You can’t talk about fall without talking about football. Luckily, Arizona State University is nearby (roughly 15 minutes), and you can watch the ASU Sun Devils play football in Sun Devil Stadium. The stadium’s mountain setting raises the bar when it comes to tailgating! Nestled between two mountain buttes, the stadium was literally carved from the mountains.
And, you can’t come to Scottsdale without experiencing the Sonoran Desert – it’s all around. Fall is a great time to get out and experience the desert. Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve includes over 120 miles of desert trails. You can hike, run, bike, or ride horseback through cacti, desert terrain and mountains. Trails vary in length and difficulty so there is a trail suited for every visitor. The Preserve also has accessible trails and designated rock climbing areas too, as well as pet-friendly trails. You can explore on your own or take a guided tour to get more out of your hike. Be sure to be on the lookout for all those desert creatures that share your trails – hawks, roadrunners, snakes, lizards and deer to name a few.
Now is the time to try those more strenuous, demanding trails! Enjoy a hike or bike through the cacti and surrounding boulders before the temperature gets too high. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try rock climbing, rappelling, or canyoneering while the weather is cooler. The best part of trekking up a mountain is coming down! The best part of trekking up a mountain is coming down! Explore by yourself or take a guided tour for a no-worries dessert experience. For a guided adventure, give 360-Adventure Tours or Epic Adventures a call.
Love the desert and bikes? You can rent a mountain bike for a ride through towering saguaro and up and down rocky washes. The Wild Bunch Desert Guides is just one local company offering biking adventures. Don’t want to work that hard? Are you more of a horseback or ATV rider? Cave Creek Outfitters will get you in the spirit of the old west as you ride on horseback through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. And you don’t have to be an experienced rider either, they cater to all levels of horseback riding experience. If you don’t mind all the noise, go an ATV/UTV adventure through the desert. Desert Wolf Tours will be glad to schedule an epic adventure for your group. Up the ante and try their ATV & Machine Gun Adventure!
Why Parsons Villas?
Our knowledgeable staff here at Parsons Villas can help you choose a place to rent in Scottsdale, AZ that will fit your vacation needs. We’re a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience, and our experienced staff can recommend activities suited to your group and the lovely fall weather.
And, of course, we can find a furnished home for rent in Scottsdale, AZ for your group that is close to all the things you want to do while you’re in town. Got tickets for Sun Devil football? Want to spend all your time in the desert hiking? Or, are you in the area for one of the art festivals and to explore Scottsdale’s famous galleries? Whatever your group plans on doing during your time here, we’ve got a rental for you. Rent a condo or house near Old Town, and a few steps will take you right to world famous art galleries and five-star restaurants. No worries about driving and parking or designated drivers – everyone walks, and everyone can party. We have villas perched on the edge of the desert; you really can’t get any closer unless you go camping. But, why not spend your time in your villa’s back yard surrounded by the majestic mountains, and close to the kitchen (and bathroom)? Grill out and dine al fresco in comfort. And the kids can always camp out around the pool where you can keep an eye on them.
Every rental comes with our complimentary guest services; we can arrange for a car and driver, help with dinner reservations or help you book a canyoneering adventure. Just give our friendly, helpful staff a call!
Amenities in Our Place to Rent in Scottsdale, AZ
Amazing amenities come standard with all of our rentals: smart home technology, soft luxurious linens, flat screen TVs, wireless high-speed internet and cable, fully equipped kitchens, and outdoor living spaces. Patios, porches and covered decks are made for the desert’s fall weather.
Many places to rent in Scottsdale, AZ come with outdoor pools, spas, and full size pool tables. Be sure to book a villa that features an outdoor fireplace or fire pit – perfect for those cool desert nights. Watch the sunset, then star gaze while fixing s’mores and do some serious snuggling.
Let Parsons Villas help make your fall desert vacation a memorable one. Give us a call today!