Scottsdale Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
A city in the eastern part of Maricopa County in the US state of Arizona, Scottsdale is bordered Phoenix and Paradise Valley. In addition to its excellent golf resorts and spas, Scottsdale is renowned for its beautiful desert scenery, diverse museums, art galleries, performing arts, and topnotch restaurants. Moreover, visitors on Scottsdale vacation can go to lots of shopping areas within the city, ranging from small districts to large centers. Best time to visit Scottsdale is January to April when the weather is pleasant and sunny. This period is the best time for golfing and outdoor activities in the city. If visiting during peak season, it is advisable to book Scottsdale travel package in advance to avoid paying extra.
Places of Interest in Scottsdale
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art features five galleries and a sculpture garden. The additional exhibits of interest include exhibits of international art, design, and architecture. The museum is also home to SMoCA Lounge, built as an accessible community space for imagination, contemplation, and creativity. This lounge features a film series, a popular Brown Bag lecture series, and Lit Lounge events bringing together local writers and musicians.
Butterfly Wonderland houses an indoor rain forest environment boasting the largest butterfly pavilion in the country. The museum has a 3S theater, conservatory, butterfly emergence gallery, honey bee exhibit, a live ant colony, gift shop, and cafe. The facility features a large glass atrium creating a tropical rainforest habitat for scores of butterflies from all over the world. One can also explore a real-life ant colony and honey bee beehive exhibit.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
A train-lover's spot in the center of Scottsdale, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park offers its visitors with train and carousel rides, historic Arizona railroad artifacts, open green space of picnicking, a train museum, model railroad displays, and exciting events throughout the year. Visitors can also consider visiting Hartley's General Store that offers hand dipped ice cream, Thomas and Tank toys, and food and drinks, and can also have snacks and drinks at the Snackstop.