Scottsdale: Getting to the 2024 IAIP Convention should be half the fun!

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, and is part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Named Scottsdale in 1894 after its founder Winfield Scott, a retired U.S. Army chaplain, the city was incorporated in 1951. Its slogan is “The West’s Most Western Town”. Over the past two decades, it has been one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

Road Trip: State Route 101 – locally known as Loop 101 – provides convenient Metropolitan Phoenix Freeways access.

Air: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 13 miles from the resort and about a 20-minute drive.

To and from the airport:  The resort recommends Uber or Fair Ride Sedan for shuttle services.  Fair Ride Sedan | Scottsdale Taxi (

Getting around town:

Public bus service for Scottsdale and the Phoenix Metropolitan Area is provided by Valley Metro.

The city of Scottsdale runs a network of local neighborhood circulators, labeled the “Scottsdale Trolley.” City of Scottsdale – Trolley System (

Using trolley-replica buses, the public service is free to riders and operates Monday through Friday. As of 2021, there are two circulating “routes,” known individually as the Downtown Trolley and the Neighborhood Trolley.

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