Phoenix

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Phoenix and Scottsdale are a paradise for die-hard shoppers. Scottsdale boasts an impressive selection of upscale malls and shopping areas where you can find local luxury boutiques mingled with national high-end retailers. Old Town Scottsdale is a treasure trove for Wild West-themed souvenirs, as well as Southwestern and modern art. Phoenix offers up eclectic vintage stores in the Melrose District and funky art galleries in the Roosevelt District.

Shopping in Phoenix

Biltmore Fashion Park

In the midst of a huge facelift which began in 2005, Phoenix's upscale, open-air mall is still a force on the shopping scene, catering to the sophisticated shopper with more than 50 boutiques and specialty shops. Shops like Ralph Lauren, the Apple Store, and Bebe are anchored by Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue.

2502 E. Camelback Rd., AZ, 602-955-1963, www.shopbiltmore.com
Tags: shopping | boutique | designer

In Celebration of Golf

Head to this 15,000-square-foot shop for all of your golf gear needs. They even have antique cobbler's tools and a state-of-the-art indoor golf simulator.

7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 172, AZ, 800-310-9459, www.celebrategolf.com
Tags: golf | shopping | sports | outdoor activity

Old Town Scottsdale featuring Main Street Arts & Antiques District and Marshall Way Contemporary Arts District

Old Town Scottsdale still retains some of its Western roots and it's the place to find tokens of the Southwest: turquoise jewelry, cowboy paintings, Navajo rugs, and Mexican crafts. But the area is also known for its strong representation of art, with dozens of galleries and a smattering of antique shops found on Marshall Way and Main Street.

Main St. and Scottsdale Rd.; Marshall Way and Indian School Rd, AZ, www.scottsdaledowntown.com
Tags: shopping | editor pick | art | things to do | culture | jewelry | souvenirs | crafts | gallery | antiques | southwestern

Prescott

Prescott was Arizona's first territorial capital and today contains over 600 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along Whiskey Row in downtown, visitors will find unique shops, historic saloons, and restaurants. The area boasts some 450 miles of hiking and biking trails in Prescott National Forest, while five regional lakes are ideal for fishing and kayaking.

96 miles North of Phoenix, AZ, www.visit-prescott.com
Tags: family | hiking | biking | shopping | outdoors | culture | history | day trip

Red Modern Furniture

Even in a town dedicated to antiques and art, Red Modern Furniture stands out for its well-curated combination of old and new (think '50s Russel Wright armchairs alongside contemporary pieces by Max Gottschalk). Expect to spend top dollar here, but when it comes to finding the perfect home accent, there simply is no better place to go shopping. Items can be shipped anywhere in the world.

201 East Camelback Rd., AZ, 602-256-9620, www.redmodernfurniture.com
Tags: shopping | historic | smart splurge | modern | home

Sedona

Discover "vortexes" (purported local energy fields) amidst picturesque red rock country in this delightful town. Sedona is the center for all things new age in Arizona and as such offers an eclectic, artistic local community and opportunities for spiritual retreats, as well as great local handicraft shopping. The town also boasts several luxury resorts and spas (Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo are the best). See our Sedona Travel Guide.

116 miles north of downtown Phoenix, AZ, www.visitsedona.com
Tags: luxury | shopping | modern | art | culture | day trip | crafts | eclectic | spiritual retreat

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