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By Hailey Hinton 2/16/2021
With several cold winter months still ahead, a warm getaway is much needed by many. Scottsdale, Arizona is one of those perfect places for a weekend getaway, with loads of things to cross off your bucket list.
Unfortunately, with the pandemic still intact, going out to do things isn’t exactly ideal and can be nerve wracking. Below is a covid-approved bucket list to take a stab at when visiting Scottsdale.
Even in the winter, hiking is totally do-able and covid safe. There are tons of trails to hike in Scottsdale or around. For the more experienced, hiking Camelback mountain may be up your alley. For beginners, something like the Lost Dutchman Trail is perfect for scenic views, but not too strenuous.
For the thrill-seekers, off-roading is for you. There are tons of places to off-road, one of them being Sedona which you’ll read about later. Some of the options you can rent one and head out on your own, or do something with a small group, like a Jeep Tour. Off-Road Jeep Adventures and Stellar Adventures are where you can find both, and expect a bumpy (but fun) ride.
All places have sanitation in check, and the ATV’s are thoroughly cleaned before any new groups of people enter. For any guided group tours, masks are required.
Old Town Scottsdale
For a laid back day, try heading down to Old Town Scottsdale for a vintage-western inspired place to shop. If you like trendy coffee shops, unique jewelry, and the cutest clothes, Old Town Scottsdale is for you.
Day Trip: Sedona
About a two hour drive from Scottsdale is Sedona, a small, quaint, and historical town. Although you can do things like Off-Roading in Sedona (with gorgeous views), the spiritual nature and history surrounding it is what makes it so unique.
Hiking to a vortex and taking part in healing programs, heading to a spa, or visiting the shops that give off good vibes, are a full days worth of peace and tranquility in Sedona that you won’t find anywhere else.