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3 Things to Know Before Your Scottsdale Spring Break

Spring break is in the air. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the dryness Scottsdale is known for is once again settling in. These are the very things that make Scottsdale a much sought after spring break destination. It’s warming up when other destinations are still in the midst of winter, giving visitors the opportunity to start up their suntans before summer is in full swing.


With the sun comes activities and attractions you won’t find during other times of year. Visitors flock to Scottsdale for spring training, road trips, and the pristine pool areas that are a calling card for any true spring break getaway. Each of these signature spring attractions are on full display at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, with activities and amenities that showcase spring the way it was always meant to be.


Brush up on everything you’ll want to know about spring break at The Scottsdale before you go, including tips to see more, do more, and eat more, all while beating the desert’s spring heat.

What to Expect

Spring is one of the best seasons to visit the desert. With average temps settling near 72 degrees fahrenheit (and climbing), you won’t have to do much more than lounge in the spring sun to have a truly satisfying spring break experience. But that doesn’t mean you can’t turn things up a notch.


Though the McCormick Pool is perfect for splashing around, you’ll want other ways to cool off. Count on needing a lot of sunscreen and even more water, and a few layers to cover up those sunburns in the making. Create for yourself a poolside escape by renting a cabana. Each private cabana features two chaises, a modular seating area, and all the amenities you’ll need to turn you pool experience from the everyday to the Scottsdale way.

What to Do

You can lounge beside the pool for the entirety of your spring break escape. Or you can get up close and personal with the attractions that make Scottsdale the unbeatable destination it is. Leave ordinary at the door and discover parts of Scottsdale you likely didn’t know were there.


Explore Scottsdale by bike. Ride from The Scottsdale to the Tempe Town Lake on the downhill Greenbelt Bike Ride. Along the way, you’ll encounter lush landscapes unique to Scottsdale’s desert setting. Embark on a guided hike in the scenic Sonoran Desert. Explore the flora, fauna, and geology all while learning about the history of the desert. Cool off with a Saguaro Lake expedition. Take in the rugged Superstition Mountains as you try your hand at either kayaking or stand up paddleboarding, each under the watchful eye of expert guides.

What to Eat

Nothing has the power to create an indelible sense of place like a well prepared meal. Food is a signature part of a spring break trip, and The Scottsdale fully embodies that mindset. Whether lounging beside the pool or dressing up for a spirited dinner, you’ll find diverse flavors and intriguing ambiance at each of The Scottsdale’s restaurants.


Twisted Vine Pool Bar & Grill caters to all your poolside cocktails and cravings. Think pina coladas, frozen margaritas, and lava flows alongside juicy burgers, cheesy quesadillas, and even fresh salads. Sample finer foods in western American style at Kitchen West Restaurant, a cozy gathering place with inspiring golf course views. And when you want to a hit a happy hour to toast to what spring break is all about? Grab a patio seat at Bar Six40 and enjoy the many food and drink specials.


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Experience spring break at the crossroads of everything Scottsdale. Come spring break, you’ll deserve the getaway, which is why you also deserve to do it right. Escape to a place that has a little bit of everything, from mouthwatering meals to engaging activities to time and space for some much needed relaxation. Spring in Scottsdale awaits.


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