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Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona, where endless sunshine, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture await. With its array of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and culinary delights, Phoenix is the perfect destination for a summer getaway. Join us as we explore the top things to do in Phoenix and why it’s the ultimate destination for your next vacation.

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Shop at Scottsdale Fashion Square

Indulge in a day of retail therapy at Scottsdale Fashion Square, one of the largest shopping destinations in the Southwest. Browse through a vast array of upscale boutiques, department stores, and designer shops, where you’ll find everything from high-end fashion and accessories to home decor and gourmet treats. Afterward, relax and unwind at one of the center’s many restaurants, cafes, or wine bars, where you can refuel and recharge before heading back out to explore.

Go hiking on Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, AZ

Hike Camelback Mountain

For outdoor enthusiasts, a hike up Camelback Mountain is a must-do activity during your visit to Phoenix. Towering over the city skyline, this iconic landmark offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape. Choose from two challenging trails – Echo Canyon or Cholla – both of which lead to the summit and reward hikers with breathtaking vistas of the valley below. Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and sturdy hiking shoes, as the trails can be steep and rocky.

Book a Tee Time

With its sunny weather and picturesque scenery, Phoenix is a golfer’s paradise boasting a plethora of world-class golf courses. Tee off at championship courses designed by renowned architects, where manicured fairways, challenging holes, and stunning desert views await. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice golfer, Phoenix offers courses to suit every skill level and budget, making it the perfect destination for a round of golf in the sun.

Visit the Arizona Science Center

Discover the wonders of science and technology at the Arizona Science Center, a hands-on museum located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Explore interactive exhibits, participate in engaging demonstrations, and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math. From virtual reality experiences to live demonstrations and planetarium shows, the Arizona Science Center offers fun and educational activities for visitors of all ages.

Baseball glove and baseball

Cheer on the Arizona Diamondbacks

Catch a baseball game at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and experience the excitement of America’s favorite pastime firsthand. Cheer on the home team as they take on rivals from across the league and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the ballpark. From the crack of the bat to the roar of the crowd, watching a game at Chase Field is an unforgettable experience that’s sure to delight sports fans of all ages.

Whether you’re exploring the city’s vibrant shopping scene, tackling a challenging hike, hitting the links at a championship golf course, exploring the wonders of science, or catching a baseball game, Phoenix offers endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Experience the warmth and hospitality of this vibrant city for yourself and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Explore the Dining Scene

Phoenix boasts a diverse dining scene that caters to every palate and preference, with a plethora of restaurants offering delicious cuisine from around the world. For wine lovers and food enthusiasts, Postino Wine Cafe is a must-visit destination, renowned for its extensive wine selection, delectable bruschetta boards, and fresh salads bursting with flavor. Another culinary gem is Ely’s Brunch & Cafe on Camelback Road, where diners can enjoy mouthwatering brunch dishes in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Craving sushi and a unique dining experience? Look no further than Geisha A Go Go, a high-design lounge with private karaoke rooms.

Why You Should Go

Phoenix boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and outdoor adventures that make it an ideal destination for a summer getaway. Whether you’re seeking relaxation by the pool, exploring the desert landscape, or indulging in delicious Southwestern cuisine, Phoenix offers something for everyone to enjoy. Experience the warmth and hospitality of this vibrant city for yourself and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Why Book a Vacation Rental with Paseo Homes

At Paseo Homes, we offer a wide selection of vacation rentals in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, ranging from pet-friendly homes to spacious homes. Our properties feature amenities that promise comfort and style, including fully equipped kitchens, private pools and/or spas, and stunning desert views. Whether you’re traveling solo, with a partner, or with the whole family, we have the perfect property to suit your needs. Book your vacation rental today and start planning your dream getaway to Phoenix.

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With its beautiful desert landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and abundance of outdoor activities, Phoenix, Arizona, offers the perfect escape for your next summer getaway. Book your Phoenix vacation rental today and discover why Phoenix is the ultimate destination for adventure and relaxation. Contact us now to find the perfect accommodations for your trip to Phoenix.

If you like to walk the path untraveled and prefer to explore the hidden gems in Scottsdale that only those who live in the area know about, your Scottsdale getaway will be unlike any the masses may experience, especially because you chose Paseo Homes for your vacation accommodations. We like providing our guests with the most comfortable and luxurious homes in the state, but more than that, we like to help you to enjoy the vacation experiences that are near and dear to your heart. This ultimate guide to hidden gems in Scottsdale, the lesser known spots, the events that Scottsdale residents and very few travelers know about, will help make your Scottsdale getaway one that you will remember forever and wish never had to end.

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Secret Savings

We watched the Academy Awards the other day, cheering on the winners and booing when our favorites didn’t win, but we mostly watched to see what people were wearing, taking in the classic black evening gowns, the bright pops of color, and of course, the wackiest evening wear worn by those who really know how to stand out in a crowd of rich and beautiful people. And we sighed to ourselves, knowing we could never afford something as nice as what we see on the screen. Or could we? Scottsdale is a haven for sports stars, movie stars, and real estate moguls, all attending their own versions of the Oscars, and when the night comes to an end, their evening gowns often make their way to one of our favorite vintage stores, Fashion by Robert Black. Located at 7144 E 1st Avenue and open by appointment only Wednesday through Saturday from 10AM until 2PM, their vintage wear often includes couture gowns and everyday wear with designer names. You’ll find Bob Mackie, Galina, and so much more, including vintage fashions from the Roaring 20s that will stun you with their classic style and longevity, and because they are pre-owned (but still look like new), they will cost you less than if you purchased them new off the showroom floor.

