Things to Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Phoenix-Scottsdale is known for its golf resorts and cacti, but there is a lot more to explore: museums, shops, hiking trails and Native American history.

Spectacular Landscapes of the American Southwest

The scenery of the American Southwest is often otherworldly. Listed below are my favorite landscapes from a spring road trip through Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

Beat the Crowds: Zion National Park

Despite the crowds and long lines, there are still ways to escape the crowds and enjoy the beauty of Zion National Park in relative solitude.

Music Playlist: Southwest Road Trip

Every road trip needs a playlist. For our recent visit to Arizona and Utah, we put together this mix of rock and roll, Native American tunes and an audiobook.

Sedona Hotels Revisited

There weren't any newly opened hotels of interest in Sedona, so our writer took the opportunity to check up on three hotels we've reviewed before.

Ancient Archaeological Sites of Arizona

Arizona is one of the major pre-Columbian cultural centers of North America and one of the best places to experience ancient history in the United States.

New Hideaways in the Phoenix-Scottsdale Area

This Southwest road trip begins in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. We hoped to find a hideaway that would connect us to the area's cultural and natural wonders.

Video: Castle Hot Springs

A former retreat for elite East Coast families, Castle Hot Springs was closed until recently. This is what we found at the end of a dirt road in the desert.

Video: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Outside the Phoenix-Scottsdale area are numerous places to hike. The 30,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve is one of our favorites.

Video: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

A video of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West home in Scottsdale, where the renowned architect wintered from 1937 on.

Indelible Memory: The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

With its friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, the Desert Botanical Garden is a gem and should be at the top of any Phoenix itinerary.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Arizona

The Phoenix-Scottsdale area is known for its resorts and golf courses. Our writer visited and found two recommendable hideaways there.

Members' Choice 2018: Hotel With the Most Indulgent Spa

An inviting spa should act as a sanctuary for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The following three wellness retreats were our members' favorites.

Guest Pinner: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

We're please to announce that Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Arizona will be sharing photos with our followers on Pinterest this week.

Just Back From | Arizona, Colorado and New York

Ranging from a spa resort in Arizona to a Harper classic in the Big Apple, these are three tips you won't want to miss.

Just Back From | Sedona and Phoenix

We were excited to catch up with Debra, our Internal Travel Coordinator, to hear about her five-night road trip through San Francisco, Sedona and Phoenix.

The Boulders' Signature Hole on the South Course

One of the “signature” holes is #7 on The Boulders South Course.

2013 Grand Awards: North America

The delightful enclave of Hidden Pond is located 10 minutes northeast of Kennebunkport. With 36 cottages and bungalows set in 60 acres of seaside forest, it is a captivating world unto itself. When it opened in 2008, the lack of dining facilities dimmed its appeal.

Reader Survey 2012 Favorite Spa Resorts

Reader Survey 2012 Favorite Golf Resorts

Our readers' favorite Golf Resorts from around the world. Click through for the full list.

August 2012 Hideaway Report: Umbria and Arizona

The August 2012 issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, the most respected publication in luxury travel, profiles several small, gracious hotels in the central Italian region of Umbria.

Startling Arizona Wines: Arizona Stronghold, Page Springs Cellars and More

Arizona Stronghold Mangus at Canyon Suites Sedona is much more famous for its red rocks than its red wines, but someday that may change.

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain: A Candid Assessment

Our less than inspiring balcony view. At Dove Mountain, about an hour north of Tucson, the course Jack Nicklaus designed for The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is superb, blending beautifully with the high Sonoran Desert, hundreds of giant saguaro cactus and the rugged Tortolita Mountains.