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Any must-see recommendations for Scottsdale?

Old Oct 28, 13, 4:19 am
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Any must-see recommendations for Scottsdale?

I'll be in Scottsdale for a few days during the first week of November - basically just a leisurely stay, planning on some swimming, shopping, dining, and desert photography. Are there any must-do items not to be missed?

Particularly museums, galleries, restaurants (ethnic or trendy)?

I don't golf. Also, I'll be staying at the Sheraton Desert Oasis.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 7:50 am
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There are lots of galleries around Old Scottsdale, I've never been but a lot of people swear by the Musical Instrument Museum. I think their exhibit right now features clothing worn by famous performers.

If you can find your way to The Heard Museum on Central Ave. in Downtown Phoenix, that would be a good visit.

If you like historical pieces of fire equipment, The Museum of Flame is not to be missed.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 10:40 am
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The Desert Botanical Gardens on the Galvin Parkway in south Scottsdale will start having some very photogenic cactus blooms early in the morning next month.

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead is just a couple of miles east of your hotel, and it is also becoming very lovely for a hike, especially the loop trail, this time of year. Not many of the cactus in the McDowells will be blooming, however.

Horses & Horsepower is at the Westworld facility on November 2. Ferraris, Maseratis, polo players, and their doxies combine in a heady mixture of conspicuous affluence and horse poo less than two miles southeast of your hotel. http://thepoloparty.com/site

Scottsdale Waterfront Floating Art is scheduled to be on the Old Town Canal near the Soleri Bridge on November 9.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 10:39 am
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The Desert Botanical Gardens on the Galvin Parkway in south Scottsdale will start having some very photogenic cactus blooms early in the morning next month.

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead is just a couple of miles east of your hotel, and it is also becoming very lovely for a hike, especially the loop trail, this time of year. Not many of the cactus in the McDowells will be blooming, however.

Horses & Horsepower is at the Westworld facility on November 2. Ferraris, Maseratis, polo players, and their doxies combine in a heady mixture of conspicuous affluence and horse poo less than two miles southeast of your hotel. http://thepoloparty.com/site

Scottsdale Waterfront Floating Art is scheduled to be on the Old Town Canal near the Soleri Bridge on November 9.
Unfortunately, I'll be there from the 4th through the 7th. Rats - as both of those would certainly have been interesting to me.
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Old Oct 29, 13, 11:49 am
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Art Walk

There is an art walk with open galleries on Thursday nights in downtown Scottsdale.
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