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Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert setting hosts some of Arizona’s most beautiful and picturesque hiking areas. As the landscape comes alive in that golden morning light, the views along those area trails become so spectacular, they’ll make cameras swoon from excitement. Okay, so that might be slightly hyperbolic, but you get what we mean. Morning hikes in Scottsdale’s hiking areas are about as good as it gets.

Before we jump into these exquisite hiking areas, we want to remind you that Scottsdale has a reputation of featuring hot weather nearly year-round. When out hiking in the desert, always wear proper sun protection and pack plenty of water and snacks. For a complete list of what to bring for your hike, check out this hiking guide from Visit Arizona.

With that out of the way, here are our 4 favorite Scottsdale hiking areas to catch great views and escape that hot desert sun!

Man Hiking In McDowell Preserve

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

With over 225 miles of trails to explore across 30,580 acres of Sonoran Desert, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve hosts some of the best hikes in Arizona and is the ultimate nature lover’s playground. Open every day from sunrise to sunset, the preserve offers visitors the chance to experience true Sonoran Desert wilderness. Deep canyons and high mountain peaks host an incredible array of desert plant and animal life. In spring, you can discover plenty of trails lit up with vibrant wildflowers that bring wonderful colors to the desert landscape. 

First-time visitors to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve will love these trails:

  1. Granite Mountain Loop Trail (Easy/Medium)
  2. Gateway Loop Trail (Medium)
  3. Tom’s Thumb Trail (Medium/Hard)
  4. Check out other great McDowell Sonoran Preserve Trails

Golden Hour Light Along Pinnacle Peak Trail

Pinnacle Peak Park

Although Pinnacle Peak Park only features a single trail within its 150-acre area, the trail is pretty gosh darn nice. Creatively labeled as the Pinnacle Peak Trail, this hiking area is located right on the northern outskirts of town. The titular trail is one of the more popular in Scottsdale for hikers and trail runners, so weekday mornings are certainly the best times to go if you want to avoid those larger crowds. Plus, mornings along this meandering out-and-back trail are nothing short of spectacular. You’ll find the early rise justified pretty much five steps out of the parking lot.

Desert Scenery In Usery Mountain Park

Usery Mountain Regional Park

With 29 trails of varying lengths and difficulties to explore, Usery Mountain Regional Park is another great hiking area to check out near Scottsdale. Known for its wide scenic vistas, Usery Mountain Regional Park is ideal for hikers looking to have their jaws dropped on a morning hike. Although there is a $7 vehicle entrance fee to enter the park, it’s well-worth the small cost to experience some of Arizona’s best views.

Check out these popular trails at Usery Mountain Regional Park during your visit:

  1. Merkle Trail (Easy)
  2. Wind Cave Trail (Medium)
  3. Pass Mountain Trail (Medium/Hard)
  4. Check out more great trails in Usery Mountain Regional Park

Saguaros In Arizona Superstition Mountains

Lost Dutchman State Park

Named after Jacob Waltz’s (AKA “The Dutchman”) legendary lost gold mine, the Lost Dutchman State Park has much more to offer than just fabled riches. The state park is located smack-dab in the middle of Arizona’s Superstition Mountains, and it serves up scenery that more than lives up to legends. Morning light brings a rosy glow to the landscape that hikers and their cameras will be drawn to like a sweet siren song.

Don’t believe that description? See for yourself at these scenic Lost Dutchman trails:

  1. Jacob’s Crosscut Trail (Easy)
  2. Treasure Loop Trail (Easy/Medium)
  3. Siphon Draw Trail (Medium/Hard)
  4. Check out more Lost Dutchman State Park Trails

 

And those are our top picks for the best Scottsdale hiking areas to check out for morning hikes. Each hiking area offers trails with distinct experiences within Scottsdale’s signature desert landscape. You can bet that each spot will leave your breath taken, and your camera fully stocked with gorgeous golden hour pictures.

Once you finish your hike, you’ll want to retreat back to a cool, cozy, and comfortable home base. Luckily, you’re already on a website that provides accommodations which fit that description. Book one of GoodNight Stay’s Scottsdale rental homes to complete your perfect Arizona vacation!

