Scottsdale is a hugely popular, young community in the Arizona’s southwest, attracting millions of visitors every year. Surrounded by amazing desert scenery, carved by the channel of the Salt River which flows down from the mountains that create the skyline you shall see every day from your Scottsdale holiday villa. There is one activity which stands out in Scottsdale; golf. Scottsdale is world famous for its golf facilities, but don’t worry, for anyone less then enthusiastic about the sport, there are a huge variety of non-golfing activities and sights to enjoy from a Scottsdale holiday villa.
Scottsdale is a luxurious town, where good living is a huge part of the way of life. There are numerous spa resorts, where luxury flows through every room and where you can be pampered on from dawn till dusk. The shops and restaurants in Scottsdale are world class too, sparing no expense to bring you the finest products in the finest surroundings, without the exclusive prices you may expect. There are also some excellent art galleries, museums and theatres to investigate, and the performing arts are an important phenomenon within the town, providing visitors and locals with a huge variety of evening entertainment.
The desert activities surrounding Scottsdale are some of the biggest attractions to Scottsdale property. The famous Scottsdale golf heritage originally put the town on the global map, offering over 170 golf courses in just a small area. There are so many Scottsdale golf courses to try that you will always be able to find a tee-off time on a course that perfectly suits your game, or provides a challenge that you simply wouldn’t be able to try at home. The Scottsdale tourist information office has plenty of information for first time visitors to Scottsdale holiday villas helping you to find the ideal course to start your Scottsdale golf holiday.
The desert landscapes are a delight a huge range of other activities too. Taking a scenic flight or hot air balloon ride over the desert is a magnificent way to place your Scottsdale property in the area as a whole, allowing you to understand the sheer vastness of the landscape in a way which is impossible from the ground. However, back on terra firma, there are endless mountain biking, horse riding and off road driving trails through the almost Martian landscapes, and there is plenty of scope for canyoning, climbing and hiking in the bizarre outcrops and valleys which adorn the countryside.
The Salt River also has its fair share of entertainment possibilities when you are staying in your Scottsdale holiday villa. Kayaking and boating thrives, and there are some excellent chances to go fishing, both on the Salt River and in the desert lakes which surround Scottsdale like Lake Pleasant, Lake Canyon and Lake Bartlett. Despite its desert location, the trout fishing available from a Scottsdale property is excellent.
The nearest large town to a Scottsdale holiday villa is Phoenix, also known as the Valley of the Sun. Information on travel options for travelling to and from Phoenix are readily available from the Scottsdale tourist information offices. Phoenix is a huge city, offering visitors an enormous wealth of entertainment from its golf courses to its professional sports teams, world class restaurants to power boating excursions.
The climate of Scottsdale is amazingly warm. Golf in Scottsdale is a fantastic option throughout the year, as average monthly temperatures in the coldest month (January) are still over 18˚C, which is warmer than average conditions in the British summer time. During July, average temperatures reach 40˚C, meaning that peak temperatures during the day are quite incredible, and only for those who like it hot!
Phoenix Airport receives many daily flights from airports across the USA, and is very easy to reach from a Scottsdale holiday villa. Reaching Phoenix from the UK is easy, requiring just one change over, somewhere in the USA.