SCOTTSDALE CITY GUIDE
When people think of Arizona, they think of heat and desert. However, Scottsdale is an oasis amongst the Arizona backdrop. It’s a vibrant city, perfect for large group vacations, and filled with luxury resorts, breathtaking spa resorts, fine dining, and exciting outdoor adventures.
WHERE TO STAY
W Scottsdale: The W Scottsdale reimagined its spaces making the hotel feel more refreshed and lively. Sit poolside in a newly updated cabana for a cocktail then retreat to the comfort of their modernized luxe accommodations. If you are looking for a convenient stay, sprawling guest suites, and walking distance to all the action, then look no further.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows: If you have a bride who gushes over design and art, then the Andaz is the hotel of choice for the bachelorette weekend. This art-inspired resort with a mid-century modern vibe is a hidden oasis, and their incredible plush guest suites can’t be beat.
Hotel Adelaine: A new boutique hotel that infuses eclectic style and energy into Old Town Scottsdale. Scottsdale may be the “West’s Most Western Town,” but you can be sure it’s not a one-trick pony. The hotel’s convenient location in Old Town offers easy access to anything your heart desires.
The Saguaro: A vibrant boutique hotel exhibiting pops of color, stunning décor, and a prime location in the center of Scottsdale’s best shopping, restaurants, and art. This hotel has a sister Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs.
WHERE TO EAT
The Canal Club: Infused with the colors and comforts of 1930s Havana, The Canal Club brings together the edge and flare of New Orleans with the elegant geometry of Bauhaus, all while celebrating the desert sanctuary.
The Montauk: Transport yourself to the Hamptons and kick back to live music with a lobster roll in one hand and glass of rosé in the other. Designed to look like a Hampton’s beach house, the Montauk’s chill vibe combined with brilliant Bloody Mary’s, a cozy lounge and indoor/outdoor atmosphere provide the perfect bachelorette socializing spot.
Farm & Craft: Give your body the love it deserves after a weekend of partying. Order fresh juices, acai bowls or even indulge in protein pancakes at this cool bistro serving organic, gluten-free and other conscientious eats.
Sushi Roku: For a swanky sushi restaurant, head to Sushi Roku located in the lobby of the W hotel. This upscale spot inside the W serves unrivaled sushi, sashimi & Japanese cuisine in a trendy space accented with elements from nature.
Diego Pops: Playful dining spot with bright colored wallpaper, cute signs, and insta-worthy spots. Oh, let’s not forget about their tacos, mango jalapeño wings, strong margs, and amazing queso! P.S. Diego Pops offers Happy Hour EVERYDAY from 3pm-6pm, let’s go!
The Mission: A sophisticated yet casual allure that blends old world charm with modern elegance. Latin cuisine with freshly made tableside guacamole, endless taco varieties, is a great boozy group spot before hitting the town.
Olive & Ivy: Surround yourself in an atmosphere of timeless elegance with Mediterranean cuisine and a cheery outside ambiance. The South of France décor offers you an escape from the ordinary as you are transported to the French Riviera.
SumoMaya: At SumoMaya indulge in the distinctive Mexican and Asian flavors with their unique, seasonal fusion cuisine – think sushi, tacos and ceviche. The Chefs recommend you choose three to five dishes each to enjoy on your own, or share with the table, but you can’t go wrong with craveable tapas-style plates.
WHERE TO DRINK
The Clubhouse at Maya: A 20,000 square foot outdoor restaurant & beer garden filled with every backyard game you would ever need! Enjoy ice-cold beer, hard seltzers, and fun games to play with your group such as giant pong, Connect 4, Cornhole, Skeeball, and the list continues!
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row: Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is an American gastropub unlike any other… killer whiskey, exhilarating nightlife, and a rock & roll attitude inspired by Dierks himself. Go here and you are guaranteed a good time.
The Duce: Located in a huge historic warehouse that has an area for dancing, yard-style games, multiple bars scattered throughout makes it the ultimate retro hangout with vintage vibes.
Postino: A wine bar with an unbeatable happy hour? No need to say more! Serving high quality, approachable wines, and fresh, colorful bruschetta boards built for sharing. Postino is on a mission to make sure every moment shared within their restaurant makes you feel dang good.
The Wasted Grain: Ultimate bar experience for everyone in the bride tribe. The Wasted Grain keeps the fun going all night long with a dance floor, live music, backyard games, upscale lounge, and 3 more laid back and cool bars!
Beverly on Main: UA swanky speakeasy that’s away from the main nightlife district. A great cocktail lounge with a nostalgic style, weekend DJ’s and not to be missed.
WHAT TO DO
Trek It: Craving a margarita? Trek it to earn it! Wake up early to hike Camelback Mountain and admire the colors exploding over the desert at sunrise. TIP: Drive and park at either Echo Canyon Trail or Cholla Trail depending on the desired difficulty level.
Namaste & Spa(rty): Pamper yourself with massages, facials, and relaxation at the Sanctuary Spa for an Asian-inspired journey of rejuvenation nestled within 53 acres of serene Scottsdale.
Ride-On: Looking to be outdoorsy? Enjoy 30,500 acres and over 180 miles of trails. Book a horse ride through the Sonoran flora and fauna serene with Fort McDowell Adventures or Cave Creek Outfitters. TIP: Wear Jeans.
Beep, Beep!: “I’m a barbie girl in a barbie world.” Want your bride to feel like a Barbie for the day in her pink jeep? Reserve a Pink Jeep Wrangler experience with Pink Adventure Tours and take an off-road tour that wind through the Sedona scenery.
WHERE TO SHOP
Old Town & Arts District
The covered walkways and Old West façades in this pedestrian-friendly quarter serve as a fitting backdrop to Southwest souvenir hunting. Take a free art walk to explore the art museums and restaurants or go find Navajo rugs and turquoise jewelry at Gilbert Ortega Galleries.
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Kierland Commons features an “urban village” of small gardens, restaurants with outdoor seating and big-name shops such as BCBG and J. Crew.