Explore The Desert’s Cooler Side This Summer in Scottsdale

Explore The Desert’s Cooler Side This Summer in Scottsdale

While the Sonoran Desert is known for high temperatures in the summer, the iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona has plenty of ways to keep you cool. From its indoor farmers market series to chic poolside cabanas and over-indulgent “Show Stopper” Shakes, there’s plenty to do.

Explore local culinary delights at the free, indoor Chefs + Farmers Market Series, now in its second year. As the local farmer's markets wind down, Hotel Valley Ho is bringing together local chefs and purveyors on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 22 to July 13. Enjoy bites from top local chefs, shop fresh produce and culinary goodies, listen to top local bands, savor spirit and wine tastings, and sample milkshakes and vote for your favorite.

From Frosé Fridays to Session Saturdays and Recovery Sundays, there is always something exciting happening at the OH Pool. DJs spin every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., with plush daybeds and private cabanas available to rent.

Enjoy a true summer experience with the Monsoon Massage + Exfoliation from VH Spa for Vitality + Health. Begin with a full-body exfoliation featuring a ginger-infused sand scrub, then receive a gentle sage rain misting to hydrate the body from head to toe. Finish with an indulgent aromatherapy massage and feel the profound relaxation of this quiet storm. This spa treatment is 90 minutes and $145, plus 20% service charge based on the original price of $190.

The ultimate cool treat is ZuZu’s “Show Stopper” Shake, an over-the-top concoction that changes monthly. Each shake features a unique theme and house-made ingredients piled on top. June’s Dreamsicle shake is inspired by the iconic Hawaiian musician Don Ho. A vanilla ice cream base mixed with passion fruit, orange and guava is topped with an orange creamsicle popsicle, pineapple upside down cake, coconut macaron, candied coconut, orange jello, toasted macadamia nuts and a passion fruit tart with tropical fruit.

Visit hotelvalleyho.com to book your summer escape and explore area activities ranging from kayaking the scenic Salt River to keeping cool in the award-winning Musical Instrument Museum.

Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale