If you’re looking for a place to relax with warm weather, consider Scottsdale for your next destination.Â Scottsdale is home to some excellent resorts including the Biltmore, Phoenician, Fairmont Princess, Royal Palms and Camelback Inn. These resorts have full service spas and spectacular pools – the pools at the Phoenician and the Biltmore are my current favorites. The best time to visit this area is October â€“ May when the weather is at its best.Â Â Â Â Â
There is no shortage of restaurants to choose from in Scottsdale. We had wine and tapas at Tapino’s where the bite-sized portions were perfectly presented and very tasty. My favorites were the pancetta wrapped gorgonzola stuffed dates and the beef tips with jicama slaw.Â For a special dinner or Sunday brunch try T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Hotel.
For those who love shopping, you’ll find all the top retailers in the Scottsdale Fashion Square. To experience some local flavor, try exploring Old Town Scottsdale by foot. Stop by Bischoff’s to see some “ranch chic” or view local art at the many art galleries scattered along the streets. Take a break at the Salty Senorita, a popular place to sit outside with a margarita, soak up some sun and people watch.