Scottsdale, Arizona, is known for its incredible rock formations, sprawling desert, hot sunshine, blue skies, and tons of things to do during the summer months. If you are thinking of heading here to this popular state during Labor Day weekend, we don’t blame you. You will never run out of activities to do during the long sunny days or the cool nights! It doesn’t matter if you are headed here with your young children, family friends, or life partner — there are fun indoor and outdoor activities that will keep you entertained all day long.
Let’s see some of the best things to do during your Scottsdale Labor Day vacation — and where you can stay to ensure your holiday is one of the best you have ever had!
One of the must-sees during your time in Scottsdale is Taliesin West, a sprawling mansion home to Frank Loyd Wright. This infamous architect was known for his intricate designs, and this house is no exception — with floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor space, and views over the surrounding area, this former home of this historical man are something that is a must-visit while you are in the Scottsdale area.
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the skies are blue – why not go for a hike to check out an incredible view of the surrounding area? Head to Camelback Mountain, an iconic peak that is known for its sprawling views and popular hiking trail during the summer months. Head here early so you can avoid the peak sun times and the lines of people trying to get to the top!
Another prime hiking spot that is perfect for a Labor Day morning is Papago Park. Bring your kids and head here to check out the incredible zoo filled with breathtaking animals and scenic views that are the perfect way to start your day.
If you are on holiday with your family, visiting the OdySea Aquarium is a perfect way to spend a hot afternoon or a rare rainy day in Scottsdale. This massive aquarium has sharks, dolphins, and much more! Your kids will learn about the natural wildlife and marine animals in the United States — plus, you can get a nice air=conditioned break from the shining sun!
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Are you an art lover? Check out the museum of contemporary art that showcases modern designs, incredible architecture, local artists, and world-renowned artists who will make your jaw drop.
Gateway Trailhead to McDowell Trail
Another fun way to burn some calories, get a great fan, and head to the top of a mountain to see an incredible view of Scottsdale (that is less crowded than Camelback Mountain!) is the Gateway Trailhead. This trail is home to scenic hiking, biking trails, and vistas over the surrounding hillside.
Accommodation for Scottsdale Labor Day
Not sure where to stay during your trip to Scottsdale? Check out I Love Scottsdale vacation rentals. This reputable and trustworthy property management company offers Scottsdale homes for all of your needs.
So, what sets this company apart from others? I Love Scottsdale offers luxury amenities, such as private pools, hot tubs, outdoor spaces, and much more. You will never want for anything, and you will never even leave your modern home! You can also rest assured that your house is in a top-tier location, meaning your need for a car or public transportation is not necessary. Simply walk out your door and enjoy the beauty of Scottsdale!
Last but not least, this property management company offers amazing and high-class service that will preview you with anything you may need during your Scottsdale Labor Day weekend. Need some extra towels? Would you like to order food from a local restaurant? Use the concierge and staff services to ensure your trip is easy and stress-free.
Just think about it — when you wake up in the morning and get out of your cozy and comfortable bed, you can gaze out the window at the beautiful town around you or the sprawling hillside. Walk into the kitchen filled with stainless steel and modern appliances and make a fresh pot of coffee for your guests. Sit at the granite countertop dining area and enjoy a hot cup of joe as you talk about your day.
Meander into the living room to sit on the plush couch or chairs and watch a morning show on the smart TV. You can then head out to the balcony with your coffee and enjoy the sprawling views, pristine weather, and hot sunshine. What better way to start your day than choosing luxury?
Instead of booking an overpriced hotel room, use I Love Scottsdale to get a luxurious and modern home that can meet all of your needs.
This year warm up to the idea of spending your Memorial Day weekend in sunny Scottsdale. The summer season will be here before you know it so waste no time in planning for your Memorial Day travels. Scottsdale is a great location to spend your holiday and set up a new family tradition with many exciting activities and attractions in the area. Take a look at how you can spend Scottsdale Memorial Day with us this year:
Hit Up a Pool Party
When it’s Memorial Day the temperatures will already be rising here in Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area. One popular activity that many Scottsdale residents love to partake in is attending the many pool parties located at the resorts in the area. Stay in the privacy of our luxury vacation rentals while spending a few hours in their massive pools with live DJs and musical artists. Enjoy the best of both worlds with this top-level entertainment.
Retail therapy is always a great idea when you visit Scottsdale. The city features many high-end shopping areas where you can find the best brands. Check out the Scottsdale Fashion Square for multiple levels of big-name stores. Scottsdale Quarters offers some outdoor shopping with designed trends and additional shops. Find the perfect swimming suit for your Memorial Day BBQ.
Enjoy the Arizona Boardwalk
One of the more recent additions to Scottsdale in recent years is the Arizona Boardwalk located just off Interstate 101. Here you can find the massive OdySea Aquarium which features thousands of underwater animals and fish in incredible habitats. Special tanks let you even dive into the water in special diving gear so you can swim with rays and sharks. After your underwater fun, you can step inside the Butterfly Wonderland. This atrium features all kinds of unique butterflies; step inside and walk around as they flutter around you. Pangea Land of Dinosaurs lets you take a step into prehistoric times and walk around dinosaur exhibits. The Arizona Boardwalk is the perfect location for kids to have all the fun for Memorial Day weekend!
Explore the Sonoran Desert
Have your own outdoor adventure with the Sonoran Desert which is practically in the backyard of Scottsdale. This vast desert features various hiking trails to explore by foot or mountain bike. You can even enjoy a guided tour with Stellar Adventures. You can also visit the McDowell Mountain Preserve for additional trails up summits or try out horseback riding. We recommend exploring the park during the early hours of the day as the temperature is already hot around Memorial Day.
Hit the Fairways
One of the most popular pastimes in Scottsdale is golf. Arizona features clear skies most days of the year allowing you to spend every day of your vacation on the golf course. Local golf courses include favorites such as Scottsdale Silverado Golf Course and Scottsdale National Golf Course. Each place features lush green fairways and plenty of space around you. Relax at the clubhouse or restaurant after your game. You will not find better weather for golf than Scottsdale.
Explore Old Town Scottsdale
For all of the finest restaurants, bars, and nightlife spots in Scottsdale look no further than Old Town. This historic area of Scottsdale is known to be a living area for late-night fun. Enjoy your weekend with a stop inside one of the many restaurants and bars. Winery tasting rooms allow you to try out Arizona-produced wine. During the day you can explore the many art galleries and boutiques too. Old Town Scottsdale has all of the fun you want for Scottsdale Memorial Day.
Enjoy a Scottsdale Memorial Day BBQ
One of the best ways to spend your Memorial Day weekend is with family and a huge BBQ. Luckily most of our rentals in our listing of properties feature gas BBQ grills and huge outdoor spaces. Our rentals allow you to host the entire family under a single roof. Outside, you can find amenities to complement the grilling pits such as swimming pools, hot tubs, grass or turf areas, and extended patio decks. Inside has plenty of features too with gourmet kitchens that come stocked with everything you need for the BBQ. Rest easy that night after you are full with soft beds and fine linens in each bedroom. These properties are located all around Scottsdale keeping you close to the many attractions and activities in the area. Now that is the best way to stay in Scottsdale!
Book Today for Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day will be here before you know it so make sure to reserve one of our vacation rentals today. Our properties are sure to be reserved quickly so time is of the essence. Come see how Scottsdale was meant to be experienced.