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Girl’s Weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Girl's Weekend in Scottsdale
Some good friends and I recently took a little staycation in Scottsdale, Arizona. My old roomie wanted to come visit me in AZ, and I figured we’d turn it into a girl’s weekend by inviting a couple other friends. We stayed at a cute hotel in Scottsdale and had a great time just hanging out and catching up with one another.

WHERE TO STAY IN SCOTTSDALE

Hotel Adeline

For our girl’s weekend, we wanted to stay somewhere cute and trendy, and Hotel Adeline is just that. Everywhere you turn there’s an instagrammable moment. From the WTF (where’s the fun) sign outside to the secret whiskey bar, there’s so many areas to capture.

The hotel is located about 5 minutes from Old Town,  a popular place to go out when in the area. There’s also plenty of good restaurants and coffee shops nearby to grab brunch or a quick latte. However, Hotel Adeline also has a couple of places to eat on site as well as a coffee bar.

WHERE TO EAT

Breakfast Kitchen Bar

Located in the Scottsdale Quarter. Breakfast Kitchen Bar is a great place to grab brunch. They serve healthy dishes like broccoli & cauliflower breakfast cakes and quinoa bowls as well as not-so-healthy things like Belgian waffles and blueberry french toast. They also have plenty of keto, vegetarian, and gluten free offerings.

I opted for the pulled pork breakfast tacos and avocado fries with a grapefruit collins. Everything I had was good, and I would definitely recommend trying all of them

HULA MODERN TIKI

Hula Modern Tiki is a Polynesian fusion restaurant with a couple of valley locations. We popped into the one in Scottsdale during happy hour for some appetizers and drinks. My favorites were the wings which come tossed in a spicy asian bbq sauce and the painkiller cocktail.

PASTA BRIONI

For a nicer dinner, check out Pasta Brioni. It’s a family owned Italian restaurant that serves old school Italian dishes made with fresh ingredients and house made pasta. We ordered toasted ravioli and calamari for the table, and I had the rigatoni four cheese as my entree. We all left stuffed and satisfied with our meal.

Morning Squeeze

For our last meal together, we decided to hit up Morning Squeeze. The serve fresh squeezed juices, smoothie bowls, and traditional and not so traditional breakfast dishes. I’m super indecisive so I just went with a fresh squeezed oj and the “eggs your way” which came with two eggs, choice of meat, toast, and potatoes.
Morning Squeeze - Scottsdale AZ
Breakfast Kitchen Bar

OTHER OPTIONS:
  • RnR Gastropub: If you’re looking for a party brunch, look no further than this place. They serve bottomless mimosas and bloody marys on the weekends.
  • Hash Kitchen: Hash has an awesome bloody mary bar on Saturdays and Sundays. The bar has your typical toppings like olives, peppers, and bacon but there’s usually also a hot topping like fried ravioli or meatballs. Also, try the cereal cocktails.
  • Postinos: A good place to stop in for wine and a bruschetta board. They offer a $5 til 5pm deal everyday which includes glasses of wine and pitchers of beer.

WHAT TO DO

Go out in Old Town

A good place to go out, if you’re looking to go out out, if you know what I mean. There’s plenty of bars to hop in between providing different atmospheres and music. If you’re into country definitely head over to Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and El Jefe for top 40 hits.

Lounge by the pool

The resorts in Scottsdale almost always have a pool, if not two. Throw on your cutest swimsuit and lay poolside for a couple of hours. For some extra moola, you can also rent out a cabana.

Attend a pool party

Still by a pool, but with more going on. During the summer, a bunch of the resorts will host pool parties complete with DJs and lively music.  Some are free and some require a fee. For instance, Hotel Adeline hosts Liquid Sunshine every Saturday during the summer and it’s free to attend. However, me and one of my friends attended a Dillion Francis show at Talking Stick Resort during a “Release” pool party which cost about $45.

Beer Tasting

If you like beer, there’s plenty of breweries to check out in Scottsdale. Fate Brewing Company and Goldwater Brewing Co. are two that I can recommend.

Wine Tasting

If wine is more your thing, there’s a few places to check out. We didn’t have time to check them out, but Aridus Wine Company, LDV Winery Tasting Room, and Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room are some top listed spots for wine tasting.

