4 Ways to Have the Ultimate Girlfriends' Getaway

By local contributor
Christina La Porte

There’s nothing quite like a quick getaway with your girlfriends to kick back, de-stress and share some laughs, and Scottsdale is just the place to do it. Not sure where to start? Never fear. I’ve rounded up your four must-dos for a fun-filled and relaxation-packed girls trip under the Sonoran Desert sun.

 


Decompress at a First-Class Spa


Hitting the spa upon arrival is the perfect way to shake out the stress and recharge, and since Scottsdale is home to 51 resort and day spas, you’ve found your spa hot spot! Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Montelucia, Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, the Spa at the Boulders and the Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain are top-notch destinations for mind and body rejuvenation, where you can find everything from classic massages and facials, to acupuncture and cupping, and even aerial yoga, meditation and Singing Bowl therapy.

If a resort spa doesn’t fit into the itinerary, check out Spa Lamar or Kimberly’s Facial Boutique for some pampering.

 


Sip & Cycle


Get the party started with a pub crawl via the Arizona Party Bike! This 15-passenger, pedal-powered fun machine features a rockin' stereo system, LED party lights and a BYOB policy for beer and wine - you know, in case you get thirsty in between pubs. If fine wine is more up your alley, the Old Town Scottsdale Wine Trail is home to six tasting rooms serving Arizona grapes, all of which can be easily visited on foot or via golf cart services like JoyridesAZ, so you can safely sip the night away, car-free. For only $10-15 per person (per winery), you’ll get to sample a variety of award-winning regional wines. Download the Wine Trail map (or the Ale Trail map for the beer lovers among you) and sip your way through Old Town!

 


Indulge in a Bubbly Brunch


Every girl knows the perfect compliment to a night on the town is a fab brunch the next morning. Get your fill of mimosas, decadent pancakes and egg dishes at Daily Dose, The Breakfast Club, Morning Squeeze or Hash Kitchen (don’t miss Hash’s 40+-ingredient, build-your-own Bloody Mary bar). You can also skip the bubbly and have a no-cheat meal on the sunny patio at Original ChopShop Co. or Farm & Craft.

 


Treat Yourself


No girls’ trip would be complete without a little shopping – and by a little, I mean a lot. Shop everything from Ann Taylor and H&M to Prada and Tiffany & Co. at the fashion mecca that is Scottsdale Fashion Square, where you can take a breather with a great bite to eat, too! Shopping fatigue is real.

If finding a one-of-a-kind piece is more your style, don’t miss Vintage by Misty, Fashion by Robert Black and Stephanie’s in Old Town.