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Visiting Scottsdale

Chicago, Illinois
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Visiting Scottsdale


My wife and were looking to take a vacation to the Scottsdale area over Labor Day weekend. We are both 30 years old, and used to high humidity in Chicago, but the more we read about monsoon season the more we second guess whether we should go to Scottsdale or consider a different part of the country.

We mostly want to do some hiking, and spend the rest of the time lounging at the resort by the pool.

So our main questions are:

Is it possible to hike in the morning or is it still to hot? And besides the temp, is it dangerous to go hiking with the threat of severe storms/flooding?

During the day is it to hot to even be at the pool?

Right now we are leaning between the JW Marriott camelback and the 4 seasons troon north, the JW Marriott is $370 cheaper over the course of our 3day stay, is the 4 seasons that much better that we should still consider it? Are there any other hotels that we should consider that could compare to the JW's $119 rate a night.

Thanks in advance.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1. Re: Visiting Scottsdale

Hike in morning on Camelback Mountain which is virtually outside your door. Save the extra $370 to spend on dinners in Old Town Scottsdale and the Biltmore areas. Enjoy your stay at the Camelback Inn.

Tempe, AZ
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2. Re: Visiting Scottsdale

I would plan your hikes for daybreak when temps are lowest and check the weather frequently to avoid storms.

It's still going to be hot, whether or not you will like it is a personal preference, but some time by the pool should be fine.

Temps will be slightly lower at the Four Seasons since it's a bit out of town, but Camelback Inn is in a far more convenient location for restaurants and nightlife.

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3. Re: Visiting Scottsdale

If you have a rate like that for the Camelback Inn I would take it! It will be hot still, so if you hike, go at sunrise. Start hydrated and be smart by drinking and wisely snacking along the way. Our storms are brief, powerful and isolated typically and almost always occur late afternoons or evenings. It is great fun to watch the big white billowy clouds gather over the mountains and move in. CBInn has a world class spa which has a great adult pool and cafe. Take a day trip up to Sedona. Shop the galleries and stores in downtown Scottsdale. Visit The Heard museum.

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