Eat, See, & Do: Scottsdale, AZ

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Nestled east of Phoenix is the charming city of Scottsdale. Known as a desert oasis brimming with unique spas, shops, and galleries, residents flock from harsh winters to settle in this sunny haven. Frank Lloyd Wright himself made Scottsdale his permanent home, finding comfort in the climate and vast landscape. Many others followed suit, including those who reside in Lincoln’s The Core Scottsdale.

Whether you’re passing through or laying down roots in this charming hamlet, there is much to look forward to.

EAT:

nachos in Scottsdale

Arizona is known for hatch chile spice and south of the border flavor. If you’re craving the cuisine of the region, your first destination should be Spotted Donkey Cantina. Grab an order of the nacho plate and prepare to be amazed by this heaping pile of chips topped with black beans, pulled pork, serrano chile, tomatillo salsa, and a medley of melted cheeses. Then, indulge in Mexican favorites such as chimichangas, fajitas, tacos, and more. Along with tantalizing bites, Spotted Donkey is also known for their large tequila selection and specialty cocktails. If you’re craving a morning meal, make your way over to Butters Pancakes and Café. This breakfast eatery offers an array of options, but is mostly known for their dessert-like pancakes. With options like Oreo Cookie S’mores Cakes and Banana Cream Cakes, you’ll be amazed by these unique griddled confections.   

SEE:

Frank Lloyd Wright stairs

Frank Lloyd Wright made Scottsdale his permanent home in 1937 and with him brought his iconic architectural style. Taliesin West, Wright’s winter home and studio, is one of his crowning achievements and to this day stands as a destination for the architecturally-inclined. The historic site offers tours, special events, and architecture courses. Take a peek inside Wright’s world with showings of his private quarters, living room, garden room, drafting studio, music pavilion, cabaret, and more. With over 100,000 visitors each year, and a coveted spot on USA Today’s 10 Amazing Arizona Experiences, Taliesin West is a must-see destination.

DO:

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Be sure to pack your hiking shoes! Scottsdale is home to a variety of trails that show off the area’s stunning desert landscape. McDowell Sonoran Preserve is home to diverse wildlife, lush cacti forests, and stunning views. Spread across 30,500 acres of the Sonoran Desert, it offers five major trailheads connecting over 180 miles of scenic paths. For the seasoned hiker, a trip up Sunrise Trail East from the Sunrise Trailedhead offers 4 miles of challenging climbs over a 1,100-foot elevation change. Expansive views of the McDowell Mountains wait at the top along with sprawling fields of spring wildflowers.

Featured Property: The Core Scottsdale

Formerly known as Sunrise Hayden, The Core Scottsdale offers a lavish list of features, elevated style, and an inviting community. Offering a rooftop pool, spa, and views of the McDowell Mountains, The Core embraces Scottsdale luxury. Inside its studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments, you’ll find quartz countertops, private balconies, self-cleaning ovens, and more!

Contact us today to learn more about The Core Scottsdale, or to find a Lincoln community near you.

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