Friday, August 14, 2015

9 Labor Day Ideas

Labor Day weekend signals the end of the summer (well, at least for the rest of the country), so don’t mess it up! Scottsdale boasts attractions to fill any weekend itinerary and makes for a great starting point for day trips showcasing the Grand Canyon state’s scenery. Plan out your weekend with us before you hibernate* for the winter!

*Hibernating for the winter in Scottsdale mostly involves awesome outdoor activities, since the season’s average high is 70°.


Labor Day Dreamcation at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Say ‘bon voyage’ to the last days of summer in sea-style with our 5th annual Labor Day Dreamcation weekend September 4 – 7, 2015 and features South Seas cruise ship themed activities the whole family will enjoy throughout the day and into the night.


Play a round of Golf

You already know by now that Scottsdale is a premier golf destination, right? If not, you need to get up to speed!  From well-known courses on the PGA tour like the TPC Scottsdale and Grayhawk, to the hidden gems in Raven Golf Club (home of the Bubba Watson hover craft) and SunRidge Canyon, Scottsdale is a golfers dream.


Trek around with 360 Adventures

There’s a difference between hiking and canyoneering…a big difference. 360 Adventures offers two types of canyoneering, wet and dry. If you choose the wet tour, get ready swim, other than that, the tours are relatively similar. If you’re a fan of climbing over rocks and then repelling down them, instead of just walking up a hill, then this tour is for you.


Photo Credit: CEBImagery

Go Get in the Water

That’s right, we’re not all desert out here! Several lakes and rivers surround Scottsdale and are perfect for enjoying a long weekend on. Go boating, fishing or even stand up paddle boarding while you enjoy the unique mix of water and desert!


Go Wine Tasting

Head south of Tucson to discover some of Arizona’s wine country. With premier wineries like Dos Cabezas and Kief-Joshua Vineyards, you’ll soon discover why Arizona is one of the most underrated wine producers in the country. Don’t be surprised if you find your new favorite wine at one of the local vineyards! Can’t make it out of town?  Check out the Arizona wine selection at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards Wine Gallery in downtown Scottsdale.


Photo Credit: Sean Dustman

Take a day trip to Prescott

Known as “Everybody’s hometown”, Prescott was once the capitol of the Arizona territory and that thriving history still shines through today. With events at the town square, countless outdoor activities and Whiskey Row to keep the fun rolling at night, Prescott (a quick 90 minute drive from Scottsdale) is one of Arizona’s great finds.


Rock out at the MIM

The Music Instrument Museum houses over 15,000 instruments from around the world and makes a great place to see, hear and explore. Artist exhibits include the likes of John Lennon, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, and Elvis Presley.


Or Maybe at AZ Reggae Fest

AZ Reggae Fest is considered the largest reggae event in Arizona. Viewed as a prominent annual event, this music festival fosters synergy between the community and builds a bridge that connects various cultures in one place, at one time. This highly anticipated festival features live performances from local, national, and international recording artists. So bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music, food and culture this Labor Day weekend at WestWorld in Scottsdale.


Climb a Wall at AZ on the Rocks

If you want both true adventure and the chill of air conditioning, AZ on the Rocks is your place. With 14,000square feet of climbing space,onsite training and routes for beginner to advanced climbers, anyone can go and scale the walls! Test your climbing skills in the bouldering (free climbing) area of the gym and perfect your balance on the slack line.

Labor Day is the unofficial “end of summer” for destinations where freezing temperatures are just around the corner. It leaves residents and visitors of those places scrambling to get last minute activities in the schedule. It doesn’t quite work like that in Scottsdale. Labor Day weekend here is the unofficial, So don’t rush, just relax and take in all of Scottsdale in this Labor Day weekend.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |

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