 

We believe that you don’t need a massive budget to have a great time in Nashville. If you know where to look, you’ll find plenty of things to do and see completely for free. Having been around the block a few times, we’ve discovered plenty of great free activities and attractions in Nashville that we are more than happy to share with you!

Live Music Show In Nashville

1. Catch a Free Live Music Show

When in Music City, attending concerts is a must! However, you don’t need to break the bank to hear some great live performances. Across the city there are a ton of places that host fantastic live music shows throughout the week, and they don’t require a cover charge. That said, still remember to tip the bands you see for the great shows they put on.

Check out the Nashville Tourism Guide to Free Live Music for a list of the best free music venues.

Tennessee State Capitol Building In Nashville

2. Take a Free Tour of the State Capitol Building

Nashville was selected as the permanent state capitol of Tennessee in 1843. The capitol building has stood since 1859, and it was added to the National Historic Register of Historic Places in 1970 as well as declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. Inside these great marble walls resides a century and a half of remarkable living history that you just have to see!

Visitors can tour the stoic Tennessee State Capitol building on either guided or self-guided tours from Monday-Friday free of charge. Guided tours are approximately 45-minutes long and limited to groups of 15.

Young Boy On Trip To Museum - Tennessee State Museum

3. Discover More Tennessee History at the State Museum

If you’re itching to learn more about Tennessee’s culture and history after your state capitol tour (who wouldn’t?!), then you have to make a trip to the Tennessee State Museum. This immense museum covers everything from Tennessee’s natural history beginnings through to the present day. Admission is free, but you can make donations to the museum if you like.

After your visit to the Tennessee State Museum, two other great free places to see are Fort Negley and the Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Both were significant sites during the Civil War, and they are deeply fascinating to explore today!

Nashville Parthenon In Centennial Park

4. Relax at a Tranquil Nashville Park

Yes, every town and city has parks to relax in, but Nashville parks go above and beyond the call of park duty! A perfect example of this is Centennial Park which features the standard affairs like nature trails, ponds and lakes, a dog park, etc. However, in addition to those, Centennial Park hosts a full-scale recreation of the Greek Parthenon. You know, because why not just throw that in the mix?

And that’s just the one aspect of one of the many great parks to check out in Nashville. Be sure to check out our Nashville Parks information page to learn more about Centennial and other local parks.

Art Sculpture In Nashville

5. Absorb Nashville’s Contemporary Art Scene

Although Nashville is famous for its music, a stroll down almost any street will reveal the city’s artistic spirit as well. Not only do the combined storefronts of Nashville’s famous Broadway look like a vibrant painting in-and-of-itself, but the many walls of the street are also adorned with impressive murals and street art. 

Off the streets there are several art galleries and exhibits free to enter. The Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University, for example, features 10 exhibits of contemporary art from regional and national artists every year. Check the Art Scene page on the Nashville Tourism website for more impressive galleries and exhibits.

 

To sum up, you really don’t need a large budget to have a great time in Nashville. When you know where to look, you’ll find more than enough art, culture, and history to enjoy for free. And, after your full budget-friendly day, you can come back to your Nashville vacation home to relax for a good night stay.

Take yourself out to a ballgame this spring! Along with pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds, spring in the Valley of the Sun is the perfect time to cheer on your favorite Cactus League team during the MLB spring training season! From getting tickets to knowing what to expect at the stadium, and even where to stay for your spring training home base, we’ve got you covered with all that you need to know before you head out to the ballpark. With the 2022 spring training season set to begin February 26th, 2022, and continue through March 29th, 2022, there is no better time to start planning your trip!

Arizona Spring Training Baseball Game

Arizona Spring Training Stadiums

With 15 teams playing at 10 different stadiums across the greater Phoenix area, it is important you know where to find your team! The teams will rotate among all the stadiums in the area playing games, but if you are looking to attend practice, you must find your team’s spring training home base. Check out the list of the stadiums below in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and greater Phoenix area below to know where your team will be playing ball!

The Ballpark Experience

Once you’ve decided which game or practice you want to attend, it’s time to prepare for heading to the stadium! Buying tickets online will save you the stress and time of waiting in line at the stadium. And of course, while the Arizona sunshine makes this the perfect place for a baseball game, the sun can also be quite strong! Bring sunscreen, a hat, and water to stay hydrated and safe from the sun during the game.

