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).
CIVANA WELLNESS RESORT & SPA
Tucked away in north Scottsdale’s pristine Sonoran Desert, CIVANA is an escape for the mind, body and soul. A full-service spa, healthful cuisine and a daily offering of classes ranging from sunrise yoga and barre bootcamp to meditation and mala making allow you to personalize your relaxation and wellness experience.
OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE WINE TRAIL
Ease into the evening with a stroll along the Old Town Scottsdale Wine Trail. Old Town is home to tasting rooms from several of the state’s most acclaimed vineyards, including LDV Winery, Aridus Wine Company, Carlson Creek Vineyards, Salvatore Vineyards, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards and Merkin Vineyards. Stop in for a tasting, small plates and fascinating facts about Arizona wine.
FASHION BY ROBERT BLACK & VINTAGE BY MISTY
As the saying goes, wait long enough and everything old is new again! That’s especially true at these fabulous Old Town vintage boutiques, where you’ll find a treasure trove of designer fashions, jewelry and one-of-a-kind accessories. Score your next new-to-you statement piece at one of these Scottsdale gems!
ARIZONA FOOD TOURS
Take a handful of Scottsdale’s buzziest restaurants out for a test drive on an Old Town culinary tour. Arizona Food Tours’ three-hour walking tours include small bites and beverages at four to five different restaurants. Options include the original “Taste of Old Town” tour, as well as a “Sip and Sample” happy hour tour and custom events personalized to your taste!
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!
Puzzle Rides combines the tension of an escape room with the excitement of a treasure hunt and puts it all on a golf cart! As your Puzzle Master drives you around Old Town, you’ll have 75 minutes to find and solve the clues that will lead you to your final destination. Adventures include Wild West Heist, Pirate’s Treasure and the after-dark Ghost Riders Adventure.
VIRTÚ HONEST CRAFT
White linens, lacy shade trees and twinkling festoon lights make the patio at Virtú Honest Craft one of Old Town’s loveliest spots to dine. This casual-chic setting is the perfect backdrop for Chef Gio Osso’s fresh Mediterranean cuisine, which includes fresh fish, artisan meats and savory pastas.
PREP & PASTRY
Bright and airy, this bistro is the perfect starting point for a day of shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square or exploring Old Town. The all-day menu features decadent treats like French Toast with macerated berries, candied almonds and chai butter, and Grilled Cheese made with white cheddar, brie, pesto, tea-smoked tomatoes and shaved parmesan.
LA HACIENDA AT THE FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS
From spirit samplings with the resident Tequila Goddess to tableside guacamole and flaming dessert coffees, dining at La Hacienda is tailor made for Insta-worthy moments. Reserve a table on the hacienda-style patio and enjoy a light, contemporary take on classic Mexican cuisine.