Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This quaint neighborhood in greater Phoenix is a shopping galore with a charming Old West feel. Old Town Scottsdale is the perfect spot for snatching gorgeous turquoise jewelry, but make sure you browse all the unique boutique shops in the area—you'll find a variety of items from high-end pieces to trinkets. Visit the trendy art galleries and the weekly farmers’ market, and pick your favorite diner to get a plentiful meal while walking around the well-preserved streets of the district. Baseball fans can swing by the Scottsdale Stadium to watch the San Francisco Giants spring training. – Tripadvisor
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  • Kjnana
    Thousand Oaks, California20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed walking around Old Town Scottsdale.
    We enjoyed walking around Old Town Scottsdale and we found a quaint Mexican restaurant that had delicious Mexican food and we were treated to sopapillas for desert. Great food and exceptional service. Of course we knew it would be hot outside but we also enjoyed going into the shops in the area. I was hoping to find a nice art gallery and they had a few but they weren’t all open. Maybe due to it being off season in Scottsdale. It’s a nice area to checkout if you’re interested.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • AJS1066
    224 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The old west charm is disappearing
    Don't get me wrong, old town Scottsdale is still a nice place to visit. We've visited several times over the years since 2000 and can see a slow change. We feel it used to have more of the old west charm, family friendly, safe and laid back. We feel it's increasingly more upmarket art galleries, jewellery shops and more panhandlers (one of which was a bit verbally aggressive which made us move on quickly) - we understand the cost of living and social/mental/drug problems can be a cause which is also a problem here in the UK. There's still a few places holding on to the old charm like the Sugar Bowl, Mexican Imports etc. There used to be a lovely shop we couldn't now find selling native and western things at reasonable prices run by some older ladies but couldn't remember what the shop was called or exactly where it was in old town, I guess that's history like the nice ice cream parlour Cactus Cones I think it was called. Scottsdale city states that free parking is now 2 hours but it was still 3 hours as before when we went so not sure what's going on there, I hope they've dropped that idea (there was ample free parking). I do hope that Old Town Scottsdale doesn't turn like in to a little version of Hollywood with all the contradicting fakery and deprivation that comes along with that. Will be interesting to see again in a few more years time.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Landyot
    Green Valley, Arizona8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always fun!
    We go every year for my wife's birthday celebration. We usually stay at the Marriott Old Town or the Valley Ho. The Marriott is a bit less expensive and actually is closer to the center of Old Town. The Valley Ho is a retro-mod hotel and good fun. We usually park the car and walk everywhere during the weekend. We always hit the Rusty Spur Saloon. A small place, but big fun!! They most always have a solo artist playing good music and the staff is great. We usually take in the shops and galleries during the day and typically try different restaurants each evening. A few recommended places to see: The Waterfront Fashion Square Museums Many galleries and stores in old town A few recommended places to eat: Citizen Public House (upscale but reasonable) JT Prime Kitchen (a bit small & "dark" but good food, a tad $$$$) The Mission (good Mexican food - if outside watch out for the birds at dusk) Bootleggers (good smokehouse, usually not too crowded. Try the shine) Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers (typical burger & beer joint but tasty) We tried Bourbon & Bones once and found it very overpriced and not very good. Service and atmosphere below par. Have fun!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Cheryl W
    Boston, Massachusetts47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun place with lots of art and good restaurants
    Old Scottsdale is so much fun. The art galleries are beautiful. The Museum of the West is fabulous. The modern art is incredible. The movies are so interesting. The silver saddles and cowboy relics are fun to see….and the statues are quite remarkable. And then there are the restaurants which are fabulous. A day in old Scottsdale is well worth the trip!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts38,609 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just restaurants and shops
    Plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, boutique shops, but otherwise nothing to write home about. Parking is plentiful and free in the garages. We walked for an hour or so and then headed for a Mexican dinner. Some boutiques have really pretty glass vases and statuettes.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Yvonne C
    Rancho Mirage, California706 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A step into the old west.
    Fun shops and a nice way to spend a few hours. Quaint streets and beautiful art offerings and jewelry. Nice restaurants. Volunteers staff an information booth in the center of the area and are very helpful. Walk to the park and enjoy the outdoor art and great weather.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Marya W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scottsdale is a fun place to visit.