Scottsdale public art

Free Art, Less Crowds

Scottsdale is known for its creative vibe, and its streets are crammed with art museums and galleries, but have you heard about our Scottsdale Public Art Walking Tour? This self-guided tour lasts about 60 minutes—longer if you want to examine each art installation with a little more intensity and perhaps take a few selfies for your Insta page—and promises to become yet another highlight in your Scottsdale adventures. Discover what it feels like to stand inside a kaleidoscope at the “The Doors” created with glass panels and an incredible amount of imagination. Delight at the play of light and metal at Soleri Bridge & Plaza, a bridge that crosses the Scottsdale waterfront and serves as a solar calendar as well. And explore the “skyspace” installation while seated within the Knight Rise art piece, best experienced at sunrise and sunset. All of these and more will fascinate and charm while giving visitors a glimpse of the creative side of Scottsdale. The map for the Art Walking Tour can be found here.

Great Escapes

Many people do not realize that Scottsdale was the location of a camp built to house prisoners of war during World War II. Located in Camp Papago Park, 625 N Galvin Parkway, on a chilly December night in 1943, 25 German soldiers tunneled their way out of the camp, hoping to make it to the Mexican border and freedom. They did escape and spent up to a few weeks wandering the desert, only to be recaptured with no loss of life. Today, the spot where they came up is marked with a marker in the ground, and although we think this is a pretty cool story, very few people who use the path where it is located for jogging and biking seem to notice.

A Taste of the Area

The epicurean landscape of Scottsdale is an international one, featuring foods of many nationalities, but perhaps the one that best represents the history and the people is a lowkey open air spot called the Stand. Located at 4020 N Alma School Road, the restaurant is definitely nothing to look at, built of arrow root and cactus ribs and often featuring a bright blue plastic tarp as a roof, it is the food that draws us in and has refused to release its hold on us since opening day about 7 or 8 years ago. Frybread is the centerpiece of its menu, a meal that has complicated beginnings, said to have been created from necessity during the Long Walk in 1864 when the US Government forced the Navajo out of the state into New Mexico. Made from a simple dough, it is the toppings that make this dish shine, and can include sweet toppings such as sugar or honey and savory ones with red or green chili. Closed Sundays, its hours are from noon until 6PM; don’t forget to make a stop at the ATM because they only accept cash at this divine roadside stand.

A Little Green in the Desert

What you might not expect from a desert vacation is an oasis of green at its center. The Scottsdale Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt is our town’s version of Central Park, offering 11 miles of bicycle paths, grassy meadows, pools, parks, and golf courses, encouraging visitors and residents to get outside and play. Its borders begin in the center of Scottsdale, ending at Tempe Town Lake, and although Valley dwellers love and adore this splash of green, it is a secret not often shared with travelers, but that’s ok; we consider you friends worthy of sharing the secret with! The biggest secret of the greenbelt is that it is actually a flood prevention tool that took 20 years to plan and complete, but when you are biking, hiking, swimming, or playing a game of golf, we don’t think you will be thinking about the rains and floods, just about all the fun you are having. Pro-tip: If you want to explore all 11 miles of the park but don’t feel like using up all your energy, rent an electric bike from E-bike Tours & Rentals and let the bike do all the work!

A miniature train

Adobe Mountain Train Museum

Americans have always enjoyed a romance with the rails, even as railroad travel is slowly disappearing from the horizon, and Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park captures the magic of the train, providing a pleasurable experience for all who visit, even as it is located in one of our neighboring communities. Encompassing everything train over 150 acres, the park offers a train museum filled with artifacts and exhibits, model railroad displays that never fail to stun, and a miniature train ride that will thrill the miniature train enthusiasts in your family. The museum is only open on Sundays from 11-3, the model trains are open on Saturdays from 8-1, and the Live Steamers (the train ride around the park) is also open only on Sundays from 11-3.

Feeling Batty

Although the desert is more likely known for its snakes, spiders, and Gila monsters, it is also the summer home to thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats making a pit stop during their migration to Mexico, and the Phoenix Bat Cave, although not in Scottsdale, is where they like to roost. The “cave” is actually a flood control tunnel that runs through the Phoenix area, and it can be a bit difficult to find, but if you can follow these easy directions, be sure to arrive at sunset so as to enjoy the sight of the thousands of bats fly off into the horizon. Best viewed between May through October, to get to the tunnel you need to walk north west from 40th Street and Camelback on the northernmost end of the Arizona Canal Trail. Google maps may even mark the area with a notation that reads “Bat Cave Parking.”

Festivals for the Rest of Us

Sometimes the best way to truly experience an authentic “taste” of the town you are visiting is by attending one of the local festivals, and Scottsdale offers a unique selection of festivals that will add an extra element of fun to your Arizona adventures.

The Arizona Ultimate Elvis Festival, 5001 N Scottsdale Road in September

2023 was the first year this cool festival came to town, and we think it will continue to grace the town for many years to come. Officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, this show offers a rocking good time, and we can promise no heartbreak hotel will be in sight.

Pet-A-Palooza, 3720 N Marshall Way in November 

As you explore the patios, parks, and streets of Scottsdale, it will be easy to determine that we Arizonans REALLY love our pooches, and if you still aren’t sure, our Pet-A-Palooza festival, taking place on the day of the dog, is sure to make the point clear. Costing nothing to attend, if you are staying in one of our pet friendly escapes, your sweet fur baby is invited to participate as well, sampling treats, foods, toys, and dog accessories that will be appreciated by all. Offering food for humans as well and events and activities that will be enjoyed by both man and dog, this heartwarming festival is worth returning for year after year.

Arizona Indian Festival, Scottsdale Civic Center, Museum of the West in February

Authentic and exciting, the Arizona Indian Festival provides crafts, foods, and a variety of other indigenous activities, giving travelers a peek into life as a Native American in the Southwest. Lasting two days and costing absolutely nothing, this festival is perfect for vacation budgets of all sizes.

