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#1783659 - 02/07/13 03:35 PM Scottsdale, AZ
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Found out yesterday that my husband and I will be going to Scottsdale, AZ some time in the first two weeks of April. We're super pumped since we've never been in that area. Are there any 'must see's? I think we'll only be there from a Thursday to Sunday.

Anybody have any good suggestions?
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#1783665 - 02/07/13 03:43 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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#1783684 - 02/07/13 03:56 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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#1783685 - 02/07/13 03:58 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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#1783686 - 02/07/13 03:59 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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I've never been to AZ but would love to go (I missed out thanks to my old boss).

Sorry I can't be of help but how exciting for you!
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#1783689 - 02/07/13 04:00 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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#1783722 - 02/07/13 04:37 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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Early April can be tricky. You'll either be able to enjoy our splendid spring weather, or it may start to get close to 100F. I will admit I don't get to Scottsdale often (I think Straw lives up around there.) Scottsdale has some great places for dining, and if you like turquoise you'll love Old Town Scottsdale. There are also some trendy clubs there.
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#1783724 - 02/07/13 04:40 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Bacon Boy
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Originally Posted By: Bacon BooBoo
Early April can be tricky. You'll either be able to enjoy our splendid spring weather, or it may start to get close to 100F. I will admit I don't get to Scottsdale often (I think Straw lives up around there.) Scottsdale has some great places for dining, and if you like turquoise you'll love Old Town Scottsdale. There are also some trendy clubs there.


Can I get driving directions from you? laugh ::runs away::
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#1783727 - 02/07/13 04:43 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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I live in Scottsdale. Would be happy to discuss. Send me a pm.

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#1783732 - 02/07/13 04:47 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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My Brother in law lives there. So it is a town that was taken off the list of places to vist.
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#1783734 - 02/07/13 04:47 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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I've been to Scottsdale twice and will be returning at the end of this month for a few days. I spent almost all of my time in Old Town Scottsdale.

Phoenix airport is kind of strange in that if you are renting a car it is about a 10-15 minute bus trip to the car rental place.

There are some cool places to hike from what I saw - I stuck to running both times I was there which didn't leave time for hiking.
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#1783760 - 02/07/13 05:12 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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Thanks guys. I may be PMing straw when I get some more particulars. The only thing I know right now is where we are staying. We're going with other people my husband works with and I don't know if there are any 'group' things planned.

Turquoise is growing on me. I might have to 'find' something to bring home. I'm just really excited about seeing the landscape since it's totally different than Kentucky.
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#1783778 - 02/07/13 05:30 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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Originally Posted By: MonkEE
Can I get driving directions from you? laugh ::runs away::


::stares::

I don't drive, missy!
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#1783787 - 02/07/13 05:40 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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I was very impressed with the beauty of the landscape there. It was much different than I expected. Both times I have gone it was only in the 50s and 60s though and while I was wearing shorts and a tee-shirt the locals were bundled up.
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#1803548 - 04/11/13 12:18 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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Got back last night. It was gorgeous there - and the desert had more plants and flowers than we expected. It did rain one night, however, but that was fine. They just moved the event in doors. Wonderfully accomodating hotel - The Phoenician. It was the red carpet treatment all the way.
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#1803567 - 04/11/13 01:12 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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Red carpet all the way? Was Joan and Melissa standing there making fun of your attire?
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#1803574 - 04/11/13 01:16 PM Re: Scottsdale, AZ Skittles
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Well - they could have probably, but we were treated extremely well. This was a big deal for my husband and I was very proud. Now I have a few pounds to take back off - ha!
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