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If you’re visiting Arizona and want to uncover some of the coolest hidden gems in Phoenix, you’ve got to check out one of the many great speakeasies in the area. Tucked away in unassuming locations, these spots offer a mix of creative cocktails, intriguing atmospheres, and a dash of Prohibition-era nostalgia. They’re also a fun way to escape the heat during the hot summer months! Here are our favorite speakeasies in the Phoenix area, sure to make your visit one to remember.

Platform 18

Platform 18 speakeasy in Phoenix

Looking for some true Prohibition Speakeasy vibes? Step aboard Platform 18 and be transported to a world of vintage glamor. This speakeasy, located within the Century Grand in Phoenix, is designed to feel like a vintage railcar journeying through the golden age of rail travel. The decor is lavish, the service is top-notch, and the cocktails are crafted to perfection. Our favorite cocktail is the Texas & Her Mob, a beautiful concoction of the subtly sweet Japanese Haku Vodka, bergamot, bittersweet Aperol, and the flavorful prickly pear. If you are unsure of what you want, the award-winning bartenders of Platform 18 will surprise your tastebuds with their recommendations. As you sip your drink, you’ll feel like you’re on a luxurious train ride, complete with beautiful scenery projected on the windows. This immersive experience mixes delicious drinks with a bit of interactive theater ambiance you won’t want to miss it!

Address: 3626 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 4pm – 12am Tuesday – Thursday, 2:30pm – 12am Friday – Sunday, Closed Mondays

Grey Hen Rx

Grey Hen RX speakeasy in Phoenix

Also situated inside the Century Grand, Grey Hen Rx takes you back to an olden day apothecary. Antique medical equipment, mysterious concoctions and enigmatic curiosities line the walls, while dim lighting and lush greenery set the mood. The cocktail menu is a celebration of nature’s bounty, with potion master mixologists whipping up drinks showcasing herbs, fruits, and botanicals. If you’re looking for an intimate experience with a touch of intrigue, this is the spot for you.

Address: 3626 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 4pm – 12am Tuesday – Thursday, 2:30pm – 12am Friday – Sunday, Closed Mondays

UnderTow

Undertow Speakeasy in Phoenix

UnderTow is another gem inside the Century Grand, but this one takes you beneath the waves. The tiki-themed speakeasy is designed to look like the cargo hold of an Old World clipper ship, with wooden beams, portholes showing animated underwater scenes and quirky tiki decor. The exotic cocktails are served in fun, themed mugs, and the overall vibe is both adventurous and relaxing. Head below deck to escape the desert heat with a journey under the sea make sure to stop by the merch counter and take some tiki fun home with you.

Address: 3626 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 4pm – 12am Tuesday – Thursday, 2:30pm – 12am Friday – Sunday, Closed Mondays

Highball Cocktail Bar

Highball cocktail bar in Phoenix

In the heart of downtown Phoenix, Highball Cocktail Bar offers a retro-chic vibe that’s hard to resist. An unassuming door leads into an intimate space with a mid-century aesthetic think dark wood, leather, and brass. Unique appetizers pair well with delicious cocktails, and the bartenders are true artisans, putting new twists on old favorites. Whether you’re a classic cocktail enthusiast or looking to try something new, Highball has you covered.

Address: 1514 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 6pm – 12am Sunday – Thursday, 6pm – 1am Friday & Saturday

Gin & Reel

Gin and Reel cocktail bar in Phoenix

Gin & Reel is a speakeasy tucked away on High Street that pays homage to the golden age of cinema. Their commitment to the speakeasy concept is real, and patrons are required to find a password to enter. Through the secret door inside The Stir Coffee Bar, you will find yourself at a swanky, dimly lit bar with a Prohibition-era atmosphere and vintage Hollywood photos. The cocktails are sophisticated and expertly mixed, making it a fantastic spot for gin lovers or anyone looking to enjoy a classy evening out.

Address: 5415 E High St Suite #103, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 5pm – 11pm Sunday & Tuesday – Thursday, 5pm – 12am Friday & Saturday, Closed Monday

Pecado

In the Arcadia area of Phoenix, Pecado is a speakeasy that should be on your radar. Tucked away behind Santo Arcadia, a chic neighborhood bistro serving authentic Mexican food, this “alter ego bar” is known for its bold flavors and creative cocktails. The atmosphere is relaxed, with a beautiful statement bar area and cozy seating in dark corners. Pecado’s drink menu revolves around a theme of the seven deadly sins, featuring daring creations with unique ingredients and imaginative combinations pushing the boundaries of mixology.

Address: 4418 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 6pm – 12am Friday & Saturday

Trophy Room

The Trophy Room is an elegant speakeasy in downtown Phoenix, with the intriguing ambiance of an exclusive hunting lodge blended with Art Deco-inspired modern touches. The warmly lit space is filled with unique decor, from antler art to rifle chandeliers, lending an air of opulent mystique. Bartenders serve up rich and distinctive craft cocktails, while a strict no-phone policy ensures you can truly immerse yourself in the moment. Reservations are required here, which ensures a top-tier private experience you can really savor.

Address: 2 N Central Ave #101, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 5pm – 9:30pm Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 12:30am Friday, 4pm – 9:30pm Saturday & Sunday

Rough Rider

Rough Rider bar in Phoenix

Saddle up to the bar at Rough Rider, a speakeasy that pays homage to the rugged spirit of the American West. As you descend the stairs to the basement of a nondescript office building, you’ll be transported to a world of rustic charm and cowboy-inspired decor. The upscale saloon vibes are on point, with a robust cocktail menu, excellent food options and a cheeky tribute to Teddy Roosevelt you might start asking yourself what year it is. Sipping on their lavish Happy Birthday, Mr. President cocktail a flavorful mix of Pearl vodka, Cointreau, vanilla, passionfruit, hibiscus bitters, lemon, egg, and a champagne sidecar – in leather seats is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Address: 1001 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 3pm – 11pm Tuesday – Thursday, 3pm – 12am Friday & Saturday, 3pm – 10pm Sunday, Closed Monday

Pigtails

Pigtails Speakeasy in Phoenix

Embrace the spirit of rebellion and indulgence at Pigtails, a speakeasy that exudes a sense of playful mischief. Plush seating, a lush plant wall and minimalist brass accented decor make this unique spot feel chic without taking itself too seriously. Whimsical names and interesting flavor combinations make up the cocktail menu, with a selection of excellent mocktails to match the lighthearted energy. 

Address: 1 E Washington St #128, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 4pm – 12am Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 2am Friday, 2pm – 2am Saturday, 2pm – 10pm Sunday, Closed Monday

These speakeasies are just a taste of what Phoenix has to offer! Each spot brings a unique flair, so make sure to carve out some time to explore these hidden gems. If you’re ready to discover the libations lineup, book your Arizona vacation rental with GoodNight Stay and set out on a truly memorable vacation!

Scottsdale offers the best of the Arizona desert, with a captivating blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities and cultural experiences. Each season in Scottsdale brings its own unique charm, from blooming desert flowers in spring to a temperate escape in winter. Whenever you decide to visit, Scottsdale has something special for you. This guide covers what to expect in every season, from the weather, to activities, events, and more, to help you decide when to visit Scottsdale.