Spring Training Concessions

It wouldn’t be the true baseball experience without hitting up the concession stands. Buy some peanuts and cracker jacks, a hot dog, nachos, or a beer to satisfy your appetite. Enjoy mountain views from the stadium as you watch the game, and bring a mitt of your own to catch a fly ball.

Where to Stay During Spring Training

Your spring training plans aren’t complete without a comfortable home base! Whether you prefer to relax poolside before a baseball practice or lounge in an open-concept living room in the evening, we are sure to have your ideal getaway in one of our luxury Scottsdale or Paradise Valley vacation rental homes. Check out a few of our featured properties ready for a Spring Training 2022!

Modern Home in Old TownA backyard of a modern, Old Town vacation rental

Nearest Spring Training Ballpark: Scottsdale Stadium

With 5 bedrooms, a private pool, and a location in the middle of Old Town, this Scottsdale vacation rental is a perfect home base for Spring Training! Inside, you’ll find a modern, open-concept space with plenty of homey touches. The location offers easy access to both Old Town as well as the Scottsdale Stadium and the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick! Baseball enthusiasts will not want to miss out on a stay in this stunning Scottsdale home.

New Build Modern Home in Old Town Scottsdale

A living room in a Scottsdale vacation rental

Nearest Spring Training Ballpark: Scottsdale Stadium

This Scottsdale vacation rental features an open floor plan, 12 ft ceilings, and two master suites. Inside, guests enjoy a gourmet kitchen, a pool table, and a wet bar ready for a round of cocktails. Outdoors, find a private pool, a masonry fire pit, and a BBQ. This modern home offers the best of indoor and outdoor living as well as an ideal location near Old Town, Camelback Mountain, and the Talking Stick Resort and Casino.

Mountain Estate With Stunning Views

The mountain views of a Paradise Valley vacation rental

Nearest Spring Training Ballpark: Salt River Fields

For a mountain escape with stunning views and a spacious interior, book this Paradise Valley vacation rental. With 8 bedrooms and space for 18 guests, your entire group of baseball enthusiasts can partake in cheering on their teams during spring training. The highlight of this vacation rental is the outdoor entertaining area that includes a lap pool, fireplace, and stunning views of Mummy Mountain!

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Nashville invites families to explore the magic of Music City. With opportunities to enjoy live music, get out on the dance floor, explore attractions, and taste the iconic cuisine, families will spend busy days enjoying the unique flair of Nashville! Start planning a family-friendly Nashville vacation for your next getaway.

Jam Out to Live Music as a Family

A visit to Nashville isn’t complete without live music performances. Luckily there are plenty of venues that invite families to experience Music City to the fullest. The Ryman Auditorium is a historic venue that was once home to the Grand Ole Opry show. A show in this space is sure to make an impact on music enthusiasts of all ages.

If you want to get out on the dance floor with your family, we recommend the Wildhorse Saloon. The Wildhorse Saloon is one of the largest dance floors in Nashville.  This nightlife hotspot features complimentary line dancing lessons, making it the perfect destination for families looking to learn the ropes. Put on your dancing boots for a night on the town! Take a break from dancing to dig into their famous fried pickles and barbecue before heading back onto the dance floor. Enjoy live music during your family’s Nashville vacation.

Explore Family-Friendly Attractions

Boy in the birds park. Weekend with kids, fun

Besides the live music hot spots, Nashville is chock-full of family-friendly Nashville attractions. The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a crowd-pleaser with plenty of wild entertainment and festive events happening year-round. Take a break from the excitement of Lower Broadway to stroll through the Nashville Zoo. You’ll have a wild good time!

To learn more about the country music Nashville is known for, head to the Country Music Hall of Fame! Travel through the current exhibits to learn about individual country performers, historic live music venues, and walk through the Hall of Fame rotunda! You won’t want to miss out on this staple of country music history.

Rainy day? Visit the Adventure Science Center to learn more about how the world works. This hands-on science museum invites children of all ages to put their imaginations to work while learning about physics, weather, space, and more. Perfect for a winter day activity, the Adventure Science Center is sure to keep your little ones entertained.

