After plenty of time at home over the last couple of months, you may find yourself starting to dream of your next travel plans. While it may seem daunting to travel during the current times, many are finding it completely possible when carefully selecting a destination that takes social distancing possibilities into account. A city like Scottsdale that offers plentiful outdoor opportunities as well as shops and restaurants that are taking Arizona social distancing measures seriously makes for an ideal vacation destination. Embark on a social distanced journey to Scottsdale, where there will be plenty options for keeping your family entertained!
Set Out on a Trail
Hemmed in by the McDowell Mountains and the Tonto National Forest, Scottsdale is packed full of over 300 miles of hiking trail options. There’s no better way to social distance than to lose yourself in nature, leaving the crowds behind and setting out on a scenic trail. From meandering paths through desert terrain to tough climbs to scenic peaks, Scottsdale offers trails that cater to all experience levels. While you may be tempted to hike one of the area’s more popular trails such as the Gateway Loop, Lost Dog Wash, or Pinnacle Peak, you may consider one of the lesser known trails for better social distancing in Arizona. The Scenic Trail in McDowell Mountain Regional Park is a 4.3-mile loop that is great for families and offers beautiful views across the park.
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Play a Round of Golf
With its year-round nice weather and quantity of top-notch golf courses, Scottsdale is known as a top golf destination. Many of its courses remain open with extra precautions in place to protect players. Enjoy plenty of distance from residents and travelers on the vast golf green, where you can enjoy the views and perfect your swing. Consider booking a tee time at Troon North Golf Club, where the top-rated Monument Course remains open.
Enjoy a Picnic
With increasingly more restaurants offering takeout than ever before, the food options for picnicking have only gotten better. Pick up food from one of Scottsdale’s many downtown restaurants and settle in for a relaxing picnic. Sites such as the Scottsdale Waterfront and Scottsdale Civic Center Park offer grassy areas perfect for spreading out a blanket and enjoying your cuisine of choice!
For seclusion from other travelers, consider a stay in one of our private Scottsdale vacation homes for your socially distanced journey to Scottsdale!