Winter (December to February)

Scottsdale Waterfront Decorated for Christmas

Winter in Scottsdale is mild and sunny, with average high temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-70s (F). With comfortable days and cool evenings, winter offers a welcome escape for visitors from colder climates. Winter is considered the peak season for visitors to Scottsdale, so outdoor activities, attractions, and restaurants can be more crowded, but it is well worth it for that golden desert sun.

Winter in Scottsdale is a great time for outdoor activities. Hiking, mountain biking and golfing are popular activities at this time of year, because it’s not as hot as the spring and summer months. Outdoor adventures like horseback riding and ATV tours are also a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather. The comfortable winter evenings are perfect for al fresco dining on a Scottsdale restaurant patio or indulging in a drink with a view from a rooftop bar.

Scottsdale offers a variety of interesting events throughout winter. The holiday season is a month-long celebration full of exciting signature events like Scottsdazzle and the Enchant holiday lights display. Foodies will rejoice at the Taste of Arizona, celebrating local cuisine at its finest. In February, visitors can step back in time at the Arizona Renaissance Festival or watch the professionals in action at the iconic Waste Management Open golf tournament. The Arabian Horse Show is also held each year in February and features nearly 2,400 arabian horses, along with top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world, all competing for a chance to win.

Spring (March to May)

Hikers in Scottsdale in the spring

As the desert says goodbye to winter, Scottsdale bursts into a riot of colorful wildflowers. Temperatures start to climb from mild to warm, with average daytime highs ranging from the upper 70s to low 90s Fahrenheit. Spring weather offers ideal conditions for outdoor activities and events like baseball spring training, so this time of year is considered a peak season for visitors. If you visit during spring, it’s recommended to book accommodations early.

With ideal weather conditions, spring is a great time for hiking and exploring the desert landscapes, but you’ll likely want to get an early start to avoid the hot temperatures later in the day. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve has a vast network of trails with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and opportunities to spot desert wildlife. The Desert Botanical Garden is in full bloom, showcasing a diverse array of cacti and desert plants.

Scottsdale also hosts a number of spring festivals and events. The Scottsdale Art Festival and The Celebration of Fine Art showcase local talent, while the Scottsdale ArtWalk opens up the galleries of the Historic Arts District. Dish Fest, held annually in March and hosted by Phoenix Magazine, is a vibrant culinary event showcasing a diverse array of dishes from top local restaurants and chefs, all in a fun indoor/outdoor setting. The Scottsdale Jazz Festival brings renowned musicians together for a weekend of incredible music and the AZ Restaurant Week celebrates the local food scene with a week of special menus and fun from dozens of local restaurants.

Summer (June to August)

Scottsdale vacation rental with pool

As temperatures rise, summer in Scottsdale brings both adventure and relaxation. With average highs reaching between 100 – 110°(F), the heat can be intense, but low humidity does make it a bit more bearable for outdoor activities at certain times of the day. Due to the hotter weather, summer is considered the low season for tourism, which means fewer crowds and potentially lower prices on accommodations and activities. 

For those who don’t mind the heat, summer can be a great time for outdoor activities, especially if you avoid mid-day. Sunrise hiking is a popular way to start your day, and tee times can be easier to find when the local golf courses are less crowded. Spending some time in the pool or at a water park can also be a refreshing way to beat the heat with kids, and booking a Scottsdale vacation rental with a pool is an excellent way to enjoy those hot summer days. Indoor attractions like museums or shopping can provide an entertaining break when the heat is too much. After the sun goes down, the warm evenings are perfect for checking out Scottsdale’s nightlife and eating outdoor is a welcome treat in the warmer months.

There is no shortage of events to keep you busy during summer in Scottsdale. Enjoy local bands performing everything from disco to R&B at the Railroad Park Concert Series. For an Independence Day celebration you won’t forget, head to the Tempe 4th of July event to catch fireworks and live music all night long. And of course, don’t miss out on one of Scottsdale’s legendary pool parties happening all summer long.

Fall (September to November)

Mountain Bikers On Desert Trail In Scottsdale, Arizona

Fall in Scottsdale offers a respite from summer heat, as temperatures begin to fall into the low 80s to mid-90s (F), and this is another popular time to visit for those looking to escape the colder fall months up north. The weather at this time of year is great for outdoor adventures, and the city is relatively uncrowded before visitors start to arrive for the winter high season. Fall is considered a shoulder season with fewer crowds and more moderate prices than the peak winter and spring seasons.

Fall is an excellent time for outdoor activities and exploring Scottsdales trails and outdoor activities. The cooler temperatures make it more comfortable to spend time hiking in the nearby mountains or hitting the links on an acclaimed local golf courses. Browse the local farmers market in Old Town Scottsdale for a taste of local food and produce. For a little adventure, a hot air balloon ride provides an exhilarating birds-eye view of the Arizona landscape.

In fall, cultural festivals abound in Scottsdale. Head to the Arizona State Fair for some family fun with rides, fair food and live entertainment. Get into the Bavarian spirit at Oktoberfest or celebrate the rich cultural tradition of Dia de los Muertos. Foodies can get their taco fix at the Arizona Taco Fest or sample the offerings from local breweries and distilleries at Arizona Bottles & Brews.

No matter when you visit Scottsdale, you are sure to fall in love with the desert lanscape and laid back lifestyle. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural events, or simply a relaxing getaway, this city has something to offer year-round. Book your stay at one of our luxurious Scottsdale vacation rentals and immerse yourself in the unique charm and beauty of this desert oasis!

As spring stretches into long summer days, Nashville comes alive with a range of music events and festivals. From block parties to multi-day camping fests, Nashville’s summer lineup offers endless opportunities for music lovers. If you’re a music lover and are looking for an excuse to visit Nashville, here are the top summer music festivals and events to draw you into Music City’s rhythm.

Nashville Summer Music Festivals

CMA Fest – June

Performer at Nashville CMA music festival

The iconic CMA Fest kicks off Nashville’s summer music calendar with a celebration of the best in country music. Held annually in June, this four-day extravaganza transforms downtown Nashville into a mecca for country music lovers, with performances on multiple stages. 

The main draw of CMA Fest is the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium, where fans can catch incredible sets from country music’s top acts. There are also free shows and activities scattered throughout downtown Nashville, allowing music lovers of all ages to soak up the electric atmosphere. With performances by chart-topping artists, meet-and-greets, and fan experiences, CMA Fest is a must for any country music fan visiting Nashville in the summer. GoodNight Stay is joining in on the festivities with a special CMA Fest sale, so if you have tickets to the CMA Fest, make sure to secure your Nashville accommodation for CMA fest with us!

Bonnaroo – June

Venture just an hour outside of Nashville to Manchester, Tennessee, and you’ll find yourself immersed in the eclectic vibe of Bonnaroo. This legendary music and arts festival is held over 4 days in June and boasts a lineup that spans genres from indie rock to hip-hop to electronic dance music. From national headliners to up-and-coming artists, the diverse musical acts at Bonnaroo cater to music fans of all tastes.

