Thanksgiving isn’t typically a traveling holiday, but we think it should be! Scottsdale is especially beautiful at this time of year, and you can take advantage of great temperatures and plenty of activities and attractions to make this vacation for Thanksgiving in Scottsdale, Arizona one to remember! 

Before Thanksgiving Dinner Gathering 

Are you keen to get Thanksgiving started but have to wait a few more days? Don’t worry, there are tons of events and celebrations leading up to the big day. Head to the Element Scottsdale at SkySon in Scottsdale to enjoy the Before Thanksgiving Dinner Gathering on the weekend of November 17th 

This inclusive dinner is great for solo travelers, couples, and families who just can’t wait to have a whole heap of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a good time. This two-day weekend affair includes a hotel room for four people, meaning that you can continue the party after dinner before heading back to your relaxing cabin from I Love Whitefish.  

Thanksgiving Brunch 

There is nothing better than brunch. Well, except maybe Thanksgiving brunch. Everyone loves waking up on Sunday, sleeping in, getting a cup of coffee, and then thinking of where to go for a filling and hearty brunch. We think that the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers one of the best brunches of the entire year in Scottsdale, AZ.  

Head here on November 23rd to enjoy mouthwatering food, good vibes, and a friendly atmosphere. This luxurious brunch at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers fine-dining chefs, tasty plates, and a detail-oriented menu and atmosphere that will make this experience one of the most memorable events of your entire vacation. 

You will enjoy the courses from over five extremely talented and gifted chefs who have come together to mix incredible ethnic cuisines and flavors, such as tasty plates from La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant, and Ironwood American Kitchen.  

Thanksgiving Dinner Package 

If you are concerned about planning the best Thanksgiving Day dinner for you and your family this year, don’t worry – the businesses and restaurants in Scottsdale have got you covered. Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ, offers a Thanksgiving dinner package on November 21st and November 22nd that can take the stress off of your plate – literally.  

Head here to enjoy a filling and tasty dinner from Chef Matt that will really blow your socks off. Just imagine plates full of pretzel bread and savory butter, traditional stuffing, roasted potatoes with crispy skin, and roasted green beans and carrots to stay healthy. 

Then, for the big excitement, you can have the slow-roasted turkey with pan gravy and homemade cranberry sweet sauce to give a little extra kick. End the night in the best way possible with a huge slice of Eli’s Famous pumpkin praline cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. This will be one of the best meals of your entire trip!  

Scottsdale Turkey Crawl 

If you are on holiday in Scottsdale, chances are you want to see everything you can in a short amount of time. There is no way better to hit the majority of the bars in the city and the bustling spots of the downtown area than by going on a bar crawl! But where should you go? 

Well, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. The Scottsdale Turkey Crawl takes care of the hard work for you and plans ahead of time. The Black Wednesday Bar Crawl offers a chance for you to visit some of the best bars and breweries in Scottsdale AND get three-penny drinks. What could be better? 

Purchase tickets for this event to get three-penny drink vouchers, drink specials, and admission to tons of bars in the Scottsdale area. We guarantee that you are going to meet new people, have a great time, and see the most fun part of Scottsdale this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  

Phoenix Turkey Trot 

Even though you are on vacation, you might want stay up to date with your fitness and health. In that case, we have a fun-filled event for you that will keep you feeling good and motivated on your fitness journey this upcoming October and November. 

Head to nearby Phoenix, AZ to enjoy a turkey trot and get in your 5,000-10,000 steps before you enjoy a huge plate full of turkey and sides. The Phoenix Turkey Trot is at the sole Sports Scottsdale center on North Scottsdale Road, so make sure you register ahead of time to get your place at the starting line.  

This fun race takes you through the most scenic spots of Phenix without any repeats of the trail, ensuring you never get bored or see the same scenery twice! The course is meticulously planned so that you are always having a good time, seeing different parts of the city, and not making any huge hill climbs.  

Book Your Thanksgiving Journey 

As you can see, there is so much for you to do when you visit Scottsdale, AZ this upcoming holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time of year for you to spend quality moments with your loved ones, whether they are your friends or family. In the beautiful state of Arizona, you can see the breathtaking nature, explore the downtown, and spend a nice meal with your guests.  Contact us today!