For the premier winter getaway, look no further than Scottsdale, Arizona. Our southwestern home is the perfect location to plan for a winter adventure like no other. While you may be covered in snow back home, you will find crisp temperatures and sunny skies here in Scottsdale. Take a look some of the best winter adventures we have this season:
Explore the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
The winter season is the best time of year to get outside and explore the beauty surrounding Scottsdale. Nearby you will find the McDowell Sonoran Preserve that features over 30,000 acres of desert preservation. Explore the area on the 100 miles of interconnected trails that includes horseback riding and mountain biking. The summer season can be a little too hot for outdoor exploration for visitors so take advantage of the cooler temps when you visit this winter.
Hit the Golf Clubs
Golfing is one of the most popular activities in Scottsdale anytime of the year. The winter season lets you hit the green at any point of the day to enjoy full 18-hole golf courses. Local favorites in the area include Grayhawk and TPC Scottsdale. You can find a more relaxed and casual setting when you visit TopGolf. Practice your swing, play a variety of games, and enjoy their extensive list of food and drinks.
Las Noches de Las Luminarias
You can find various holiday light shows when you explore Scottsdale during the winter season. One unique and popular offering is the Las Noches de las Luminarias located at the Desert Botanical Garden. Over 8,000 different luminarias are hand-lit for a dazzling light show. Live entertainment and winter beverages are on hand so you can enjoy the show.
Celebrate Fine Art
Old Town Scottsdale features a variety of artists who showcase their impressive collections. You can see most of these artists together during the Celebrate Art, an annual celebration of fine art here in the city. This event takes place from January through March where emerging and world renown artists show off their impressive pieces of art. COVID-19 safety precautions are making sure each and every guest will be completely safe during their visit this season.
Get Ready for Winter in Scottsdale
As you can see, there is plenty of fun to go around in Scottsdale this winter. Take adventure of the weather and reserve one of our luxury vacation villas in the area.
Who said that all winter vacations have to be in the cold with snow all around you? Instead of burying yourself under layers of sweaters, it’s time to head somewhere warm like Scottsdale, Arizona! Our fine city is a tourist paradise with many exciting events and activities that will make your winter Scottsdale vacation one to remember. Here is what to expect during the winter season in Scottsdale:
Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out
Arizona has over 300 days of sunshine each year, including many during the winter season. The daily temperatures during the winter stay in 60s and occasionally the 70s. There is no reason to bring a heavy coat with you, freeing up your luggage. With the weather so perfect, you will be encouraged to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Scottsdale is located nearby several local peaks, including Camelback Mountain, where you can find various hiking trails. The Sonoran Preserve is another outdoor paradise with countless acres to explore.
Golf Courses Everywhere
It is no secret that Arizona is known as a golfing paradise. The clear skies and warm temperatures make it the ideal location to perfect your game. Scottsdale is home to many of the best courses in the Phoenix Valley with beautiful backdrops of the mountains. Notable golf courses in the area include McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Grayhawk Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale (home to the Phoenix Open), and many more. If a full game is not your style, you can perfect your swing with a beer in hand at TopGolf. This popular entertainment venue features a state-of-the-art driving range, delicious restaurant, cozy lounges, and adult beverages.
Scottsdale locals know how to celebrate the holiday season. Most neighborhoods are decked out in Christmas lights with some houses even having a line to see what is on display. Holiday events can also be found around town with harvest festivals, Christmas tree lightings, Santa sightings, and so much more. Make sure to check out ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo too!
Scottsdale is home to a number of exquisite malls out outlets where you can find a number of unique shops. Scottsdale Fashion Square is a large mall filled with all the big-name brands you’ve come to love, while Old Town Scottsdale’s 5th Avenue Shopping District features a variety of eclectic shops you won’t find anywhere else! Pick up a few gifts for your friends and family back home or find the perfect souvenir for yourself.
More Winter Cheer During a Scottsdale Vacation
These are just a few of the many ways to enjoy your Scottsdale vacation this winter. For luxury living, make sure to reserve one of our exclusive vacation villas in the area. You will have access to five-star amenities without the crowds of local resorts. Contact our agents today and reserve your stay in Scottsdale!