Sleep Inn at North Scottsdale Road
16630 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (866) 477-6424
Fax: (480) 607-2893
Originally designed to crown the Arizona State Capitol building, Frank Lloyd Wright Spire was completed in 2004 and now stands tall at the Promenade in North Scottsdale. This 125-foot (38.1-meter) tall spire is the avant garde creation of one of the greatest American architects - Frank Lloyd Wright. Known for many modern masterpieces including the Taliesin West , he has designed over 1000 structures in his time. The design of this magnificent spire is textural and is built of glass and steel. At night, this blue and green tower resembles something out of a sci-fi movie and can be easily spotted as you drive by Frank Lloyd Wright boulevard.
Crackerjax Family Fun and Sports Park is perfect for families with children of all ages. There are two go-cart tracks, one for the older and one for the younger set. A choice of two miniature golf courses and an award winning golf range has earned this fun spot a place in the Top 100 U.S. Driving Ranges for ten years in a row. Large groups looking for something special will enjoy the sand volleyball court and a full video arcade is sure to entertain. See website for visitor details.
Situated near the McDowell Mountains, this recluse could be easily mistaken as a resort or a vacation retreat. Well, the owners of Monterra have established this scenic event venue to ensure a once in a lifetime experience for you and your guests. The ravishing panoramic view of the mountains at dusk, the regal banquet and an exotic menu make the occasion even more special. So the next time you want to play a good host, make sure to book the venue at Monterra.
Surrounded by the Sonoran desert and flawless Arizonian skies, Thompson Peak Park is a great place to enjoy a game of basketball or softball with friends, family or your team. The park provides well-kept amenities including two basketball courts, four softball fields, playground and restrooms. It is easily accessible and is conveniently located off the North 78th.
Enjoy a game of soccer or basketball while enjoying the Arizonian weather and skies at Grayhawk Park. Join in the game or just relax under the ramada at this 13-acre (5.26-hectare) wide park where there is something for everyone. With baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts and soccer fields, Grayhawk has everything to keep the community active. Flanked by Grayhawk Elementary School on one side and El Dorado Private School on the other, the park is popular among kids in the area, so come early for a spot on the fields.
Cactus Park offers an aquatics and fitness center where you'll find everything you need to kick start a healthy regime; from water exercises, specialty classes to public swimming on week-ends. Those who don't want to step into the water can shed their calories at the Cardio Room or Weight Room. Prices vary by program and the staff here will help develop a program that is just right for you. Families can enjoy a fun day out by booking a ramada. Parents can relax in the cool shade while the kids tire themselves out at the playground. The park also includes a sand volleyball court along with one full and two half basketball courts.
Enjoy the Arizonian sun and sparkling waters at McDowell Mountain Ranch Park & Aquatic Center. The park comprises of a skatepark, four soccer fields and two ball fields. The aquatic center is a magnet for swimmers and divers, both young and old, and has several pools and play areas. The water slides, lazy river and spray pad are favorite spots for the kids but even the adults can't get enough of them. Besides the park and aquatic center, the facility also has a state-of-the-art fitness center where fitness classes are offered. Call ahead or check website for more details.
Located in the Northern part of the city, this Armenian Apostolic Church is dedicated to Saint Apkar, also known as Abgar V. The church building is a prominent structure set against the desert backdrop and is a symbol of the Eastern faith. Regular services, masses, discourses and events are held for members of the community. Visit to learn more of the religious teachings and beliefs of this community.
Aztec Park is a community park conveniently located in North Scottsdale between Goddard School and Cheyenne Elementary School. The park offers great recreational facilities and includes baseball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts and a playground. The playground is open to public but get here early for a spot on the courts. Park closes at 10.30p.
Take a break from the routine and get a dose of adventure at McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Nothing is more rewarding than a hike down some of the best trails in the West, making your way through the lush desert terrain and spotting the wonders of this ecosystem. Spread over 21,400 acres (8660.27 hectares) of the Valley, this geological preserve is a natural wonder in itself and gives you an insight into the evolution of this region. Many trails lead to the preserve like Brown Ranch, Gateway, Lost Dog Wash and Sunrise and Tom's Thumb. Besides hiking, other recreational options include horseback riding, biking, rock climbing and off-trail hunting. Organized tours are a great option for tourists visiting the preserve for the first time.
Congregation Beth Israel is the oldest synagogue in the valley and serves the Jewish community of Phoenix and Scottsdale. The onsite Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum conducts tours that offer insight into the Jewish culture and religion. The congregational library is one the largest Judaica libraries in the SouthWest and has a collection of over 12,000 religious texts.
Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum was founded in 1967 to educate because about Jewish heritage, and it has received international recognition for its permanent collection. See the interesting permanent exhibits which are centered around the idea of Holiness and has artifacts from the Jewish faith from all around the world. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, such as Jewish artwork and ceremonial items.