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Hidden Gems in Food and Drink

There is a long list of restaurants and bars that make up the culinary scene of Scottsdale and below we have listed a few of our favorite off the beaten path establishments.

Killer Whale Sex Club, 922 N 6th Street in Phoenix

Don’t worry, the name of this crazy hot spot in Phoenix is more of an attention getter rather than a reflection of what happens under its roof. We promise there are some truly excellent cocktails and a really fun time waiting for all who step inside.

The House Brasserie, 6936 E Main Street in Scottsdale, Closed on Sundays

Open 5-10PM six days a week, the House Brasserie takes guests on a culinary adventure back to gentler times when service was key and meals were created with locally sourced ingredients. The cottage that holds Scottsdale’s most tasteful meals was built in 1939 and retains its historic charm today, while the chef-driven menu never hits a wrong note. Creative meals such as Iberico Pork Pluma and 28-day dry aged steaks will make your taste buds stand up and cheer. Their desserts are worth saving room for, changing daily according to the whims of the chef.

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Not a Secret

The ultimate hidden gem is not a secret to discerning travelers, and we are, of course, talking about our Scottsdale vacation rentals at Paseo Homes AZ. Offering all the comforts of home combined with the simple luxuries that we feel our guests deserve, every home is designed to be an integral part of your vacation experience. Explore enchanted gardens in large fenced-in backyards, binge-watch classic movies and true crime channels on state-of-the-art televisions, and sleep deep every night of your stay when you retreat to our tranquil bedrooms. Luxuries abound in these spaces, including soaking tubs in en suite baths, crystal-clear pools in the backyards, and gourmet kitchens filled with high-end appliances that will bring the joy back to your cooking experiences. Contact us to reserve your favorite Scottsdale vacation rental today and enjoy a getaway you will never forget.

When you first started to imagine an Arizona vacation in the capital city of our state, what did you imagine it would be like? Were you picturing cactus growing in the yards of your very comfortable Paseo Homes sanctuaries, morning horseback rides through the desert as the sun rose over the mountains, and spending nights watching professional basketball, baseball, hockey, or football? While all those things could very possibly come true, visitors are often surprised that Phoenix is quite a metropolitan city, offering a vibrant art and culture lifestyle, filled with live theater, sophisticated museums, and fine dining, and today, we at Paseo Homes have created this ultimate guide to Phoenix arts and culture in our Southwestern home town, providing a peek into a vacation that offers many sides of wonderful.

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Discover the art and culture scene in Phoenix

Something Different

The beauty of Phoenix is represented in many ways. Whether it’s the sun setting the sky on fire with the mountains appearing as shadows that break up the light, or the historic buildings of the downtown area—including the Maricopa County Old Courthouse, built in 1928 and still in use today—these are just a couple of things you should explore during your Arizona adventures, but first, we want to introduce you to the murals that grace the front of many of the buildings in Phoenix.

Prince Tribute, Painted by Maggie Keene

This mural is one of the newer ones in the Phoenix area but is one that is already gaining attention with residents and visitors alike. The purple backdrop (as if it would be any other color) offers multiple portraits of Prince, so realistic looking it almost makes you forget he is no longer with us. Using two automotive mirrors as the lenses of his sunglasses is a quirky and cool touch, giving the mural a 3D appeal.

Majerle’s Sport’s Grill, Painted by Jake Early and Quinn Murphy, 24 N 2nd Street

Majerle’s is a local sports bar owned by one of our hometown heroes, former Phoenix Suns player Dan Majerle, and the televisions inside are wonderful, the food is fantastic, but it is the colorful mural painted on the side of the restaurant that will grab your attention. This abstract design represents the beauty of our Southwestern city, featuring the sun, the Phoenix skyline, and the buttes and mountains that make up our landscape, painted with vibrant, neon colors that stand out against our cerulean skies.

The Rebel Lounge Arizona Mural, 2303 E Indian School Road

We are always looking for a great selfie background and this mural that spells out the word Arizona is a popular one for tourists. Each letter was painted by a different artist, offering a vibrant peek into the landscape that we love so well and making a perfect postcard of your Phoenix visit. The Rebel Lounge is also a live music venue where new bands come to play, making it the perfect lead into our next set of cultural activities, the entertainment venues of the region.

Live music performed by a band

All the Town Is a Stage

The live performance stages of Phoenix provide some of the biggest talents in the nation and these spots listed below will ensure that your adventures will be entertaining ones.

The Orpheum Theater, 203 W Adams Street 

History and talent collide at the Orpheum Theater. Beginning its life as a Vaudeville theater in 1929, it went through many incarnations over the nearly 100 years it has been in business, including a movie theater, a Broadway theater, even a Hispanic cultural centerpiece. Falling into disrepair, it was bought by the city in 1984 and would spend its next 12 years being brought back to life and is today a thriving entertainment venue showing the best plays, comedy, and musical acts.

Celebrity Theater, 440 N 32nd Street

The music is always playing at the Celebrity Theater, offering a revolving stage where some of the world’s top performers have sung for their supper for over 60 years. Bruce Springsteen, BB King, the Grateful Dead—all have graced this unique stage that is the focal point of an intimately sized theater in which there are no bad seats, at least not for long. The stage slowly rotates throughout whatever performance you are watching, and while there may be a portion of the show where you are facing the backside of the performers, the parts where you are close to the front row will bring you joy.

The Phoenix Theater Company, 1825 N Central Avenue

The Phoenix Theater Company is a local theater company that got its start in the 1920s and is one of the oldest continually operating theaters in the West. Our local talent is stunningly good and when you are sitting in the seats of this theater, losing yourself in the magic on the stage, your arts and culture visit to Phoenix will make you feel as if you have stepped into the theater on Broadway.

