Having visited here at least once a year for the past twenty or thirty years, I am starting to run out of things to say and do here in Scottsdale. Scottsdale brags about 314 days of sunny weather each year. June, July, and August are the warmest months, with average temps well over 100 degrees F. The average rainfall is only 7.66 inches per year. The official food of Scottsdale has been “chili” since 1994.
The typical tourist to Scottsdale is 56 years old, and earns about $100,000 annually. The average nightly hotel rate is about $140 a night. During Spring Training, I am sure it is much higher. Car rental rates are also inflated during this period. Reservations at the better restaurants are also difficult to get. Contrast this to the Christmas Holidays when the bowl teams and their rabid fans are here. The baseball crowd is decidedly cheap beer, with lots of families, and fairly low budget. The bowl scene is more about high rollers, crazy fans willing to spend, and the bright sun creating too much brain damage on the folks from points east and north, where it is COLD!
Golf is always a big deal here, though pricey this time of year. The latest and newest attractions are the “Course Cuties” shown in the photo. They supply the beer and entertainment!!!
Hopefully, I will be able to squeeze into my favorite places while here. This would be places like Ling and Louie, Los Sombreros, and Jason’s Deli. I will avoid the more famous and baseball centric places like the Pink Pony and Don and Charlie’s. Fortunately, Scottsdale is full of mediocre and expensive places to eat. Breakfast though, is always a highlight at the Good Egg, with several locations in the Valley. But the location in Scottsdale is the best!!!
See you in the Valley of the Sun (although the Bay Area has been fabulous the last few days)!!!