Christmas Shopping, Shopping Malls and Centers: Bringing rustic Italian atmosphere to Arizona, The Borgata features an assortment of specialty shops in exceedingly pleasant environs. This upscale shopping center is patterned after a popular Tuscan village. Decorative fountains, cobbled walkways, and a smattering of patio cafes recreate the feel of San Gimignano, a medieval Italian village. Art, clothing, and jewelry are the vendibles while dining options tend towards Continental and Asian fare. When the weather's cooler (from October to April), Fridays promise an old-fashioned farmer's market, complete with fresh produce and flowers. A great place to escape from the big city and pretend you're strolling through the quaint streets of a small Italian village.
Local Expert Patricia Escarcega Says:
Best for Christmas Shopping Because: The Borgata brings Old World elegance and sophistication to Scottsdale holiday shoppers.
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: The Borgata is one of Scottsdale's most charming and beautiful shopping centers, perfect for window shopping as well as serious retail therapy.