Joalice Ryan

Joalice Ryan

Welcome March 2021

By Joalice Ryan - February 28, 2021

March brings some of the most pleasant temperature to the Valley, typically hovering in the mid 70ies and low 80ies.  The pandemic made 2020 a challenging year, and we didn’t get to enjoy some of our favorite outdoor spring activities our beautiful state has to offer.  The silver lining in all of this is, we have learned to appreciate the things we took for granted:  family and friends gatherings, restaurants, strolling through shopping centers,  team sports and outdoor activities.  We are always looking for fun things to do for our visitors, friends and family while keeping everyone safe and healthy.  Here are some of our favorite spring activities: 

Castles N' Coasters!  

The iconic 10 acre amusement park has plenty of thrill seeking attractions to fit everyone’s interest.  Everyone must mask up in the park but roller coasters, indoor 3D rides, mini golf course, go carts and bumper boats are open for everyone to enjoy.

Hiking

We have great hiking weather almost all year around but March is especially a good month as the desert begins to bloom.  Take your friends and family hiking Camelback Mountain near Biltmore, Tom’s Thumb in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the scenic Go John or Overton Trail Loop in the Cave Creek Regional Park or Pinnacle Peak in North Scottsdale to admire spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Golf - of course!

Scottsdale and Paradise Valley is home to some of the most lavish and scenic golf courses in the United States including public courses such as Ranch Manana Golf Club, Grayhawk Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale, Camelback Golf Club, Grayhawk Golf Club and Starfire Golf Club.  Check out the club’s website for special pricing and tee times.

The Sonoran Art Festival
Stagecoach Village, March 19-21, 2021

Located in Cave Creek, the open air plaza is surrounded by western style architecture and offers an intimate festival experience where you can admire fine art including original oils paintings, acrylics, watercolors, stone and bronze sculptures, mixed media, blown glass, handmade furniture, handcrafted leather accessories, turned wood, colorful ceramics, exquisite jewelry, and much more!  Afterwards, enjoy patio dining, and a refreshing beverage in on of the restaurants located inside the plaza.

Camping

The night time temperatures may dip into the 50ies at night but the glorious day time temps make it a perfect time to go camping!  Almost every lake offers tent and RV sites but one of our favorite camping destination is Lo-Lo-Mai Springs Campground in Cornville, AZ - just a 2 hour drive from North Scottsdale and minutes south of Sedona.  The campground offers a green oasis along the Canyon Creek with spacious tent and RV sites, as well as cabins.

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