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Favorite Places

There are so many great places to stay and places to dine out in Scottsdale, it is almost impossible to name just a few, but we’ll give it a try. . .

Resorts worth a look and, hopefully, a stay, Golf Courses that must be checked out and some Shopping Experiences you’ll want to try!


One of the closest properties to the Celebration of Fine Art is also one of the signature Scottsdale Experiences, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort is a AAA Five-Diamond property that has come to reflect the dynamic environment that surrounds it — where sun-washed stone and bright green cottonwoods rise up to meet the pale-blue sky and majestic purple mountains. It also boast 4 award-winning restaurants and the famous Willow Spa with it’s innovated wellness program. Located just about a mile from our event site, you will enjoy easy access back and forth from here. It also is home to the world famous TPC Scottsdale Golf Course, home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Just a bit south on Scottsdale Rd, you’ll find two great shopping and dining destinations located just across the street from each other – Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. Both plazas offer an amazing array of shopping venues including National and Local specialty shops as well as restaurants to please any palate including True Food Kitchen, TK’s Urban Tavern, Dominick’s Steakhouse, Brio Tuscan Grille and Stingray Sushi at Scottsdale Quarter and North, Mastro’s Ocean Club, and Zinc Bistro at Kierland just to name a few. Right next door to Kierland Commons is the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort and Spa which is filled with art from all Arizona artists!

For a more boutique experience we recommend the wonderful Royal Palms Resort & Spa nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, this romantic property is the perfect place to get away from it all! Or, there is the world famous Boulders Resort & Spa in the pristine desert setting of Carefree, Arizona.

In downtown Scottsdale you’ll find many world class galleries including the working Gallery and Studio of Jim Sudal, a wonderful ceramic artist known for his beautiful botanical works of art. And for the mystery book lovers, The Poisoned Pen , where it’s more than a bookstore, it’s an experience!

This is just the tip of the iceberg for great destinations in Scottsdale. Check back frequently as we will continue to update and rotate some of our Favorite Places!!

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