Beyond the music, the 700-acre festival site offers art installations, interactive experiences, and a spirit of community. This vibrant and colorful event truly embraces the creative musical spirit and has become one of the country’s most anticipated festivals. Plan a stay at one of GoodNight Stay’s Nashville vacation rentals before or after Bonnaroo to extend your visit to Tennessee.

Musician’s Corner – May-June

While the big-name festivals draw crowds from around the country, Nashville also prides itself on a thriving local music scene that shines during the summer months. One of the best ways to experience this is at Musicians Corner, a free outdoor concert series held in picturesque Centennial Park. 

Through May and June, Musicians Corner hosts a diverse lineup of Nashville-based artists, showcasing the talent of the city’s homegrown musicians in genres ranging from folk to blues and rock. Spread out on the lawn, soak up the sun, and enjoy the laid-back, community atmosphere as you discover new local acts. It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in the authentic spirit of Nashville’s music culture. 

Nashville Pride Festival – June

Music performance at Nashville Pride Festival

In June, Nashville proudly hosts its annual Pride Festival, a celebration of love, equality, and diversity. In addition to the colorful parade and vibrant street fair, you’ll find stages showcasing LGBTQ+ musicians and performers spreading joy and acceptance with their music.

Music City Hot Chicken Festival – July 4

Join the local community in July for a celebration of Nashville’s most iconic dish, Hot Chicken! The Music City Hot Chicken Festival is a one-day free event where attendees can enjoy the offerings from Nashville’s best Hot Chicken establishments, local vendors, as well as an amateur cooking competition with new takes on the spicy classic. While you may not think of this as a music festival, the centerpiece of this event is a stage where local music acts keep the Nashville vibe going all day long. Hot chicken and music – a match made in heaven!

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival – September

Nashville Pilgrimage Festival

Just a short drive from downtown Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival offers a unique blend of music, art, and Southern hospitality. Held over a September weekend, this festival celebrates the Americana genre, with 3 stages featuring both established and newer artists. Festival attendees can look forward to hearing different facets of Americana, from folk and country to rock and soul. 

Pilgrimage also features a curated selection of local food vendors, artisanal crafts, and interactive experiences that immerse visitors in the culture of Tennessee. It’s a festival that truly captures the essence of the South and the heart of Americana music.

Nashville Summer Music Events

In addition to the large music festivals, Nashville has live music any day of the week and plenty of special events all summer long. 

Every Thursday night in June and July, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium hosts Bluegrass Nights, a summer concert series that pays homage to the roots of American music. Enjoy the timeless appeal of bluegrass music and soak in the sounds of banjos, fiddles, and harmonies.

Nashville’s July 4th Celebration includes live music performances at a stage on First and Broadway, followed by a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by the Nashville Symphony. This exciting event highlights the musical spirit that makes Music City a special place.

Of course, no visit to Nashville during the summer would be complete without exploring the city’s legendary Honky-Tonk Highway along Lower Broadway. During those warm summer nights, the iconic honky-tonk bars on Broadway are alive with the sound of country, blues, and rock music. Grab a cold beer and kick up your heels on Nashville’s most famous street. View our guide to Nashville’s Honky Tonks here.

Plan Your Nashville Stay

Nashville vacation rental with rooftop patio and hot tub

With so many music festivals and events to choose from, you can make the most of your Nashville experience by staying in a vacation rental through GoodNight Stay. From cozy downtown lofts to spacious neighborhood homes, our Nashville vacation rentals offer the comforts of home with the convenience of being close to the action. You’ll have the flexibility to cook your own meals, relax in a private space, maybe enjoy the fresh air from a rooftop patio, and truly immerse yourself in the local culture.

Don’t miss out on the vibrant Nashville music scene this summer! With events and music festivals throughout the warmer months, you will have no problem finding the music that moves you. Don’t forget to check out our specials section when you are planning your Nashville visit for an opportunity to stay at one of our homes for a discounted price! So pack your bags, grab your tickets, and book your vacation rental today for a summer you’ll never forget in Nashville.

Exploring Nearby Attractions and Landmarks

If you’re looking to add a bit of adventure and scenic exploration to your Arizona vacation, Scottsdale is an ideal home base for exploring several other scenic destinations and sights around Arizona. From towering red rock formations to historic mining towns, there’s no shortage of day trips and adventures awaiting travelers that want a day excursion from Scottsdale. Here are 5 unforgettable day trips that we think perfectly capture the diversity and beauty of Arizona’s landscapes and culture.

Sedona

Red rocks of Sedona AZ

Renowned for its stunning red rock formations, vortexes, and abundance of spiritual energy, Sedona is a scenic two hour drive north of Scottsdale. Along the way, you will be treated to panoramic views of the desert landscape, eventually giving way to the dramatic red cliffs that define Sedona’s skyline.

Upon arrival, visitors can explore the quirky shops and art galleries of downtown Sedona or embark on a scenic drive along the Red Rock Scenic Byway. Sedona is an outdoor paradise, with endless trails for hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing amidst the ethereal rock formations surrounding Sedona. Climb the trails at Airport Mesa or Cathedral Rock for sweeping views of the red rock landscape. On your way back to Scottsdale, stop by the Montezuma Castle National Monument to see ancient cliffside dwellings and learn more about the native inhabitants of the area.

Carefree

Carefree Desert Gardens at Sunset

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and unwind in the serene desert oasis of Carefree, located just 45 minutes north of Scottsdale. Known for its laid-back atmosphere and stunning desert scenery, Carefree offers a peaceful retreat.

Visitors can explore the town’s charming shops, art galleries, and cafes lining the pedestrian-friendly main street. You won’t want to miss Carefree Desert Gardens, where you can stroll through lush botanical gardens and admire the iconic Carefree Sundial, one of the largest sundials in the world. Outdoor activities abound, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing in the nearby Cave Creek Regional Park and Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. As the day winds down, head to the top of Black Mountain, where panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert stretch out before you in every direction, before heading back to your Scottsdale vacation rental.

Jerome

Historic Jerome Arizona

Perched high atop Cleopatra Hill overlooking the Verde Valley, the historic mining town of Jerome offers a glimpse into Arizona’s past, only two hours north of Scottsdale.

Once a thriving copper mining town, Jerome is now known for its quirky charm, eclectic art scene, and stunning views. The steep, winding streets are lined with boutiques, art galleries and cute cafes. Visitors can explore the town’s historic sites like the Douglas Mansion, Audrey Headframe and the Mining Museum, which offer insights into the town’s mining heyday. For a deeper look into Jerome’s Wild West era, join one of the history walks or ghost tours exploring the town’s hidden past.

Tucson

San Xavier del Bac Mission in Tucson

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of Tucson, a bustling city two hours south of Scottsdale, surrounded by majestic mountains and the Sonoran Desert. The town’s eclectic neighborhoods and close proximity to nature make it a perfect day trip.

