Valerie Wilson Travel


Scottsdale is the perfect place for adventure lovers, located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Known for its fine dining, hiking trails, and popular golf courses. As you discover the city, you will quickly realize there are many options for the best luxury stays, sports events, and trails of natural beauty. Arizona’s Sonoran Desert provides visitors with many creative ways to enjoy the sunsets and beauty of the Grand Canyon State.

What We’d Do
Hike in Scottsdale

The most popular way to enjoy Scottsdale is hiking through the wonderfully preserved landscape. There are amazing hiking paths and beautiful sights to see. The Sonoran Desert covers 120,00 square miles, stretching across Arizona, southeastern California, and into Mexico. You can experience the Sonoran Desert’s grandness in person, on 225 miles of trails, at the Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Pinnacle Peak Park Main Trail is a favorite choice to catch the sunset.

Tucson to Scottsdale: History & Culture, Art & Design

Enjoy a 9-day tour into the best of Tucson and Scottsdale. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and artistic expression of the southwest. Explore and savor southwestern cuisine at each stay. You will be staying at the Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain and Sanctuary Suites at The Phoenician during your stay. On Day 4 of the trip you will be in Tucson and get to Design your Day. Options include Tombstone, Chiricahua National Monument, limestone caves of Kartchner Caverns State Park, and more.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take your Scottsdale trip to the next level by enjoying a hot air balloon ride. Your ride will be guided by a pilot, beginning at dawn. Experience stunning views and see the wildlife and native vegetation from a unique perspective. After the ride enjoy a champagne toast to celebrate your flight, followed by breakfast in the desert.

Where We’d Stay
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Experience the Southwest at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess set on the bright-green cottonwoods and majestic purple mountains in the Valley of the Sun. Fairmont Scottsdale offers the highly acclaimed Well & Being Spa with rooftop swimming pool and waterfall grotto. There are two championship golf courses at TPC Scottsdale. Six pools and four signature restaurants vie for your attention, including Bourbon Steak, masterminded by Michael Mina; La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval; Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar at TPC Scottsdale; and Ironwood American Kitchen.

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

With a fresh, contemporary elegance that captures the beauty of its Sonoran Desert surroundings, The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician is the only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel in the Valley of the Sun. The 60-room property, composed of 40 luxurious suites and 20 guest rooms, features many exclusive offerings, such as a private pool and daily, complimentary artisan breakfast at the Canyon Lounge. In addition, the resort within a resort provides guests access to the signature services and amenities of The Phoenician, which recently completed an extensive transformation to include new dining, pool, and spa offerings.

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