Scottsdale, AZ—So Much More than Desert RV Camping

Does cold weather have you camped out in your living room, when you’d much rather be RV camping? Take a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, where you’ll find so much more than desert RV camping. An entertainment and cultural center that’s part of Metro Phoenix, Scottsdale offers RV camping fans the chance to play year-round.

To help our readers plan, we’ve collected some fun tips for making the most of your Scottsdale RV vacation.

Active Scottsdale Ideas

What better way to enjoy the surrounding beauty while in Scottsdale than to take a hike? Use this excellent list of Scottsdale area trails to plan your trip into the Sonoran Desert, around a city lake or over a rocky mountain trail. You’ll also find plenty of wide open space to bike and rock climbing is also a popular sport, thanks to the proximity of peaks like Camelback Mountain.

Here’s another way to get a great walk in while on your Scottsdale camping trip—take advantage of the city’s more than two dozen public golf courses. Pick the Scottsdale area golf courses that suit your style and don’t forget to bring your clubs!

Does your family like to see the great outdoors by four-wheel drive? Book a desert tour in the Scottsdale area—here are just two of the tour vendors ready to outfit your adventure:

Hoping to stay active, but prefer to stick to city streets while in Scottsdale? Take a Scottsdale Segway Tour through the town’s most popular attractions. Older teens will love it too!

Scottsdale Art Adventures

Did you know there are more than one hundred art galleries in Scottsdale? RV campers who love art will think they’ve gone to heaven! Stroll the streets of the Scottsdale Art District and check for special arts events before you go.

Scottsdale Great Eats

While you’re camping in Scottsdale, make a date to sample the excellent Southwestern cuisine for which this desert town is famous. Here’s a helpful link to some of the best Scottsdale local cuisine.

Traveling with kids? Make your way to Old Town Scottsdale and the Sugar Bowl, a legendary soda fountain everyone will enjoy.

And while we’re talking about good eats, if you’re in town on a Saturday, be sure to visit the Old Town Farmers’ Market for organic veggies and other tasty goodies.

Scottsdale Shopping Adventures

Superstition Mountains near Scottsdale, AZ

Superstition Mountains near Scottsdale, AZ

“Scottsdale” is synonymous with upscale shopping, so why not indulge while in town? If kate spade, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Barneys New York are music to your ears, make a trip to Scottsdale Fashion Square. 

If you’re hoping to score some cowgirl fashion out West, the outstanding shops in Downtown Scottsdale have it all, at shops like Scottsdale Pendleton and Saba’s. Drive down the palm-lined drive to The Shops at Gainey Village for one-of-a-kind finds at intimate boutiques and the chance to eat at some pretty amazing eateries.

These are just three of the many places you’ll find to shop in Scottsdale, but you’ll have plenty of room to take home your treasures when you travel by RV.

Hike, climb, bike, eat and shop your way around Scottsdale, and then go home to the luxury of RV camping every evening. With so many ways to play and near-perfect winter weather, it’s easy to see why so many motorhome travelers make their way to Scottsdale. Isn’t it time you joined them?

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