Comfort Suites Old Town Scottsdale
3275 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 946-1111
Fax: (480) 874-1641
Old Town Scottsdale is the sunny city's century old neighborhood. A focal point of all the activity in the heart of downtown, it is home to major shopping, entertainment, nightlife, dining and cultural attractions. With a number of historic buildings and shops, Old Town is flocked by locals and tourists all year round. So make sure to stop by for a bit of the Old West in trendy Scottsdale.
Civic Center Mall is not a shopping mall but a wonderful piece of grassland that covers 20 acres (8.093 hectares) and is famous for hosting cultural events. Gather the gang, pack those sandwiches and head here to soak up some Arizonian sun. The Civic Center Mall shares lime light with Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The City Hall and Civic Center Library amongst others. An ideal place to spend time outdoors while staying close to most of the city's offerings. Call ahead for rental information.
The history of the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help dates back to the year 1949. The original church, located in Old Town, moved to Miller Road before being affected by the tornado of 1968. The present day church was completed in 1978 and till date serves to the local Catholic Christian community of Scottsdale. Regular services at the church include masses and granting of sacraments.
Located in South Scottsdale, the Hindu Temple of Arizona is a place of quiet worship. Serving the local Hindu community of the Valley, the temple conducts various Hindu rituals and ceremonies like puja, havan, shraad, mundan and thread ceremony. The main deities worshiped here are Shri Venkataeshwara, Shri Radha Krishna and Shri Ram. Visitors, both devout Hindus and even non-Hindus, learn of sacred Hindu values and teachings at the temple. Visit website for more details.
The Downtown area of Scottsdale is has something for everyone and forms the pulse of the city. Kona Grill, Philadelphia Sandwich Co. and Buca di Beppo are just a few of the popular eateries and many of the city's nightspots are also found here. For a dose of the area's past, the Scottsdale Historical Museum is the place to visit while those looking to soak in the culture, can check out the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Downtown Scottsdale is an area every visitor to the city must take time to discover.
This 60-acre (24.28 hectare) park located within the Indian Bend Wash greenbelt is home to the Wedge Skate Park. It is every skater's dream complete with ramps, curbs and rails making it an awesome place to pick up new tricks. The park also offers an outdoor amphitheater, swimming pool, two lakes, two children's playgrounds. The 5K course along with softball, soccer, basketball and a sand volleyball courts make it a great place to come and work out. Or pack up the family, make some lunch and head on over to the picnic area for a great family out.
This 70-acre (28.32 hectare) park in South Scottsdale has recreation facilities as well as meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Facilities include five ramadas, one spray pool, two fishing lakes, two playgrounds and one basketball court. If taking a walk with your pooch is on the agenda, Vista Del Camino Park has the only dog run in Scottsdale. The 18-hole disc golf course is a fun place to spend an afternoon with friends or family.
The Desert Botanical Garden began in the 1930s with the goal of preserving the area's pristine desert environment. Today, the garden helps save endangered plants, with the focus still on native flora and special emphasis on succulents. The cactus collection is world-renowned and between the months of March through May, the seasonal blooms are spectacular. The garden also hosts numerous events throughout the year which include the popular 'Butterfly Habitat', the 'Luminarias' during the holiday season and rotating sculpture exhibits from the world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen during the summer months.
Want to go fishing while the kids enjoy a game of soccer? Then head to this 100-acre (40.46-hectare) park and have a lovely day out with family or friends. The gym and exercise courts at the community center include a variety of fitness options. An uncluttered pathway at Chaparral Park lets you choose between taking a walk or rollerblading. The ever-popular Mighty Mud Mania takes place every July and the kids will enjoy Tube Trouble where tubes grouped in sets of three form a challenging tunnel. With ballfields and soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, a swimming pool and relaxing ramadas, there's something for everyone at this park.
The Phoenix Zoo offers a plethora of activities for family recreation. Sprawling over 125 acres (50 hectares), this privately-owned leisure facility is a must visit when in the Valley. It is home to over 1,300 exotic species including lions, giraffes, baboons and meerkats. Explore the verdant labyrinth of the Forest of Uco, take a hike along the African Trail, and enjoy a tractor ride at the Harmony Farm. In addition, the interactive programs on offer are both educational and entertaining.
This fun paradise offers relief from the heat of the desert. You can choose to ride the high waves or simply soak up the sun. The Waikiki Beach is one of the biggest original wave pool in America while the Captain Cook's Landing is for the little tykes. Older kids and adults will enjoy water basketball or volleyball at Mauna Loa Bay. Kilauea Cove offers an exciting water slide with panoramic views from the top. Daredevils will love the Tornado Twisters, Hurricane Falls and the dreaded Black Hole. There is a full-service snack bar to refresh and refuel after activities. Big Surf is a great place to be with the entire family.
Located on 30 acres (12.14 hectares) of land, this park has undergone massive changes since its initial construction. A favorite of railroad enthusiasts and the little ones in the group, this is a perfect place for a family day out. The park features an Antique Carousel and Clock Tower. The Model Railroad Building, which houses various artifacts relating to trains and rail, has been reconstructed as a 19th-century style rail-shed. Try something from the snack bar served out of a Southern Pacific caboose. The ticket prices and timings of the attractions vary, check the website for further details.