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How to Celebrate Independence Day the Scottsdale Way

No, not the popular HBO TV show about sentient robots. The Scottsdale WestWorld is a big facility that plays host every Independence Day to a rip-roaring party. There’s going to be bull-riding, rodeo, pony rides, face painting, BMX biking, food, drinks and fireworks. That’s a pretty exhaustive list of entertainment. If you’re celebrating this Independence Day with a family, you really can’t go wrong with WestWorld, since it’s got a little something for everyone.

Camelback Mountain
For the outdoors-minded Arizonan, Camelback Mountain can be the perfect hike to help celebrate the 4th of July. The Echo Canyon Trail and Cholla Trail may be extremely difficult, but your reward for finishing is a stunning aerial view of the desert. Aim to be at the top for sunset to witness an even more spectacular display, and bring along provisions to have a picnic.

The Good Old Fashioned Backyard BBQ
It’s no secret that Arizona has some of the best beef around, so the only patriotic thing to do would be to gather together with friends – after enjoying one of the above suggestions –lighting up the grill and throwing on a few porterhouses. Check out these ideas for an Independence Day BBQ, like DIY décor, red-white-and-blue cake, classic American cocktails and more.

July 4th weekend is a time to get together with the people we care about and celebrate the country we love. Whether you do that by throwing some axes, watching a rodeo, hiking a mountain or just grilling up some steaks in your backyard, one thing’s for sure: Scottsdale is the place to do it.

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