Scottsdale

You can still buy a cowboy hat, a pair of cowboy boots, Western and American Indian art, souvenirs and a hand-scooped sundae here. An influx of hipster investors and a boom in infill development have just added edgier art galleries, trendy gelato shops and mixed-use high-rise developments to the landscape. Pedestrians have it easy, events and festivals are plentiful, and parking is still free. Drive time from Tucson: 90 to 120 minutes.