While the weather may not be cooling off in Scottsdale quite as fast as the rest of the country, we still know that the holidays are just around the corner. 2020 has been a doozy of a year, changing up how we spend our typical vacations. But now is the perfect time to escape reality and enjoy a vacation getaway to Scottsdale. Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to visit and see why we continue to be the top Arizona destination. Here is how to plan for a Thanksgiving in Scottsdale this year:

Luxury Vacation Villas

Ask anyone what their favorite part of Thanksgiving in Scottsdale is, and they will most likely tell you it is the food. We can smell the juicy turkey baking in the oven already! Our luxury vacation villas will make it even easier to prepare your Thanksgiving meal while staying with us. Each rental offers plenty of space to prepare everything. If you have stayed with Parsons before, you know that one of the biggest draws to our luxury rentals is the ability to hire onsite staff. You will have help in the kitchen as you prepare a feast worthy of your family. Do not worry about bringing anything from home as our kitchens are equipped with the latest appliances and all the cutlery you need. You will find an ever more spacious dining hall in which to enjoy your meal. The options are endless when you take a look at our Thanksgiving rentals.

Local Meals in Scottsdale

If cooking at the vacation rental is not your style, you can pick up a Thanksgiving meal from one of the numerous restaurants in Scottsdale. Local favorite Grassroots Kitchen & Tap is still offering curbside pickup. You can even place an order with fine dining restauranteur The Capital Grill and pick up their decadent meals curbside as well. Arizona has changed with COVID, letting you even take home an adult beverage or two.

Thanksgivinng in Scottsdale

The difficult year that COVID has brought us makes it even more important to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones. Bring the entire family when you book your stay in Scottsdale. We offer luxurious homes that can comfortably sleep everyone under a single roof. Browse our rental selection today and let Parsons take care of your holiday needs.

Escape the cold back home and instead head out to warm Scottsdale, Arizona for a perfect Christmas getaway. You will find plenty of sunshine here and delightful weather in the 70s on average. Take a look at how you can spend Christmas in Scottsdale:

Holiday Lights

Make your way to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park for a relaxing ride aboard the Paradise & Pacific Railroad. You will be taken through a winter wonderland of holiday lights and displays. While your whole family will enjoy the train ride, younger children especially will have a blast getting to meet Santa in person. Tickets start at just $5 per person from November 30th through January 5th.

3rd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl

It is not only the kids who will have fun over the Christmas holiday in Scottsdale. The adults can have a blast with the annual tradition of the 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl, taking place in downtown Scottsdale. Dress up in your favorite holiday onesie or Santa suit as you participate with other travelers and Scottsdale residents. This adults-only event takes place on Saturday, December 14th from noon to 8:00 PM for hours of holiday fun.

Zoo Lights

Enjoy an extravagant display of holiday lights all within the Phoenix Zoo compound. Zoo Lights is a favorite among locals every year, as visitors to the zoo can see the incredible animals in person during the day and incredible light shows at night. Dozens of gigantic light displays will be set up in holiday decorations or animal displays. The Phoenix Zoo is just a short drive away from our rentals, so do not miss out on this holiday tradition in Scottsdale!

Plenty of Golf

Make sure to relax and enjoy yourself during your holiday stay in Scottsdale. This Arizona city is known for some of the best golf courses in the country, and the clear and temperate weather makes it easy to stay out on the course all day long. You will finally be able to perfect your swing and play your best game when staying in Scottsdale during the winter season.

A Luxury Christmas in Scottsdale

Do not settle for anything less than the best when spending your Christmas in Scottsdale. Our luxury villas are some of the most beautiful homes in all of Scottsdale. You will find everything from enormous villas perfect for families of any size like Cholla Villa, to more intimate settings suited to a romantic getaway such as Old Town Casa Blanca. Select your favorite villa online today or let our rental experts pick out the rental for you this Christmas holiday!

As an added bonus, for anyone in town November 27th, we will be throwing a Friends-Giving Fest at our offices! Come visit us at 7129 E 6th Ave at 7:30PM for food, drinks, and a live rock show from Metalhead! Attendance is free, and we hope to see you there!

