Scottsdale is a tranquil escape from the big city which offers something for everyone. This central Arizona city is situated just to the north of the state’s capital, Phoenix, and therefore boasts easy access to all of the city’s business districts. Scottsdale itself is perhaps most famous for its wide array of spa resorts, golf courses, natural landscapes, and cultural museums. A large portion of the city borders McDowell Mountain Regional Park and Tonto National Forest with various nature trails and recreation areas for those looking for an outdoor adventure. The world-renowned Heard Museum also features a North Scottsdale location while a variety of botanical gardens and cultural centers will give you a deeper appreciation for the native people, flora, and fauna of the region.