Painting inside a museum

The Museum Life

Can it really be considered a cultural tour of Phoenix if you don’t spend some time exploring the museums that make up an important part of our urban landscape? Discover the beauty of art, the fascinating tidbits of history, and the interesting part of the political landscape with visits to museums that cover all those topics and so much more.

Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Avenue

There are over 20,000 pieces of art encompassing nine permanent collections in the Phoenix Art Museum, and although you would have to move into the museum and live there for at least a dozen years, you can get a comprehensive peek at the exhibits and collections in just one visit. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open at 10 every other day, Ticket costs range from free (museum members and kids 5 and under) to $28 for adults.

Rosson House Museum, 113 N 6th Street

The history of Phoenix is a long and colorful one. The Rosson House Museum provides a fascinating glimpse into the Victorian portion of that history, with the home having been built in 1895. Located in Heritage Square, a segment of land that wasn’t just the original townsite of Phoenix but was the territories of the O’Odham and Piipaash peoples. Today, this brick Victorian with painted gables is closed on Wednesdays, offering tours at various times throughout the day with admission costs ranging from free to $15.

Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Boulevard

This unique museum is much loved by musicians, offering a collection of over 15,000 musical instruments from all over the world. Offering concerts, educational opportunities, and an interactive Experience Gallery that your littles will be thrilled to play in, this museum is a wonderful option for travelers with young children. Open every day from 9AM until 5PM, tickets range from free to $20 and special exhibits or concerts will cost extra.

People enjoying an art gallery

Funky and Wild

The Roosevelt Row Arts District is perhaps one of our favorite parts of living in this desert town. Offering a row of shops, restaurants, and art galleries, it is epicenter of our cultural activities, offering fun events such as First Fridays, street shows, and every February since 2004, the Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus that is hosted by one of the first galleries we will be discussing below. First, though, if you want to learn a little more about this fantastic artistic center, a visit to the Roosevelt Row Welcome Center, located at 918 N 2nd Street, will tell you everything you need to know.

Alwun House Foundation, 1204 E Roosevelt Street 

The centerpiece of the Roosevelt Row Arts District is not a shy and retiring space; rather, it is a vibrant bungalow, painted in bold colors that ensure you won’t accidentally drive by without seeing it. Built in 1912, the Alwun House Foundation bungalow is always on the hunt for new artists, offering two stories of paintings, sculptures, and a variety of artistic genres guaranteed to catch your eye. The garden of Alwun House often features special events including live musical performances and poetry readings, and if your Phoenix visit is for a destination wedding, you may be interested in learning that they rent out the gardens for private events, including weddings. Open Tuesday through Friday, noon until 6PM, admission is generally free but special events will often cost something to see.

Onyx Art Gallery, 1346 W Roosevelt Street Suite A

Offering a sophisticated vibe, Onyx Art Gallery is a relatively new addition to the Arts District, opening its doors back in 2016 when its owner moved from the windy city to the Valley of the Sun. Specializing in live music and visual arts, they also feature a book club, Haus of Soul X Onyx Art Book Club, that celebrates authors from all genres and meets on a regular basis. Open 2-6 Wednesday through Friday, admittance is free, but like the Alwun house, special events may require entrance fees.

Modified Arts, 407 E Roosevelt Street

Featuring contemporary photography, sculptures, paintings, and multimedia exhibits, one of their previous exhibits, Everyday MEMEing, offered a perfect example of their funky and exciting shows. Open on Fridays and Saturdays, this spacious gallery is always featuring something exciting and new. Admission is free, but special events may cost extra.

A sculpture in a museum

A Tour of Sculptures

As you spend your days exploring not just the arts and culture side of Phoenix, but all the different activities that make our desert city one of the most popular ones in the west, you may notice that we really love our sculptures and the ones listed below are some of our favorites.

Release the Fear Sculpture by Artist Robert John Miley, 116 W Roosevelt Street 

This first sculpture is of a figure that rises out of a melted pile of confiscated weapons. Packing a powerful message, this antigun violence sculpture will certainly give you something to think and talk about.

Dance Sculpture by Artist John Waddell, 222 E Monroe Street

It’s only natural that the Dance sculpture, which is actually three female nudes, dances gracefully in front of the Herberger Center for the Arts. We didn’t mention the Herberger Center earlier, but it is another performing arts venue in which some of the world’s greatest performers have appeared.

Her Secret is Patience by Artist Janet Echelman, 424 N Central Avenue 

Located in Civic Space Park, Her Secret is Patience is a 145-foot-tall aerial sculpture made from galvanized steel and cables, giving the appearance of dancing in the sky as it lights up and changes colors—colors that were chosen by the artist to provide a relief of sorts from the desert heat, appearing cooler in the summer months.

A busy festival

Shouldn’t Miss Festivals 

Phoenix Festival of the Arts, Hance Park 

Featuring the works of over 150 artists and musicians, the Phoenix Festival of the Arts has been held every December for over a decade. Also offering food and beverage trucks, it is a popular winter event for residents and our favorite Paseo Homes guests. 

Downtown Glendale Arts & Culture Fest

Although it is not in Phoenix proper, the downtown Glendale Arts & Culture Fest, held at the Civic Center Plaza in Glendale, is a celebration of the works of over 100 artists and musicians while also bringing an interactive arts experience to attendees. This annual event is held in March and will also feature food trucks so that no one has to go hungry while checking out the art and performances that will be the centerpiece of the event.

 Tempe Festival of the Arts, 1 W Rio Salado Parkway, December and March

Also located outside Phoenix city limits, the Tempe Festival of the Arts has been a winter and spring tradition for over 50 years and is actually one of the oldest festivals in the Southwest. Artists and musicians from all over the country set up displays, a Kid’s Block allows the younger generation to have a good time, and of course, food and beverage trucks add the perfect finishing touch!