Girl's Weekend in Scottsdale
Hotel Adeline - Scottsdale, AZ
Girl's Weekend in Scottsdale
With tons of great places to brunch and grab drinks, and plenty of things to see and do, Scottsdale makes an awesome girl’s trip destination. So, if you’re looking to get out of town with your gal pals head to the valley of the sun for a weekend.  I know we’ll definitely be returning for a round 2!

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22 COMMENTS

  • Bianca

    Definitely had no idea that Scottsdale had a pool party, but makes sense with the heat!

  • Jolie

    I’ve never considered Scottsdale as a fun place to have a girl’s weekend but after reading this post it looks like the perfect place.

    • Timpani
      AUTHOR

      Definitely! Scottsdale has been a popular golf destination for years but it’s starting to tap into some other markets as well.

  • Leah

    Hotel Adeline looks like the perfect spot for a girl’s weekend! I know that Scottdale can be warm, so hanging out by the pool would be a must. Hula Modern Tiki sounds amazing too!

    • Timpani
      AUTHOR

      Summer pretty much lasts year round in Scottsdale, so there’s never a bad time to take a dip. And Hula was amazing! Definitely want to go back and try some other things.

  • josypheen

    Yay for girly weekends and staycations!

    I keep wanting to visit Arizona (mostly for the hiking) but it’d be awesome to relax by a pool and eat tasty food like that afterwards. It looks like you had a great time. 🙂

  • Olivia

    AH. I could sit by that pool with a fruity drink in my hand all weekend long. Seriously need that R n R. Plus your photos are amazing 🙂

    • Timpani
      AUTHOR

      Thanks girl! Sitting by the pool with a fruity drink in hand is what I call living my best life.

  • Shelby

    I feel like I really need a girl’s trip now! Scottsdale looks like the perfect place for a girl’s weekend, relaxing but still plenty to do! I will definitely keep it in mind for future trips!

    • Timpani
      AUTHOR

      10 outta 10 would definitely recommend a girl’s trip! And yes, there’s just the right amount of stuff going on in Scottsdale. A good time when you’re looking for it but plenty of places to chill out and relax.

  • Jayne

    The hotels in Scottsdale look amazing! I have never been to Arizona, maybe I should book a flight!

    • Timpani
      AUTHOR

      There’s some great finds here for sure! I would definitely recommend coming out in like October or November when it starts to cool off a little.

  • Nerissa

    My friend is from Arizona and I’ve been meaning to visit her for ages now. Looks like the perfect spot for a fun girls weekend away. She’s a hiker and I’m more of a relaxer, haha, but I’m sure we could find a compromise.

    • Timpani
      AUTHOR

      I didn’t mention it in my post, but nearby is Camelback mountain which is a popular place to go hiking. So maybe, you guys could do a hike in the morning and then relax by the pool afterwards. Compromise 😉

  • Diana

    I just went to Scottsdale for a friend’s bachelorette party, and I had no idea until we went how perfect of a spot Scottsdale is for a girls weekend! It almost reminded me of a mini Vegas, with all the hotel-resorts and the crazy party street(s) that were closed off at night to cars. Your photos are gorgeous, and I’m glad you had a good time!

    • Timpani
      AUTHOR

      One of my friend’s said the same exact thing! It’s definitely becoming a destination for things like girl’s weekends and bachelorette parties.

  • Valerie H Hansen

    Looks like the primo spot for a girls weekend, how fun and you all look adorable in your outfits! I just did a girls weekend in Costa Mesa CA with my grown daughter..sooo much fun!

    Valerie

    • Timpani
      AUTHOR

      Girl’s weekends are the best! I’ve been to California many times but never to Costa Mesa. Might have to make a little trip out there.

  • Aimee Horgan

    That hotel looks gorgeous and I’m sure the pool was needed in that Arizona heat. I’ve not been to Scottsdale but have been recommended it lots, so many good places to eat too by the sounds of it.

  • Marina

    This place looks gorgeous! Really makes me want to look for trendy hotels in the city where I live!

  • Jo

    This looks amazing, great pictures! I love getaways with the girls.

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