Above: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona

Phoenix-Scottsdaleis a sprawling desert conurbation best known for its golf resorts and towering cacti, but there is plenty to do for those looking for something a little different. The area is both a historic and modern epicenter of Native American culture in the Southwestern United States. And outside of summer, when temperatures are extreme, it is a great place for hiking and fresh farm-to-table food. Here are some of our favorite things to do while in the area.

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