The Scottsdale Quarter is an open-air centre, located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Greenway-Hayden Loop, where the contemporary character of the city meets the serenity of the desert. Visitors come here for great shopping, health and beauty centres, theatres, and a park-like courtyard with a water play area for children. It is open every day and is about 32 kilometres from Phoenix by car.
The Scottsdale Quarter opened for visitors in 2009 and is still evolving today. The centre is home to a perfect mix of stores to suit all ages and lifestyles. The products are fairly high-end, including top-notch stores like Apple and Armani as well as unique boutiques you’d be hard-pressed to discover anywhere else.
One of the best reasons to venture into the Quarter is for the food. Here visitors will find many distinct atmospheres and cuisines: North American food is always on the menu, as well as Latin-influenced dishes, Japanese sushi, classic Italian cuisine, as well as local treats, to name just a few.
After some retail therapy and a great dish, you may be interested in some down time. Try a yoga class or hit the iPic Theatre for a show. Visitors can also stop at the Quad, a central public gathering space with fountains, grassy areas, and palm trees. The pop-jet fountain is a favourite spot for children who want to cool down while burning off a bit of energy. Parents can stay safely dry while watching all the fun from one of the nearby lounge chairs. If you want more affordable fun for you and the kids, purchase a daily membership to Make Meaning. Here adults and children are welcome to try their hand at making soaps, candles, and jewellery, as well as other unique projects.
This large, 11 hectare site has plenty of things for everyone to do. There are more than 50 shops as well as a dozen eateries and other venues to enjoy in this little urban paradise on the desert’s edge.