Scottsdale is a beautiful community nestled under Camelback Mt. It has over 100 art galleries and jewlery shops. There is great dining, night clubs and the climate is perfect through the winter months with plenty of sunshine and cool to warm temperatures.
Great spot to be if you are a hiking enthusist - many trails nearby. Also if you love gardens check out the Desert Botanical Gardens. Old Town is very charming and if you like ice cream try the Sugar Bowl on N. Scottsdale Rd in Old Town, or if you want a taste of the west go to the Rusty Spur Tavern.
Safe and beautiful - Scottsdale is my favorite oasis in the desert.