Six Reasons to Escape on a Scottsdale Staycation
Did you cancel a cruise to Mexico or a flight to Europe this summer? If so, you’re not alone—a recent study shows that 94 million Americans canceled or plan to cancel travel plans due to Covid 19.
The coronavirus has not only changed our former vacation plans but is also changing the way many will travel in the future. Physical distancing rules and travel restrictions have required Americans to think creatively about how to have a healthy and fun vacation. Many Americans have chosen “staycations” to enjoy a relaxing getaway in a safe environment close to home.
Arizona residents are lucky to live near Scottsdale, AZ, one of America’s best staycation destinations! Scottsdale ranked seventh on WalletHub’s list of “Top 10 U.S. Cities for Staycations” because it offers visitors a “fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation.”
Relaxation and adventure are waiting for you in Scottsdale. Here are six great reasons you should escape to Scottsdale for the perfect staycation in AZ:
1. Unwind at a Scottsdale Resort Spa
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in increased amounts of stress for many Americans. Fortunately, Scottsdale is home to dozens of luxury spas that give you the chance to be pampered on your relaxing staycation.
Each Scottsdale resort offers unique services and amenities that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated during your staycation. For example, the Royal Palms Alvarado Spa uses organic therapies and Mediterranean massage techniques. The Talking Stick Resort Spa offers treatments inspired by products that are true to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s heritage and traditions.
Many Scottsdale resort spas are open to the public and allow anyone to book services with them during their staycations. For those planning staycations away from the crowds in hotels and resorts, this is excellent news. You can book your stay in a peaceful, private vacation rental while still enjoying luxury Scottsdale resort spa services during your staycation.
These award-winning Scottsdale resort spa locations are ready to help you relax and unwind during your staycation:
- Waldorf Astoria at the Boulders Resort Spa
- Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort and Spa
- Spa at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North
- Omni Scottsdale Resort Spa, Talking Stick Resort Spa
- Royal Palms Alvadora Spa.
2. Enjoy Scottsdale’s Luxury Resorts (Without Booking a Staycation There!)
Scottsdale staycations are especially attractive to Arizona residents because of the luxurious resorts with fantastic amenities available in the area. Resort Pass allows you to enjoy the facilities and services offered at upscale Scottsdale resorts during your staycation—without having to book an overnight stay.
Resort Pass is one of the best staycation deals available for memorable Scottsdale summer staycations. A Resort Pass gives you access to the pools, resort spa services, restaurants, and other luxury amenities at select resorts and hotels across the United States for as little as $25 a day.
Resort Pass includes popular Scottsdale hotels, like:
- Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
- Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa
- Royal Palms Resort and Spa
- Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
- Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
The Resort Pass is an excellent way to enjoy Scottsdale’s lavish resorts while limiting your contact with other travelers during staycations. Relax in your own space with a clean, stylish vacation rental while enjoying the best of Scottsdale’s resorts during your staycation.
3. Adventure in the Sonoran Desert Preserve
The best way to remain physically distant on staycations in the Paradise Valley and Scottsdale area is to take advantage of the adventure that awaits in the beautiful Sonoran Desert Preserve.
During your staycation, enjoy the temperate Arizona weather while hiking and biking through the Sonoran Desert. Over 225 miles of recreational trails are available to explore, but some of the most popular trails include Tom’s Thumb Trail, the Sunrise Peak via Sunrise Trail, and Inspiration Point.
If you are looking for a way to enjoy the desert without hitting the trails, consider a guided off-road desert tour in a Jeep, Hummer, or Tomcar, a horseback riding adventure in the “wild west,” or a hot air balloon flight to soak in the panoramic desert landscape. For an added “wow” factor, don’t miss the stunning Arizona sunrises and sunsets during your outdoor staycation adventures in Scottsdale, AZ.
4. Indulge in Delectable Fine Dining
One of the best times to splurge on an upscale, fine dining experience is during vacation. Fortunately, Scottsdale’s staycations offer a diverse dining scene with a wide selection of unique, upscale restaurants. Most fine dining restaurants in Scottsdale require guests to make a reservation ahead of time and promptly seat you upon your arrival. This system helps you to limit contact from other travelers while you are on your staycation.
Enjoy a sophisticated, elegant prix-fixe dining experience at Café Monarch or Sel, or dine at Ocean 44 or Dominick’s Steakhouse for high-end steaks and seafood. For an authentic Italian dining experience, book a reservation at Franco’s Italian Café or Marcellino Ristorante. Or, for a Southwestern dining experience where rustic cowboy meets elegant charm, book a reservation at Lon’s at the Hermosa, just west of Scottsdale in Paradise Valley. If you have dietary restrictions, Scottsdale is home to several healthy restaurants that can accommodate vegan diets, paleo diets, or food allergies.
Many Scottsdale resorts also offer award-winning culinary experiences. There are dozens of resort restaurants to discover during your staycation in Scottsdale—from T. Cooks Mediterranean restaurant at Royal Palms Resort and Spa to Orange Sky, a restaurant serving up panoramic views of Scottsdale and locally-sourced dishes at Talking Stick Resort.
Regardless of where you choose to eat, Scottsdale’s staycations offer you the chance to enjoy various restaurants for excellent food and a memorable dining experience. For more casual experiences checkout this list of the best restaurants in Old Town Scottsdale.
5. Experience World-Class Golfing
It’s no secret that Scottsdale is an excellent place to golf. Scottsdale made Tripadvisor’s list of “15 Best Golf Destinations in America,” and the city has over 200 golf courses for avid golfers to choose from. Golf is the perfect staycation activity that promotes physical distancing to keep you and your family safe.
Choose from dozens of award-winning golf courses in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, or Phoenix during your staycation. Many golf clubs in the Phoenix area offer public access for golfing during your staycation, like:
- Troon North Golf Club
- Grayhawk Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale
- Talking Stick Resort Golf Club
- Lookout Mountain Golf Club at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.
6. Relax in a Spacious Vacation Home During Your Staycation
You don’t need to stay in a high-traffic hotel or resort to enjoy an upscale, peaceful retreat. Luxury vacation rentals in Scottsdale, AZ, offer you privacy and isolation without sacrificing excellent amenities and superior quality during your staycation.
A stylish and spacious vacation rental can become your temporary home. With remote work and virtual learning options, your family can enjoy a change of scenery without a massive disruption to day-to-day routines. A spacious vacation rental offers plenty of room for your family to work, play, and stay in a safe environment during your staycation while providing access to Scottsdale’s most exciting attractions.
When you choose to stay in a vacation rental, you can rest assured that your living space is clean and safe. A vacation rental limits your contact with other travelers and tourists, which minimizes your likelihood of contracting or spreading Covid 19 while on your staycation.
Vacation rentals are one of the best staycation deals when traveling during the Covid-19 pandemic—your family can enjoy extra space to spread out with the confidence that your safe, clean vacation home belongs exclusively to you.
Enjoy the Comfort of a Luxury Vacation Rental During Your Scottsdale, AZ Staycation
Scottsdale is the perfect place to stay for staycations in AZ! There is something for everyone to enjoy when you stay in Scottsdale, AZ—from desert hiking trails and scenic golf courses to upscale restaurants and rejuvenating resort spa treatments.
The last step to plan the perfect staycation is to find a private, spacious retreat to return to after a busy day of exploring. When you book a Scottsdale vacation rental with us, you can rest assured that your space is clean, sanitary, and equipped with every amenity you need to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful staycation.
Contact us today to stay in one of our stylish and spacious luxury Scottsdale vacation homes during your staycation. We’re never more than a phone call away!