Between the nearly constant sunshine and abundance of palm trees, Giada De Laurentiis says Scottsdale isn't that different from California and coastal Italy. The celebrity chef was in the Valley on Wednesday, Feb. The celebrity chef has also authored nine cookbooks and three children's books and runs restaurants in Las Vegas and Baltimore. Family photos and history influence all of De Laurentiis' restaurants, something she hopes to bring to Scottsdale as well.
Scottsdale's Nightlife Options
Citizen Public House | Downtown Scottsdale Arizona
Want to receive exclusive GayTravel. Phoenix and Scottsdale have a lot of the charm of other desert gay getaways like Palm Springs just a 4-hour drive away —but are more accessible and provide a lot of great entertainment options. Most of the gay nightclubs and businesses are predominantly in the two-mile wide area between 7th Avenue on the West and 7th Street to the East. The Biltmore neighborhood and the Mill Avenue District are considered very gay-friendly as well. As for gay-friendly hotels, accommodations options here run the gamut from super-plush resorts and high-rise business hotels to a smattering of smaller gay-oriented properties. Many of the hotels offer special packages during Phoenix Pride , which takes place each year in April when the summer heat isn't so intense. The biggest gay event of the year is Phoenix Pride, while many of the local universities are still in session, so it's a young, fun vibe in town.
Phoenix and Scottsdale Gay-Friendly Hotels and Resorts Guide
Here are 11 places to sip a vodka soda and judge or get down on the dance floor until the early morning. Embrace your inner year-old at the late-night hot spot where you can bop to EDM you're too old to understand and slurp down a vodka soda before retiring to the patio. Early in the night?
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products and services; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. One of North America's fastest-growing cities, dynamic and culturally rich Phoenix also has one of the country's largest LGBT populations, plus a steady stream of gay and lesbian visitors.