Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Forget the Foliage: 16 Reasons to Visit Scottsdale This Fall

Summer’s over, but that doesn’t mean you have to break out the parkas and snow shoes. As most of the country descends into an icy five months, Scottsdale hovers around the perfect line. With an average temperature of 83°F, there are so many reasons why forgetting the fall foliage and escaping to Scottsdale should be on the top of your list. Here are 16 of our top picks for fall:

waterfront Like we mentioned before, 83°F is the average high. Enjoy exploring the Sonoran Desert, golfing, horseback riding, perusing downtown Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Golf Now that we think about it, golf alone is another reason why Scottsdale is fabulous in the fall. While other courses around the country are iced over, Scottsdale is as green as ever.
Segway-Offroad Off-roading Segway tours. Why? Because taking something that a mall cop normally rides and throwing huge tires on it to run over rocks is awesome.
Scottsdale-Quarter Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter are terrific outdoor malls located across the street from each other. Trendy shops and that unbelievable weather make these malls an awesome day or night activity.
Resort Scottsdale is home to some of the best resorts in the world. Sometimes the best vacations are spent at the resort…by the pool…drink in hand.
Hot-Air-Balloon Hot Air Balloons. Because you won’t believe just how vast of view you can get hovering over the desert.
secrets You can uncover our best-kept secrets…
splash1 Sea planes. Yeah, bet you didn’t expect this one to be on the list.
el-Chorro-patio Picturesque restaurant patios. After a long day, the only way to unwind is with a meal in front of a fire pit with a nice, desert view in the background.
Sunsets. (See here, here, and here)
Horse-Statue-ART That ideal weather makes browsing all of our public art that much better.
Sunrises. (See here and here)
Empty-Trail There are acres upon acres of land in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve to explore, hike and bike.
Breakfast You can have one of the best breakfasts in the world at Bespoke Inn, Café & Bicycles.
Saguaro-Forest You get to see a Saguaro cactus in real life.
canyoneering You can go canyoneering with 360 Adventures, which is guaranteed to produce an Instagram worthy photo.
4Seasons_day-pool Because are you really going to pass up 83°F? No, we didn’t think so.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona | http://ift.tt/1XIswUK

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