If you live in an area that gets cold in the winter, you’re probably dreading January and February and getting pretty sick of shoveling snow off of your car. A Scottsdale vacation is just what you need. Here are the top five reasons to visit Scottsdale this winter:

  1. Volleyball in ScottsdaleChaparral Park: If you visit Scottsdale and you find yourself tired of the hype over golf, yet you still want to do something sports-related, visit Chaparral Park. It is a 100-acre park open to the community from sunrise to 10:30 pm. Here you will find: half of a basketball court (multiple uses), a 10-acre lake, a playground, a swimming pool (unfortunately, open only from May to August), two grass volleyball courts, three lighted soccer fields, six lighted ball fields and much more.
  2. Culture and the Arts: Scottsdale is home to over 125 different art-related events or locations, including galleries, art festivals, and museums. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art draws in a good bit of Scottsdale tourism with many tours and changing and permanent exhibits, the most popular of which is the “skyspace” and is one of only a few in the world.
  3. Golf: A large reason as to why Scottsdale tourism is so popular is  golf. There are 421 golf courses in Arizona, and the city with the most courses contributing to this number is Scottsdale. Choose from 53 courses when you come to visit Scottsdale.
  4. Nice Weather: Golf is so in style in Scottsdale in large part due to the beautiful weather. The average low for December, for example, is 40˚F, while the average high is 68˚F. The same numbers exist for the averages in January. It’s the perfect temperatures if you’re thinking of going south this winter, so make sure you visit Scottsdale.
  5. Shopping: Shopping in Scottsdale is taken very seriously. If you ever visit Scottsdale, be sure to try Scottsdale Fashion Square, a 2 million square foot area of shops. Here you can find upscale shopping, entertainment, and dining with over 240 stores. The Scottsdale Waterfront is another popular destination for Scottsdale tourism with an area of 1.1 million square feet.