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Scottsdale


Scottsdale, Arizona is a satellite city of Phoenix. As of the 2000 census, the population was 202,705. By 2005, the estimated population had grown to 234,752.

Scottsdale is a popular tourist destination, visited by an estimated 7.5 million tourists each year. The city includes many hotels, resorts, golf courses, and boutiques, as well as excellent night-life.

Attractions in the Scottsdale area include:

Scottsdale Facts


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  • One of the major companies with their headquarters in Scottsdale is the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

  • Scottsdale is nickanmed "The West's Most Western Town".

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Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)

By Lilia Menconi

MOON
Released: 2017-05-09
Paperback (250 pages)

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona (Travel Guide)
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Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!

Wander world-class museums, relax in Scottsdale's resorts, and hike through red rocks in the Valley of the Sun with Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona.
Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries, including a luxurious desert getaway, a family road trip, and a 10-day "Best of the Valley of the Sun"
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Explore the local art scene, from Native American exhibits to contemporary galleries. Taste the best Sonoran-style cuisine this side of the Mexican border. Luxuriate in five-star resorts, world-class spas, and gourmet restaurants. Go stargazing in Sedona, or clubbing in Scottsdale. Browse new-agey shops or high-end boutiques, hike water-carved canyons and climb mountains, or go golfing at one of nearly 200 courses. Discover the rich culture of the Native American people who first settled the Valley, and venture to the leafy respite of Oak Creek Canyon to witness the red-rock monoliths
  • Honest advice from Phoenix local Lilia Menconi on when to go and where to stay, with special focus on the best resorts in the area
  • In-depth coverage of all three cities, including the Apache Trail and Superstition Mountains
  • Recommendations for visitors with disabilities and for traveling with kids
  • Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history
With Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips on experiencing the best of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona, you can plan your trip your way!

Expanding your trip? Try Moon Arizona. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

Fodor's Arizona & The Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-05-15
Paperback (464 pages)

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Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

From the vastness of the Grand Canyon to Sedona’s red rocks and the living Sonoran Desert, Arizona’s landscapes are awe-inspiring. The state’s spectacular canyons, blooming deserts, raging rivers, petrified forests, and scenic mountains enthrall lovers of the outdoors in pursuit of hiking, rafting, golf, or picturesque spots to watch the sunset. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, three national parks, and world-renowned spas.

This travel guide includes:

    PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information so they can travel with confidence
    ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Arizona & The Grand Canyon
    UPDATED COVERAGE: The guide features the latest hotel and restaurant openings throughout the state, particularly the fast-growing Phoenix and Tuscan areas.
    ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Illustrated features advise travelers on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River. Spotlights highlight Phoenix-area golf, visiting Native American reservations, and the Wild West.
    INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation map, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively. Dining and Lodging map atlases in Phoenix and Tucson make locating a hotel or meal simple. A Top Picks chart for Grand Canyon hiking trails helps travelers choose a hike based on length, grade, trail conditions, time of year, and level of difficulty.
    DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.
    COVERS: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Petrified Forest National Park, Monument Valley, Yuma, the Hoover Dam, Flagstaff, and more.

Scottsdale Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Scottsdale, Arizona - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

By Russell W. Bellamy

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (42 pages)

Scottsdale Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Scottsdale, Arizona - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018
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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). American, Asian Fusion, Australian, Brazilian, British, Chinese, European, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Mexican, Persian/Iranian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

GREATER THAN A TOURIST- SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Anita Shah

Independently published
Paperback (117 pages)

GREATER THAN A TOURIST- SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip?

Do you want to try something new?

Would you like some guidance from a local?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you.

Greater Than a Tourist- Scottsdale, Arizona by Anita Shah offers the inside scoop on Scottsdale, Arizona and the surrounding cities, such as Phoenix, along with stops you can make in other areas of the state. These recommendations are coming straight from someone who actually lives and works there. Arizona is home to many tourist attractions, including the well-known Grand Canyon. If you are interested in going beyond the top ten attractions, experiencing wonders of Arizona and encountering lessor known gems and charms, this book is for you. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist.  Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay.  This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.

Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Inside this travel guide book you will find:

  • Insider tips from a local.
  • A bonus book “50 Things to Know About Packing Light for Travel” by bestselling author Manidipa Bhattacharyya.
  • Packing and planning list.
  • List of travel questions to ask yourself or others while traveling.
  • A place to write your travel bucket list.


Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodors Travel Pubns
Released: 2015-11-10
Paperback (512 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Travelers continue to flock to Arizona year-round to explore the outdoors and relax at world-class spa resorts. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, top-notch golf, three national parks, and excellent Mexican food and tequila.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River
· Major sights such as The Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, Sedona, Scottsdale, The Heard Museum, Monument Valley, and Desert Botanical Garden
· Coverage of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe; Grand Canyon National Park; Flagstaff; North-Central Arizona; Northeast Arizona; Eastern Arizona; Tucson; Southern Arizona; Northwest Arizona and Southeast Nevada

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Scottsdale, Glendale, and Mesa

By Charles Liu

Menasha Ridge Press
Released: 2018-03-19
Paperback (336 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Scottsdale, Glendale, and Mesa
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It’s Time to Take a Hike in Beautiful Arizona!

The best way to experience Phoenix is by hiking it! Get outdoors with Arizona writer and hiking expert Charles Liu as he helps you find and enjoy the top hikes within 60 miles of the city. These selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, ancient ruins, and petroglyphs that renew your spirit and recharge your body.

Explore some of the country’s finest city-owned wilderness preserves: Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, South Mountain Park/Preserve, and Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Hike at 7,000 feet at Brown’s Peak, Mount Ord, and Mount Peeley. See Arizona’s only Wild River Area at the Mazatzal Wilderness in Tonto National Forest. With Charles Liu as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of Phoenix’s best hikes!

Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing.

Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Phoenix and the surrounding communities.

Travel Like a Local - Map of Scottsdale: The Most Essential Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Scottsdale: The Most Essential Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) Travel Map for Every Adventure
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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

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The map is very detailed and it will not only give you all the available roads and routes, but also the essential information to make your Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) vacation unforgettable.

In the map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere.

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100 Classic Hikes: Arizona: Grand Canyon/ Colorado Plateau/ San Francisco Peaks/ Mogollon Rim/ Sedona/ Sky Islands/ Sonora Desert

By Scott Warren

Brand: Mountaineers Books
Released: 2015-10-20
Black Paperback (272 pages)

100 Classic Hikes: Arizona: Grand Canyon/ Colorado Plateau/ San Francisco Peaks/ Mogollon Rim/ Sedona/ Sky Islands/ Sonora Desert
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•17 all-new hikes
•More than half the color photos are new
•All hikes completely reviewed and re-checked

100 Classic Hikes: Arizona, 4th Edition, is the newest update in the popular Classic Hikes series of full-color coffee-table-quality hiking guidebooks. This informative and easy-to-use guide is also so beautifully produced, it makes a terrific gift for an outdoor enthusiast, visitor, or new neighbor in Arizona.

Previous editions of this guidebook have been very popular, and readers on Goodreads.com give it four stars. All hikes have been vetted by public lands.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Tempe, Scottsdale, and Glendale

By Charles Liu

Liu, Charles
Paperback (262 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Phoenix: Including Tempe, Scottsdale, and Glendale
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With more than 4 million people, the Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the country's largest. Surprisingly, it's also one of the most diverse and dramatic for hikers, with scenic destinations ranging from area parks, greenbelts, and preserves to high and low deserts and breathtaking mountains. This easy-to-use guide features the best scenic day hikes, determined by author Charles Liu using state-of-the-art GPS technology. These hikes are geared to every skill level, whether it's a comfortable stroll for the family or a tricky trek for the more fearless hiker. Stretching from Hidden Valley to the south to the Superstition Wilderness to the north, the book contains clear trail maps and profiles complemented by detailed descriptions and useful at-a-glance information. All roughly within an hour's drive of the Valley of the Sun, the trails highlighted in this updated edition begin right inside the city limits with popular Camelback Mountain.

Gem Trails of Arizona

By James R. Mitchell

Gem Guides Book Co
Paperback (272 pages)

Gem Trails of Arizona
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From azurite to wulfenite, Arizona is known the world over for its rich abundance of rocks and minerals. Now in its third edition, this best-selling guide covers well-known sites, and uncovers many lesser-known areas as well. Situated in landscapes as diverse as the minerals themselves, these sites vary from arid desert to pine covered peaks. Detailed text describes where to go and what to look for at each collecting area. Maps for each site lead the rockhound to an almost limitless supply of specimens. Black and white photographs picture the collecting area. Color photographs highlight beautiful specimens found at various sites. Gem Trails of Arizona is an invaluable guide for rockhounds just starting out, or filled with expert advice and years of experience. For the experienced collector who has searched from Arizona's mineral resources for years, it is an outstanding source of the old and the new sites throughout the scenic state. James Mitchell, a contributor to the Lapidary Journa


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