Paid PostPosted on Jan 13, 201613 Reasons Why A Scottsdale Winter Is Better Than YoursWinter is rough. But not in Scottsdale, baby!by ScottsdaleBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Well, for starters, the weather is pretty much perfect. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @scottsdalecvb In Scottsdale, the average winter temperature is 72 degrees. And sunny. 2. Salt is used for margaritas, not melting snow. Shutterstock You know, on account of there being no snow to melt! 3. There are palm trees dressed up as Christmas trees. Thinkstock Are you about that Christmas palm tree life? 4. Spring training! Courtesy of Scottsdale Visitors Bureau Every March since 1947, baseball teams from the majors descend on Scottsdale for spring training. It's an amazing experience, even for the most casual baseball fans. 5. There's a full-on marathon. Courtesy of Scottsdale Visitors Bureau The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon "runs" (get it?) January 16–17 and features a 5k, 10k, and even a kid's race in addition to the full and half marathons. 6. Morning swims in heated pools. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @scottsdalecvb Oh baby. Oh look at that steam rising. Good morning indeed. 7. The Street Eats Food Truck Festival! Courtesy of Scottsdale Visitors Bureau Live music, eating contests, cooking classes, bars, and of course delicious food from countless food trucks! On January 30 and 31, they take over an entire five acres in a giant celebration of food. 8. They've got a huge indoor collector car auction. Courtesy of Scottsdale Visitors Bureau Scottsdale is home to several collector car auctions, but one of the biggest is the Barrett-Jackson auction, going on January 23–31. Here you can see some of the rarest, most gorgeous automobiles ever built. Don't forget your checkbook! 9. DOG SHOWS!! Thinkstock From March 24–27, you can see thousands of dogs. In Scottsdale. For free.Thousands. That you can totally meet. And play with. Remember to breathe. 10. Literally hundreds of gorgeous Arabian horses. Courtesy of Scottsdale Visitors Bureau Do you like horses? Who doesn't, right? From February 11–21, over 2,400 of the world's top breeders, trainers, and horses will compete in Scottsdale at the annual Arabian Horse Show. 11. The only thing you'll smell is fresh, crisp winter air. Shutterstock Ahhhh, there's truly nothing like it. 12. Instead of shoveling snow, you're raking sand, baby!! Thinkstock But hopefully you're not raking too much sand...because that would mean you're a lousy golfer. 13. If you work hard enough, you can actually sweat. Thinkstock Ugh. Relaxation can be taxing. You don't need to suffer through winter! Take a trip to Scottsdale and experience the winter you deserve.