For outdoor fun, the Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort should be on your agenda! With both a waterpark and treetop adventure park, families can choose between making a splash on waterslides and in a large, lagoon-style pool or testing their bravery on a treetop ropes course. Get outdoors at this unique family-friendly amusement park. Nashville is perfect for family fun!

Dine at Family-Friendly Restaurants

When your family needs to refuel during the day, stop by one of our favorite family-friendly restaurants. Edley’s Bar-B-Que East Nashville invites families to enjoy iconic barbecue dishes including brisket platters, baby back ribs, and chicken wings, and fried chicken. Enjoy southern sides like green beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, and more alongside your Nashville-style barbecue.

The Assembly Food Hall is the perfect destination for families who can’t seem to agree on what to eat for dinner. With burgers, tacos, poke, and even a unique ice cream shop, the whole family can find exactly what they are looking for at the Assembly Food Hall! Enjoy these dishes and more when you book a stay in a Nashville rental!

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Your family is sure to feel right at home when you book a stay in one of our Nashville vacation rentals. Our modern Nashville rentals offer homey comforts such as a fully equipped kitchen, open living areas, and inviting bedrooms. Our Nashville vacation rentals also feature ideal locations meaning you’ll be within easy access of all the family-friendly Music City attractions.

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For those whose ideal day includes shopping in upscale stores, art galleries, and unique souvenir shops, Scottsdale is a prime destination! Enjoy the charm of Old Town with an array of art galleries and souvenir shops that invite you to admire stunning artworks and pick up a souvenir or gift or two. Shoppers will also want to visit the upscale, outdoor malls where you can find a new wardrobe staple or grab dinner with friends and family! Shop till you drop on your next Scottsdale vacation!

Two women laugh as they shop in Scottsdale

For the Fashion Focused Shopper

For the shopper with a strong sense of fashion, Scottsdale’s shopping malls are the premier destination! The Scottsdale Fashion Square features over 200 stores national brands such as Burberry, Fabletics, H&M, Nordstrom, and more.

For even more stores and entertainment, Kierland Commons is an upscale outdoor shopping center. Kierland Commons is home to national brands like Madewell and Anthropologie, jewelry stores, and eateries including Shake Shack, Mastro’s Ocean Club, and more. Take a break from your shopping spree to enjoy a sit-down meal with your fellow shoppers. Find the perfect outfit for a night out on the town!

For the Art Gallery Enthusiast

Old Town Scottsdale is home to a variety of art galleries for enthusiasts to stroll through and admire. If you are in the market for a new piece to highlight on your walls or in your home, find it in the Old Town art district. Even if you aren’t looking to take artwork home yourself, the galleries in Old Town Scottsdale are worth a stop. Stroll through the numerous galleries to see the beautiful and unique pieces on display!

The galleries display works from both local and internationally renowned artists including contemporary, western, Native American, and landscape artworks. The River Trading Post is home to Authentic American Indian Art including pottery, Navajo weavings, sculpture, and more. The J Kelin Gallery both displays and sells contemporary art that features bright colors and unique viewpoints.

Where to Find AZ Souvenirs

And if you are looking to pick up a souvenir to remember your trip to Arizona, stop by one of the many souvenir shops in Old Town! Both Scottsdale Southwest and Kactus Jock are stores where you can pick up t-shirts, gifts, and more. Don’t forget to pick up a cactus to take home with you or a mug stamped with Arizona staples. Grab a souvenir to remember your trip by!

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A charming living room in a Scottsdale vacation rental

Wanting to experience the charm of Old Town Scottsdale for yourself? Book one of our stunning properties! Our Scottsdale vacation rentals feature private pools, ideal locations, and modern interiors with western charm. Away from your desert oasis, explore the shopping areas, take a hike on a nearby trail, or get out on one of the beautiful golf courses!

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Experience the most of Music City by booking a Nashville tour! From behind the scene looks at the Grand Ole Opry to a tractor party unlike any other, there are plenty of tours that allow you to see Nashville in a whole new light! Start planning your Music City getaway by booking a Nashville vacation rental today!

