Scottsdale is an elegant town with a special vibe you won’t find anywhere else in the state. Soothing, quiet, yet practically quivering with an internal excitement that lets you know early on this town has a lot to offer, downtown Scottsdale is the place to be! People are friendly and so darn beautiful, you may catch yourself checking twice to determine if that blonde you just passed is someone famous; it’s completely possible that she is! Celebrities love Scottsdale almost as much as they enjoy their own hometowns! We love all of Arizona, but Scottsdale will always hold a large piece of our hearts—something you will understand when you begin your unforgettable Arizona vacation here!
What to Do While You’re Here
Scottsdale is an exciting city any time of the year, but in January and February, it really shines! The excitement starts in mid-January (1/14 through 1/22 this year) with The Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, featuring luxury vehicles, powerful sports cars, and classic antique vehicles with famous histories.
The end of January brings the Phoenix Waste Management Open to the TPC in Scottsdale. Held January 30th through February 5th, this PGA Tour event is famous for its uber-rowdy 16th hole that changed the way the game is watched way back in 1997 when Tiger Woods hit that hole-in-one.
And finally, horse lovers the world over flock to Scottsdale for the Arabian Horse Show that’s been a popular event since 1955. This year’s 62nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is scheduled for February 16th – 26th and should not be missed.
In addition to the abovementioned events, downtown Scottsdale is famous for its exclusive boutiques, imaginative restaurants, and hopping nightlife. Downtown Scottsdale is where you go when you want to see and be seen!
Dining in Downtown Scottsdale
Downtown Scottsdale is a great place to find some of the most delicious eats. Check out these three amazing restaurants when you are in town on vacation.
Citizen Public House
Whether you’re looking for the perfect salad, excellent meatloaf, or scallops that will have you swooning, Citizen Public House in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale delivers. This upscale gastropub from chef Bernie Kantak takes American classics and gives them a modern, creative twist to create instant classics, including pork belly pastrami that’s smoky, salty, and just the right amount of luscious, and a chopped salad that’s so famous it has its own Facebook page. The restaurant offers a comfortable but stylish dining room centered around the four-sided bar, behind which Citizen’s talented bar team creates some of the Valley’s best cocktails. For date night, late night, or just a few drinks, there’s hardly a better destination in downtown Scottsdale than this.
Since opening in 2013, chef Gio Osso’s Virtu has wasted no time becoming a local and national dining destination. It popped up on Esquire’s Best New Restaurants list just months after opening, and then snagged a James Beard Award nomination in 2014 for Best New Restaurant. The food is simple but inspired, with the menu generally taking a Mediterranean slant. Osso turns pristine ingredients such as Spanish octopus and locally grown produce into plates that feel truly elegant. For brunch, which the restaurant serves every day, count on delicate crepes, cast-iron frittatas, and Benedicts made with luxurious ingredients such as duck confit and mortadella. A trip here for breakfast from your downtown Scottsdale vacation rental will be the perfect start to your day!
Finally, there is the amazing restaurant of Posh. Chef Josh Hebert brought improvisational dining to Scottsdale with Posh, located on the northern edge of Old Town Scottsdale. At the restaurant, Hebert and his team of talented chefs craft menus based on diners’ preferences, using top-quality ingredients to stun their guests with plates that look and taste like perfection. And though the improvisational dining experience is certainly worthwhile, you can also experience Hebert’s take on more traditional Continental cuisine on Tuesday Petite Posh nights. On these weekly occasions, the chef gives diners a concise but excellent menu of French-country bistro dishes, including house-made pâtés, creative takes on foie gras, and classics like coq au vin.
Our Downtown Scottsdale Vacation Homes
If you’re expecting our downtown Scottsdale vacation rentals to be elegant and upscale, filled with high end furnishings, and just about perfect in every way, we will have to say you are absolutely correct! Whether you are looking for a palatial estate with every luxury you could dream of—and even a few you never knew could exist—or a simple condo with clean lines and elegant décor located in the heart of everything that is wonderful about our quaint city, you will find what you are looking for in one of our Scottsdale downtown rentals.
Holding the Key to Luxury
Book your luxury downtown Scottsdale rental with Book My Vacay today and discover the elegant side of your unforgettable Arizona vacation. For even more fun things to do on your trip, check out http://www.visitarizona.com/events.