Scottsdale is world-famous as an up-market tourist destination and is also the winter home of thousands of snowbird northerners. This rapidly growing Southwestern city is a cultural oasis in the desert. It boasts an amazing variety of art galleries, exclusive boutiques, gourmet restaurants, entertainment and nightlife – as well as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Scottsdale is the place to bare perfectly tanned arms and legs while the folks back home are shoveling snow. To pamper your skin, visit one of the area’s many luxurious spa resorts such as the Boulders Hotel and Golden Spa. You have 70-plus resorts in the area to choose from, including the Four Seasons Scottsdale, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and the Phoenician. Or follow Jennifer Aniston’s lead and stay at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, a boutique spa resort in the aptly-named Paradise Valley. Make good use of the sunshine by spending a day or two on Scottsdale’s fairways. Both the Phoenix Open Golf Championship as well as the Ping LPGA tournament are played here. The city offers numerous day-fee courses as well as some of the most attractive and challenging golfing resorts in the country. The Boulders, the Phoenician, Troon North at Four Seasons and the Tournament Players Club are among the most well-known of these.