Winter holidays in the Midwest or on the East Coast can be miserable with the freezing temperatures and feet of snow that happen each year. Try something a little different this year by spending your holiday in sunny Arizona. Scottsdale is a travel paradise with sunshine most days of the year and with some incredible Scottsdale attractions nearby.

Weather You Will Love

Stay warm this holiday season by spending some time in Scottsdale. Sure, we have all heard the rumors that the summer in Arizona can be brutal (it really is that not bad), but the winters feature beautiful weather full of sunshine and cool, crisp temperatures. The average temperature during the winter is around 72 degrees. Now you can spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even New Year’s Eve in shorts!

Plenty of Holiday Lights

Residents in Scottsdale sure do love their Christmas lights. There are tons of neighborhoods where homes are decked out in extravagant light shows. Local DJ Christ Birkett is one such person who hosts the Winter Wonderland Arizona, an elaborate Christmas light show with over 250,000 lights. The show opens up at the start of December and lasts throughout the month. Make sure to stop by between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM for this unbelievable display. Another great holiday light show can be found at the Phoenix Zoo with their Zoolights exhibit. Plenty of holiday lights to go around!

More to Do Outside

With the weather being very temperate during the winter, you can spend plenty of time outdoors enjoying Scottsdale attractions. Camelback Mountain can be found in the city limits and gives you unprecedented views of the valley from the peak. Papago Park is another exciting hiking haven with plenty to see and hike around. Golfers will find the weather to be the most pleasant they have ever experienced for a quick round of 18 holes. Golf courses can be found all around Scottsdale, including the popular TPC Scottsdale course.

Plenty to Eat and Drink at These Scottsdale Attractions

You will not have to worry about cooking up your own holiday feast with the number of award-winning restaurants in Scottsdale. We recommend spending time in the Old Town, where you will find many of these restaurants in addition to lively bars. Relax a bit during this upcoming holiday season.

Enjoy Your Stay in Scottsdale

Make sure your vacation getaway to Scottsdale is one filled with relaxation and the finer things of life. Our luxury villas will ensure your stay is one to remember when hosting your family this holiday season. For larger families, we recommend the luxurious Valley Vista with plenty of space. Contact us today to book your stay and learn more about Scottsdale attractions!

October in Scottsdale is about as perfect as a month can get. After the long and scorching heat of summer, the first taste of autumn coolness almost makes us giddy with joy! This is why we start planning our costumes the second fall clothing starts appearing in stores; knowing there is still a couple of months or more until the big event, we like to trick our minds into thinking the heat is ending soon! For those of you planning a vacation over Halloween, we’ve prepared this list of things to do in Scottsdale this time of the year so you can be prepared, too!

Halloween Balloon Spooktacular, Talking Stick Fields and Other Things to Do in Scottsdale

Held on October 27th and 28th in 2017 and costing $15 dollars for adults, $10 for children 3-12, and free for children 2 and under, this breathtaking Halloween event promises to be the highlight of your entire year! This year’s dates haven’t been released yet, so stay tuned. In any case, 4000 pounds of candy, tethered balloon rides, food, music, and the overall sensation of a really good time combine to create THE event of the year!

Halloween Day Crawl, Old Town’s Favorite Bars

For those who enjoy a little liquor with their candy —or a lot—the Halloween Day Crawl has been Scottsdale’s favorite pre-Halloween event for years! Tickets cost $20 per person and include lots of extras to ensure your day drinking experience is a good one! Penny drink vouchers, free entry to the bars participating in the crawl (These will be announced later, so keep checking back!), and the chance to win the honor of being chosen for the best costume are just some of the fun you can expect when you participate in this event among other things to do in Scottsdale!

Puddle of Mudd Halloween Costume Party, BLK Live

Scottsdale’s chicest entertainment venue has a spooky night of fun and frolicking in store for our Parsons Villas guests on Halloween night. Feature one of our favorite rock bands, Puddle of Mudd, this night of music, entertainment, and a rocking costume party costs only $10 when you purchase tickets in advance for this event!

Enjoy a Night of Sweets in Your Master Suite

Clean the make-up off your face and slip into your comfiest pajamas; a night of spooky thrills is fun and awesome, but nothing compares to the joys of relaxing in comfort and style in your Parsons Villas luxurious vacation escape! Pick your favorite chocolate and the wine that goes best with it and sit out on the patio enjoying this cool October night. Be sure to also check our testimonials so you can rest assured we offer you the best. Reserve your stay today!

Summer is still going strong in Scottsdale, Arizona as many tourists make their way to the valley during Labor Day Weekend. Beat the heat with a variety of incredible different ways you can spend your Labor Day in Scottsdale!

Find a Pool Party

Most residents of Scottsdale know that the best way to get out of the heat is by joining one of the many resort pool parties. Labor Day Weekend is full of these splashing events, making it the perfect time for you to join exciting pool parties full of DJs, drinks, and all of the fun you can imagine. You do not need to stay at the resort to enjoy these exciting pool parties! Check out the W Scottsdale and other resorts for this year’s lineup.

Explore the Open Desert

Just because the sun is still out does not mean you can get out and explore the open desert around Scottsdale. Dust off your favorite pair of hiking boots or find the perfect mountain bike to help you see what the desert offers in beauty and incredible sights. Outdoor activities include bike rides, hiking workshops, and animal watching tours. Plan an early morning trip (when the temperature is still relative low) and bring plenty of water!


Scottsdale is home to many decadent dining options to enjoy during your trip. Make your way downtown and enjoy dinner at Café Monarch or visit Sel for some of the most sophisticated American cuisine around town. Get crazy at Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse with hand-selected racks of meat that are cut right at your table. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy some of the finest dining in all of Arizona.

Enjoy a Night Out

Oldtown Scottsdale is ready to host your friend’s gathering during your next Labor Day Weekend. Dierks Bentley’s Whisky Row will serve you a hand-crafted cocktail in this trendy tavern. The college crowd frequently visits Old Town Gringos for the Tex-Mex staples and delicious margaritas, all served in a colorful dining area. You can find ice cold beer, wine, and hand crafted cocktails in Old Town Scottsdale.

Golf It Up

Arizona is home to some of the best golf courses in the country thanks to the year-round sunshine the state gets. Tee it up early in the morning before it gets too hot and enjoy a fun 18 rounds of your favorite sport. There is never a better time to play golf than during Labor Day in Scottsdale!

Choosing Parsons Villas for Your Labor Day in Scottsdale

Check out the luxury villas available through Parsons Villas for your next Scottsdale, Arizona adventure getaway. You will find the perfect vacation rental with our incredible selection that includes amenities and features that cannot be beat. Call us today to help you find the perfect luxury villa for your Scottsdale vacation.