Exploring Scottsdale: What to Know Before You Go

Are you planning a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona? Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, there are a few things you should know before you go. From transportation options to currency exchange and recreational marijuana laws, here's what you need to know about Scottsdale. Most people fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the main facility that serves the Scottsdale area. Located 10 miles west of Old Scottsdale, Sky Harbor offers nonstop service to and from more than 125 cities around the world. If you're traveling by private or corporate jet, Scottdale Airport is your preferred destination, offering two excellent FBOs and a convenient location in the city center.

To round out your options, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is a regional facility located 30 miles east of Scottsdale that offers limited service to Allegiant, Swoop and WestJet. Old Town Scottsdale is your best bet for a car-free stay. In addition to 10 hotels and hundreds of restaurants, bars, attractions and shops, the old town offers motorcycle and e-bike rentals and golf cart services to help you get around. Ridesharing through Lyft and Uber is available throughout the city, including to and from Sky Harbor. See our Car-Free Guide to Visiting Scottsdale for more details. Scottsdale is known for its stunning natural beauty.

Enjoy technicoloured sunsets, abundant plant and animal life, and the majesty of the purple mountains when the sunlight hits our McDowell Mountains perfectly. In addition, the desert is an incredible natural park perfect for hiking, mountain biking, river rafting (yes, you read that right) and many other outdoor activities. Check out our weather page to find out what each of the Scottsdale stations have to offer. The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch offers free Native American music, dance and storytelling performances at 5:00 p.m. every Friday from October to May.

These intimate performances are open to the public and are a great way to meet the artists and see the championship-level hoop dancing. Other essential visits include the Heard Museum, dedicated to the native cultures of the Southwest, and the Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park &, which focuses on Hohokam culture, archaeology and art. When it comes to payments in Scottsdale, major credit cards are almost universally accepted. In fact, you'll struggle to rent a car or make reservations over the phone without one. The dollar is the official currency of the United States. UU.

Coin (similar to the Canadian coin, although not as colorful). Travelex offers currency exchange services at two locations: inside Terminal 4 of Sky Harbor International Airport (Level 3, before Checkpoint B) and on Level 3, next to the security checkpoint at Gate B-1.Banks also offer currency exchange services. Tipping is common in most services and should only be withheld in cases of extremely poor service. For the most up-to-date information and enrollment requirements, visit U. S.

We recommend that you carry your passport with you at all times when you visit Arizona, as it is the only form of photo identification that will be accepted. Photo identification is generally required to rent a car, use a credit card, purchase alcohol, and other similar transactions. The point of entry is subject to inspection by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials for compliance with immigration, customs and agriculture regulations. CBP officers can search your belongings even if you don't declare anything. Reviewing customs regulations before traveling will make it easier for you to enter the U.

UU. Tax-free purchases are available before security screening at Terminal 4 of Sky Harbor International Airport. Otherwise, all purchases are subject to local, county and state taxes that vary by city. Visit Duty Free Americas for more information. That said, we measure soft drinks and wine in liters, medications in milligrams, running in meters and kilometers, and our food nutrition labels are metrics. Don't worry if you're not familiar with metric measurements - you'll notice them quickly enough! While recreational marijuana is legal in Arizona, the city of Scottsdale has limitations as to where marijuana can be purchased, possessed and used. Finally - don't forget about all those delicious restaurants! Many Greek immigrants worked in restaurants when they first arrived in Scottsdale - so why not try some authentic Greek cuisine?Now that you know what to expect when visiting Scottsdale - happy travels!.