Attractions in Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale in Arizona is located in downtown Scottsdale. It is a great place to do some shopping, check out local galleries, or have a great meal at one of the many ethnic restaurants in the area. Old Town Scottsdale is known in the area as Fifth Avenue Shops. Parking is free in the area and so is the two-hour Scottsdale Trolley Tour. A huge tourist destination, Scottsdale welcomes over 7 million visitors every year. The area has a population of only 200,000 people, but its constant sunniness and broad cultural offerings make it one of the most popular destinations in the Southwest.
Old Town Scottsdale is home to a bounty of galleries and shops. There are dozens of galleries displaying fine arts, such as the Blynn Galleries, Gerbert Contemporary, Gallery Russia, Japanique Gallery, and dozens more. Old Town Scottsdale will fulfill all of your shopping needs, from collectibles to clothing to gardening to jewelry. There are many antique shops in the downtown area for collectors and spectating tourists to explore.
The dining options in Old Town Scottsdale are seemingly limitless. You'll find cuisine from so many different cultures including French, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Italian, and Mexican. There are also plenty of snacking options including ice cream shops to cool you down in the heat and See's Candies to fulfill your chocolate cravings.Beyond the eating and shopping you will find in Old Town Scottsdale plenty of things to do. There are 50 golf courses in Scottsdale, including some Championship courses. The Phoenix Open is played in Scottsdale each year during the wintertime. The McCormick Stillman Railroad Park has train exhibits and even has a family-friendly train ride. Or you can take a free guided tour on the Scottsdale Trolley. This two-hour tour will give you the lowdown on all the attractions, galleries, dining and shopping in Old Town Scottsdale. Theaters and museums can be found along the landscape of Old Town Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts puts on theatrical events and educational programming. To get into the history and culture of the Scottsdale area, check out the Scottsdale Historical Society and Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, or the House of Broadcasting. You can even see the Fiesta Bowl Museum and Headquarters, home of the Insight Bowl and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl college football games.