The Parsons Villas Blog

08/7/2018
Attractions

Keeping Cool in Scottsdale

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Arizona is known for its heat. From spicy food to beautiful sun-soaked days, you can count on working up a sweat while you work on your summer tan here. Fortunately, there are a bevy of fun, family-friendly, and “cool” activities to beat the heat (hey, it’s a “dry” heat, after all). From wilderness white-water adventures to undersea playgrounds to a day spent on the ice, there is something for everyone looking to escape the heat in Scottsdale. Arizona Rafting Did you know there is world-class whitewater rafting in the middle Read More

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07/24/2018
Attractions

Best Scottsdale Day Trips Worth Your Time

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Scottsdale has emerged as one of the best places to take a vacation because of the endless fun and beauty that you can find here. Not only that, but it is smack dab in the middle of Arizona, which provides much more than endless desert. There is plenty to do within the city, but if you take a short trip for the day, you can discover countless amazing opportunities throughout the area. Here are our handpicked Scottsdale day trips to explore the surrounding area. The Apache Trail This is a Read More

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07/3/2018
Featured

Celebrate 4th of July in Scottsdale

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We’ve taken a poll here in the offices of Parsons Villas, trying to figure out which of the summer holidays are our favorite, and although there is something to be said about any holiday that gives you the opportunity to enjoy a summer day, our nation’s birthday is the hands down winner! How can you not love a holiday dedicated to everything American? From hot dog eating contests to live entertainment to the grandest finale show, the fireworks extravaganza, 4th of July in Scottsdale is the perfect celebration of our Read More

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11/16/2017
Festivals

Fall Fun: Festivals in Scottsdale

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As temperatures cool across the Valley, it’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! There’s no better way to experience all Scottsdale has to offer than by exploring the area’s many fall festivals. Whether you’re a foodie, an art (and crafts) enthusiast, love listening to live music or all of the above, you’ll find an autumn event that appeals in and around Scottsdale this fall. Scottsdale International Film Festival Take in more than 50 films from around the world at the annual Scottsdale International Film Festival. With four Read More

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03/28/2017
Festivals

Arizona Bike Week

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Are you ready for the wildest and hottest ride in Arizona?! Arizona Bike Week is a rider’s dream. Spend a few days exploring Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert and the nearby mountain roads. Motorcycle enthusiasts of all skill sets are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be daily chairty rides, bike races, parties and other activities.

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03/28/2017
Festivals

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

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Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Arizona’s tastiest fundraiser is set to return to the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall April 8-9, 2017. Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, event highlights include 40 local restaurants, 30 craft breweries, 20 bands, a teen cooking challenge, chef demos, family zone, wine garden and much more. The Scottsdale Culinary Festival weekend provides attendees with the opportunity to taste as many foods from as many restaurants as your stomach will allow on acres of park bliss. For a complete event schedule click here.

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