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.
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:
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!
Ways to Keep the Family Entertained Over Thanksgiving in Scottsdale
As the holidays rapidly draw closer, it’s time to begin your Thanksgiving preparations. Who do you invite, what do you serve, and of course, who gets to clean the house from basement to attic to give the impression that your house always looks this way? It’s exhausting just thinking about it. Surely there has to be a better way? Well, this year CAN be different when you plan a Thanksgiving in Scottsdale!
No exhausting clean-up, no feuding family members, and all the time in the world to do just whatever you want with your immediate family—this is what to expect when you “run away” for Thanksgiving! Talavera, a traditional steakhouse, will be offering an annual Thanksgiving buffet complete with carving stations, seafood, and desserts so good, you’ll be tempted to eat them first! The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale gives you the opportunity to enjoy a non-traditional Latin feast for those who are tired of turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings. This holiday is about being grateful; it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stick to tradition, especially when you have a Thanksgiving in Scottsdale!
So Much to Do in Sunny Scottsdale
Now here’s the best part of when you have your Thanksgiving in Scottsdale: All that energy you have conserved can be put to good use playing with your family throughout your stay! November in Arizona offers the best weather, and you can spend a lot of your time outdoors. Go hiking on Camelback Mountain, explore the Phoenix Zoo, or, participate in that time-honored tradition of Black Friday shopping! Stick close to your Old Town vacation rental and shop at the boutiques and galleries that dot the landscape, or venture to our favorite mall, Scottsdale Fashion Square, for a high-end shopping experience you won’t soon forget!
Beautiful weather means your golf-addicted spouse can spend his days zipping around the emerald green course of TPC Scottsdale and leave you free to exercise your credit cards all you want. Miniature golf at Cracker Jax is always a fun family friendly event. For those who enjoy movies, Madcap Theaters in nearby Tempe offers a 12 Hour Film Feast; grab some popcorn, a sweater, and prepare to be whisked away into the world of Hollywood!
Choosing Parsons Villas is the Right Decision
As with any vacation, choosing the right vacation accommodations can add that extra sparkle to your trip that you never knew you needed. Our homes offer luxury, comfort, and a sense of family that will make this Thanksgiving the most special of all—reserve yours today!