The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” and as having “plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene”.
Scottsdale is bordered to the west by Phoenix and Paradise Valley, to the north by Carefree, to the south by Tempe, and to the east by Fountain Hills and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Scottsdale has a wide selection of dining choices, includingtraditional american food, mexican, pizza, italian, and seafood.
Nearby in Mesa are a number of other selections, such as mexican,pizza,and burgers.
A stop in Peoria is a good place to find pizza,traditional american food, burgers, and mexican.
Over in Cave Creek are many other cuisines, such aspizza, al fresco (outdoor) dining, coffeehouse, and seafood.
Many other restaurants are located in Paradise Valley, including romantic, southwestern, and al fresco (outdoor) dining.