From the historic adobe homes of Barrio Viejo to the hip boutiques and restaurants of downtown’s Fourth Avenue, Tucson has plenty to explore. Learn about Arizona’s Spanish colonial past at the iconic San Xavier del Bac Mission or take a step back into the Wild West at Old Tucson Park. Visit the Pima Air and Space Museum to see over 300 military aircraft and spacecraft up close.

Nature lovers will have plenty to explore at Tohono Chul and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, both living botanical collections showcasing the beautiful native landscapes of the Sonoran Desert. There are endless opportunities for outdoor adventure in the surrounding desert and mountains, where you can hike the trails of the nearby Santa Catalina mountains or explore the otherworldly landscapes of Saguaro National Park, home to the nation’s largest cacti.

National Parks and Monuments

Organ Pipe National Monument

Arizona is full of spectacular natural beauty and it is on full display at the state’s national parks and monuments. Although these destinations are all more than 3 hours away from Scottsdale, they could be an excellent long day trip if you get an early start, or a perfect destination to tack on before or after your Scottsdale stay.

Petrified Forest National Park – Journey back in time at Petrified Forest National Park, where ancient petrified wood and colorful badlands tell the story of Arizona’s prehistoric past. Marvel at the vibrant hues of the Painted Desert, hike among fossilized logs in the Crystal Forest, and explore ancient petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – Named for the unique cactus that thrives in this rugged desert terrain, the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is an expanse of untamed Sonoran Desert. This pristine wilderness features towering cacti against a backdrop of mountains and desert vistas, where you’ll encounter breathtaking overlooks, ancient petroglyphs, and desert wildlife like javelinas and desert bighorn sheep.

Grand Canyon National Park – The awe-inspiring grandeur of Grand Canyon National Park is accessible from Scottsdale, although it is almost 4 hours each way. If you’re up for the drive, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking along the rim trails, taking a mule ride to the canyon floor, or enjoying a scenic picnic overlooking the vast expanse below.

Whether you’re seeking outdoor thrills, a step into the past, or a scenic drive through Arizona’s stunning landscapes, there’s something for everyone just a short drive away from Scottsdale. Book a luxury Arizona vacation rental with GoodNight Stay, offering accommodations in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Sedona, and more, and start planning your next adventure in the American Southwest!

While it’s by no means a beach destination, Nashville’s vibrant music and nightlife scene, rich history, and Southern charm make the city just as exciting a Spring Break destination. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a foodie, a nature lover, or simply want to explore a new city, here are some reasons why Nashville should be at the top of your Spring Break destination list:

Live Music & Nightlife

Nashville Honky Tonks

It wouldn’t be a trip to Nashville without immersing yourself in the city’s legendary music and bar scene. Experience Nasville’s vibrant nightlife, where live music, bustling honky-tonks, and trendy rooftop bars await, offering an unforgettable evening of entertainment and fun. Catch live performances by talented musicians showcasing a diverse range of genres, from country to blues to rock. Catch a performance at the famous Ryman Auditorium, stop by the iconic Bluebird Café or duck into a honky-tonk bar on Broadway to hear the sounds that put Nashville on the map. With numerous venues scattered throughout the city, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to groove to the rhythm of Music City.

Outdoor Activities

In March, Nashville typically experiences mild and transitional weather as winter gives way to spring. Days become longer, temperatures gradually warm up, and the city sees an increase in sunshine. Springtime in Nashville invites outdoor enthusiasts to explore the natural beauty of the city’s surroundings, and a refreshing alternative to traditional Spring Break revelry. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on scenic trails in nearby Percy Warner Park and Radnor Lake State Park. Alternatively, opt for a leisurely bike ride along the picturesque Shelby Bottoms Greenway, where you can spot local wildlife as you pedal next to the Cumberland River.

Cultural Attractions

Nashville cultural attractions

Immerse yourself in Nashville’s rich cultural heritage by visiting its museums, art galleries, and historic sites. Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, delve into the history of Southern art at the Frist Art Museum, or take a tour of the historic Belle Meade Plantation. With so much to see and learn, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the city’s artistic and historical significance.

Foodie Exploration

Treat your taste buds with Nashville’s eclectic culinary scene, where Southern comfort food meets gourmet cuisine. From classic hot chicken and barbecue to innovative farm-to-table fare, there’s no shortage of delicious dining options to satisfy every craving. Don’t forget to sample some mouthwatering classic Southern desserts, like banana pudding or bourbon-infused pecan pie! Whether you are making a reservation for an elegant fine-dining experience, or shaking off a hangover from last night’s adventures with some extra indulgence, Nashville offers flavors for everyone and for every occasion. Embark on a guided tour of Nashville’s neighborhoods to sample local flavors and learn about the history and culture behind every bite. 

St. Patrick’s Day

Boost your Spring Break festivities and join in on Nashville’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. From the lively Music City Irish Fest to rowdy pub crawls, there are plenty of ways to celebrate, whether you’re Irish or not!. You can even get some exercise in beforehand with the Nashville St. Paddy’s 5k Run. Put on your green attire, indulge in some Irish-inspired fare at local eateries, and join fellow partiers in raising a toast on St. Patrick’s Day.

Spring Events

Cheekwood in Bloom in Nashville during Spring Break

From cultural celebrations and food fairs to art festivals and outdoor concerts, there are an abundance of exciting events in Nashville over Spring Break. March and April bring an explosion of colors at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. With over 55 acres of meticulously manicured gardens and an arboretum, visitors can revel in the beauty of thousands of blooming flowers alongside art and sculptures. The annual Cheekwood in Bloom event runs during the month of March and features garden design, art, live music and food developed around a central theme each year. The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the delicate pink blossoms and highlights Japanese culture and food in late March. The Sip of History Whisky and Wine Tasting in early April brings together more than 20 Tennessee distilleries and breweries for a laid-back tasting event with live music and lawn games. In mid-April, the Nashville Earth Day Festival showcases environmental sustainability in a festive atmosphere with eco-friendly vendors, interactive exhibits, educational workshops, and live music performances. 

SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament

SEC men's basketball tournament in Nashville

Experience the excitement of one of the most competitive conferences in college basketball at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament held in Nashville each March. Watch as top teams battle it out on the court, and put yourself in the center of the action at this premier sporting event. The tournament takes place in Bridgestone Arena at the heart of downtown Nashville, where you can cheer on your alma mater and join the buzzing energy of die-hard college basketball fans.

Family-Friendly Activities

Spring Break is not just for college students, but also an opportunity for families with younger children to make memories. If you’re planning a Spring Break getaway with the kids, Nashville offers plenty of kid-friendly attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Visit the Nashville Zoo, embark on a paddleboat cruise along the Cumberland River, or explore the hands-on exhibits at the Adventure Science Center. With a variety of interactive experiences, children of all ages are sure to have a blast.

Book Your Rental

Nashville offers an unbeatable combination of vibrant entertainment, cultural attractions and culinary excitement, making it the ultimate destination for Spring Break. GoodNight Stay offers a wide array of Nashville vacation rentals perfect for your Spring Break getaway. If you’re traveling with friends or family, a vacation rental is a much more economical option than a hotel, plus it’s a lot more fun. Book your vacation rental today and get ready for the unforgettable adventure waiting for you in Music City!

