Scottsdale welcomes LGBTQ travelers from around the world with hospitality that’s as warm as our sun-filled skies. Whether you’re planning a cozy weekend for two or a week-long vacation with family or friends, we’ve got you covered with this itinerary that’s chockful of options for staying, playing and relaxing.
The Saguaro Scottsdale
This stylish Old Town hotel, located on the lush grounds of Scottsdale Civic Center Park, puts you within easy walking distance of fabulous shops, galleries, restaurants and nightclubs. Known for its bold pops of color, The Saguaro also boasts a full-service spa and Mexican cuisine at La Señora.
The Scott Resort & Spa
The comforts of Old Havana and the spirited soul of New Orleans create a playful ambiance at this vibrant Old Town resort. Take a dip in one of the resort’s lagoon-style pools, relax with an Herbal Salt Stone Massage, and converse over cocktails at the Canal Club – it’s all in a day’s play at The Scott!
W Scottsdale Hotel
When you want to be in the middle of all the action, check into the W Scottsdale! Located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, the W puts you mere steps away from the city’s hottest nightclubs. It’s also just a block away from Scottsdale Fashion Square in case you want to spice up your wardrobe before a night on the town.
Old Town Scottsdale
For the most fun you can have in one square mile, head for Old Town Scottsdale! Here, you can browse one-off boutiques and galleries, view cutting-edge exhibitions at SMoCA, sip your way along the Scottsdale Wine Trail, and dine at some of the city’s best restaurants – and that’s just for starters!
Sonoran Desert Adventures
Scottsdale’s lush Sonoran Desert is the perfect natural playground for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, hot air ballooning and horseback riding. And thanks to our professional guides and outfitters, there’s no experience required to enjoy the best outdoor adventures in Scottsdale!
Scottsdale Fashion Square
If brands like Nordstrom, Prada, H&M and Apple make your shopper’s heart skip a beat, Scottsdale Fashion Square is a must-see on your itinerary. The Southwest’s largest shopping destination features more than 200 premier retailers, a Harkins luxury cinema and top-tier restaurants like Ocean 44, Toca Madera and Nobu.
Located in the heart of Old Town, BS West is Scottsdale’s iconic LGBTQ bar and nightclub. Enjoy nightly events like including Weekend Wednesday dance parties, the Friday Elements Drag Show, Saturday Video DJ Dance Parties and Drunk Karaoke on Sundays.
No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something exciting happening! Highlights include the Scottsdale ArtWalk (Thursday evenings year-round), Parada del Sol Parade & Rodeo (Feb./March), Scottsdale Arts Festival (March), Phoenix Pride Festival (April), Music in the Garden (spring/fall), and Rainbows Festival (Oct.).
Citizen Public House
If CPH’s welcoming staff and the vintage black-and-white family photos displayed on the walls don’t give you the warm fuzzies, their barrel-aged libations and new-American comfort food certainly will. Gather around the centerpiece bar during the nightly Social Hour and enjoy savings on apps, craft cocktails, wine and beer.
HULA’S Modern Tiki
Are you really on vacation if you haven’t had at least one tiki cocktail? We think not. Luckily, this tropical Old Town gem has you covered with rum-laden delights like the HULA’s Mai Tai, Dr. Funk and Tropical Itch. Pair them with an order of Bali Hai BBQ Ribs or Duke’s Luau Pork Plate for an Island feel right in the heart of Scottsdale.
Tucked away on Civic Center Park, just steps from the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and SMoCA, sleek and stylish AZ88 draws an eclectic crowd of artists, hipsters, theater goers, business folks and everyone in between. This longtime local favorite is famous for its filled-to-the-brim martinis, upscale pub grub and rotating art displays.