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When to Go

Spring is the best time to visit the Sonora desert town of Scottsdale, while the desert blooms and the daytime temperature usually stays under 79 F. Mild days and cool nights make winter another great time to escape the summer heat.

Region: Phoenix & Scottsdale

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Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Scottsdale, Arizona

Built as one of Phoenix's first resorts in 1929 at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, this upscale resort has hosted heads of state and celebrities. Guest rooms, suites, and 1- to 3-bedroom Haciendas combine classic elegance with modern sanctuary.

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Fast Facts

The saguaro cactus, which can reach up to 60 amazing feet tall, weigh nearly six tons of mostly water, and live 200 long years, only grows in the Sonoran desert. Its bloom, which lasts only one night through the following afternoon per year, is Arizona’s state flower.

Scottsdale’s oldest building, the 1892 Titus House, named after railroad investor Frank Titus, still stands at 1310 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale and is listed on the National Register of Historic places.

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