    I went to Scottsdale with friends for a few days. We stayed at the Hyatt Old Town, which was a great location. We were able to walk to all the great restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. We enjoyed our time in Scottsdale. Everyone we encountered was kind and polite. The hospitality was off the charts.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 29, 2024
  • Kim R
    Langley, Canada133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be sure to put Old Town Scottsdale on your itinerary & you will be glad you did!!
    We spent our last day checking out Old Town Scottsdale & were extremely thrilled we spent some time there. So many beautiful shops, galleries & boutiques to check out & shopping galore. I think we spent about 4 hours & ended our day at the legendary Rusty Spur Saloon. We got to the saloon mid afternoon so it was busy. As I walk with a walker the only seating available was on the stools at the bar. We were in the midst of leaving & a very kind patron tapped me on the back & said they were just ready to leave & we could have their table. When we sat down the women & her 2 companions stayed up at the bar for about another half an hour. A big shout out thank you does not suffice her kindness!! The Rusty Spur had a very talented guitar singer & everyone was enjoying him thoroughly but more could have tipped him. As everything is made with the prickly pear cactus what would be better than enjoying a Prickly Pear Margaretta. The fun bar stools are a must picture taking memory. Be sure to put Old Town Scottsdale on your itinerary & you will be glad you did!!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2024
  • RalphM33
    Stockton, California148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Convenient for shopping and dining
    We chose to fly down, take a Lyft to the hotel and not get a rental car. Good choice! Downtown old town has hotels and a lot of restaurants that you can walk to if you stay downtown. Old town has a lot of galleries and other shopping options (if you are into that). Overall however, we loved walking everywhere and only used Lyft to and from the airport.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2024
  • SkeeLovr
    Hallowell, Maine487 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it!
    Three of us visited Old Town on Feb. 3rd when it hosted El Parada Del Sol Parade. Lots of horses and marching bands! This was followed by a "Street Fair." The streets were blocked off from traffic and there were food trucks, Mexican dancing performances, beer tents and several outdoor live music venues. LOTS of people walking, shopping, eating, dancing and just enjoying themselves! There are lots of interesting shops, some with museum quality wares. There are lots of restaurants and cafes, most with outdoor dining. I found Old Town to be tony and upscale, while at the same time, comfortable and laid-back, with an Old West vibe. I would have loved to have spent more time here!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 7, 2024
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FightOnJeff
Naperville, IL75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Very cool little town with parking that is tough to find but free. Restaurants and outdoor seating look awesome. Did have the worst cup of coffee at a local shop. It’s a bit expensive as you will notice the clientele who frequent the area. However, it is 70-degrees out versus -10 back home so anywhere is awesome! Wish we had more time as we were on a time constraint. Be sure to go over bridges to more shops as we did not see until we left. Would go back!
Written February 23, 2020
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4travelingal
Voorhees, NJ51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Old Town in Scottsdale keeps getting better. As a snowbird coming out for winter months, Old Town is our go-to place to dine, walk, and pass a beautiful afternoon. Yes, there are t-shirt stores and turquoise jewelry galore, but there is also an abundance of quality art galleries, restaurants and bars, boutiques and entertainment. The Civic Center which boasts a wonderful performing arts center has a lovely theater where you can’t get a bad seat and a program rich with diverse entertainment, not to mention a wonderful gift shop. Free concerts every Sunday in the winter draw enthusiastic spectators enjoying the music and the glorious weather on the lawn as some shoppers grab a bite or shop the vendors who display their crafts around the venue. The waterfront area offers some of our favorite restaurants, and Art Walk on Thursday nights is a visitor’s delight as the galleries remain open and streets are decorated with lights and filled with street musicians. If that’s not enough to bring you here, parking is free and abundant. How welcoming can a city be! We love you, Scottsdale!
Written March 1, 2020
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OttawaCurler
Ottawa, Canada213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A lot of art and jewelry shops that all seemed to have the same stuff but a fun place to check out. We went in the morning and we did find that a lot of stores do not open until 10 am or later. Lots of pubs and restaurants in the area if you wanted to stay for lunch or dinner. Town shuttle is certainly a good way to get around the town.