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A Little Luxury

Your sophisticated peek into the cultural side of Phoenix will be all that much more comfortable, simply because you chose the luxury of our Paseo Homes for your Arizona vacation home rental. Contact us to reserve your favorite Phoenix vacation rental today!

Get ready to swing into action and catch all the excitement of baseball’s Spring Training 2024 in Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Arizona! As the weather warms up and the crack of the bat fills the air, baseball fans from across the country flock to the Valley of the Sun to witness their favorite teams in action. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a fun day out with family and friends, Spring Training in Arizona offers an unforgettable experience for everyone. Find out everything you need to know to make the most of your visit, from where to catch the games to where to stay and play in Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale.

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Where to Catch the Games

Spring Training in Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale offers a variety of venues where you can catch all the action up close and personal. From modern stadiums to historic ballparks, there’s something for every fan to enjoy.

Phoenix: Visit Camelback Ranch in Glendale, which the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox call home during Spring Training. This sprawling complex features beautifully landscaped grounds, spacious seating areas, and plenty of amenities for fans to enjoy.

Scottsdale: Catch a game at the Scottsdale Stadium, where the San Francisco Giants train in style. Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, this historic ballpark offers a charming atmosphere and close proximity to restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Head to the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies train side by side. With its state-of-the-art facilities and stunning mountain views, Salt River Fields offers an unbeatable atmosphere for baseball fans.

baseball on a grassy field

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Where to Stay

Make the most of your Spring Training experience by booking a vacation rental in Chandler, Phoenix, or Scottsdale. Whether you’re looking for a cozy condo, a spacious house, a luxurious resort-style villa, or vacation rentals in the Phoenix area, there’s a perfect accommodation option for every budget and preference.

You can opt for a vacation rental near Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and enjoy easy access to the games and nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Or choose a vacation rental near Camelback Ranch and enjoy the convenience of being just minutes away from the ballpark and downtown Phoenix’s vibrant nightlife and cultural attractions. Alternatively, you can book a vacation rental in downtown Scottsdale and experience the best of the city’s dining, shopping, and nightlife scene, all within walking distance of the Scottsdale Stadium.

Tips and Tricks

When visiting the stadiums for Cactus League games, remember that they are cashless, so have your debit card or digital wallet ready for transactions. Some stadiums offer reverse ATMs to convert cash to plastic, but verify beforehand. Be mindful of bag policies, as most stadiums limit sizes and content; sealed bottled water and snacks in plastic bags are generally allowed. Prepare for security screenings upon entrance, and don’t forget sunscreen – it’s available for purchase at team shops if needed. Keep an eye on your ballpark’s website for updates on promotions or events throughout the season.

Sunrise in Scottsdale, Arizona

What to Do Between Games

While Spring Training is the main event, there’s plenty to see and do in Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale when you’re not cheering on your favorite team. Explore downtown Chandler’s vibrant arts and culture scene, visit the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, or stroll through the historic Old Town Scottsdale and browse the boutiques and galleries.

For outdoor enthusiasts, take advantage of the Valley of the Sun’s beautiful weather and explore the hiking trails in the nearby mountains, or tee off at one of the many world-class golf courses in the area. And if you’re looking for a bit of rest and relaxation, unwind poolside at your vacation rental or treat yourself to a spa day at one of the area’s top resorts.

Where to Eat and Drink

No visit to Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale would be complete without sampling the local cuisine. From Southwestern classics to international flavors, the Valley of the Sun offers a diverse culinary scene to satisfy every palate.

Enjoy mouthwatering barbecue, savor authentic Mexican dishes, or treat yourself to gourmet fare at one of the area’s upscale restaurants. And be sure to wash it all down with a refreshing craft beer from one of the Valley’s many breweries or a margarita from a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city skyline.

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With its beautiful weather, exciting baseball action, and endless opportunities for adventure, spring training in Arizona is an experience you won’t want to miss. So why wait? Book one of our vacation rentals today and start planning your unforgettable trip to the Valley of the Sun. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team at the ballpark, exploring the city’s vibrant culture and cuisine, or simply soaking up the sunshine by the pool, Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale have something for everyone to enjoy.

Many family-friendly and adult-only events in Phoenix are ideal for celebrating the upcoming Easter spring holiday. Whether you are going on Spring Break with your best mates and want to party in Phoenix or coming to this bustling city with your kids to enjoy the pristine weather, there are Easter events in Phoenix for people of all ages. Keep reading to see a few must-attend Easter events for your impending Arizona holiday. Spring is the best time to come here and enjoy sunny days, fun annual events, and cool attractions.

Plan for an Easter egg hunt in Phoenix, AZ

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Spring Celebration Buckeye

Head to Sundance Park this Easter weekend and take your kids on the super fun Easter egg hunt. Even if you are traveling with toddlers, which can be stressful, they offer a toddler age group for those who are two years and younger. This way, everyone has a chance to get some great candy without being pushed over by older kids!

Ensure you arrive by 9:30 am to participate in the easter egg hunt. Then, hang around to teach your kids how to paint Easter eggs, take pictures with the Easter bunny to frame in your house, and get your face painted by local artists.

Bunny Hop

Head to Tempe Marketplace, a short drive from downtown Phoenix, for a fun event. The Bunny Hop in the District is a great way to take pictures with the Easter bunny, try your luck at the far-spread egg hunt, and listen to live musical performances from local musicians. You can even do kid-friendly crafts with your young ones at this artistic happening!

