Do, See & Eat

From the delicious eats to savory treats and local hot spots, we’ve compiled some of the top attractions and restaurants you can’t afford to miss so you can make the most of your DEAMcon experience.

DEAMcon25 in Scottsdale

Located at the foot of the McDowell Mountains in the Sonoran Desert lies Scottsdale, Arizona — home of DEAMcon25! Offering a unique mix of art, culture, history, and scenic beauty with year-round sunshine (314 days, on average!), Scottsdale is a must-see destination that will leave you feeling inspired. We invite you to explore in your free time, or extend your conference stay into the weekend, to get a full taste of all the West’s Most Western Town has to offer.

Attractions & Recreation

Museums & Exhibits

Arts & Leisure

Famed Eats

Attractions & Recreation

Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale at dusk

Old Town Scottsdale

Roosevelt Row Arts District sign

Roosevelt Row Arts District

Fun Fact

Winfield Scott, an early U.S. Army organizer and War of 1812 hero, purchased the land that is now Scottsdale in 1888 for $3.50 an acre — a total of only $2,240.
Group hiking Pinnacle Peak


Unique jewelry, fashions and gifts by Arizona artists


#2 on the Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club


Museums & Exhibits

Entrance of Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

The entry to the HOME: Native People in the Southwest exhibit at the Heard Museum in Phoenix

Heard Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum's Artist Gallery features instruments and costumes belonging to popular artists like Johnny Cash

Musical Instrument Museum

Fun Fact

Scottsdale is known as “The West’s Most Western Town” because of its rich heritage and cowboy culture. Each year, the city hosts the Parada del Sol, a large rodeo event to showcase its western roots.
"Glass Scrim Wall" by James Carpenter Design Associates at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

The exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West at dusk

Taliesin West

An orangutan and her baby at the Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

The Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Gallery at the Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

Entrance of the Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center

Arts & Leisure

Scottsdale Civic Center East Bowl amphitheater

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Fun Fact

Scottsdale was originally named Orangedale, after its prominent citrus groves. After a local newspaper mistakenly referred to the area as Scottsdale in connection with Winfield Scott, the name became official in 1894.
Chase Field home of the Arizona Diamondbacks

Sports (Phoenix)

The Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in the Old Town Scottsdale Entertainment District


Fun Fact

Despite its bustling nightlife, Scottsdale was originally founded as a “dry town”, which wasn’t changed until after the repeal of Prohibition.

Famed Eats

Prepare yourself for a unique taste experience that transcends the border! With more than 800 restaurants in Scottsdale, you are sure to find one to suit your tastebuds. Scottsdale is a foodie’s paradise, with southwestern infusion and flair like none other! Take a look at these delicious eateries to try during your visit.

*Denotes restaurants less than 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel
**Denotes restaurants in the hotel


Fun Fact

In 1994, the Mayor of Scottsdale declared by proclamation that the official food of Scottsdale is chili.

Andreoli Italian Grocer


Citizen Public House

Culinary Dropout*

Fat Ox



Francos Italian Caffe*

Hash Kitchen

Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar

Luna by Giada**


Mowry and Cotton



Pronto by Giada**

Roka Akor






The Mission

The Roaring Fork*

Toca Madera*



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