Five Reasons Why You Should Visit Scottsdale, Arizona

As a resident of a snowy, wintery state, we’ve fully embraced the snowbird lifestyle and developed a love for sunny Scottsdale in the colder months. It’s mild, sunny, and easy to get to.

Getting to Scottsdale

Scottsdale is just twenty minutes away from the Phoenix International Airport, and it makes for a perfect escape when you need to get away for a few days.

Weather in Scottsdale

This should be your number one reason to visit Scottsdale if you’re like me and need to have a warm-weather destination to look forward to during the colder months.

Scottsdale is great for US residents since it’s close and easily accessible, and it’s much milder than the rest of the country (pretty much anywhere, except Florida). There are ample sunny days, and plenty of ways to enjoy your time outdoors.

Luxury Hotels

Scottsdale is home to some of the coolest luxury resorts in Arizona

Scottsdale’s wide selection of beautiful hotels makes it that much more appealing. There are so many wonderful properties to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a golf/spa weekend, a wellness weekend, or a social scene, you can pretty much find it all in Scottsdale. Here’s a list of our favorite hotels in the area:

Andaz Scottsdale | The Phoenician | Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Four Seasons Resort | Hotel Valley Ho |Royal Palms Resort

The Scott Resort | Mountain Shadows | W Scottsdale

The Desert Around Scottsdale

Arizona is known for its beautiful desert landscapes. And there are many ways you can enjoy your time outdoors during winter or fall.

Scottsdale is a golf lovers paradise. While my other half enjoys the golf scene, I’m a big fan of luxury hotel pools, hiking, and just being in the presence of the desert!

If you want to explore the outdoors, some of our favorites to do that are the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Camelback Mountain, Desert Botanical Gardens, and Pinnacle Peak.

Desert vibes in Scottsdale

The Architecture and Style

On a recent trip to Scottsdale, a local real estate agent told me that Real Estate is probably the biggest industry in the Phoenix area. If you have a passion for real estate and design, Scottsdale is an absolute paradise. The homes have an impeccable design, desert charm, and are adorned with cacti. You’ll often find that many of the gated golf communities have open houses on weekends. Take the opportunity to explore and see some of the incredible homes if you can!

The architecture style in Scottsdale is a dream!

The Cuisine + Where To Eat In Scottsdale

The healthy wave of restaurants has made it’s the way to Scottsdale. I learned from some local residents that this wasn’t quite the scene ten years ago, but in recent years Arizona has seen an increase in healthy, trendier restaurants.

During our weekend getaways, we like to have a quick lunch so we can be out and explore, and enjoy a long dinner. True Food Kitchen The Henry, and Kale and Clover are some of our daytime favorites. For nighttime, the list of bars and restaurants in Scottsdale is endless, but we love Omikase at Kodo Sushi or margs and a romantic dinner at The Mission .


Planning a weekend getaway but wondering where to go? Here are all the reasons Scottsdale in Arizona is the perfect getaway in the United States, regardless of whether you're looking for a romantic staycation or a fun girls' weekend getaway!
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  1. March 26, 2019 / 4:49 am

    Scottsdale looks like a great place to be in the winter! Glad to see you put ‘weather’ at the top of the list 🙂 Thanks Nina.

  2. April 1, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Never thought of Scottsdale as a destination, but your pictures definitely make it look so appealing!

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  3. Tina Krey
    May 28, 2019 / 5:00 am

    I’ve always wanted to go hiking in Arizona but didn’t consider Scottsdale that much.. but it sure looks beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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