When you’re escaping the snow and chasing the sun, visiting Scottsdale should be on your list of places to visit. Over 9 million people visit Scottsdale, Arizona Resorts every year for recreational activities and an agreeable climate.

Although Arizona gets very hot in the summer topping temperatures of over 100 degrees, it is one of the few destinations in the world that enjoy sun year-round. 

Why Visiting Scottsdale is a Good Idea

There are several other great reasons to vacation in Scottsdale! If this is your first visit, congratulations on taking the first step to enjoy VIP treatment at some of the best resorts in Scottsdale. 

This area is not just for the wealthy and has much more to offer than many people realize. So here’s a quick look at why booking a trip to Scottsdale should be on your list of priorities: 

  • Year-round sun. Did we mention 299 days of sun to vacation in Scottsdale? The summer months are hot but are the best times to take advantage of incredible golfing deals at Meridian CondoResorts. Even in extreme heat, there are many amenities in our luxury setting to make the weather bearable like whirlpools, state-of-the-art fitness centers, wifi, and other. The outdoor patios come in handy when the weather cools down in the evenings for dinner and a few cocktails. 
  • Food and drink. For all foodies, the opportunities to try new dishes and restaurants are everywhere. Of course, there are some great eateries and wineries that you must fit into your vacation itinerary. 

Scenic Arizona Desert Landscape With Saguaro Cactus at Sunset

Our Eatery and Winery Recommendations 

  1. The Mission – Who doesn’t love tacos? They have become an American staple for casual and fun dining with friends and family. This is the go-to restaurant for delicious tacos with a side of guacamole!
  2. Rehab Burger Therapy – Anytime is a good time for a burger! This restaurant takes burgers to a whole new level with unique and crazy combinations that you should try along with their Happy Hour specials. You’ll have to visit to see for yourself. 
  3. Craft 64 – Pizza lovers unite at this restaurant. With locations in both Scottsdale and Chandler, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience unique woodfired pizzas as Honey Bee made with jalapenos and honey or the Smokehouse made with smoked spicy fennel sausage. If you’re a vegan, you’d be happy to know they’ve included the Senza Formaggio just for you made with tomato sauce, basil, and oregano. 
  4. Diego Pops – Another Mexican favorite, you’ll want to bring your phone to take plenty of pictures to post on your Instagram. With diverse and tasty dishes like the Brussel Sprout Nachos, you might make a couple of trips back to this restaurant. Don’t leave without trying one of the various types of ceviche available. 
  5. Wine Trail – Visit the Scottsdale Wine Trail and stop at any of the five locations, including Merkin Vineyards, LDV Winery Tasting Room, Aridus Wine Company, and Carlsen Creek, and the Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room. 
  6. Outdoor life – Golf is the most popular outdoor activity while visiting Scottsdale. There are many stunning golf courses to choose from, like TPC Stadium, Troon North, Talking Stick, and several others. We provide our visitors with a variety of golf packages to choose from, including our world famous Stay and Play golf package. There are a wide variety of other opportunities to enjoy the gorgeous Scottsdale scenery that doesn’t include golfing. Some recreational ideas to consider are: 
    • Kayaking – For those summer days near or over 100 degrees, kayaking is the perfect remedy for enjoying the granite boulders, desert landscape, and stunning mountain views. The Salt River is one of the most popular spots to cool off with kayaks, tubes, and coolers. 
    • Hiking, biking, and walking trails – There are so many trails throughout Scottsdale. It can be challenging to pick just one. We recommend starting with one of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s many trails spread out over 30,000 acres. 
      • With five significant trailheads to choose from, you’ll have 200 miles to explore the desert. At less than five miles long, you enjoy a challenging but not too strenuous hike. The half-mile Nature Trail is a good option for an easy and brisk hike and view of desert cacti. You may need a few more trips to fit in horseback riding, rock climbing, and mountain biking. 
    • Art and Architecture – Old Town is the central zone for admiring world-famous artworks and structures. The excellent collection of artwork may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting Scottsdale. A number of fine art galleries like Scottsdale Museum Contemporary Art, Museum of the West, Taliesin West, and Wonderspaces.
      • You can expect exciting and interactive exhibits of art and technology at any one of these locations. 
    • Resort options – Millions of visitors come to experience the best that Scottsdale has to offer, and our resort’s amenities and luxury accommodations alone are unlike anywhere else in the world. You’ll notice impeccable service and extreme attention to detail during your stay that may have you planning a second trip while you’re here. 
      • Meridian CondoResorts offers some of the most exceptional services in Scottsdale. Our luxury resorts have swimming pools, spas, and accommodations that include private patios and premium amenity access. 
    • Millennial destination – Visiting Scottsdale is no longer just for the wealthy and older visitors. It has become a millennial destination for those who are out of college and near 40 years old. 
      • Most millennials are spending their extra money on experiences and entertainment rather than things. The hotels cater to a younger generation with Instagrammable environments and cheap transportation available for entertainment during a stay. 
    • Easy navigation – Wondering what to do in Scottsdale AZ, should not keep you from making the easy trip down for a vacation. By flying into the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, you’ll have a quick 20-minute drive. This makes our luxury accommodations easy to access and navigate from anywhere in the world. 

Saguaro Cacti on Pinnacle Peak in the Arizona Desert

One of the Top Scottsdale Arizona Resorts

If you’re still unsure of what to do in Scottsdale AZ, our 24/7 concierge service can help you. Staffed with experienced and knowledgeable locals, we can handle everything from stocking your refrigerator with groceries before you arrive at making dinner reservations at one of the hottest restaurants in the area. 

In addition, when you need to book a car rental, we can reserve your vehicle with a number of discounts and promotions. Here’s what to expect when you stay with us: 

Accommodations: Our luxury accommodations start at 900 square feet. We have the accommodations equipped with full-sized and fully stocked gourmet kitchens with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. While you’re visiting Scottsdale, you’ll be able to wash your clothes in your unit with your washer and dryer. 

For those nights you prefer to host a pizza party, you’ll have plenty of space to entertain in the dining room and living room with 60 inch flat screens. In addition, premium amenities are available to guests like swimming pools, fitness centers, spas, and much more. 

Golf: Take advantage of our famous, unlimited Stay and Play packages that give you VIP access to the best golf courses in Scottsdale. No other Scottsdale resort provides this much value. 

Call Meridian CondoResorts today to book and plan your next vacation in Scottsdale!