Exciting things are coming to Scottsdale, Arizona, this fall!
Where to Stay in Scottsdale
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows offers guests on-site fall activities, including a beer garden, live music, holiday brunches and a holiday market. Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale recently debuted a Library Coffee Cart, featuring books and coffee pairings. Guests can take part in complimentary yoga classes on Monday nights. In honor of Scottsdale’s 70th anniversary, The Saguaro Scottsdale offers rates as low as $70.
Art in Scottsdale
Canal Convergence returns to Scottsdale’s waterfront this November. The large, public art event runs Nov. 5–14. With this year’s theme of Art & Technology, visitors can take part in interactive art, music, dance performances, augmented reality experiences and fire shows on the Arizona Canal. Immersive Van Gogh is now open in Old Town Scottsdale. The exhibit features 500,000 cubic feet of moving projections of Van Gogh’s works, paired with music, for a unique experience. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts welcomes patrons back this October with dance and theater performances for the whole family.
Etta will open in Scottsdale Quarter this fall. Led by two-time Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant, the restaurant offers a rotating menu of wood-fired pizza, homemade pasta and salads. Through September, enjoy Brews on the Roof at Outrider Lounge at Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town. The Hatch Green Chile Roast takes place at Blue Clover Distillery, Sept. 24–25. The third annual event serves up hatch green chili dishes.
Looking past fall and beyond, Scottsdale has other exciting developments in the pipeline. In December, Desert Botanical Garden will open its large-scale exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s glassworks, “Chihuly in the Desert.” Caesars Entertainment Corporation will open its first non-gaming hotel in the United States, Caesars Republic Scottsdale, in 2023. SLS Scottsdale plans to open in June 2023.
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Disney Parks around the world shut down for months due to the global pandemic. Since then, most parks reopened, but with restrictions like limited capacity, no Fast Passes and more. Guests hoped they would bring back the beloved Fast Pass, allowing guests to skip long lines and head straight to the ride.
The St. Regis Punta Mita encourages guests to take a break from devices with the Disconnect to Reconnect experience. The offer promotes a digital detox, focusing instead on physical and mental wellness.
Before Disney Parks around the world shut down due to the global pandemic, guests were allowed to purchase and enter the parks with an Annual Pass. This ticket let visitors enter the parks multiple times a year, get discounts on food and merchandise, and more. Since reopening, Disney dropped the Annual Pass due to lower capacity and the reservation system. Recently, Disneyland Resort announced a new pass system for frequent visitors: the Magic Key Holder. There are a couple different levels for the passes, so make sure you do your research before purchasing.
Eastern State Penitentiary announced Halloween Nights, a new iteration of its Halloween celebration for 2021. From the creators of its Terror Behind the Walls, Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary transforms abandoned cellblocks and courtyards into newly designed immersive environments, featuring large-scale video projections and other special effects. Sections of the complex will be open to the public for the first time ever.
It’s time for fun and celebration as we announce the winners of our 2021 Wherever Awards, in its fourth year. Congratulations to all the amazing winners!