Autumn days are up ahead and while it’s not unusual for things to start cooling off in many cities around the country, Scottsdale's temperatures are soon to hit the epitome of a perfect day. With highs in the 80s and lows in the mid-60s, travelers can escape to the Sonoran Desert this fall to enjoy luxe casitas, outdoor adventures, and an extension of summer. No puffer jackets, umbrellas or heavy boots needed here!
Visitors can experience all the splendor of prime weather and an amenity-filled resort while having the luxury of space with these casita-style accommodations:
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa offers breathtaking views of Camelback and Mummy mountains while situated in the heart of Paradise Valley. Casitas and suites line the property; many with unique features such as sundecks and private pools. Celebrating its 85th anniversary in Dec. 2021, this property embodies the authentic spirit of the Southwest with its rich history.
Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort at Troon North sits nestled in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak and is surrounded by open desert landscape. Guests stay in spacious casitas and suites that open to astonishing scenery in the high Sonoran Desert. Certain room types have private pools or patio firepits for ultimate relaxation.
At Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale, having space is no problem. The resort sits on 1,300 acres and is surrounded by 12-million-year-old granite boulders. At this resort, guests also stay in casitas, villas and suites, all of which open to the inviting desert and perfectly manicured on-property golf course. Those boulders we referenced? Guests can rock climb on property with expert guides for an exhilarating excursion sure to take visitors to new heights (literally)!
When it’s time to venture out from the hotel, vacationers can spend the day outside hiking through the lush McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Pinnacle Peak Park, both of which offer myriad trails for varied experience levels and panoramic views of the desert, for an adventure-filled itinerary. Or, gain a new perspective from up in the clouds, in a hot air balloon with Hot Air Expeditions or Rainbow Ryders.
For the art enthusiasts, experience the city’s annual large-scale public art event, Canal Convergence (Nov. 5-14, 2021), or explore new exhibits at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Wonderspaces. Visitors can even delight in happy hour at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with Taliesin West’s new “Sunset and Sips” program, allowing for intimate tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio, with a drink in hand.
There are endless reasons to skip the leaf peeping and head to Scottsdale for a different kind of fall getaway.