsdale and all there is to do. Whether you’re staying at the hotel or driving to Scottsdale from another part of the Valley, this is one of the most walkable, entertaining parts of town.

Scottsdale Old Town Farmers' Market

The area is known for its amazing restaurants and fun weekly events like the Food Truck Caravan, Old Town Farmers Market, and ArtWalk. You can hear …

Hike the Scenic Hackberry Trail in the Superstition Mountains

I recently did an amazing hike along the Hackberry Trail in a beautiful canyon in the Superstition Mountains, about a half-hour drive from the hotel. It was a peaceful reprieve from the busy city. David and Debra Joaquim of My Arizona Guide offer guided, educational eco tours all over the state of Arizona.

Hackberry Trail

The Sonoran Desert is beautiful in the spring, and the Superstition Mountains are …