Best Ways to Escape the Arizona Heat

The desert can be a challenging place to live in the summertime when temperatures are routinely above 100 degrees. The intensity of the heat can make you feel like you’ve been sequestered in the house forever, and begging for something fun and climate-controlled to do. Scottsdale custom home builders have some great recommendations for cool things to do this scorching summer season.

Fairmont Princess Scottsdale 25th Anniversary

Summer cannot get any better than this season-long event. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Fairmont Princess plays host to a huge array of exciting festivities. Every Saturday night features an exhilarating fireworks show, live DJ, dancing, disco lights and fog, and more fun than you can imagine. Add to that the five shining pools complete with waterslides (some over 200 feet!), plus dive-in movies and you’ve beat the heat with style. Don’t forget about the marvelous spa services, which should not be missed.

Resort Pools

One of the greatest things about the Phoenix-Scottsdale area is that there are a fantastic array of beautiful and luxurious resorts around for you to have a staycation. The gorgeous sparkling pools, complete with cabanas and VIP pool side service, are just one of the many reasons you’ll love staying at these posh destinations. Try a few local favorites such as Talking Stick Resort, Hotel Valley Ho, Montelucia Resort & Spa, or the always incredible Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa. This is summer fun at its finest!

Diamondbacks Baseball

It’s always a beautiful night for a game, especially when the temperature still reads 105 degrees at 7 p.m.! Even if you are not a die-hard baseball fan, clients of Scottsdale custom home builders love Chase Field and enjoy the family fun, camaraderie, and fanfare of America’s pastime with this great local team. Games can be as inexpensive or as deluxe as you like and the food is always a great part of the experience.

Heard Museum

This absolutely beloved museum has been around since 1929 and has gained quite a following since then. Featuring two locations, this internationally renowned museum is a wonderfully organized collection of art, artifacts, and a wonderful compilation of ever-changing cultural pieces. Many of the exhibits are interactive and all of them will get you thinking about the way the people have evolved and created works of beauty over the ages. Scottsdale custom home builders recommend this museum as a place not to be missed by either residents or visitors.

Musical Instrument Museum

Just when you thought history was boring, the MIM presents its own perspective on it with a 200,000 square foot space of instruments from over 200 countries across the globe. The guitar room alone may bring a tear to your eye, featuring instruments from absolute legends like Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, and more recent superstars like Taylor Swift and Toby Keith. If you are a music lover, this is the perfect place to spend summer days in comfort and musical bliss.

Summer is upon us, and your need to escape the searing heat just happens to have a fantastic number of options for staying cool and having a great time. Ask your Scottsdale custom home builders for more ideas like these!