Scottsdale is a desert city in Arizona east of the state capital Phoenix. It’s known for its spa resorts and golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale. Farther north trails wind through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a desert-scape of hills, rock formations, and cacti. Nearby is Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio. Downtown’s Old Town Scottsdale has 1920s buildings and 19th-century olive trees.