Rooftop patio at a Nashville vacation rental

Scottsdale, Arizona is a perfect destination for families seeking an adventurous and relaxing warm weather getaway. With a pleasant climate most of the year, and a variety of family-friendly attractions, Scottsdale offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities with something for everyone in the family to enjoy. This guide covers the top 10 family-friendly activities in Scottsdale and the surrounding Phoenix area, so you can plan the perfect vacation for you and your loved ones.

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo has partnered with GoodNight Stay

Embark on a wild adventure at the Phoenix Zoo, home to over 3,000 animals across 400 species. Winding trails take you to exhibits with animals from Africa, to the equatorial zone, to local Arizona desert species. The kids will love the Children’s Trail, which has an array of smaller animals from around the world, as well as a petting zoo and age-appropriate demonstrations. The zoo also offers unique experiences like giraffe feeding and camel rides, as well as special events and themed exhibits throughout the year. And GoodNight Stay is pleased to have a new partnership with the Phoenix Zoo. As part of this collaboration, guests of GoodNight Stay can now enjoy exclusive discounted rates on General Day Admission tickets to the Phoenix Zoo. Learn more here!

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

The McCornick-Stillman Railroad Park has been a Scottsdale family tradition since 1975. Planning a visit to this historic park is a must for anyone traveling to Scottsdale with children. This 30-acre park is one of the most unique parks of its kind, offering train rides, a 1950’s carousel, a playground, and a large grassy area with big shade trees. The well-maintained green spaces are perfect for a family picnic after you’ve enjoyed the rides. The park also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including concerts (many of which are family-friendly) and a month-long holiday lights exhibit. Don’t miss the Scottsdale Railroad Museum for a fascinating glimpse into the history of trains and explore the miniature railroad exhibits at the Model Railroad building.

Water Park Fun

Kids water zone at Hurricane Harbour Phoenix

Take the whole family for a splashing good time at a local water park, perfect for the warm Arizona days. The Scottsdale area offers several options for water park fun. The McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center offers a lazy river, waterslide and zero-depth entry splash pool at affordable rates during the summer. At other times of the year, River Ranch in Phoenix is a great option for families to relax in the water, with a slide and lazy river. Located a bit north of Scottsdale, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor offers over 35 slides and fast-paced attractions for the thrill-seekers in the family.

Arizona Boardwalk

The Arizona Boardwalk is a shopping and entertainment complex which features gift shops, kid-friendly dining, and a host of attractions perfect for family fun. Dive into an underwater world of wonders at the OdySea Aquarium, where interactive exhibits and live animal shows provide an educational and entertaining experience for all ages. Walk among the beautiful rainforest environment where butterflies fly free at Butterfly Wonderland, learn about the prehistoric past at the Pangaea dinosaur exhibit, or challenge your perceptions at the Museum of Illusions. Arcades, a laser maze and Ripley’s Believe It or Not round out the experience at Arizona Boardwalk, where there is sure to be something to delight your family!

Desert Botanical Garden

Family at the Desert botanical garden

Immerse your family in the beauty of the desert at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. This living museum showcases a stunning collection of desert plants from around the world, with a focus on native Sonoran Desert flora. Exhibits display information about the survival mechanism of various desert ecosystems, as well as how indigenous people used those native plants. Children of all ages and their families can participate in hands-on, nature-based walks, activities, and experiences in a fun and safe environment. The Botanical Garden offers kid-friendly programs throughout the year, including summer camps, story times, and more. Families will enjoy taking a leisurely stroll along the scenic trails, and be sure to visit the Butterfly Pavilion for a magical experience.

MacDonald’s Ranch

Transport your family back in time with a visit to MacDonald’s Ranch in Scottsdale. This Old West-themed attraction features horseback riding, stagecoach rides, a petting zoo and a variety of western-themed activities. There’s even a pumpkin patch in the fall, complete with a hay-bale maze, panning for gold, lawn games, a scavenger hut, petting zoo, and more! Their Cowboy Cookout dinner packages include a hearty cowboy meal and a trail ride, making this a perfect way to immerse yourselves in the spirit of the Wild West.

Hike at Pinnacle Peak Park

Trail at Pinnacle Peak Park

Lace up your hiking boots and head to Pinnacle Peak Park for a family-friendly hike. The well-maintained trail offers panoramic views of the surrounding desert and is suitable for all skill levels. There is little shade on this trail, so sunscreen and water are a good idea. We also recommend getting an early start on days when the temperatures are above 80 degrees. Bathroom facilities with drinking fountains are provided at the trailhead.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The vast McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers over 200 miles of trails through the desert landscape. This free nature preserve is home to stunning views, with towering cacti, unique geologic features, and diverse wildlife on display. Start at the Gateway Trailhead, where the Bajada Nature Trail provides an accessible loop trail perfect for an easy afternoon hike suitable for all ages.

Family-Friendly Competition

Head over to the Pavilions at Talking Stick shopping center where you can find several options for some family-friendly activities. Race go-karts at Octane Raceway, have a family bowling night at Mavrix, or engage in friendly competition at Imagine 3-D Mini-Golf.

Musical Instrument Museum

Your music-loving family will love the Musical Instrument Museum. This unique museum features exhibits from around the world, allowing visitors to play instruments and explore the rich history of musical traditions. The Collier STEM gallery reveals the science behind musical instruments for a truly fascinating experience.

For families seeking a convenient home base during their Scottsdale adventure, vacation rentals provide the space and comfort needed for an unforgettable getaway. From cozy desert retreats to spacious homes with pools, a vacation rental elevates the convenience and relaxation of your family vacation. Book your Scottsdale vacation rental and embrace the adventure of this exciting destination for your next family vacation!

Nashville is a vibrant city, where the spirit of music and Southern hospitality come together to create an unforgettable experience. For years, Nashville has been a top travel destination and a favorite place for celebrations and fun getaways. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a foodie, or someone seeking the perfect blend of culture and excitement, Nashville has something special for everyone. If you’re considering a visit to Nashville, we’d love to help make your decision easier. Let’s dive into the top ten reasons why Nashville should be on your travel list for 2024!

1. Incredible Music Scene

Nashville is known as Music City for a reason! There is an electrifying atmosphere in this town and an abundance of live music performances happening every day. You can’t walk down the street without hearing music coming out of a bar, nightclub, or theater venue. While some may only associate Nashville with country music, this city offers a diverse mix of genre from classical to blues to rock. From iconic venues like the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry to the cozy honky tonk bars on Broadway, you’ll be surrounded by the sounds that put Nashville on the map. Whether you’re a music lover or not, it’s hard to beat the energy of Music City! 

2. Festivals and Events

There are events and festivals happening in Nashville all year-round. Plan your visit around one of Nashville’s many festivals for an extra dose of excitement. The CMA Music Festival (held every year in June), the Cherry Blosson Festival (held in April each year), Nashville Oktoberfest (held in, well, October!), and the Nashville Film Festival (held annually in October) are just a few of the diverse events that showcase the city’s vibrant culture. Attending a Nashville festival offers a unique opportunity to connect with locals, get to know the city, and have a truly memorable experience. 

