These two cities show two sides to urban life in the USA. There's the bright lights, big city vibe of New York, where yellow taxis weave their way along world-famous avenues in the shadow of skywards soaring buildings. Across the country is Scottsdale, a wellness and golfing hotspot where the city limits meet the rusty desert Arizona desert.

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New York, Scottsdale

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New York City

The Big Apple

New York City barely needs an introduction and you only need to go a couple of blocks before stumbling across another iconic building, street or landmark. First-timers can fill their days ticking of sights such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Central Park, while returning visitors will always find something new to do, see, eat or drink and gain a different perspective of the Big Apple as they venture out to different neighbourhoods and boroughs.


Desert oasis

At the edge of the sprawling metropolis of Phoenix, Arizona, is the characterful city of Scottsdale. In its delightful Old Town, galleries sit side by side with shops selling Native American crafts, rustic Western bars and bustling restaurants. As you head northwards and eastwards, manicured city streets turn to russet, cacti-scattered landscapes with tucked-away spas and rolling golf courses. The McDowell Mountains rise up, acting as a constant city backdrop and providing a playground for hikers, bikers and horse riders.