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The main sight is Frank Lloyd Wright's summer home in Talieson West, just on the outskirts of Scottsdale. It is well worth the drive, even if you aren't a big architecture fan, you might still find the home interesting.
For an afternoon's scenic drive, start abvout 1 mile north of Pinnacle Peak Road and drive up to Carefree, desert plants dot the road and are identified by signs. A stop at The Cactus Garden and you'll be all set to take a cactus home with you or send one by post.
Pinnacle Peak can be seen from most areas and if you're into hiking there is a great trail that winds around Pinncale Peak and you'll get to see some multi-million dollar homes while you're at it. You might also want to try the restaurant that's there. It is great fun.
For the young or young at heart, Scottsdale also has good shopping areas as well as a night scene with accomodations close enough to bar hop (walking distance). A car ride will take you to the Salt River in Tonto National Forest where you can inner tube down the river! Open May through October. Tube rental and shuttle services offered and you can bring your own beverages (anything not in glass bottles).
Hotels in Scottsdale Arizona are experienceing many changes. Many of the upscale restaurants in the deluxe resorts are now Steak Houses...most of the hotels in downtown Scottsdale have also undergone major renovations and name changes. Look for such names as Firesky and Mondrian as new hip hotels.