3. Savor the Flavors

Nashville is a foodie town through and through, and there are so many great dishes to indulge on. From mouthwatering barbecue to innovative farm-to-table cuisine, the city’s food scene is a true reflection of its eclectic culture. Don’t forget to try the famous Nashville hot chicken and indulge in some delicious Southern comfort food! You can find excellent food and drink choices on rooftop patios with skyline views, restaurants featuring live music, and breweries, wineries, and distilleries galore. A lot of people that visit Nashville love to eat their way through the city, and we can’t recommend it enough! 

4. Outdoor Adventures

When you think of Nashville, you might not think of nature and outdoor activities, but the city actually offers quite a few opportunities to get outside. Take a stroll through Centennial Park, rent a kayak on the Cumberland River, or hike the scenic trails of Percy Warner Park, a 3,100-acre park just 9 miles outside downtown. While outdoor fun may not be the main reason for visiting Nashville, it’s a great way to break up a long weekend and enjoy the more scenic parts of this city. Nature lovers will find plenty of opportunities to unwind and connect with the great outdoors!

5. Artsy Vibes

Nashville’s art scene is flourishing, with galleries and street art adorning the city’s corners. Take a stroll through The Gulch, known for its vibrant murals, or visit the Frist Art Museum for a diverse range of exhibitions. Local venues participate in a number of art crawls through galleries across the city, featuring local and international artists. The city’s artistic spirit is contagious, inviting you to appreciate creativity at every turn. A visit to Nashville’s art museums and galleries is a fun activity to add to your itinerary.

6. Exciting Sports Teams

If you’re a sports fan, Nashville has you covered! Catch a Titans football game at Nissan Stadium, enjoy a day at the ballpark with the Nashville Sounds, or cheer on the Predators at an action-packed hockey game at the Bridgestone Arena. Major league soccer has recently come onto the scene as well, with Nashville SC making a splash. No matter which sport you are watching, the energy of Nashville fans will make it a game to remember.

7. Family-Friendly Attractions

Nashville offers plenty of family-friendly activities as well, with fun activities for all ages. The world-class Nashville Zoo, immersive experiences at the Adventure Science Center, and the interactive exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame are some of the most popular attractions for families. Outside recreational activities are also plentiful in Nashville. The Shelby Bottoms Nature Center features children’s play areas and educational programs, and the Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort waterpark and treetop adventure park gives families a refreshing way to cool off on hot summer days.

8. Historic and Cultural Attractions

The rich history of Nashville comes alive through its museums, historic buildings, and landmarks. The Country Music Hall of Fame, the Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery, and the Johnny Cash Museum are just a few places where you can delve into the city’s past and appreciate its contributions to American culture.

9. Southern Hospitality

Nashville is not just a destination, it’s an experience shaped by the warmth of Southern hospitality. Strike up a conversation with friendly locals to get insider recommendations, enjoy the warm welcome at local establishments or simply bask in the courteous Southern charm that permeates every corner of the city. Let Nashville welcome you with open arms!

10. Amazing Vacation Rentals

Our Nashville vacation rentals range from cozy one-bedroom condos to groups of townhomes in Midtown that can accommodate more than 40 guests. Privacy, spacious living areas and luxurious amenities will make your Nashville vacation rental feel like a home away from home. Staying at a vacation rental allows you to immerse yourself in the rhythms of this amazing city, and exploring neighborhoods like vibrant East Nashville and historic Germantown is something our guests really enjoy. Whether you love checking out cafes in a bustling neighborhood, appreciate quirky interior design, are planning a themed group getaway, or you’re looking to wind down in a rooftop hot tub, our Nashville vacation rentals offer a personalized touch and will make your experience even more memorable.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you choose to come to see live music, attend an exciting festival, or take a journey through the local food scene, every moment in Music City is an opportunity for adventure. We hope you put Nashville on your travel list this year! Book a premium Nashville vacation rental with GoodNight Stay for an experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Scottsdale, Arizona, has long been the premier destination for snowbirds seeking refuge from the winter chill. With its sun-soaked days and mild temperatures throughout the winter months, Scottsdale offers a warm and welcoming winter escape for those that live in colder climates. Snowbirds flock to this desert oasis to indulge in a wealth of outdoor activities, from hiking in the stunning McDowell Sonoran Preserve to golfing on world-class courses. The city’s vibrant arts scene, upscale shopping districts, and delectable dining options ensure there’s always something exciting to explore. Plus, with its renowned spa resorts and wellness centers, Scottsdale provides the perfect environment for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you’re seeking an active winter retreat or a tranquil haven, Scottsdale caters to the diverse needs and preferences of snowbirds, making it a coveted destination to bask in the sunshine and leave the snow behind.

GoodNight Stay features nearly 100 premium Arizona vacation rentals, including homes in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix, as well as an assortment of beautiful rentals north of Scottsdale in Fountain Hills and Cave Creek, all perfect for snowbirds looking to escape the winter months. We’ve compiled 5 of our top Scottsdale area rentals that would be a great homebase for those looking to stay for longer periods. Browse our featured Scottsdale snowbird rentals below, or visit our main search to view all of our Arizona vacation rentals. We look forward to hosting you! 

1. Scottsdale Chic Condo

Walk to Old Town Scottsdale!

Scottsdale Chic Condo covered balcony

 

Escape the winter chill and immerse yourself in the warm embrace of the 2 bed/2 bath Scottsdale Chic Condo. Situated just a stone’s throw away from Old Town Scottsdale, this stylish vacation rental is the ideal haven for snowbirds seeking a sun-drenched retreat within close proximity to Old Town. With its tasteful decor and modern amenities, the condo offers a comfortable and inviting space to call home during the winter months. Take leisurely walks to Old Town, where you can explore its charming boutiques, art galleries, and delectable dining options. Bask in the Arizona sunshine while lounging by the pool, or venture out to nearby golf courses for a round in the sun. The community amenities at this condo complex include a heated pool and spa, a community BBQ area, and a convenient laundry facility. With its central location and a plethora of nearby activities, this Scottsdale condo rental provides the perfect winter escape for snowbirds looking to trade the snow and cold for sun-soaked days and endless relaxation. *30+ day stays only.

