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5th Avenue Area where dining, shopping and entertainment culminate with the flow of energy generated from the Bob Parks 5th Avenue Horse Fountain. One of Arizona’s most photographed spots, this fountains energy flows throughout the area to join the daylight shopping and dining experiences of this story-book street with the evenings excitement. 5th Avenue on one end is capped by the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and the newly opened Theatre 4301 which is now playing “Menopause Musical”. The other end a small rose garden and restaurants. In between are dozens of unique shopping experiences and stretching from the fountain like little streams, are three short streets barely two blocks long that complete the area with some of Arizona’s best restaurants, nightlife, & contemporary art. 5th Avenue is the heart of Scottsdale’s history. The only street of its kind in the Valley where locals and visitors enjoy the sidewalk and garden cafes sprinkled among a variety of boutiques and galleries.

There are more than 35 eating establishments within a five minute walk of the fountain. Places like Cowboy Ciao, known nationally for its superb southwestern food and wine selections has an adjacent wine bar whose interior is like walking into a cave in the wine country. Conversely a couple of blocks away lies Dos Gringos with its open air atmosphere that is reminiscent of old Mexico where great margaritas can be found. Time to do a little shopping at some of the unique boutiques scattered throughout the area who’s windows open to the 5th Avenue Horse Fountain in the center or the roundabout in front of the store. Directly across the street in the backdrop is Geraniums on 5th a tiny boutique that carries art, gifts, and furniture created by Arizona Artists and craftsmen. Close by is Wesley’s Fine Jewelry, originated in 1927 is Arizona’s oldest family jewelry store and producer of the Arizona Diamond 2001 World Series. 
Other stores to be visited are Kris Kringle, a maze of year round Christmas items tempered with a variety of gifts. Kactus Jock, a unique blend of gifts & apparel where you can have a shirt embroidered while you wait. Acacia Gallery explodes with rare hardwood furniture and decorator items. Ford & Haig is where a wide variety of cigars can be found. Sewell’s and Gilbert Ortega stores are two jewelry stores that offer the best in Indian Jewelry and Indian Art. There’s Purrsuasions an upscale store for cat lovers. Angel Wings for angels and other fine things. There’s ladies wear at Adolpho Esposa, Alexandra’s, Color Connection, Kactus Jock. Plus there are many hair salons and spas that can help complete the 5th Avenue experience. So enjoy your day!