My girlfriends and I just got back from a long weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was the perfect girls' weekend getaway where we relaxed and enjoyed the finer things in life. Scottsdale, Arizona is quickly becoming one of the more popular bachelorette destinations on the scene and with good reason. This desert town has tons of stylish eateries, bars, ritzy resorts, and pool parties to fill an entire weekend and then some, which is I suggest heading there for a long weekend –– it’s totally possible to sample the best the city has to offer in a 3 or 4-day trip.
Related: 7 Tips on How to Stay Healthy on a Plane
If you have a few days off coming your way, definitely think of spending your long weekend in Scottsdale Arizona! Below I’ve highlighted where to eat, where to go out, and things to do in Scottsdale; then I will share how I put it all together in a long weekend Scottsdale itinerary.
If you want to know where to stay in Scottsdale, I highly recommend The Scott Resort & Spa! It is in Old Town Scottsdale, a lively and bustling neighborhood located at the heart of the city.
The property has been fully renovated with a Cuban/mid-century modern vibe with greenery everywhere!! One of the most beautiful and grand hotel lobbies I have seen! The Canal Club bar was gorgeous (the staff were incredibly nice - we love Benny). There were fire pits in various locations which was nice to be able to sit outside at night since we never get to do that in Seattle! The pool area is not large but has distinct areas to lounge, some quieter than others. The room had a Nespresso machine, which was perfect for coffee in bed before starting our day.
I book all my hotels with Hotels.com! Hotels.com offers a very simple value proposition. It doesn't matter which hotel you stay at, nor does it matter which loyalty program they belong to. You'll get 1 free hotel night after 10 stays. The value of the free stay will be an average of your previous 10 nights. This is not sponsored, I just love sharing brands that can save you time and money!
Related: New York Itinerary – How to Spend 3 Days in New York City with Your Friends
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa — a distinctly contemporary vibe with picturesque views of Camelback Mountain, a large pool, and spa.
Hotel Valley Ho - Midcentury Modern landmark in downtown Scottsdale that once was a hideaway for Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby and Marilyn Monroe. Now it’s one of the hottest spots in town for young professionals.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa: This low-key mountainside retreat. If you’re seeking tranquillity, this is the place. Casita-style rooms and suites are contemporary, offering luxury on a budget during the summer.
SumoMaya was hands down the best restaurant we ate at!! The king crab guacamole, toro sashimi, spicy peach margarita, and Miso sea bass are a must! The atmosphere of the restaurant is just so unique and different, it's a beautiful place for a date or with friends. They have such a romantic place under real trees which makes it so special. Can't wait to go back! I heard they have a bottomless brunch!!
If you have an extra day during your long weekend go on a hot air balloon ride!
Whatever you decide to do, I know you will have so much fun with all the things to do in Scottsdale!! Have fun wanderlust friends!