When you’re ready to make some fabulous new memories with your besties, Scottsdale’s here with all the makings of a sun-filled, fun-filled girls’ trip – exciting outdoor adventures, Sonoran Desert-inspired spa treatments, upscale shopping and posh poolside cabanas, just to name a few. Check out our itinerary for the best places to stay, play and dine, then start planning your best girls’ weekend in Scottsdale today!
Camelback Mountain views and chic accommodations are the hallmarks of this luxe Paradise Valley resort. But the goods don’t stop there! You and your girlfriends can soak up the sun by the resort’s two interconnected pools, chill out with an aerial yoga class or linger over fine food and cocktails at Hearth’61.
This stylish boutique hotel on the northern edge of Old Town features recently renovated guestrooms and a buzzing pool scene with live music, lawn games and a lively bar scene. Be sure to stop by Straight Up, Adeline’s secret(ish) whiskey bar – just follow Adeline on social media to score the day’s password (rumor has it, the front desk folks might be able to help, too).
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
If relaxation is on your itinerary, you’ll find it at the posh Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The resort boasts six sparkling swimming pools, including the sand-lined Sunset Beach. After a morning by the pool, head over to the resort’s Well & Being Spa for a restorative massage or facial, then round out your day with a tequila tasting and dinner at La Hacienda.
Take a Guided Hiking or Kayaking Tour
Feeling adventurous? Let Scottsdale’s professional outdoor outfitters lead you on a guided hike through Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve or on a kayaking trip on the Salt River. No experience is required – just pack your spirit of adventure (and your camera)!
Rent a Poolside Cabana
Rent a plush private cabana and elevate your poolside lounging to new heights! You’ll enjoy luxe amenities ranging from scented and chilled towels to misting fans, sun-care kits, floaties, and food and beverage service. Prickly pear margaritas, anyone?
Kierland Commons & Scottsdale Quarter
Check out the latest fashion trends and unique gifts at these neighboring open-air shopping centers. Both centers offer an enticing selection of local and national brands, as well as outstanding dining options. It’s the ideal way to spend a sunny Scottsdale afternoon!
Sonoran Desert Spa Treatments
From prickly pear cactus fruit and wild lavender to fragrant herbs like sage and juniper, the Sonoran Desert is a treasure trove of healing botanicals. Scottsdale’s resort spas have incorporated the desert’s bounty in pampering spa treatments that will leave you relaxed and glowing!
Public Art Walking Tour
In addition being chockful of one-off boutiques, art galleries and restaurants, Old Town Scottsdale also is home to 10 fascinating public artworks! Download the free Public Art Walking Tour and explore these monumental displays of creativity. And if you happen to do a little shopping or grab a bite along the way, well that just adds to the fun!
Olive & Ivy
This airy restaurant on the Scottsdale Waterfront is a local favorite for its contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, inventive cocktails and casual-chic vibe. Another bonus? Olive & Ivy boasts one of the city’s largest sun-dappled patios – the perfect spot to post up for happy hour!
Located inside Old Town’s W Scottsdale Hotel, Sushi Roku puts a contemporary spin on sushi, incorporating ingredients form Latin America and Europe into its edible works of art. Order a few dishes to share and pair them with a glass of wine or premium cold sake.
Hula’s Modern Tiki
Scottsdale may be nowhere near the ocean, but the tiki vibes, and tiki drinks, are strong at Hula’s. Daily happy hour includes signature apps like Hula’s Hilo Sliders, Hawaiian Ceviche and Potstickers, as well as discounts on all your favorite tiki drinks, including the Hula’s Hurricane and Tropical Itch.