 

2. Desert Diamond

Private Oasis in North Scottsdale 

Backyard fire pit and pool at Desert Diamond in Scottsdale

Experience the true winter luxury with a stay at Desert Diamond, a 4 bed/2 bath vacation rental in an exclusive gated community in North Scottsdale. This remarkable home is the perfect retreat for those seeking solace from the cold winter months. Nestled amidst Scottsdale’s desert landscape, it provides a tranquil escape with a spacious layout, beautiful outdoor living spaces, and exquisite furnishings. With 4 bedrooms, you’ll have plenty of room for friends or family to come visit during your winter stay. Desert Diamond boasts a heated pool and spa (and an outdoor fire pit), inviting you to spend time outside while surrounded by the breathtaking desert vistas that North Scottsdale offers. With hiking trails nearby and proximity to North Scottsdale’s top-notch golf courses, you’ll find endless opportunities to get outside in the mild winter climate. Embrace the Arizona sunshine and savor al fresco dining in the expansive outdoor living area. Desert Diamond is the perfect place to call home for a few months, promising an unforgettable winter experience in the heart of Scottsdale’s natural beauty. *31+ day stays only

 

3. Valley View Villa

Resort-Style Backyard with a Heated Pool

Backyard with pool and views at Valley View Villa in Scottsdale

Snowbirds, your perfect winter escape awaits at the Valley View Villa, a 6 bed/3 bath house rental in North Scottsdale. This luxurious vacation rental is tailor-made for those seeking the ultimate retreat from the winter cold. With its resort-style backyard featuring a heated pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, expansive outdoor dining area, and lush surroundings, you’ll be able to bask in the Arizona sunshine year-round. This spacious villa offers ample room for friends and family, with a fully equipped kitchen for preparing home-cooked meals and a cozy fireplace for cool desert evenings. Located in the heart of Scottsdale, you’ll have easy access to world-class golf courses, hiking trails, and the vibrant arts and culture scene. Embrace the snowbird lifestyle in style and comfort at Valley View Villa, where every day is a sun-soaked adventure in the breathtaking desert landscape of Scottsdale. This Scottsdale rental allows stays of 3 nights or more, but 30+ day stays are accepted as well. 

 

4. Paradise Palms

Private Pool in Old Town Scottsdale

Paradise Palms vacation rental pool

Couples or families seeking a rejuvenating vacation rental in Scottsdale need look no further than Paradise Palms, an Old Town Scottsdale rental with 4 beds and 2 baths. While this charming vacation rental allows rentals of 3+ nights, it’s the perfect choice for a winter getaway of a month or more, because of its incredible backyard, welcoming decor, and great location. Paradise Palms is also dog-friendly, so your whole family can come stay. With a private pool and large, inviting outdoor living spaces, you can enjoy the mild winter weather, soaking up the sun by day and stargazing by the firepit at night. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale near the McCormick Ranch area, you’ll have easy access to the city’s vibrant cultural scene, upscale dining, and boutique shopping. Inside, you’ll find a cozy and stylish interior with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and memorable stay. It also has an EV charging station as an added bonus for those traveling to Scottsdale with an electric vehicle. Create lasting memories together in this Scottsdale paradise, where the winter season is the perfect refuge for those looking to escape colder climates.

 

5. Sun Daze

Just Minutes to Old Town

Backyard pool at Scottsdale lagoon

Nestled in the heart of Scottsdale, the 5 bed/4 bath Sun Daze vacation rental is an ideal choice for a winter getaway that promises relaxation and convenience. With its tranquil surroundings and close proximity to Old Town Scottsdale, this rental offers the perfect way to escape the winter chill. The lagoon-style pool and outdoor living area provide the perfect setting to soak up the Arizona sun, creating a great homebase for those seeking a warm and inviting winter rental. Inside, you’ll find a comfortable and well-appointed space, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring Scottsdale’s hiking trails, golf, upscale dining, and great shopping areas. There’s also a pool table, providing fun entertainment inside, as well as a large kitchen and dining area for those looking to entertain or cook gourmet meals. Whether you’re a snowbird seeking a winter refuge, or you’re simply looking for a warm weather retreat, the Sun Daze promises a delightful and rejuvenating stay in the heart of this charming desert city.

 

Nashville, Tennessee is a vibrant and exciting destination that attracts travelers from around the world. When planning your visit to this music mecca, whether it be for work or play, choosing the right accommodation is crucial for an unforgettable experience. The Hyve is one of Nashville’s newest high-end condo complexes, offering 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom short term rentals paired with luxury building amenities, expansive city views, and refreshing modern decor. GoodNight Stays manages several condo rentals at The Hyve, making it a perfect option for group or corporate travel when multiple condos need to be booked together. The Hyve is also the perfect accommodation choice for Nashville bachelor/bachelorette parties, business travelers, or couples or families simply looking to explore the city. Regardless of your reason for visiting Music City, The Hyve stands out as a prime short-term rental choice. Find out why below!

1. Unbeatable Location

Nashville Skyline from Hyve Condo Building

Situated in the Pie Town neighborhood of Nashville, The Hyve is just minutes from Broadway, the Gulch (a trendy district known for upscale dining and vibrant nightlife), and downtown Nashville. This iconic neighborhood offers a unique blend of history and charm, featuring tree-lined streets, vintage architecture eclectic shops, art galleries, and vibrant street life. Its quirky name originates from a historic bakery, and to this day, it remains a beloved culinary hub with a mix of charming cafes, eateries, and bakeries. Walk out the building and stroll to some of the city’s best live music venues, where you can enjoy the soulful melodies that make Nashville the Music City capital! Savor delicious cuisines at nearby restaurants or explore the eclectic mix of shops and boutiques in the area. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, the arts, or simply enjoying great food and live music, you’ll find plenty to do in the vicinity of Pie Town, and staying at The Hyve puts you right in the middle of it all. 

2. Luxurious Comfort

Luxury bedroom at The Hyve condo rentals in Nashville

When you book a stay at The Hyve, you’re not just booking a place to sleep – you’re securing a luxurious home away from home. These thoughtfully designed, brand-new accommodations offer open floor plans with spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, and stylish modern decor that exudes contemporary Nashville charm. It’s the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Oversized windows bathe The Hyve’s living spaces in abundant natural light and work in perfect harmony with Nashville’s skyline backdrop. The expansive private terraces are the perfect place to relax, share a coffee or a cocktail, or entertain. The attention to detail is evident throughout our Hyve Nashville vacation rentals, with designer furnishings and custom accents adding a touch of elegance around every corner. Each unit is uniquely decorated and furnished, allowing guests to pick a condo that fits their vibe best! Whether you have your eye on an expansive top-level presidential suite, or a stylish ground-floor pad that offers easy access to the pool and communal patio area, you will truly be delighted, and you may not want to leave!

3. Amenities Galore

Hyve Nashville community spaces

The Hyve is loaded with an array of high-end amenities, both inside and out. Outdoor amenities include an elevated pool deck with comfortable lounge chairs, cabanas, and umbrellas – just perfect for hot summer days in Nashville (open seasonally from May to October). The communal outdoor gathering area just off the pool features luxe chairs, a firepit, BBQ grills and an outdoor kitchen area – the perfect place to unwind or entertain. Challenge your companions to a friendly game of outdoor ping pong, or kick back in the inviting lounge areas around the firepit on cooler winter nights. 

Indoor amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center with weights and peloton equipment, so that you can stick to your exercise routine during your stay. The community lounge space offers abundant, comfortable seating, tables, a bar/kitchen area, and a patio with Nashville city views. Parking is easy, with first-come first-serve in the on-site garage. Additionally, each Hyve rental is equipped with smart tv’s, wifi, and a washer and dryer. You’ll have everything you need to make your stay comfortable and exceptional!