If the summer heat has been keeping you away from your next Scottsdale vacation getaway, you should consider visiting this Thanksgiving holiday. The fall season sees the temperatures drop significantly, allowing you to spend even more time outdoors. In addition, Scottsdale truly knows how to throw an incredible Thanksgiving holiday bash. Here is how you can plan to spend Thanksgiving in Scottsdale:

Eat Out!

Some families may wish to stick with tradition and prepare their own Thanksgiving feast from the comfort of their villa. Our fully equipped kitchens will allow you to do just that! If that is not your family, make sure to take a look at all the amazing restaurants that will still be open on Thanksgiving. These restaurants are open for brunch, lunch, and even dinner. The House Brasserie provides a fine dining experience for Thanksgiving dinner right in the center of Old Town. Enjoy a delicious meal including pumpkin bisque, filet mignon, and many more options from which to choose. Many other options are also open, so make sure to find your favorite cuisine to dine on for Thanksgiving!

Phoenix Turkey Trot

No Thanksgiving holiday is complete without a “turkey trot.” The Phoenix Turkey Trot will be taking place once again this Thanksgiving holiday in nearby downtown Phoenix. This year’s race includes a 5K Run & Walk, 10K Run, 1 Mile Gobbler Dash (where costumes are encouraged), and the Tot Trot. The Phoenix Turkey Trot is a perfect way to work up an appetite Thanksgiving morning before you dine on a delicious feast. Registration in advance is required and the races start at 7:30 AM on Thanksgiving.

Go for a Hike

As mentioned, the weather in Scottsdale around Thanksgiving is absolutely fantastic and needs to be enjoyed outdoors. Spend a few hours during your Thanksgiving holiday hiking up Camelback Mountain. The views from the top are magnificent, and the hike will help you burn off a few of those Thanksgiving meal calories! The weather will be great, letting you explore this local favorite peak anytime of the day.

Turn Up for Thanksgiving in Scottsdale

Enjoy these exciting activities and more when you vacation to Scottsdale for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our luxury villas will provide you with a five-star experience without the crowds of nearby resorts. Stay comfortable this holiday season and let our rental experts find you the perfect home for your Thanksgiving in Scottsdale!

Turn up the heat with a thrilling Labor Day Weekend to Scottsdale this summer. The city is revving up for some incredible events and local attractions that will give you a weekend to remember. Here is how you can celebrate your Scottsdale Labor Day Weekend:

Check Out the Underwater World of OdySea

Start your Labor Day Weekend with an attraction is perfect for the whole family. Since opening, this unique and exciting aquarium has provided hours fun. Take a dive underwater and swim with beautiful ocean creatures or simply watch them from outside the tanks. OdySea features incredible sea life such as sharks, sea turtles, and all kinds of fish that dance around the spacious tanks. OdySea celebrates the end of summer with their Splash Bash that includes water slides, an incredible foam party, and all the ice cream you can eat. This is definitely a cannot-miss event this Labor Day Weekend!

Explore the Desert Botanical Garden

It might be a little hot even during Labor Day Weekend to explore the Desert Botanical Garden during the day. Instead, join the thousands of locals who tour this beautiful garden at dusk with flashlights in hand to see night blooming flowers and nocturnal animals. The creatures at the Desert Botanical Garden are free to roam, allowing you to have a completely different experience any night you visit.

Play at Main Event

Main Event Entertainment has taken over the Phoenix valley with their entertainment centers. The Scottsdale location wishes to have you join them on the fun this Labor Day Weekend with an all-you-can-play special they offer every year. Enjoy a variety of games including arcade games, laser tag, bowling, billiards, and much more. The restaurant even serves up delicious American cuisine with your favorite cocktails on hand. Main Event makes sure they are the top entertainment destination for both children and adults.

Catch a Diamondbacks Game

The Diamondbacks baseball team is still going strong in 2019, so make sure to catch one of their exciting games this Labor Day Weekend. The Diamondbacks host the San Diego Padres on Monday September 2nd for what is sure to be an exciting series.

Scottsdale This Labor Day Weekend

Enjoy these exciting events and many more by spending your Labor Day Weekend in Scottsdale. Arizona never looks as beautiful as it does at the end of summer. Let our luxury villas in Scottsdale keep you cool and comfortable all weekend long!