There comes a point each year here in Arizona where the summer temperatures have finally dropped, and the outdoor weather is absolutely beautiful. This typically occurs during the fall season, making Scottsdale one of the best places to visit for a fall getaway. Instead of spending your Thanksgiving holiday back home in the cold, make your way to Scottsdale for a sunny yet comfortable getaway. Scottsdale features a variety of unique events and activities that will make your vacation getaway one to remember. Here are some ways for you and your family to enjoy Thanksgiving this year in Scottsdale:

Pick a Great Vacation Property

One of the best reasons guests have to choose our luxury vacation rentals is the high-end and luxury features found inside. These properties are second to none and feature incredible options such as restaurant quality kitchens. These spacious rooms offer everything you need and then some for an incredible feast. You will find spacious granite or marble countertops that offer plenty of room for you to prepare everything at once. Many of our properties feature dual ovens or commercial size fridges, allowing you to bake or cook each dish at once and also have plenty of room to store leftovers. Each kitchen will come with all of the necessary cookware and utensils so you will not need to purchase any on your own. Luxury dining room tables allow everyone to sit down at once for their meal while kitchen bar counters let the kids have their own area too. These gourmet kitchens need to be seen to be believed. You can also have onsite kitchen staff to make the Thanksgiving feast for you—just set up this service before you arrive!

Dine Out for Thanksgiving

Of course, you do not need to always prepare your meal Thanksgiving meal, especially when you are on vacation. Instead, use your time by spending it at a local restaurant that will be open on Thanksgiving and offer a special menu just for the holiday. For a fine dining Thanksgiving meal, look out for The Capital Grille. This local steakhouse offers prime cuts of beef along with fresh seafood. For a romantic Thanksgiving outing you cannot go wrong with Different Pointe View. This Phoenix restaurant offers fine dining on a hilltop. The sommelier on staff will help you choose from over the 1,000 bottles of wine available. For a Thanksgiving meal that is a little different go try out ZuZu. This local Scottsdale restaurant focuses on unique twists for comfort food. You will find everything such as pancakes to hearty burgers on the menu here. Mix things up a bit for your Thanksgiving meal right here in Scottsdale.

Thanksgiving Events

There are also plenty of Thanksgiving events taking place in and around Scottsdale this year. 2021 has been fortunate to allow many events to return to in-person instead of virtual. This year the 37th Thanksgiving Day Parade will be taking place in Fountain Hills, just a short drive away from our Scottsdale properties. This event is known for the extravagant floats that are made just for the occasion. Many local businesses and families band together for some truly impressive floats. The Thanksgiving Day Parade is also the first time Santa will be out in public for Fountain hills. The parade will kick off at 9:30 AM sharp and start at the intersection of Saguaro Blvd and Palisades Blvd.

Another great event that will be taking close by to Scottsdale is the Phoenix Turkey Trot. This event will also be returning to in person for 2021 and has been a staple for the community for years. Many different cities feature their own turkey trot at the Phoenix version is no different. You will be able to choose from a variety of race lengths such as a 5K or 10K race. There are even races for the kids including the Tot Trot for ages 6 and under and the 1 Mile Gobble Dash. Each year the proceeds of the Phoenix Turkey Trot go to local charities to help raise funds for those in need. By participating in this year’s Phoenix Turkey Trot, you can help raise money for charity, enjoy an exciting event, and earn your eventual Thanksgiving feast later that evening.

More Thanksgiving Fun in Scottsdale

As you can see, there are so many different ways you can spend your Thanksgiving holiday right here in Scottsdale. In addition to these special events and activities you can also enjoy everything there is to love about Scottsdale. Head out to the Sonoran Preserve for incredible hiking and beautiful views. Check out Old Town Scottsdale for unique local restaurants and bars. Everything is a close drive when you stay in Scottsdale. Reserve one of our fine homes today and get ready for Thanksgiving.