Retire in Scottsdale

Activities and Culture

Learn about Scottsdale's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

For those looking for a bit of relaxation, Scottsdale has the most spas per capita than any other city in the U.S. Need we say more? Aside from a day at the spa, Scottsdale's abundance of hiking and nature trails provide for endless outdoor enjoyment. For those looking from an occasional break from the outdoors, the city's many shopping centers will keep you occupied on the rainiest of days.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

2

Movie Theaters:

6

Casinos:

2

Public Libraries:

7

Malls:

7

Shooting Ranges:

3

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

4

Closest Beach:

n/a

Closest Skiing:

Arizona Snowbowl (null miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

47

Universities:

3

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

Scottsdale's urban environment and close proximity to Phoenix makes for a diverse, eclectic restaurant scene. Although there are many fine dining establishments and well known chain restaurants, Mexican and Tex-Mex rank high in popularity.

  • Restaurants

    5876
  • Bars

    322
  • Local Specialty

    Mexican

Culture

Culture Summary

Scottsdale has a rich cultural scene, with many offerings celebrating the city's Western heritage. Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, as well as the Scottsdale Historical Museum are popular attractions which embody the energy of the area. For those interested in the arts, the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, as well as the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art are both must sees. A healthy performing arts scene is icing on the cake for many locals as well.

  • Total performing arts companies

    35
  • Museums

    11
  • Historical Sites

    3
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    2
  • Vineyards

    3

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