4. Perfect for Group Accommodations or Regular Travel

Outdoor lounge area at Hyve Nashville

With the range of condo sizes, layouts, decor, and amenities, The Hyve really is perfectly suited for a variety of types of travelers. Couples will feel right at home in the 1 bedroom Hyve condos, with comfortable bedding, inviting living spaces, and easy access to everything Nashville has to offer. For the working traveler or corporate groups on a business trip, The Hyve offers the perfect blend of technology, convenient work spaces, and communal areas so that guests can easily work from their condo, or gather with co-workers for meetings and unwinding after a long day. Friend groups and bachelor/bachelorette parties will absolutely love the pool and BBQ areas, as well as the group-friendly layouts with plenty of bedding configurations, and open living areas to enjoy time together. Browse our Hyve rentals for your next trip to Nashville – you will not be disappointed! 

5. Elevate Your Experience with GoodNight Stay

When you book a Hyve vacation rental, or any of the vacation rentals offered through GoodNight Stays, you’ll be able to take advantage of a curated selection of preferred vendors and concierge services that will take your stay to the next level. For an one-of-a-kind ride around Nashville, Joyride Nashville offers a wide selection of wild rides, and an exclusive discount for GoodNight Stay guests! For special celebrations like bachelor/bachelorette parties, we offer several partners that will add the fun to your event, without the stress of planning. Check out Got Your Bash, Guys Trip, Bach Babes, Glam Up, Music City Brunch, and more. To make your trip as light and streamlined as possible, don’t forget to call up She’s Got Baggage and store your luggage safely while you adventure around Music City. With GoodNight Stay and our partnered vendors, your stay will not be just a stay; it will be an experience you will never forget!

Exploring Scottsdale’s Holiday Magic

As the air gets crisper and snow starts to fall in some regions, why not head to the desert for a Thanksgiving to remember? November is a beautiful time of year in Arizona, and for those that live in the northern states, spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Scottsdale is a welcoming change. Thanksgiving unveils a unique charm in the Scottsdale area, with slightly cooler temps, fewer crowds, and the start of the wonderful holiday season. While many people associate the holidays with home and hearth, a Thanksgiving getaway to Scottsdale offers a delightful twist to the traditional celebration. Here are just a few reasons why visiting Scottsdale over Thanksgiving is a decision you won’t regret:

Perfectly Pleasant Weather

The weather in Scottsdale over the Thanksgiving holiday is typically very pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to mid-70s, and sometimes even warmer. Late November in Arizona is a nice respite from the heat of the summer, with temperatures perfect for days by the pool, hikes in the surrounding mountains, golf, cycling, and more. It truly is an ideal destination for those seeking a break from colder climates. The city’s unique blend of desert beauty and urban sophistication adds a special touch to the holiday season.

Thanksgiving Activities and Events

Scottsdale hiking trail

Whether you’re interested in holiday-themed events for your Scottsdale vacation, or you’re simply looking to relax and explore the desert, there is plenty to do over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Outdoor Adventures: Scottsdale’s beautiful desert surroundings beckon outdoor lovers. Go for a hike in McDowell Sonoran Preserve or up the popular Camelback Mountain, or take a leisurely horseback ride to soak in the tranquil desert landscapes. Scottsdale also boasts numerous world-class golf courses. Take advantage of the pleasant weather in November and get outside with friends or family.
  2. Desert Botanical Garden: The Desert Botanical Garden in nearby Phoenix offers 55 acres of desert botanical splendor, showcasing just how colorful and unique desert flora can be. It also features a special exhibit that starts the day after Thanksgiving – Las Noches de las Luminarias. Enjoy an evening filled with sparkling luminarie-lit trails and twinkling holiday lights, along with musical performances, entertainment and festive food and drinks. 
  3. Tour the Holiday Lights Around Town: Scottsdale really puts on a show for the holidays, and there’s just something special about seeing cacti lit up with colored lights. From the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park to Scottsdazzle in Old Town, to ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo, there are a variety of stunning light shows you can go view. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season and get in a festive mood!  
  4. Turkey Trot: The Phoenix Turkey Trot offers a 1-mile Gobble dash for the little ones, or a 5k or 10k scenic routes through downtown Phoenix. The event is hosted at Wesley Bolin Plaza on Thanksgiving Day, with the festivities kicking off at 7:30am. Don’t forget to dress up for a chance to win awards!
  5. Thanksgiving Dinner at the Zoo: Experience a unique Thanksgiving dinner at the Phoenix Zoo, where you can enjoy a delicious meal while surrounded by stunning wildlife exhibits.

Where to Enjoy a Thanksgiving Meal

There are many Scottsdale hotels and restaurants that serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal or a special prix-fixe menu for the holiday. Another favorite way to spend Thanksgiving is going to a special holiday brunch at one of the many local hotels and restaurants. We’ve included just a small selection of some of our favorite places in Scottsdale for a Thanksgiving holiday meal, but there are dozens more to choose from!

Outdoor dining in Scottsdale for Thanksgiving

  1. The Mission: Renowned for its modern Latin cuisine, The Mission often serves a delectable Thanksgiving menu with a Southwestern twist.
  2. Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn: This upscale restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving feast with a touch of Arizona flair. Enjoy a sumptuous meal in a charming, hacienda-style setting.
  3. Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen: Located in the heart downtown Scottsdale, Tommy V’s serves a delicious prixe-fixe dinner for Thanksgiving that’s a bit different from the norm. If you’re not tied to turkey and mashed potatoes, Tommy V’s is a fun option.
  4. El Chorro: This fine dining restaurant has been a Paradise Valley landmark since 1937. They offer a wonderful Thanksgiving meal that can be enjoyed on their expansive patio with views of Camelback mountain, or inside for a cozier setting.
  5. T Cooks at Royal Palms Hotel: Treat your family and your tastebuds to a Thanksgiving Day meal that all will enjoy. Enjoy the beautiful historic grounds, take in the live music and indulge in flavorful dishes from their creative culinary team. T Cooks offers a Thanksgiving breakfast, prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner, and a Thanksgiving buffet. 

Where To Stay

Scottsdale vacation rental kitchen and living room

Staying in a Scottsdale vacation rental with friends and family over the Thanksgiving weekend means you get more quality time to spend together. Rather than being in separate hotel rooms, a vacation rental offers expansive living areas for lounging together as a group, watching football, playing games, and much more. Having a fully equipped kitchen makes it easier to enjoy group meals, so that every meal doesn’t have to be out at a restaurant. Or you can cook a Thanksgiving feast at your vacation rental if that’s your preference. Nearly all of our Scottsdale rentals also feature private pools, hot tubs, fire pits, and large outdoor spaces, allowing you to spend more time in the beautiful weather! Browse our selection of Scottsdale vacation rentals, and start planning your Thanksgiving trip to the desert. In addition to Scottsdale, Goodnight Stay also offers beautiful rentals in Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Chandler, Cave Creek, and Fountain Hills. 

Visiting Scottsdale over Thanksgiving is the perfect way to transform the holiday into a memorable adventure filled with unique experiences and beautiful surroundings. From outdoor adventures in the desert to savoring a delicious Thanksgiving meal with a Southwestern twist, Scottsdale has something special in store for everyone. This Thanksgiving, consider trading the traditional home-cooked meal for a holiday escape that’s sure to create lasting memories.