Scottsdale Pride

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

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 plenty of options for staying, playing and relaxing.

Make your home base at one of Scottsdale’s 70 resorts and hotels. Enjoy pristine desert views at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale or Boulders Resort & Spa. If you’d like to stay in Old Town, Hotel Valley Ho, Saguaro Scottsdale and The Scott Resort & Spa are great choices that put you within walking distance of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and nightlife. And if pampering is on your agenda, check out the posh accommodations and spa offerings at the TAG Approved® Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows or Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

After you check in at your resort, check out the adventures that await you in our Sonoran Desert. REI Co-op Experiences offers guided hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and kayaking tours in the magnificent Sonoran Desert. Saddle up for some horseback riding at MacDonald’s Ranch. Or go off-road with Desert Wolf Tours on a Tomcar tour.


Scottsdale Pride

You also can explore Scottsdale’s urban side with a little retail therapy at Scottsdale Fashion Square, a tour of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, or some gallery-hopping in the historic Arts District.

Hungry? Old Town’s FnB is known for its stellar Arizona wine list and farm-fresh cuisine, while AZ88 intrigues diners with rotating art displays, elevated pub grub and classic martinis. Don’t miss happy hour at Hula’s Modern Tiki with its retro vibe and boozy tropical cocktails. Wherever you dine, don’t even think about counting calories – you can dance them off later at nearby BS West.


Scottsdale Pride

Finally, be sure to check out the calendar of events for details on this year’s special events, including the AGRA Rodeo (February), Phoenix Pride Festival (April), Rainbows Festival (October) and the IGRA World Gay Rodeo Finals being hosted in Scottsdale in October.


Unity Pledge

In 2014, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously approved the city’s signature on the Unity Pledge, a concerted effort by Arizona businesses and individuals to advance workplace equality and equal treatment in housing and hospitality for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies. Learn more about One Community’s Unity Pledge.


Scottsdale For All

Scottsdale’s Human Relations Commission also launched the Scottsdale For All campaign to showcase the rich diversity that exists in Scottsdale and share a clear message to the community and visitors that Scottsdale welcomes all.


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