Scottsdale
Photo Courtesy of The Boulders
While much of the rest of the country is battling cold weather, people in Scottsdale are outside, hiking Camelback Mountain or enjoying lunch in the open air. January through April is the most beautiful time to visit, but it’s also the most expensive. Summertime brings up to 60 percent off high-season rates at some of the city’s top hotels and resorts. September through December you can still find decent prices without the outrageous heat.