Attend the Bunny Bash

We love the Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix for going shopping, buying local produce, and checking out artisan shops all year round. But if you head here on Friday, April 7th, you can attend the famous “Spring Celebration” that brings in people from all over the state. We love coming here to decorate Easter eggs, check out balloon art, and sign up for giveaways and special deals to see what you can win.

Enjoy an Easter brunch in Phoenix, AZ

Go Out for Brunch

One of the best parts about Easter celebrations is brunch. People wake up early and try to queue in line for their favorite breakfast and brunch spots, hoping to get in and have a few mimosas with their never-ending breakfast buffet. But if you are planning on coming to Phoenix and you have time to spare, make sure you book a table ahead of time to avoid the lines and sit down to enjoy your tower of pancakes in no time.

We love going to the Royal Palms to sit outside, feel the cool breeze on our faces, and feel like we are sitting in an outdoor Mediterranean restaurant. The Royal Palms Spa offers a three-course brunch menu, incredible surroundings, and seasonal produce that will surely have your palate dancing with happiness. For $175 per person, this high-end brunch isn’t cheap, but it is a bargain for the experience you will have.

Another great spot to head to for a fantastic brunch is the Boulders Spa in Scottsdale, a short drive away from the bustling city of Phoenix. We are going to take photos with the Easter bunny, look at the ducks swimming in the bright blue pond, and eat some of the freshest food in the entire state. Is anybody in the mood for slow-roasted prime rib, striped bass, fresh fruit, salad, or antipasti? We thought so, too.

Lastly, if you’re in Phoenix with your best pals, chances are you want to enjoy a few mimosas or Bloody Mary cocktails during your egg-citing brunch. We love going to The Boozy on High Street for tons of mimosas and Bellinis that pair perfectly with omelets and pancakes. Or, check out the Hash Kitchen Arcadia for huge mimosas and sample drinks that will keep the party going all day long.

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Easter is a great time to travel with friends or family. And when you stay with us, you can guarantee a stress-free and fun holiday. Paseo Homes goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and happy for the duration of your stay. We make the booking and check-in process fast and easy to alleviate stress and confusion—we streamline the process so that you can choose a home, check in, and start your vacation.

Plus, our vacation rentals in the Phoenix area are the cream of the crop. We have luxurious and pristine houses that offer the perfect respite from a busy work or school schedule back at home. Browse our numerous Phoenix vacation rentals online to find the ideal “home away from home” for your upcoming Easter getaway.

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For every 12 year old girl who dreamed of owning their own horse, for every 10 year old boy who just knew they would be a cowboy riding horses through the desert when he grew up, February is the ideal time to plan a visit to the West’s Most Western Town. February 15 through February 25 the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show gallops into town, an event attended by over 300,000 people every year, bringing the beauty and talent of Arabian horses to the forefront of our attention. Offering magic, elegance, and an exciting opportunity to explore the world of dressage and a glimpse into the history of this ancient breed (there is evidence this breed is over 3500 years old) your time spent at the show will be your favorite part of your Arizona adventures, especially when you come home to our Paseo Homes Scottsdale sanctuaries every night.

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WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Road

In 1955 the first Arabian Horse Show was held at the Biltmore, showcasing the stunning beauty of the breed, with only 50 animals competing in the event. Today the show is held at WestWorld of Scottsdale with nearly 2400 Arabians competing, making it the largest Arabian horse show in the entire world and has even been called the Superbowl of the Arabian world. And although there are many other big draw events that take place at the same time, including spring training for major league baseball, the joy of an event that brings owners, trainers, breeders, and, of course, these graceful animals together adds an element of charm and wonder to your vacation experience.

The Arabian Difference

In the west our horses tend to be more industrial, both in stature and style, used to cattle drives and night time rides through the desert, but Arabian horses are an entirely different breed. Characterized by its finely chiseled head, it is its intelligence, its grace, and the air of nobility that has made the Arabian Horse most sought after, with the best Arabians possibly capturing a price that can be as much as 30,000 dollars. Many of the winner’s of this year’s show will go on to take the big money as will their offspring.

The Arabian Horse Show Difference

If you have never witnessed an Arabian horse show before you may not understand what the schedule shows, offering events titled English and Western Dressage,  Arabian Country Pleasure, and Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot, events that are far different from Rodeo Events that include Barrel Racing, Tie Down Roping, and Bull Riding. But even as the crowds are more genteel, the events are less rugged, and the riders are dressed so very differently from those at a rodeo, the underlying vibe, one of horses and the people who love them will be very much the same. Sometimes more of a beauty pageant for horses and at other times a talent show where impeccably dressed riders guide their steeds around obstacle courses, the one common thing you may see at both a rodeo and this horse show, is riders wearing typical Western style cowboy hats, even as many riders will be dressed in English equestrian garb. 

So Much to See

Perhaps the most colorful event will be the Mounted Native Costume event where riders show off their capes, coats, scarfs, and headdresses with the best costume winning the competition. and the most exciting may be the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction, where rowdiness similar to that of the 16th hole at the Waste Management Open contrasts with white tablecloths and fancy clothing and the auctioning off of stud services. Featuring a marketplace of arts, crafts, riding gear, and goodies that make riding more fun and a celebration of National Arabian Horse Day on February 19th. Leashed dogs are permitted, so if you have traveled across the miles with your fur child in tow, bring it along, or if not, just revel in the opportunity to enjoy horse and puppy pets whenever permitted. Visitors can meet an Arabian, having their pictures taken as they sit astride the mighty beasts, providing them with a souvenir they will never forget and if you are truly interested in learning all you can about the horse show, free barn tours give visitors a peek behind the scenes of this most prestigious show.

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The days are long at the Arabian Horse Show and by the time the sun sets over the events, visitors will be more than ready to come home to the comforts of our Paseo Homes vacation havens. There are no horses or stables in our back yards, but there will be games waiting to be played and hot tubs in which guests can soak away any aches and pains. All the comforts of home are waiting to be explored in our Paseo Homes Scottsdale sanctuaries; reserve your favorite today!

