Year-round, non-stop Scottsdale fun: Enjoy convenient access on-board your private jet
by Matt Beauchamp
Aside from its rugged natural beauty, Scottsdale – Arizona is known for golf, spas and many spring training facilities for Major League Baseball. But Scottsdale is more than just that, with its beautiful weather it makes it a great place to visit most of the year (avoid July and August as temperatures can soar past 110 degrees Fahrenheit). It has innovative restaurants, impressive culture and stunning hotels.
As a fractional owner with AirSprint, not only do you have access to your private jet, but you also benefit from full access to the entire fleet of jets. Say you are travelling with a large group of friends or, with the entire family, you can opt to enjoy a comfortable flight a-board the Legacy 450’s six-foot stand-up cabin. If you have an important business meeting to get to while you are there, and the family is staying behind, you can request to book your flight on board one of the Citation CJ2+ or CJ3+s in the fleet.
AirSprint fractional private jet Owners fly into Scottsdale directly on board their private jet, saving them from the time it would take them to drive in from Phoenix. Below are some sample flight times aboard the Legacy 450 from some popular cities in the West.
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Where To Stay
There is no shortage of places to stay in Scottsdale. They have everything from five star spas to boutique hotels and gorgeous AirBnb’s. Here are a couple of suggestions for you stay:
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, Luxury Collection
The moment you arrive at The Canyon Suites, a distinctive, personalized experience awaits. Nestled at the base of Camelback mountain, the Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five Diamond Canyon Suites is an exclusive 60-room boutique hotel located at The Phoenician, providing guests with a Five-star experience from arrival to departure. Whether you are looking to enjoy some time relaxing by the pool, taking in the views from the top of Camelback Mountain at sunrise, playing some golf or enjoying some of Canyon Suites’ signature seasonal activities, the resort offers an array of adventures that are sure to create unforgettable memories to share for years to come.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is located in between the sun-drenched Sonoran Desert and the majestic McDowell Mountains of Arizona. Surrounded by a mystical landscape of lagoons, colourful desert plants, fire pits, fountains and expansive green spaces – the upscale, AAA/CAA Five Diamond Fairmont property offers all of the superb amenities you can expect from a world-class destination resort.
Four Seasons Resort at Troon North
The Four Seasons Resort at Troon North is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to mix luxury with magnificent scenery. This resort features opulence and pampering in the form of a spa, three restaurants, one bar, two golf courses, adobe casita-style rooms with fireplaces and balconies or patios and sits close to the Pinnacle Peak and its popular hiking trail.
Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho is located in downtown Scottsdale and is most famously known for being a celebrity hot spot when it first opened in the 1950s. Everyone from Bing Crosby and Tony Curtis to Zsa Zsa Gabor, Richard Wagner and Natalie Wood have all stayed here. It was renovated in 2005 and remains a popular spot for visitors with their pool parties and throwback glamour.
Where to eat
This intimate restaurant specializing in Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails features a menu that changes weekly – sometimes even daily – and proudly showcases Arizona-grown produce, imported seafood and drinks made with fresh-pressed juices. Named after the Machiavellian word for achieving excellence, Virtù was named one of the top 20 new restaurants in the US by GQ magazine, when it first opened and you’ll be sure to see why when you dine here.
While traditional southwestern food isn’t hard to find in the Scottsdale area, FnB has been called the “epicentre of creative Arizona cuisine,” by Food & Wine Magazine. Its richly flavoured, globally accented seasonal menus continually showcase the best of Arizona’s abundant farming and agricultural community and FnB just continues to rack up the accolades. Highlighted by the likes of the New York Times, Travel + Leisure Magazine and Forbes, it’s definitely worth checking out what makes FnB so special.
Things to do
As we mentioned, Scottsdale is known for many things and golf is definitely one of them. With close to 200 golf courses, you won’t be lacking for options, but if you’d like to try out some unique experiences we recommend:
Most famous for the loudest hole in golf (the 16th hole on the Stadium Course during the Waste Management Phoenix Open) the TPC Scottsdale offers everything that comes with a TPC course including two courses – the Champions Course and the Stadium Course as well as a great clubhouse, golf instruction, extensive practice facilities and a PGA Tour level playing experience.
Troon North Golf Clubs
If you’re staying at the Four Seasons, then you’ll already have access to the Troon North Pinnacle Course and Troon North’s Monument Course which are both routinely ranked as the best public golf facilities in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, these courses use the backdrop of Pinnacle Peak to create classic desert target golf.
LDV Wine Gallery
While you won’t find any wineries anywhere near Scottsdale, the Arizona winemakers have been brought together by the LDV Wine Gallery. Founded in 2007, you can sample flights of Grenache, Petite Sirah, Viognier as well as some blends.
If you’ve lucked out on the timing of your trip you can also take in a wine-makers dinner complete with local chefs.
The beating heart of Scottsdale would be Old Town, featuring a density of bars, lounges, restaurants and clubs as well as boutique shopping and art galleries.
Old Town is walkable, however at night you can hop from venue to venue in oversized street-legal golf carts equipped with LEDS and sound systems.
Early morning, Scottsdale views from Camelback Mountain. Photo by: Adriana Bernal
Scottsdale is the perfect playground for anyone wanting to get away and relax or fill their holiday with lots to do. As an AirSprint owner, getting to Scottsdale is quick and easy. With convenient short flight times into Scottsdale Airport, and the ability to bypass the hassles of commercial air travel, you’ll spend less time travelling and more time on what really matters.
Support Images © Adam Fallwell; James Elian; Adriana Bernal