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Scottsdale Family Vacation Guide

Planning your family vacation to Scottsdale and looking to fill your itinerary?  It can be challenging  to travel to a new place and find things to do that everyone enjoys. 


We have got you covered!


Our Scottsdale Family Vacation Guide will help you organize some different ideas to consider for your next visit to Red Doors! Or just hang at the house,  float with flamingo frank and order pizza.


No judgment!

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With more than 200 golf courses in the Scottsdale area and year round sunny skies its no wonder Scottsdale is the worlds finest golf destination!


Local Professional Golfer   

Lave Gustafson rated the Top 5 golf courses within 10 miles of Red Doors.


  • TPC Scottsdale

    • Home of the Waste Management PGA event featuring two championship courses.  Open to the public!

  • Troon North Golf Club

    • Immaculately groomed fairways backed up by giant boulders make for a majestic golfing experience. ​

  • McCormick Ranch Golf Club

    • Surrounded by a collection of Scottsdale's most prominent Resorts, the Club features breathtaking Southwestern scenery, immaculate course conditions, and gracious attention given by its service-oriented personnel.​

  • The Phoenician golf club

    • Redesigned in 2018, an 18-hole course that plays to a par 71 and offers five sets of player-friendly tees. the course showcases the unique beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.​

  • Talking Stick Golf Club

    • two uniquely different Scottsdale courses that offer many options for golfer’s of all levels of play. Managed by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, Talking Stick Golf Club has been consistently ranked among the top courses in the state of Arizona​

Top local vendors

Prickly Pear Bar

Making cocktail hour cute and easy. Hannah provides clients a luxury service that takes the stress off your shoulders when it comes to planning the perfect beverages

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The Positive Chef

Monique Burns is a free-spirited chef that believes in connecting people with the love of food. She has catered to celebrities and high-end clients and appeared on Food Network Chopped

Take advantage of 10% off Chef Monique's services with any stay at Red Doors! 

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Destination Scottsdale 

As a premiere partner with Destination Scottsdale and booking with us, you have access to pre-arrival concierge services from Destination Scottsdale!   Services include decorating, luggage storage, filling the fridge, itinerary planning, and more! They also have many at-home experiences, activities and excursions you can book to make the weekend unforgettable.

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Complete list of our favorite
MUST-KNOW VENDORS, FAMILY FRIENDLY Restaurants, and activities in Scottsdale!

Baby gear//

Baby Quip

Don't want to haul all the gear to survive the vacation? Check out this awesome woman owed business.


Hash Kitchen | Home of the ORIGINAL Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar
Usually they have a live DJ on weekends. Very fun!   Two locations, best way to skip the line is to use Yelp app and reserve table. 
Breakfast Club Scottsdale
Breakfast Club Scottsdale- Line for days on the weekend, always. 
Snooze A.M. Eatery
More of a classic diner but really fun and great breakfast!
Food & Drink//

The Sicilian Butcher | Craft Meatballs and Charcuterie Bar in AZ

Great spot to sit outside and the house made meatballs are amazing.  Only a mile from Red Doors and its our overall favorite spot! 

Barrio Queen

Few locations in the area but the table side guac service is a must!   We love the Desert Ridge Mall location, its  fun after dinner walk in a beautiful outdoor mall.  

The Mexicano

New upscale Mexican restaurant by famous local chef Joey Maggiore.  Steak Fajitas were amazing! 

Diego Pops
3-6pm, 7 days a week. Monday is their ‘Taco Tuesday’ which is $3 tacos. Tacos/Mexican/Margs type of place. Super cute! The Nachos are to die for!
Maple and Ash
Michelin Star level steak place,  seriously the best meal of my life.   If you want to go all out at a super fancy place,  you can't go wrong here. 

Culinary Dropout Scottsdale Quarter
Gastropub with quirky decor, serving inventive cocktails & comfort food.
Amazing wood-fired pizzas with interesting toppings.  Tell them Red Doors sent you!  
Olive & Ivy
Upscale with fancy flat bread pizzas centrally located in old town.
Postino Wine Cafe Kierland
Postino’s Highland - $5 till 5 everyday wine by the glass and beer by the pitcher. Amazing food!
Beverly on Main
Fun drink menu. They’re delicious. Good food as well. Aesthetically pleasing inside. 
Geisha a Go-Go
Sushi and fun drinks, all day happy hour on Sunday
Fast food// 

In and Out Burger! 

Personal favorite and dangerously close to the house.  Get the fries animal style!


Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches and waffle fries.

Shake Shake Kierland Commons 

Not really fast food but worth a try if you do not have one in your home city.


Top Golf
Super fun virtual golf and drinks!
Scottsdale Adventure Jeep Tours
Fun trip through the desert in a jeep
Tempe Donut Boats
Boats shaped like a donut!   They hold up to 10 people and are super fun on Tempe Lake

 Scottsdale Selfie
Super fun photo sessions of your special weekend.
Arizona Party Bike
The funniest thing do old town Scottsdale
Specializing in fun Bachelorette photo shoots!  
Camelback - 2.5 miles and 2 hours.
People say it can be hard but take it at your own risk and go your own pace.   Don't try to do this when it is really hot outside.   It is super beautiful at the top and is most popular in Scottsdale.  
The Gateway Trailhead 4.4 miles and about 3 hours.
Trail is open from sunrise to sunset.   Lots of families do this hike and super pretty 
Pinnacle Peak Trail - 4 miles and 3 hours. 
Moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 14 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and rock climbing


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