The heart of Old Town Scottsdale is three blocks from Valley Ho. “The Westernmost Town in the West,” as the town calls itself, doesn’t disappoint in its options. catering and drinks. There are over 800 restaurants, including Craft 64, which serves wood-fired pizzas and microbreweries just one block from the hotel.
Other enclaves include NakedQ BBQ, Citizen Public House, and Brat Haus, which offers bratwurst, chili, and 28 craft beers on tap near Scottsdale Stadium. Hula’s modern tiki vibe and tropical cocktails create an exotic island feel. To cure a sweet tooth, visit Ruze Cake House or Sweet Dees Bakeshop.
Scottsdale is famous for its art galleries. Sample the best of the city at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Old Town. Showcasing modern works of architecture, art and design, SmoCA has four galleries with rotating exhibitions.
The Museum of the West opened in 2015 as a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. It draws on stories collected to expose the lives of Native Americans and cowboys in an unstable West. Inspirational tales are accompanied by Western and Native American art and artifacts from the 19th, 20th and, yes, 21st centuries.
The impressive Scottsdale Rodeo Museum allows you to learn more about cowboys, cattle, horses and the Wild West. Ropes and bull saddles date back to when the Old Town was the land of cowboys. Find out how rodeo cowboys trained horses to ride and how they grabbed cattle to mark it.