I recently traveled to Scottsdale for a bachelorette party and had a blast. I had only once been once before and stayed at The Phoenician resort, which was wonderful but didn’t give me much of the “Scottsdale” vibe. This time we rented an AirBnB just a few blocks from Old Town Scottsdale. It could not have been a more perfect location! If you’re in the area or planning a getaway to Scottsdale, click to read more on the places I think are a must-see!
Gallery sight-seeing in Old Town Scottsdale
This area is just the prettiest! There are so many fabulous galleries, and as I’m sure you’ve already figured out, that’s my favorite kind of place! Not only are there seemingly endless galleries, the whole area is immaculate with several parallel streets filled with galleries and shops all within walking distance. I’d say it’s one of the most manicured and clean cities I have ever seen and importantly very pedestrian friendly. I took a walk one morning around 8am and there was almost not a soul in sight. It felt like I had the whole place to myself! The attention to detail, from the gallery displays, to the flowers, to the palm trees is just breathtaking!
Food and Drinks
Hike Camelback Mountain
We hiked up the Cholla Trail, which was labelled as “Extreme Difficulty.” I’d say the hike was of medium difficulty based on hikes I’ve done all over the world. There was some scrambling at the top given that it was almost all rock, but nothing that required equipment (or group pep talks) and it only took 2 hours round trip. The only issue we had was that it started raining at the top and the trip back down involved VERY slippery rock, which was more excitement that any of us were looking for. If I had to do the hike again, I’d recommend wearing GORE-TEX shoes and very carefully watching the weather.
Stop and Smell the Flowers (or Cacti or Palm Trees)
This was hands down one of the best parts – the gorgeous plants!!
Bachelorette Party Ideas
Now if you happen to be planning a Bachelorette Party and want some super cute gift ideas, I would totally recommend the following:
These Swig wine cups are the CUTEST! I used the Gold Vinyl found here and the Silhouette cameo to cut out the lettering. Happy to share details if you’re interested! Also, using iron-on Vinyl and the cutest bomber jackets, the bride made these matching jackets for our little wine cups.
I would love to hear how your Scottsdale experience goes! Happy travels!