Top Five Places To Stay Cool in Scottsdale

1. Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square inspires breathless anticipation with over 250 shops. Right in front of your eyes, it’s Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York and Nordstrom. It’s Gucci, Ferragamo, Cartier and Bottega Veneta. Oh look, there’s Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss and Juicy Couture. There’s Puma, H&M and Aeropostale. So many amazing stores in one place. Bet you could even find ruby slippers. Louboutin ruby slippers.

2. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Located on the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in northeast Scottsdale, the site offers a broad range of guided public tours. Visitors experience Wright’s brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces.

3. Scottsdale Artists’ School

The Scottsdale Artists’ School offers weekly classes and workshops for everyone from the aspiring novice to the professional artist. Our courses are taught by working, professional artists who are also experienced instructors.

4. Octane Raceway

If you’re looking for a great indoor kart track in America, Octane Raceway in Phoenix gives you the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush! This is the most popular way to race at Octane. When you arrive you will first need to register at the kiosk at the front desk. Once you are registered, a front desk associate will assist you with signing your liability waiver, purchasing your racing, and then scheduling you and your guests into the first available race. No gear is required, we’ve got you covered. Octane Raceway has suits and helmets – just bring your need for speed and get ready to test your racing skill! Closed toe shoes are required. We recommend that you wear pants or shorts, no skirts or dresses.

5. Queen Creek Olive Mill

At the base of the San Tan Mountains in Queen Creek’s storied farm community the Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona’s only working olive farm & mill. While we produce a boutique hand-crafted extra virgin olive oil using 9 varieties of olives, our passion is creating a great experience for our guests. The gourmet marketplace is a treasure of local foods, unique gifts and farm-casual dining. Stroll the olive grove, tour the mill and get away from pre-packaged, cellophane city life for the day.