Are you looking for fun things to do this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend? We don’t blame you! There are so many places to go and things to do, that it can be hard to narrow down the extensive list to just one prime time destination. Luckily for you, we have done the research ahead of time and chosen the ideal place for you to get outside, explore the local city, check out the culture, and eat great food during your time here.

We are talking about Scottsdale, AZ, a bustling and vibrant mountain town that features hiking trails, biking paths, mouthwatering restaurants, cultural exhibits, outdoor state parks, and much more. This city is exciting all the time, but especially over Memorial Day Weekend in Scottsdale! Let’s check out some of the top things to do with you and your friends or family during this fun-filled vacation from work or school.

Brews, Views, and Barbecues

If beer, great views of the expansive landscape, and tasty barbecue food sound right up your alley, then head to the Sky Skill Rooftop Lounge in Tempe, Arizona this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend! You will love the highest rooftop bar in the entire valley, featuring dozens of tasty craft beers that are perfect for an ice-cold sip during a hot Memorial Day afternoon. This vibrant restaurant has a party every Saturday during the summertime, so you can head here and really enjoy meeting other tourists and listening to some live music.

Grab a Drink!

Of course, you are going to want to have a few drinks during your weekend off from work. We don’t blame you! Some of the best bars in the city are DJ’s Scottsdale Bar and Grill, Second Story Restaurant and Liquor Bar, The Beverly on Main, and Coach House Entertainment. We know that no matter where you choose to grab a few brews, you are going to have a blast!

DJ’s is an old-school sports bar in Old Town that is perfect for cheap eats and good vibes. The Second Story Restaurant offers carefully crafted cocktails and strong drinks that are sure to get your night going. The Beverly on Main is a retro lounge that is a nostalgic throwback to times past. And Coach House Entertainment is the city’s oldest dive bar after it was first opened over 60 years ago!

Take a Brewery Tour This Memorial Day Weekend in Scottsdale

If you can’t get enough beer on Memorial Day Weekend, then why not take a brewery tour instead of just bar hopping? Head to Fate Brewing Company to enjoy a spacious atmosphere, tasty brewpub food, and strong pours to put you in the mood to stay out all day long! Or try the PHX Beer Co. Scottsdale Brewery and Restaurant in Mercado Del Lago Mall. Next, make your way to State 48 Lager House on Hayden Road for some tasty brews. You can’t go wrong with any of your choices!

Head Out on the Trails

Scottsdale and the surrounding area are home to numerous hiking trails and biking paths. There are endless acres and acres of desert, forested areas, lush green spaces, and hills that are ideal for hiking or going for a nice walk with your friends or family. We recommend going to McDowell Sonoran Preserve to choose a hike that works for your skill level. Other great places to venture to are the McDowell Mountains, Inspiration Point, Gateway Trailhead, Go John Trail, Scenic Trail, or Piestewa Peak.

Fun in the Sun Golf Tournament

Are you in the mood for a little competition this upcoming Memorial Day? If so, head to McCormick Ranch Golf Club on McCormick Parkway in Scottsdale to take part in this exciting tournament. Challenge others in the area to see if they can get a hole in one and try to hit all your shots below par! The tournament kicks off on Friday at 7:30am, so make sure you grab some coffee beforehand.

Grab a Cup of Coffee

Speaking of coffee, there are tons of breakfast joints and coffee spots around Scottsdale that must visits during your stay here! We recommend checking out Red Canyon Cafe in Frontier Town to grab some great coffee, Berdena’s on 5th Avenue to have a tasty latte, or Four till Four Cafe on Bennie Gonzales Way to sit outside and have a nice iced latte on a hot summer morning. What more could you want for a fun and exciting vacation?

If this sounds like the ideal holiday getaway for you and your friends, then we don’t blame you! Scottsdale is home to numerous things to do during your stay here, featuring annual Memorial Day Weekend events, exciting outdoor sports, educational cultural attractions, mouthwatering food, and tasty drinks. There is no better way to spend a holiday getaway with your friends and family than heading to this vibrant mountain town among the desert, green landscapes, and rolling hills of Arizona.

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