Authentic Native American artwork and hand crafted items, gourmet restaurants, southwestern jewelry and art, live music, city sculptures and restful
parks await you in Old Town Scottsdale.
Ride the free trolley to see the area in its entirety (trolley stop shown in photo at right). The trolley runs throughout Old Town and makes a loop
up to Scottsdale Fashion Square. If on foot, wear your walking shoes because the area covers several blocks.
Many buildings still in use were built in the early 1900's.
While surrounded by modern urban living, this little piece of southwest history has been preserved.
The Scottsdale Mall park area provides an arts and crafts fair during spring. Listen to live music as you browse the booths.
See the area in comfort. The free trolley, with its polished wood interior, is a fun way
to see the area. After getting a feel for what is available, re-visit your favorite discoveries on foot.
There are close to 100 different places to dine in the downtown and old town districts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and numerous art galleries, including the Thursday night ArtWalk (see links below). The entertainment district offers bars, lounges, nightclubs, and live theater.
There are many fine arts and crafts fairs. The one I enjoy each year is the Scottsdale Arts Festival. Fabulous artwork, good food and music that invites dancing help make the day fun for the entire family. The location is 7380 2nd Street in Scottsdale. Free parking and free trolley is available, but there is a fee for the event. For more information, see "resources" below.