Nashville, Tennessee downtown skyline at twilight

Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

For a convenient and educational way to get around town, climb aboard the Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour. With 14 convenient stops at Nashville’s top attractions such as the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Centennial Park, the trolley allows climb on and off while learning about these iconic Nashville sights.

Nashville Ghost Tours

Get into the spooky spirit by booking a Nashville Ghost Tour! With tours ranging from a hearse tour, a haunted tavern tour, and a haunted tour of downtown, guests can find plenty of ways to get spooked and learn about the spooky side of Nashville. The Haunted Tavern Tour is perfect for those who are wanting to pair spirits with spooky tales. For a seated tour of Nashville, climb aboard the Nashville Hearse Tour that will take you to multiple sites like Union Station, an old cemetery, and more. And finally, the downtown tour is a walking tour led by a costumed guide that will take you to sites like the Tenessee State Capitol, Ryaman Auditorium, and more!

Grand Ole Opry Behind the Scenes Tour

Music enthusiasts will not want to miss a tour of the Grand Ole Opry! Get a peak into what happens backstage when some of country music’s biggest stars take the stage. The daytime backstage tours let you take a seat in the theater to see the venue brought to life with lighting effects, films, and more. Hear stories about the legends of the Opry and the historic performances and musicians that have taken the stage. Visitors can also book a post-show backstage tour where you can step backstage after a live performance to see the dressing rooms, studio A, and maybe even step on stage for yourself!

The Nashville Tractor

For a party atmosphere and tour in one, jump on the Nashville Tractor! The 75-minute tour is a non-stop party complete with music, a dance floor, and a bar all on board. Both public and private parties are available depending on what size of party you are bringing on board with you. Don’t miss out on this unique party in motion through the heart of Nashville!

General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville

Enjoy dinner and a show aboard the General Jackson Showboat! Choose between daytime and evening cruises to enjoy a meal while enjoying live entertainment shows such as Tenessee Legends or Music City Nights. The boat is one of the largest showboats ever built and offers a unique venue for dinner with stunning views along the way and entertainment that will make you want to dance. Book a cruise on this legendary showboat!

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Want to experience these Nashville tours and more? Book a Nashville vacation rental to experience the most of Music City! Hit the town with a night at the Honky Tonks on Broadway, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and dance to live music around town! Start planning your Music City vacation by booking one of our stunning Nashville vacation rentals!

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Music City is chock-full of fall festivities and fun! From film festivals, pumpkin patches, beer and wine events, and —of course— live music, fall can be one of the best times to visit Nashville. Late September, October and November are prime months to visit if you want to escape the crowds of peak season. Start planning a stay in one of our Nashville vacation rentals today!

1. Film Festivals

International Black Film Festival: September 30th – October 4th, 2021

Nashville Film Festival: September 30th – October 6th, 2021

In late September and early October, both the International Black Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival are in full swing. The International Black Film Festival is in its 16th year of annually showcasing and celebrating black filmmakers. During the festival, visitors can attend film screenings, networking events, panels, and enjoy entertainment.

The Nashville Film Festival is another opportunity to watch films followed by creator panels and Q&A sessions. Attend one of the many screenings at venues across Nashville and hear from the filmmakers themselves at these film festivals!

2. Artober Nashville

Throughout the Month of October

During the month of October Nashville hosts a celebration of the arts with music, theater, crafts, film, and more. Artober Nashville is a prime time to visit Nashville and explore the many performing art venues and galleries that are showcasing events such as the Frist Art Museum, the Belcourt Theatre, Nashville’s Children’s Museum, the 21C Museum Hotel, and many more!

3. The Tennessee Beer & Wine Festival

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

For an afternoon of sipping and tasting, head to the Tennessee Beer & Wine Festival! Hosted at the Two Rivers Mansion just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville, this event invites guests to taste hand-selected beer and wines from local, national, and even international breweries and wineries. You can also expect to jam out to live music and shop from artisan booths that are on display.

4. Cheekwood Harvest

September 18th – October 31st, 2021

Running for six weeks, the Cheekwood Harvest is a fall festival that you can’t miss in Nashville! Get in the spirit by exploring the pumpkin house as well as getting crafty as you paint and carve a pumpkin of your choice. During the weekends you can sip a brew from the beer garden, listen to live music, as well as grab a bite to eat from a local food truck. You won’t want to miss this charming fall festival!

5. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

September 25th & 26th, 2021

And of course, a trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a music-focused festival! The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural festival is located in the neighboring town of Franklin, TN and brings together musicians from genres including rock and roll, indie, gospel, bluegrass, alt-country, and more! This year, headliners include Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, and Maren Morris! Book a Nashville vacation rental to attend this music-centered fall event and more!

Fall is a perfect season for a visit to the Valley of the Sun! Warm temperatures and sunshine are still present throughout the season allowing for plenty of outdoor activities. Start planning a stay in one of our Scottsdale vacation rentals to enjoy sunshine, outdoor adventures, and local events!

Enjoy Scottsdale’s Fall Weather

A scottsdale vacation rental

Warm weather and sunshine can be found in Scottsdale during the fall months. September’s weather is warm enough for days lounging poolside and cooling off with a swim. In October or November, hiking and golfing are ideal ways to spend the day with cooler temperatures that remain pleasant for outdoor activities.

Shop at the Scottsdale Farmers Market

The Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market occurs every Saturday morning between October and May. With plenty of local, farm fresh produce as well as flowers, meats, cheese, artisan breads, and more, the farmers market is where you can grab ingredients for your kitchen. Whip up something delicious with seasonal ingredients in your Scottsdale vacation rental’s gourmet kitchen! The market is also perfect place for a stroll or grabbing a morning snack!

Take a Hike

With the height of the summer heat past, fall is the perfect time to explore the many hiking trails that can be found near Scottsdale! Go for a scenic stroll along the Lost Dog Wash trailhead loop, walk up to the picturesque Hole in the Rock, or challenge yourself to climb to the top of Camelback Mountain. Make sure to bring your hiking boots on your Scottsdale getaway!

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon getting ready for liftoff at dawn in the Sonoran Desert near Phoenix Arizona

Get the best possible views of the Sonoran Desert from a hot air balloon! Be on the lookout close to the ground for gorgeous wildflowers and wildlife and take in the stunning 360 views as the balloon flies to incredible heights. Hot Air Expeditions features both private and shared rides allowing for you to choose the flight experience you desire. You won’t want to miss this unique Scottsdale activity.

Attend Scottsdale Fall Events

Fall is also a season filled with events and festivals that invite you to experience the food and culture of Scottsdale! The Scottsdale Fall Festival is a weekend in September that gets visitors into the fall spirit with a parade, a classic car expo, and activities like a chalk competition and children’s area.

Dig into some delicious cuisine at the Arizona Taco Festival. Taking place October 23rd and 24th, this festival is filled with tasty tacos, a variety of tequilas, and even live music! The Annual Wild Western Festival also takes place in October and brings together a variety of activities such as live music, pony rides, and demonstrations. During the festival, you can also shop at the artisan and western vendors.

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Find the Scottsdale vacation home of your dreams! Browse properties that feature amenities such as private pools, prime locations, and stunning views. Start planning your fall getaway today and spend the season lounging in your own private backyard oasis!

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Nashville hot chicken is a must-try for every visitor to the Music City. Whether you’re looking to test your tolerance for spice or just enjoy a delicious plate of Nashville fried chicken, we have your guide to the best spots in town! Pair your Nashville hot chicken with the southern sides you know and love and get in touch with southern cuisine! Start planning your Nashville vacation today!

Check Out Our Favorite Spots for Nashville Hot Chicken

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

With four locations across town, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is a staple of Nashville’s fried chicken scene! Test your tolerance for spice with 6 levels of heat for your fried chicken! Stop into the Lower Broadway location during a night of dancing at a nearby Honky Tonk. Pair your hot chicken plate with a hand-squeezed lemonade and other southern staples like baked beans, southern greens, and mac n’ cheese! Don’t miss this Nashville icon!

Prince’s Hot Chicken

Prince’s Hot Chicken has been a feature of Nashville’s hot chicken scene for nearly 100 years. Today, foodies in Nashville can stop in to enjoy fried chicken with 8 levels of spice ranging from plain to XXX HOT! Order a whole chicken to share with the family or a basket of tenders to keep to yourself. Prince’s Hot Chicken also features sides like baked beans, potato salad, and seasoned fries. Stop in for southern hospitality and delicious eats!