Written March 4, 2020
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Rick S
East Amherst, NY871 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
One of the main attractions if not the main attraction depending upon your reason for visiting the area in the first place. Restaurants, retail of every caliber, boutiques, galleries and bars doesn’t began to cover the wide range of businesses in this historic retailed center of Scottsdale town center The western themed area is a walkable attraction where you can decide your direction and time limit and hardly ever run of something new around the next corner.

What I would call a shopping/entertainment district of upscale Scottsdale area has such a diverse array of stores that carried everything from high priced art to cheap, less than a dollar souvenirs, in other words something for everyone sort of interspersed with each other. Thousand-dollar sculptures in one store and Santa Clause snow globes across the street. Upscale boutiques on one corner, t-shirt stalls on the other. As Scottsdale’s only bonified family friendly attraction that can entertain you for the better part of a whole afternoon and beyond if you dine there, Old Town Scottsdale caters to the visitor as well as the locals. Ample free parking is available depending upon the time of day and the time of year you visit, otherwise a little searching and or walking may be necessary. The southwestern theme is prevalent but not dominant in every store or restaurant, but if you’re looking for a new pair of boots or a new cowboy hat, you’ll find it here. Many of the stores carry unique one of a kind hand made items while some carry internationally recognized brands.

Take the time to visit at least once while in town for whatever reason your there.
Written December 5, 2021
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Nostalgiyeah
Bothell, WA2,050 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A lively and marvelous attraction to visit, Old Town Scottsdale has an old western town charm. There are a number of shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries that can be enjoyed here. In spite of being crowded, I found the vibe and energy infectious in a positive way. Strolling through the art galleries area and checking out the gallery exhibits was a wonderful experience. There are a number of restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlors - it was an absolute delight to walk around soaking the unique feel. The Old town is spread out over a few blocks and thus makes for a leisurely stroll. Alternately, one could choose to hop on to the free trolley which runs frequently and stops at multiple locations throughout the old town area. There are a some dedicated parking lots and a number of street parking spots so getting parking shouldn't be too difficult. Renovated old buildings, interspersed with beautiful bronze statues and little shops made for a memorable visit to Old Town Scottsdale!
Written March 8, 2020
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Kristina K
Inglewood, CA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
Must checkout the art walk. The area was just so beautiful, relaxing and the restaurants were fantastic. Just roam around the streets and you’ll find many of the galleries open and art walk will go from 7-9P. Enjoy strolling along and listening to music.
Written January 26, 2020
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Jeff W
Seattle, WA91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Old Town Scottsdale is a wonderful place to spend a free day. It's packed full of galleries and great places to eat. Great "old-west" vibe. Lots of talented street musicians Pro Tip: Many of the galleries are closed on Sunday, so plan accordingly
Written January 10, 2020
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Pandora_is_Eve
New York City, NY578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
To get a quick view of Scottsdale local shopping and their art offerings, as well as some good restaurants go to Old down. Its a modest size promenade area that you can use to do some local shopping including for souvenirs, and if your out on a Thursday make your way up to Main street and take in the Art Walk which is free on Thursdays and you can see all kinds of South-Western influenced art as well as some modern and African Art. And if you're interested they have a few local jewelry stores that can catch your attention. It caught mine.
Written February 8, 2020
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jimvet1826
Clearwater, FL933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
My favorite walking city in the country. I’m up early (on east coast time) the birds are singing, sun up, sky clear. You can lose yourself people watching, the old west art galleries are the best anywhere, shopping amazing, restaurants too numerous to pick a favorite. (Ok Morning Squeezee breakfast, Diego Pops lunch, Valley Ho for dinner) enjoy!
Written February 10, 2020
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Gwen W
Murfreesboro, TN2,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It’s fun to imagine the cowboys and wranglers of the past walking these streets. Today it is full of great little shops and places to buy fine art, silver jewelry, places to eat, and beautiful ornamental art as well. Be sure to stop at the Sugarbowl!
Written February 14, 2020
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