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Are you looking for a breathtaking, luxurious, and spacious Scottsdale vacation home that has tons of outdoor space, beautiful interior space, and incredible amenities you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the area? If this sounds exactly like what you need this holiday in Scottsdale, then look no further — Paseo Homes has you covered.

We have the Rancho Relaxo by Paseo Homes AZ with a pool and spa for up to 17 guests to soak outside in the pool, chill out and relax, truly decompress with their friends, forget the stress of work at home, and just enjoy being with their loved ones. When you see the exterior of the house, the bright blue pool, covered outdoor space, you may never want to leave.

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Exterior Area

The outside area alone is enough to make your jaw drop. The backyard features a bright blue pool that changes colors in the dark. You can also soak your tired legs from a day full of hiking or biking in the hot tub. Sit with your friends, have a glass of wine, and rest your legs in the hot tub to recover and get ready to go out on another hike the following day.

You can then go and sit under the covered outdoor deck to keep the sun off your face, avoid getting rained on (although it is almost always sunny here), and share some appetizers with your friends. The cozy wicker chairs with soft pillows and cushions are relaxing and comfortable for sitting and watching the sun go down.

During the daylight hours, we love the fenced-in outdoor space. Head out here in the bright sunshine and challenge your friend to a game of corn hole. Or sit by the fireplace as the sun goes down in the distance and tell stories to your friends. You can marvel at the far-reaching views, play fetch with your dog in the manicured garden, and get a tan on a hot fall day. You can also practice your game on the putting green or make some smores over the outdoor firepit.

The more you explore the outdoor space, the more you will find! This expansive private property is massive, giving every single guest a place to relax in a pool, spend time in a spa, take a nap under a covered umbrella or deck, and play games outside in the yard. With the perfect weather and amazing views, it is no wonder people spend all their time outside!

Common Space

Ready to enter the house? Just get ready to be blown away by the large ceilings, wood trim, wooden floors, cool artwork, bright lights, and functional layout. The living room features a large leather couch that is large enough for you and your guests. You Can also sit in the plush chairs to read a book or in the kitchen bar area to sip on a cocktail at 5 p.m.

Turn on the TV, watch your favorite movie, or take a midday nap in the cozy living room. At night, you can turn on the fireplace to stay warm and share stories with one another around the low-lit living room with a few cups of tea or glasses of wine.

Once you are in the mood for dinner, head to the large dining room table with multiple chairs, bright lights, and a chandelier to keep the space bright and airy. The wooden dining room table works well in the rustic style of the house and the wooden floors, showing the pristine interior styling and decorations.

Modern Kitchen

Feeling a bit hungry after a full day of being outside by the pool? Head to the modern kitchen to sit at the bar stool chairs, sip on a beer, and share snacks with your pals. You can also use the new stainless-steel appliances, cabinets for food storage, and granite counter to prepare a hearty dinner for your guests as they chill out and enjoy the weather.

kitchen inside of Rancho Relaxo vacation home

Remote Workspace

We know that you don’t want to work too much when you’re on vacation, but sometimes it has to be done. Use the functional workspace any time of the day. This remote workspace not only offers your very own computer and keyboard, but it also has a printer, fax machine, scanner, and coffee machine to keep you going all day long!


Last but not least, Rancho Relaxo offers 6 bedrooms for you to share with your guests. And the best part is, there is no bad room. Every single bedroom offers cozy furnishings, soft linens, fluffy pillows, ample clothes storage, and access to a bathroom in just a few steps. Turn off the light, draw the curtains, and slowly drift off to a great night of sleep.

At Paseo Homes, we offer everything, and more, that you could possibly need. This amazing house not only has incredible indoor and outdoor space, but you can use a garage bay, ping pong table, and full-size pool table. Book the home of your dreams today!

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Not sure where to go for this upcoming holiday season? We have you covered. If you want somewhere with fun events to do, cool places to see, and exciting holiday parties for you to attend, Arizona has it all. Instead of being cooped up inside during bleak and drab weather this holiday season, you can spend Christmas in Phoenix.

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Cave Creek in Arizona offers something for everyone. If you are interested in going outside and spending your free time on the water, hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing, this is it. If you would rather spend time shopping, eating, and drinking, you are in luck, too.

And when you stay with us at Paseo Homes, we offer only the best properties for you to choose from. Put on your Christmas pajamas, make a nice pot of coffee in the morning, and get ready to partake in the holiday celebrations.

Do you want to ring in the New Year in style? We don’t blame you. This is the time for you to get dressed up, take your best friend or partner to a fun party, and share in good times, dances, and drinks with your best mates. The Champagne and Shimmer event at the Westin Tempe is one of the top events for those who want to hang out with friends, dance with strangers, and have an unforgettable night.

Surprise your kids at this fun and exciting event held on December 9th at 11:30 am at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub. Not only can you meet Santa, have your kids sit on his lap, and take photos that you will never forget, but this eventful party at one of the best pubs in the entire state is free for you and your family. End the afternoon with a pint from the bar and get ready to celebrate.

Did you wake up hungry? If you drank a lot of wine the night before, or you are tired and hungry from an overnight flight to Arizona, then we recommend booking a ticket to Breakfast with Santa – Maggiano’s Little Italy in Scottsdale, AZ. This yummy and tasty event offers breakfast with Santa Claus, churning out tasty plates, great vibes, photo opportunities, and alcoholic breakfast beverages for mom and dad.

