When you arrive in Downtown Scottsdale, you have arrived at one of the most acclaimed and desirable tourist destinations in Arizona. This is where the Old West meets the New West.

Downtown Scottsdale provides a mix of specialty retail, art galleries, an exuberant nightlife and dining styles to suit even the most discriminating taste. It also holds vibrant public art and cultural attractions that appeal to everyone.

Downtown Scottsdale also hosts a wide variety of art, fashion, culinary and music festivals throughout the year.

Downtown Scottsdale by the Numbers

• 786 acres
• Free trolley service
• Free parking
• 2,500 residential units
• 3,300+ hotel rooms
• 100+ art galleries
• 50+ nightspots
• 85+ restaurants
• 50+ public art pieces

Downtown Scottsdale’s Art Scene

Pho-SD-Gallery-sm2.jpgDowntown Scottsdale has more art galleries per capita than almost any other city in the U.S. – more than 125 at last count.

The galleries offer a wide variety of art, including a selection of Western art of the highest caliber. A stroll along Main Street and Marshall Way takes you to the majority of galleries.

Scottsdale ArtWalks

Every Thursday, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Downtown Scottsdale has hosted the Thursday night ArtWalk for more than 30 years. Every week, galleries open their doors to the public to show off the works of some of the Southwest’s most talented artists.

Old Town Farmers Market

Oct. 23, 2012–May 28, 2012 

Visit the Old Town Farmers Market at 2nd Street and Brown Avenue every Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and buy from local growers, attend educational sessions, and lots, lots more!

Visit www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com for more information.

Want Sports?

February through March, support the San Francisco Giants during Cactus League Spring Training as they warm up for the season at Scottsdale Stadium in Downtown Scottsdale and at Indian School Park (4289 N. Hayden Rd.). Then watch the Boys of Summer in a spring training game at the stadium.

With 15 teams playing in the Valley, chances are your favorite team will play at Scottsdale Stadium sometime during the month of March, so bring the family out for a day at the park.

For more information call (480) 312-2586 or visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/stadium.

Public Art in Scottsdale

Downtown Scottsdale is home to more than 50 pieces of public art, including the newly dedicated Soleri Bridge and Plaza along the waterfront just west of Scottsdale Road.

Public art plays an important role in Scottsdale, and you can find more information at www.scottsdalepublicart.org

Scottsdale Nightlife

Pho-SD-OrangeLounge-rev.jpgIs it an exciting and vibrant nightlife you want? You’ll find it in Downtown Scottsdale.

Visit any of the more than 50 nightspots in the downtown area. The mix will provide anyone with the type of experience they are looking for, from neighborhood locations to upscale environments.

Visit www.downtownscottsdale.com to view a list of nightclubs, bars and lounges.

Shopping Scottsdale

Do you want a new wardrobe, designer fragrances or a one-of-a-kind gift or souvenir? Scottsdale has unique shopping spots for everything – and everyone – on your list.

Visit the specialty shops in the Fifth Avenue area, go west and visit Old Town Scottsdale or visit the largest indoor mall in Arizona – Scottsdale Fashion Square at Camelback and Scottsdale roads.

You’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in Downtown Scottsdale.

(Brought to you by Scottsdale Downtown, (480) 312-2459, www.scottsdaledowntown.com.)