Party Fowl

Party Fowl is the perfect spot to dig into a delicious plate of hot chicken and sip on a delicious cocktail. Guests can choose between 20 local beers on tap and a wide array of boozy slushies like cherry limeade and blue raspberry. You may need a slushy to help with the chicken’s heat! Enjoy the signature hot chicken in dishes such as street tacos, a quesadilla, and the “Nashville Hot” half bird. Party Fowl is a perfect combination of southern fried chicken and good times!

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

At Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, you can enjoy a variety of classic Tennessee dishes including southern fried chicken. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can soothe your appetite any time of day. Order a “meat and three” course to pair delicious southern-style meat with classic sides, a plate of chicken fried chicken, or even fried catfish if you need a break from all of the chicken. Stop in for a taste of true southern cuisine!

Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish

Owned by Bolton Matthew, Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish is a family-run restaurant with a recipe that is a Nashville favorite. Choose between a chicken sandwich, a platter, or opt for a plate of catfish or tilapia. Taste it for yourself to see how you handle the spice! Delight your tastebuds with a visit to Bolton’s!

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There’s nothing better than heading home to relax and enjoy after a delicious meal of Nashville hot chicken. Book one of our gorgeous Nashville vacation rentals to call home during your getaway. With gorgeously decorated interior spaces, private rooftops, and desirable locations near the excitement of downtown, you’re sure to find the Nashville vacation rental you have dreamed of!

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When you book a stay in a Scottsdale vacation rental, you can expect to enjoy time on the golf course, lounging in pools, and dining on delicious Mexican cuisine! But where can you find the best Mexican restaurants in Scottsdale? Luckily, we have a guide to our favorite spots for Mexican cuisine ranging from family-owned eateries to hotspots for tequila and tacos.

Check out these Scottsdale Mexican restaurants that will not disappoint!

1. The Mission Old Town

First, the Mission in Old Town, Scottsdale is a romantic destination for modern Latin cuisine. Enjoy delicious dishes such as tostadas, tacos, salmon, filets, and more. Pair your meal with a house margarita including flavors like spicy hibiscus and the elderflower Paloma. Further, the restaurant’s charming setting complete with flickering candlelight makes it a perfect destination for date night. Don’t miss this staple of Latin cuisine in Old Town, Scottsdale!

2. Barrio Queen

Order burritos, enchiladas, tacos and more at this fun and festive Scottsdale Mexican restaurant! With an expansive menu and lively atmosphere, Barrio Queen will have you returning again and again for delish dishes and good times. Top off the night with a delicious hand-crafted margarita, sangria, or the infamously spicy Death’s Door margarita.

3. Los Olivos Mexican Patio

Los Olivos Mexican Patio is a family-run restaurant that has been open for the past 70 years. Enjoy authentic cuisine with hand crafted tortillas, salsas, and dishes such as chimichangas, tamales, and tacos. Stop in for happy hour to enjoy a deal on margaritas, queso dip, and more. You won’t want to miss this family-owned gem for Mexican cuisine in Scottsdale!

4. Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila

Next, we have a hotspot for tacos and tequila at Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila. Choose between sweet and savory margaritas including flavors like mango tango, cerveza-rita, and strawberry-lime! For the main course, order a plate of tacos or fajitas. Save room for a churro sundae or kahula flan to finish off a delicious night out!

5. Diego Pops

Finally, we have Diego Pops. A destination for Mexican cuisine with a modern twist, Diego Pops is a must-visit eatery for those looking for a fun night out on the town. Order a delicious and creative cocktail, street corn queso, and your choice of tacos and burritos. Chill out on the expansive patio and stop in for happy hour! You won’t want to miss this lively Scottsdale favorite!

Explore these restaurants and more when you stay in a Scottsdale vacation rental!

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Hungry yet? Book a vacation rental to enjoy dining out at these Mexican restaurants in Scottsdale. Enjoy other activities like hiking, nightlife, and a tee time at one of the stunning Scottsdale golf courses during your stay. Book a private home where you can lounge near a private pool or enjoy mountain views from a backyard oasis. Plan a Scottsdale vacation today!

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