Why Yes! Late Spring/Summer is a wonderful time to visit Scottsdale, Arizona. While the temperatures can soar during the day, there are many benefits to visiting this beautiful desert city during the summer months.
1. Lower Rates
One of the biggest benefits of visiting Scottsdale in the summer is lower rates. Hotels and vacation rentals offer deep discounts during this time of year, making it an affordable destination for travelers on a budget. You can often find great deals on accommodations, activities, and dining, which means you can enjoy more of what the city has to offer without breaking the bank.
2. Smaller Crowds
Another benefit of visiting Scottsdale in the summer is smaller crowds. The city is less busy during this time of year, which means you can enjoy a more relaxed and peaceful vacation. You won't have to fight for space at popular attractions, and you can take your time exploring the city's many cultural and outdoor activities without feeling rushed.
3. Outdoor Activities
Despite the hot temperatures, there are many outdoor activities to enjoy in Scottsdale during the summer. The city is home to some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the Southwest, with stunning desert landscapes and breathtaking views. You can also enjoy water activities such as kayaking and paddleboarding, and tubing down the Salt River.
*Did you know that you can see wild horses roaming along the Salt River? I took this photo while kayaking on the Salt River. Amazing, right?
4. Great Events
Summer is also a great time to experience Scottsdale's vibrant cultural scene. The city hosts a number of festivals and events during this time of year, including
Arizona Restaurant Week: This annual event takes place in June and features some of the best restaurants in the state offering prix-fixe menus at a discounted price.
Fourth of July Celebration: Scottsdale's Fourth of July celebration is one of the biggest in the area, with a fireworks display, live music, and family-friendly activities. Right near Zen Den Scottsdale are 2 fireworks extravaganzas- WestWorld Center and The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Fourth of July celebrations. The fireworks at both places can't be beat.
Museum Exhibitions: Several museums in Scottsdale, including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, offer special exhibitions and events during the summer months.
Arizona Musicfest: This music festival takes place in various venues around Scottsdale during the summer months and features world-class performers in classical, jazz, and popular music.
Scottsdale ArtWalk: This weekly event takes place on Thursday evenings and features art galleries and studios open to the public, along with live music and entertainment.
In conclusion, while the late spring and summer temperatures in Scottsdale can be hot, there are many benefits to visiting during this time of year, including lower rates, smaller crowds, outdoor activities, festive events, and unique experiences.
Scottsdale is a great destination to consider and Zen Den Scottsdale is right in the heart of it all! Our refreshing, large private community pool is walking distance away- no need to get into a car- and a great way to cool off after a day or evening exploring. Take advantage of what all the seasoned travelers know and book a trip to stay with us today!
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(*Bonus Points if you guessed that the cover photo of this blog is of your hosts of Zen Den Scottsdale- Susan Ginsberg and Jack Pfeiffer- kayaking the Salt River for the first time!)