Fun Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend In Scottsdale
Summer may not “officially” begin until June 21st — but Memorial Day Weekend is definitely the unofficial start of summer. During this holiday weekend, people around the country begin to kick off the hot summer weather with pool parties, barbecues, and other fun events — including right here in Scottsdale!
If you are looking for some fun ways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix, you can participate in one (or more!) of the following activities.
Memorials & Cemeteries
Memorial Day is, first and foremost, an opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There are plenty of places you can visit to pay your respects to these soldiers, including the National Memorial Cemetery in Arizona.
While at this cemetery on Cave Creek Road, you can visit two unique memorials — the Eternal Flame and WWII Submarine Torpedo Monument — and help the volunteers place American flags on each of the graves to pay your respects to the fallen soldiers.
There are plenty of pool parties happening at resorts across Scottsdale and Phoenix during Memorial Day, with plenty of entertainment — from live music to DJ tunes.
Some of the top pools to check out include the OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho and the Wet Deck at W Scottsdale. The W Scottsdale offers a themed menu, live music, and signature cocktails during the holiday weekend. However, if you want to rest and relax, look for a spacious rental house with a swimming pool where you can party all weekend!
Start building your summer wardrobe with a shopping spree in Scottsdale. Many shops offer special deals for Memorial Day, so you will surely snag some killer prices.
If you want to soak up the sun, head to outdoor shopping malls like Scottsdale Quarter or Kierland Commons. However, if you are looking for a luxury shopping experience, head to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall — one of the largest shopping malls in the Southwest USA.
If you have kids, the Arizona Boardwalk is a great place to enjoy a family outing for Memorial Day. It is home to popular family-friendly attractions, like the OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, and Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs.
If you are at the Boardwalk on Saturday, your kids will not want to miss the Foam Frenzy. From 10 AM – 1 PM, children can cool off with endless foam parties, water squirting, and other fun water activities — just remember to bring your swimsuit and sunscreen! And the best part? This event is totally free!
May is one of the last months when the weather is still nice in Phoenix before the scorching summer temperatures set in, so take advantage of the beautiful weather and get outside!
Head into the Sonoran Desert to enjoy hiking, biking, or four-wheeling. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Pinnacle Peak, and Camelback Mountain are popular locations to hike and adventure in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Another great way to spend your long weekend is browsing the farmers’ markets in Greater Phoenix — whether you want to grab a meal at a food truck or pick up some fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and loaves of bread to make dinner at your vacation rental.
The North Scottsdale Farmers Market, Uptown Farmers’ Market, and Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market are some of the best markets in Scottsdale.
If you are looking for a good deal on a meal during your holiday weekend, head to Roaring Fork in Old Town Scottsdale on Monday. You will be able to enjoy a buy one, get one free entree — including delicious staples like duck, pork, ribs, and more!
If you have a military ID, head to Pedal Haus Brewery in Downtown Phoenix to get 15% off your beer, food, and other items.
Find the Perfect Place to Stay in Scottsdale for Memorial Day with Stay With Style Scottsdale
Whether you are planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend in Scottsdale with family or friends from out of town or are perhaps looking for a fun “staycation” for the long weekend — we would love to welcome you to one of our spacious rentals in Scottsdale.
Our houses are perfect for a summer weekend, with resort-style swimming pools, lawn games, hot tubs, gourmet kitchens, and more! Browse our available homes to find your perfect stay for Memorial Day Weekend.