Meet the New West in Old Town, a multiblock area buzzing with art galleries, posh restaurants and see-and-be-seen nightclubs. Grand resorts and lush golf courses—including TPC Scottsdale, site of the Waste Management Phoenix Open—add to the city’s luxe offerings, as does the shopping. Browse the likes of Gucci and Jimmy Choo at Scottsdale Fashion Square, one of many fashion-forward retail centers within a 10-mile radius.

Be sure to bring…
Golf clubs and your little black dress

By Brooke Stevenson. This article first appeared in the Phoenix Official Travel Guide, copyright 2015, Madden Media.