Old Town Scottsdale, also known as Downtown Scottsdale, is a centralized district offering a selection of boutique shopping featuring souvenirs, jewelry and art with a Arizona Southwestern “flair”. There is also an array of bars, lounges, restaurants and clubs offering dining and nightlife entertainment within walking distance of each other at Scottsdale Road and Main Street. Art enthusiasts can browse the galleries along Main Street and visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.
Although it is a touristy area, it is still a wonderful area for Scottsdale residents to walk around with their family. There is also a handful of dog friendly restaurants with patios to bring along your four-legged family members.
The nice selection of bars and restaurants can be very busy during the holiday season through the springtime, Scottsdale’s peak tourist season, so you may need to plan ahead then if you want to visit your favorite Old Town Scottsdale spot. My family’s favorite spot it the Sugar Bowl for ice cream. Since 1958 the Sugar Bowl (located at 4005 N Scottsdale Rd) has been satisfying the sweet tooth of Scottsdale residents and tourists with ice cream treats, as well as filling everyone up with soups, sandwiches and salads.
Next time you are in Old Town Scottsdale give me a call! I’d love to meet up at the Sugar Bowl for my favorite Grilled Reuben sandwich and Peanut Butter shake! 480-500-1738