It is so easy to get to so many places from Arizona and Scottsdale. It is one of the many things I love about this area. With a relatively easy drive of under 7 hrs you can get to San Diego, Las Vegas, Sedona, Flagstaff, The Grand Canyon, Rocky Point Mexico, or Disneyland, to name a few. With a few more hours in the car, or better yet, a quick flight you can get to New Mexico, Salt Lake City, Colorado, Dallas and San Francisco. Yes, the east coast is a bit of a haul, I like the west it has so much to offer, see & do.