Labor Day brings with it the end of carefree summer days and the promise of a new season ahead. For a holiday which is often spent outdoors hosting cookouts, picnics, and backyard sports, the sunny town of Scottsdale, AZ is an ideal destination for a Labor Day getaway! Savor the last wisps of summer by enjoying Labor Day events in Phoenix, where opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors abound. Leave your work behind and instead indulge in all that this desirable city has to offer!
Hit the Trail for Labor Day in Phoenix
Scottsdale was once named by National Geographic as one of the nation’s top 15 hiking destinations, and it’s easy to see why. Over 400 miles of well-maintained trails are located in the area, so the biggest challenge is choosing which trail will hold your adventure on Labor Day in Phoenix. For maximum views that will require some effort to attain, check out the Pinnacle Peak Summit Trail. This trail is 1.75 miles (one-way) and will lead hikers to 2,889 feet of elevation, where you’ll be treated to expansive views of the valley. With an elevation gain of 1,300 feet, this is considered a moderate hike. Bring plenty of water and your camera for views at the peak and of quail, jackrabbits, cactus wrens, and roadrunners along the way!
Toast the End to Summer
Raise your glass and toast the end to summer with a drink at one of Scottsdale’s bars and nightlife venues. From sipping a hand-crafted martini in their handblown glasses at AZ 88, to enjoying a craft beer and a game of cornhole at Wasted Grain, Scottdale’s nightlife scene offers everything from casual to trendy. For a swankier Scottsdale experience, head to The Mint, a 7,000 square foot space that was formerly a bank and now offers a sensory-filling experience from the moment you walk through its vault door.
Relax in Style
Scottsdale is known for its upscale spas, so be sure to treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment while you’re here. Rejuvenate your skin with a turquoise wrap at The Boulders Resort & Spa or get a hot stone treatment at Well & Being at Willow Stream at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. When you stay in one of the Labor Day rentals offered by us at Scottsdale Rentals, it’s also simple to spend your days relaxing with family or friends. With outdoor living areas complete with spacious private hot tubs in many of our rentals, Labor Day in Phoenix has never looked better!