There are few places where you will experience the intersection of wild, untamed nature and high-end culture quite as vividly as in Scottsdale. Pro tip: spend a museum morning visiting Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, which tells the story of these lands through art — from Hopi ceramics that span six centuries through modern sculptures.
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Grab a quick refresher at Sugar Bowl, a bubblegum pink and highly Instagrammable soda fountain and diner that’s been family-owned since 1958.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Stop by and immerse yourself in an Arizona sunset via James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace.
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Spend magic hour at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, with its unforgettable panoramic mountain and desert views.