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Old Town Scottsdale For History, Art, And Cuisine

March 7, 2017 , , , ,

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

The small section of town known as Old Town Scottsdale includes a park, a history museum, and a performing arts center.  The retail establishments are known for western art and Mexican imports.  Native American jewelry and pottery can be purchased, as well as contemporary cowboy and cowgirl fashion. There is a popular farmers’ market on Saturday morning, and many bars and restaurants are scattered throughout the area.  Many of the businesses have been in the same location for decades. It is a tourist destination for winter visitors, especially baseball fans who come for Spring Training.

I visited recently for a photo shoot capture some architectural and botanical images, and brunch.  I stopped at the centrally located information booth run by Downtown Ambassadors to ask a few questions.  I inquired about the Mexican food dining options within walking distance.  Susan Sentner and her sidekick Joyce were on duty greeting visitors.  They were a wealth of knowledge as well as welcoming, warm, and witty.  They helped me locate the perfect brunch for me at the Mission, and furnished me with a list of all the public art in Old Town. I had fun swapping stories with these friendly ladies.  They greatly enhanced my knowledge of Old Town as well as my enjoyment of it.  After my delightful meal I had run out of time to photograph all the public art pieces.  I have saved the list and map for a future project when I return for my next visit.

Joy and Susan

Joy and Susan

There are volunteer ambassadors to greet and guide visitors at information carts located at both Main St & Brown Avenue and at 5th Avenue and Stetson, seven days a week, from October through May. They are proud of their city and have valuable insights to share with guests.  If you go to Old Town make sure you take advantage of their free services to make the most of your visit. They know everything.

 

Blacksmith

Blacksmith

Blacksmith

Blacksmith

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

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how cool – i’d love to visit one day

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ksbeth

March 7, 2017

It is fun, and there are lots of free events and concerts all winter.

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Pamela Morse

March 7, 2017

The places you go to are so interesting Pam! I love the artwork in Scottsdale! The artisanal efforts are gorgeous!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 20, 2017

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