Scottsdale Holiday Events

Scottsdale is home to dozens of holiday events that will truly knock your socks off. We recommend going to the Christmas Party at the Eagles Buffet to enjoy tasty and mouthwatering food. Or check out Enchant Christmas at the Salt River Fields to enjoy live music and a heart-pounding concert that will get you up off of your feet and on the dance floor for hours on end!

Another great event that is a must-do during your time in Scottsdale is attending Christmas at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Boat. Head here early in December to avoid the crowds and take photos of the magical winter wonderland.

We also recommend going to the Enchanted Plaza to sing along to the live music, go ice skating in the blustery winter weather, and listen to local bands play the traditional Christmas carols that we love so much.

Feeling a bit hungry during your stay in Scottsdale? Don’t worry, there are tons of festive restaurants that put on special holiday meals and Christmas feasts that will help the hunger pangs go away. We recommend going to Toro to enjoy a new-age twist on the typical Christmas food, including Pan-Latin meals that use fresh flavors and strong spices. Or check out La Hacienda for a Tex-Mex twist on a typical Christmas dish!

Lastly, head to the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park Holiday Lights show to see this famous magical experience with your kids. If you are in Scottsdale with your entire family, this immersive and interactive light display and atmospheric adventure is full of snow, twinkle lights, and great vibes. We recommend bringing the kids and watching them as they play on the playground, take a ride on the carousel, and play the games.

Phoenix Holiday Events

We couldn’t forget the beautiful city of Phoenix when talking about the best spot to check out holiday and Christmas-themed events, could we? Of course not! Phoenix is home to tons of things to do all month long during December And January that encompass the holiday spirit.

We recommend attending the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Footprint Center. The Ghosts of Christmas Eve is a fantastic show that will have you singing along to the music and simply in awe of the talent of the local musicians and performers.

Another great event that you should check out during your time here is the World of Illumination, lasting the second half of November until the middle of December. Head here to take part in the largest drive-through light show, including new theme parks, huge, animated structures, and an enchanted safari.

To walk around and see more twinkling Christmas lights and dazzling shows that will take your breath away, the Lights at the Farm show lasts the entire month of December. Head here in early December to avoid crowds and walk through the state’s largest synchronized Christmas light show, including over ten acres of displays, Christmas carols, yummy food, live music, and ice skating. Contact us to book your stay today.

There are tons of reasons why you should go to Arizona during the winter months, but how can you find the ideal vacation home that ticks all of your boxes? You may have tried to use an online search engine in the past, but to no avail. This brings up many results, and many of which don’t have what you are looking for.

What if you want a high-end home with modern amenities, private outdoor space, and close proximity to the downtown area of Chandler, Phoenix, or Scottsdale? We can help you with that! Paseo Homes offers dozens of rentals that are suitable for groups of various sizes and with different interests. Read on below to find the perfect winter vacation rental in Chandler, Phoenix, or Scottsdale!

Why Choose Paseo Homes?

Paseo Homes is a local and family-owned Arizona company that has strong roots in architecture, interior design, residential construction, and other aspects of the hospitality industry. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best deal possible and ensuring they are happy for the duration of their stay with us.

We offer short-term vacation rentals with our property management services. Our large scope of deals, services, and properties is what sets us apart from other online agencies, real estate businesses, or leasing companies. Our short-term rental company focuses fully on hospitality and property management to provide you with the best customer service experience you have ever had in the rental/leasing world.

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, our combined experience makes us well-versed in helping you find the holiday home of your dreams and put your faith in us to handle your vacation. We take great pride in bringing in a personalized and unique approach to the process of renting short-term holiday homes that work for families, friends, couples, and solo travelers.

We treat property owners and renters as business partners and offer a mutually beneficial atmosphere that works for everyone involved. If you are looking to rent your vacation home, we make sure you get the best deal possible. If you want a home for your upcoming holiday, we will welcome you with open arms.

Our Services

We offer tailored services for both property owners and renters alike that make it easy for you to use us and feel confident during the process. We offer different packages and services that work with your desired level of management and real estate aid. Some of our most popular services include revenue optimization, commitment to third-party suppliers, inspection of all of our properties, hands-on guest relations and strong customer relationships, and full transparency. We are truthful, honest, and upfront about everything that happens within our business.

Our Rentals

We have a large portfolio of properties throughout the Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale areas that can work for your upcoming vacation or property rental. We make sure that all of our homes are ultra-modern, spacious, and luxurious, so no matter which one you choose, you are going to have a high-end and upscale holiday away from home. Leave the stress behind and truly unwind here in Arizona.

Our homes offer pristine amenities and furnishings that you won’t find in a typical hotel or hostel. Some of our vacation rentals in the Phoenix area even have a shared community pool that is great for the heat of the summer and cooling off on a warm day after a long bike ride or hike.

We also offer modern interior design and styling that sets apart our homes from others in the local area. Our modern kitchens feature stainless steel appliances, large granite countertops, and seating areas for sharing cocktails or appetizers with your guests. We have tile flooring that makes our homes easy to clean and keeps looking immaculate day in and day out.

The large windows in the homes offer plenty of natural light and give you the chance to gaze outside and see the beauty of Arizona surrounding your home. The windows make the houses feel even bigger than they already are!

Plus, we have modern decorations, cool furnishings, and comfortable furniture that offers a plush seating area for all of your guests. The cozy living room is the perfect spot to chill out, decompress, and watch a show with your loved ones on your calming vacation.

We also have dozens of Scottsdale rentals that are super popular on our website. Scottsdale is a fabulous place to visit all year round due to the pristine weather, days of sunshine, and ample things to do. Our rentals offer outdoor space with a pool to swim laps or chill out and a hot tub to grill burgers and hot dogs on a hot summer day. You can make use of the grilling area, play a few games with your guests in the game room or the billiards area, and then soak in the far-reaching views of the neighborhoods. Contact us and book today!