With pleasant temperatures throughout the winter and spring, Scottsdale AZ is a hub for snowbirds and weekend travelers alike looking for an escape from the winter cold. And of course, the best way to enjoy time outdoors is to share a meal! Dining al fresco in Scottsdale brings with it amazing views, delicious cuisine, and charming atmospheres! Not to mention a safer option with the Covid pandemic in mind.
Scottsdale offers outdoor dining venues ranging from fine-dining experiences to a more relaxed brewery patio space. Enjoy a patio setting for a happy hour, romantic evening, or a dinner shared with family and friends at one of our favorite spots for al fresco dining options! Scottsdale locals love to dine outdoors, especially in the evening when the weather is almost always perfect. And when it is a bit cooler at night in the winter months, most restaurants have outdoor heaters and blankets to make for a cozy dining experience.
View our top 10 favorite restaurant patios in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area:
Phone: (480) 970-7682
For a five-star al fresco dining experience, Café Monarch offers an elegant setting on their romantic patio space. The carefully crafted menu changes seasonally to serve up fresh produce, with each server being a trained Sommelier to aid you in pairing your meal with a delicious wine. Enjoy a four-course meal under the romantic string lights on the patio at Café Monarch!
Phone: (855) 245-2051
Elements, a restaurant located at the Sanctuary Resort and Spa, offers stunning views of Paradise Valley and delicious farm-fresh cuisine crafted with Asian inspirations. For example, you can dig into a miso glazed salmon, a pork chop, or a tofu vegetable steam pot. For a side, enjoy brussel sprouts, hand cut fries, and gold mashed potatoes. Dine al fresco with some of the best views of Camelback Mountain!
Phone: (480) 513-2048
For Italian cuisine and a charming patio space, visit Vic and Olas! Offering a multitude of pastas, an extensive wine list, and house-made gelatos, this eatery is a perfect place for Italian cuisine and an al fresco experience! Begin the meal with an enticing appetizer such as eggplant meatballs or with a salad before choosing which pasta or entrée will satisfy your appetite!
Phone: (480) 945-5555
Set in Old Town Scottsdale, Second Story Liquor Bar & Restaurant offers a unique take on the dining experience. With a passion for storytelling and a variety of 300 whiskeys, this Scottsdale eatery offers a unique cocktail lounge atmosphere. Order a classic or creative cocktail, taste a variety of whiskeys, and enjoy this unique gem in Old Town! And of course, there is outdoor seating available!
Phone: (480) 948-3159
With $7 cocktails, 36 beers on tap, and a happy hour food menu, the OSHO Brewery & Distillery is the perfect place for happy hour! Happy hour or not, this eatery offers an inviting patio space and a menu complete with comfort-food options like mac-n-cheese, tacos, and burgers. Visit OSHO for Beer Brunch on the weekends to enjoy chicken & waffles, donut holes, and even breakfast nachos. OHSHO offers a delicious mixture of house-made brews and cuisine! And if you’re traveling with your dog, OHSO’s patio welcomes pets!
Phone: (602) 428-4444
Sip on a glass of wine at Postino! Offering a pleasant patio perfect for enjoying pleasant Scottsdale weather, Postino invites guests to delight their tastebuds with wine and bruschetta boards. Raise your glass with friends and family as you enjoy an afternoon spent relaxing in sunny Scottsdale! Cheers!
Phone: (480) 513-5085
Enjoy views of Pinnacle Peak and the spanning desert from the patio of the Onyx Bar & Lounge! Offering shareable appetizer items that pair nicely with signature cocktails from the bar, the Onyx Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the view with a cocktail in hand!
Phone: (480) 945-4567
Located in a historic adobe-style building in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the Old Town Tortilla Factory boasts southwestern charm. Even better, a 1,400 sq ft patio is the highlight of the restaurant. Sip on a margarita as you dine on Mexican cuisine with dishes like enchiladas, pork verde, tacos, and more! This patio is ideal for any weather with heaters for cooler days and a mist system to keep you cool during warmer temperatures!
Phone: (480) 948-5170
El Chorro is a historic eatery nestled at the base of Camelback and Mummy Mountains. The patio features stunning views and a fine-dining atmosphere, making it a perfect place to enjoy a meal outdoors. Order from a selection of carefully crafted entrees, vegan options, and desserts. And of course, don’t miss out on their iconic sticky buns!
Phone: (480) 751-2200
Olive & Ivy is a Mediterranean restaurant with an elegant atmosphere and a sunny patio! The menu features flatbreads, salads, pastas, fish, and more. As you dine, enjoy a cocktail or beer from the bar. Order a bottle of wine to share with friends and celebrate time spent enjoying the Arizona sunshine!
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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 2021 spring training season set to begin in late February and continue through March, there is no better time to start planning your trip!
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!
- Scottsdale Stadium – The San Francisco Giants
- Salt River Fields at Talking Stick – Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Sloan Park – Chicago Cubs
- Hohokam Stadium – Oakland A’s
- Tempe Diablo Stadium – Los Angeles Angels
- Camelback Ranch – Chicago White Sox, L.A. Dodgers
- Goodyear Ballpark – Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds
- American Family Fields of Phoenix – Milwaukee Brewers
- Peoria Sports Complex – San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners
- Surprise Stadium – Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers
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.
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 premium Scottsdale or Paradise Valley vacation rental homes.
Nearest Spring Training Ballpark: Scottsdale Stadium
This 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home offers a luxurious interior, outdoor oasis, and a location near the excitement of Old Town Scottsdale! Plus, being just a short commute from Scottsdale Stadium, this home is ideal for those looking to check out a ball game or two during their stay.
Nearest Spring Training Ballpark: Salt River Fields
This 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom home offers plenty of at-home entertainment with arcade games, ski ball, and a spacious backyard complete with both a pool and putting green. Nestled in Paradise Valley, this property won’t be a far drive from the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Nearest Spring Training Ballpark: Salt River Fields
This stunning home boasts gorgeous mountain views and a Paradise Valley location which offers an easy commute to the Salt River Fields spring training stadium. The 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom home features an outdoor oasis and an interior that invites relaxation with touches like a chef’s kitchen, a master suite wing, and bright living space.