Escape the harsh blizzards, icy roads and gloomy skies of winter and cruise down to Arizona to enjoy year-round sun and temperatures in the 70s. Scottsdale, Arizona, often ranks high on award lists because it's home to several golf courses on Golf Digest’s Best Golf Resorts in North America list. Travelers can find a high concentration of award-winning courses and AAA four- and five-diamond resorts in this city.
Lounge by the pool in mid-November or hike through the beautiful trails on Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak or the McDowell Mountain reserve. Get pampered at the top-rated Golden Door Spa, named a Top 30 Resort Spa in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler, at The Boulders Resort in North Scottsdale.
October through March is the best time to visit Scottsdale, when desert temperatures drop from the scorching 115 degrees in summer to a pleasant 70 degrees. Although rates can start to jump given the popularity of this season, many hotels offer discounts during the holiday weeks.
Check out this deal from Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites. Stay in a 485-square-foot suite for $69 per night when neighboring resorts are charging $400 per night. We also have some great events to enjoy while visiting Arizona: