Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, for reflection, and for family and friends. So, gather everyone together and make the trip to Scottsdale for an unforgettable holiday in unforgettable Arizona vacation rentals in Scottsdale AZ.
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Daily November temperatures in Scottsdale range from the low 80s to the high 60s – perfect for getting outdoors. This is the time to take that day long desert hike, or maybe try canyoneering before the hot weather hits the desert. Be sure to get to town early to give yourself plenty of time of all those outdoor activities since some of the parks and reserves do close on Thanksgiving Day. Scottsdale is surrounded by miles of hiking trails and amazing desert scenery – enjoy and be thankful.
And low temps are usually in the 50s, just right for snuggling around the fire. Make sure your Scottsdale rentals with furnished back yards have a fire pit or outdoor fireplace for enjoying those cool nights. The kids (of all ages) will love the fire pit; who doesn’t love roasting marshmallows and making s’mores? Just whip up some hot cocoa, grab some marshmallows for the kids, lay back and do some serious star gazing while the fire keeps you toasty.
Most of our rentals have patios, porches and outdoor living spaces too; imagine the memories you’ll make when you eat your holiday meal on the patio surrounded by the beautiful mountains and desert. Here in Scottsdale, we try to spend as much time as possible outside, and you’ll find yourself doing the same. That first cup of coffee before you start the holiday festivities will taste even better when quietly sitting out on the patio, contemplating life, and watching the sun rise and the desert come alive. And, if the weather just isn’t cooperating (it does that sometimes) don’t worry. Our rentals feature generously sized windows throughout the living areas, so you can still gaze out at the desert and those starkly beautiful mountain ranges.
Holiday Feasts in Our Scottsdale Rentals with Furnished Patios
You don’t have to give up your traditional Thanksgiving meal. At Parsons Villas, we have Arizona vacation rentals in Scottsdale AZ with gourmet kitchens perfect for fixing your holiday feast the way you like it. And most of our rentals have open floor plans, so you won’t miss any of the action while you’re cooking. And best of all, there’s no need to worry about reservations when you dine out on your own patio.
Kick things up a notch by grilling your special holiday meal outside! Most of our rentals come with outdoor grills, and some feature outdoor kitchens so you can spend all your time, whether prepping, cooking or eating, outside under the beautiful Arizona sky. And won’t your family be impressed as you show off your grilling skills by preparing a delicious smoked turkey, ham or brisket. Or maybe this is the year to try something different – like roasting a whole goose or grilling stuffed trout as a starter. And, if you’re not sure where to get that locally sourced goose and asparagus, just give our staff a call for help.
Of course, you may just want to focus on eating. In that case, just order a meal for the entire group from one of our local restaurants. Order a traditional meal complete with turkey or ham, pecan pie and all the trimmings, or order just the things you feel like having. Your rental’s fully equipped kitchen will make serving all that wonderful food a breeze!
And if you really don’t want to do anything at all, dine out! There are many wonderful restaurants here that offer traditional holiday buffets or prix fixe menus. Take your pick from family-friendly casual to upscale resort dining. When you rent one of our villas in or near Old Town, your group can walk to and from many wonderful restaurants, with no parking hassles. Give our knowledgeable staff here at Parsons Villas a call for help reserving your meal or for dining out suggestions.
Since it is Thanksgiving, don’t forget to plan some time for reflection and restful activities. What better place for reflection than the amazing Sonoran Desert; wander through towering saguaro cacti, giant boulders and dry riverbeds, watching hawks soar high above. Rent one of our villas perched on the desert’s edge and you won’t even have to leave the backyard to experience the wonder of the desert. Thoughtful reflection will come easy as you lounge by the pool, gazing on the desert mountain ranges.
Take things easy and meander through Old Town, exploring art galleries and cute boutiques. And Scottsdale is known for its public art, so work off some pie as you stroll through town and take a selfie at the famous “LOVE” sculpture. Then take a deep breath, and remember all the things you are grateful for.
All of our rentals come with all the amenities you’ve come to expect: cool, comfy linens, fully equipped kitchens and dining areas, wireless high-speed internet, and large HD TVs in almost every room. Some rentals have even more luxurious amenities – hot tubs, heated pools, pool tables, and game rooms. It’s easy to select the rental that fits your group. And, don’t forget our VIP Concierge Service and our Convenience Services. Our staff can arrange for car & driver rentals (one less thing to worry about) or maybe a personal chef or massage.