Scottsdale and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Professional Review and Guide
"No trip around Phoenix is complete without a day in Scottsdale. Famous as “The West’s Most Western Town,” Scottsdale is the shopping and art hub of the Valley of the Sun. It’s difficult to believe that only a few decades ago Scottsdale Road was unpaved and cowboys rode into town on Saturday night to whoop it up.
Today it’s a gathering spot for art aficionados, dedicated shoppers, and gourmets. Scottsdale prides itself on its thriving downtown, outstanding art galleries, and variety of fine restaurants.
This chapter from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Phoenix. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."