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what to see & do

Visiting Scotsdale in august/sept.... any suggestions on what we should see / do whilst there fore 3 weeks

Visited old tucson whilst staying in tuscson some 29 years ago... but this time we have our 17yr old daughter with us....

We like history, geography , shopping (well i do!)

If something is really worth seeing and its agood drive away - we dont mind stopping over for a night...

Look forward to hearing from you...


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1. Re: what to see & do

I would plan to take a few days to go north to Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

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2. Re: what to see & do

A few places you might enjoy in/near Scottsdale:

*Heard Museum for Native American art and culture

*Desert Botanical Gardens for flora

*Pueblo Grande Museum for Hohokam history and canal development in the valley

*Taliesin West for Frank Lloyd Wright archetecture

*Fashion Square Mall for indoor shopping

*Mill Avenue area in Tempe, college town area with 'youthful' shopping and dining

*State Capitol Museum for history of Arizona

*Little Red Schoolhouse (Scottsdale History Museum) near Old Town

And - absolutely go to Sedona dn Grand Canyon! Make reservation in the park now - it books early.

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3. Re: what to see & do

3 weeks... plenty of time to see many things and shop as well!

As mentioned before, Sedona and Grand Canyon. Plan on 1 night in Sedona, 1 night in Grand Canyon. Flagstaff is an interesting college town, 17 year old might just enjoy that atmosphere!!! Maybe a night there as well.

Tucson is a nice city to visit. Arizona/Sonoran Museum is kind of a zoo/museum/botanic gardens. I loved that place as a teen! Also Kitt Peak National Observatory, interesting place. Plus University of Arizona is in Tucson.

Shopping of course... Phoenix/Scottsdale should be the best.

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4. Re: what to see & do

Here, here to all of the above, especially Taliesen, we love it (it one our 17 year old son's favorite things in Scottsdale)

Can't come to Az with that much time and not see Sedona and Grand Canyon.

If you love shopping...Fashion Square, Biltmore Fashion Park, Borgata, Kierland Commons.

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