Add a western twist to your New Year’s celebration this year and celebrate in Scottsdale. Stroll through historic Old Town, enjoy art galleries, boutiques, and great restaurants. Stay for the fireworks and the festivities. Scottsdale is a great place to start the new year, especially when you stay in our vacation rentals in Scottsdale, Arizona!
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Old Town Scottsdale has a wide variety of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Cowboy themed bars, cigar bars, brew pubs and wine tasting clubs, comedy clubs and sports bars – you name it, Old Town has it! Reserve a condo or townhome in Old Town and you’ll be right in the center of the action. Walk out the door and step into the fun!
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During your stay in one of our Arizona vacation rentals in Scottsdale, make reservations for dinner, celebratory champagne and dancing, or reserve a spot at one of the lively parties going on at one of the many resorts in Scottsdale. Every bar, nightclub, restaurant and resort will be hosting some sort of party, ranging from formal and elegant to come-as-you-are casual.
As usual, the ultra-hip ZuZu’s and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will be hopping ‘til dawn and Talking Stick Resort will have several parties lined up, along with their champagne toast and annual balloon drop. Reserve your spot at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort where you can enjoy and early or late dinner with champagne against a backdrop of amazing scenery. Or spend the evening just wandering around Old Town people watching while you wait for the dazzling fireworks display.
The Phoenix Symphony’s New Year Eve’s Concert is always a popular annual event. Enjoy Strauss waltzes, Broadway favorites and seasonal classics while you sip your complimentary champagne. Or reserve a spot for the symphony’s New Year Eve’s Gala later in the evening, with a fancy cocktail reception, four-course dinner, and dancing to the full orchestra. Either way, it will be an evening to remember!
If you want to avoid the crowds, make early dinner reservations, then head back to your villa and watch the ball drop on TV. Most of our villas have private decks, porches, or patios – the perfect spot for watching sipping champagne and watching bright twinkling stars or amazing sunsets or sunrises! We have villas with fireplaces or fire pits too, just right for roasting marshmallows and staying warm while you look for shooting stars and wait for the New Year.
While You’re Here
While you’re in town, before or after the celebrations, there’s plenty here in Scottsdale to keep you busy. Things may have gotten a little wild during your celebrations, so why not treat yourself to a hot-stone or peppermint scalp massage? Scottsdale is well known for its spas as well as its shopping and dessert surroundings. Why not start the New Year off by pampering yourself?
This time of year is perfect for any kind of outdoor activity, whether you like things structured or loose. There are several premier golf courses to play on, from Troon North’s Pinnacle and Monument Courses, the Talking Stick Resort course, to the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. The Desert Botanical Gardens, Pinnacle Peak Park and McDowell Sonoran Preserve are just a few of the parks and preserves with miles of dusty, rocky desert trails winding through the desert and up craggy mountains. You can hike, ride mountain bikes or ATVs, or do some rock climbing or mountaineering.
Spend the day in Old Town while you’re waiting for the festivities to begin. Stroll through world-class art galleries, Western and Native American galleries, jewelry and antique shops, souvenir shops, ice-cream parlors, candy stores, and more. Meander on your own, or take a guided tour of local architecture, public art (including the iconic LOVE sculpture), food, wine, and craft beer.
The Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art are two wonderful ways to spend your day, and both are located in downtown Scottsdale. The Western and Native American exhibits at Western Spirit take you back in time to the days of pioneers and cowboys, whiskey saloons and the Pony Express, fur trappers and miners, and Native Americans. The SMCA features modern and contemporary art from around the world, and a James Turrell designed Skyspace.
Select one of our Arizona vacation rentals in Scottsdale that’s close to the festivities you’re planning on enjoying. Choose a condo in Old Town to be close to the action or rent a villa on the edge of the desert to start your new year in quiet contemplation surrounded by majestic mountains. Watch the sun rise over the mountains while you sip that first cup of coffee out on the patio.
Besides our standard luxury amenities (including fully equipped kitchens, soft cool linens, wireless high-speed internet and HD TVs), our rentals come with our amazing concierge services. Let us arrange for rental cars with drivers so you can really enjoy the party. We’re here to make your new year more fun! Email or call us today to book one of our vacation rentals in Scottsdale, Arizona and to learn about wonderful dining options.