Scottsdale, AZ is crawling the list as one of the best and most popular cities for bachelorette parties, next to Austin and Las Vegas. From our unforgettable dining experiences to the exciting outdoor adventures, to the vibrant nightlife, Scottsdale offers a little something for everyone. Whether you’re here to max out your weekend exploring all there is to do or to simply lay by the pool we promise The West’s Most Western Town won’t disappoint. There can be a lot to pack into one getaway, but don’t worry, we’ll break it down and let you know everything you need to know for the weekend including the best swag, places to stay and things to do!
Need a little help organizing your getaway? Girl About Town is a local travel concierge service for those staying in Scottsdale, AZ that can handle all the stressful planning for you - so you can maximize your stay. From locating the perfect Airbnb, planning activities, helping you decorate/celebrate someone special, and filling the fridge with your favorite goodies, let the Girl About Town spice up your out-of-town stay!
Fill all of your bachelorette gifts in these adorable bags your group is sure to use long after the trip. Plus, they make the cutest line-up for all the instagrammable moments. Tote bags offer a lighter option (plus only $12.99!) and the Jute Carryalls ($19.99) are the sturdier option with a lined interior. These bags are perfect for traveling and carrying just about everything you'll need for your bach weekend!
3. Custom Margarita Glasses
Have your very own at-home marg night with our cute custom marg glasses! The cactus glass is perfect for Scottsdale and your ‘maids will love the adorable glass they get to keep!
Scottsdale is also known for their spas so these sleep masks are the prefect group gift. Catch your must-needed Zzz’s with these silky's soft sleep masks! These masks are perfect for getting your beauty sleep on vacay and they're affordable too!
Capri-sun but make it adult! The easiest (and most fun!) way to tote your drink for day drinking in the Scottsdale sun. With so many designs to choose from, you can't go wrong - desert vibe, monogram, name, bride theme, Scottsdale etc.
Where to Stay:
It can be tough deciding the best place to stay in a city you may not have been to before. Wherever you plan to stay, Scottsdale is only 15 minutes from the Phoenix airport and in the world of new technology, it isn’t hard to locate an Uber anywhere you need to go.
Airbnb’s can be a cheaper and often better option for bachelorette groups. Airbnb’s can typically accommodate larger group sizes where you have your own space and freedom to relax. For those with a pool, you can bring your own food and beverages and don’t have to worry about other guests. Turn up the speaker and have that dance party!
Here are some of our favorite spots:
1. Pink Cactus
The most popular AirBnB! This four bedroom gram-worthy gem is tucked away on a quiet Scottsdale street, a quick 5 minute uber into the bustling Old Town Scottsdale scene, Mill Ave., and Talking Stick Casino! The colorful murals, custom graphic patio pattern, and dreamy Palm Springs décor are just the backdrop to showcase YOU! Binge-watch your favorite shows on Hulu and Netflix (smart TVs inside and out). Get primped and pampered at the beauty bar, then head out to Old Town for a night out with the girls.
This 5 bedroom bungalow is fully stocked with everything you need including TV’s, a pool table, and other fun games. Stay awhile and enjoy the heated pool and outdoor fire pit. Located in a quiet and quaint neighborhood just one mile east of Old Town Scottsdale bars and restaurants with hiking and biking trails nearby as well. You won’t be too far from any of the fun.
This Instagram-worthy 'bnb is the perfect spot for your group trip or a work from home staycation. From trendy signs to fun wallpaper, this house has it all. Spend the day in the backyard barbecuing by the pool, playing a few rounds of mini-golf, challenge your friends to some cornhole, or relax under the palapa for that tropical vacation feel. The Peachy Palm is only about one mile to the Old Town Scottsdale scene, close to the 101 freeway, and a short ride from Sky Harbor airport, and Mill Avenue.
Bring out your colorful southwest cowgirl at the Diamond House! This is the perfect place to sparkle and pur it up for that special getaway. This four-bedroom is a quick drive into the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Experience the colorful southwest in this adorable casa!
Photos courtesy of Diamond House
Restaurants for a GNO:
Ready to hit the town but not sure where to go? Scottsdale has some of the most popular restaurants in the state, not to mention the best Mexican food you can find.
For craveable American eats and downright delicious cocktails, look no further than a place where you'll always be among friends, at The Henry. Just follow the arrow (literally) for some of the best hospitality you can find in Scottsdale.
Photos courtesy of Blanco Tacos & Tequila
Photos courtesy of The Henry
If you’re looking for something a little different, enjoy a fresh twist on Mexican Food at their sister restaurant, Blanco Tacos & Tequila. Every day is a fiesta where you can treat yourself to the best tacos and there’s always a reason to raise a glass. For food, margaritas, and good times, Blanco is the perfect place to find your bliss.
If you’re feeling a little fancier, enjoy some of Arizona’s best wine specials and bruschetta at The Living Room. Lounge around and taste familiar flavors with modern aesthetics.
While the above all have amazing cocktail options to enjoy your night out, Scottsdale also offers plenty more bars to drink and dance the night away. Bring out your inner rock star at Rock Bar and enjoy some of the best live music (when COVID is over!) Scottsdale has to offer. Hangout on the rooftop patio and soak up the city's views. To feel like you’re on the beaches of Mexico, head on over to Diego Pops for drinks straight out of a coconut. Sit on their charming patio and take yourself to a tropical paradise!
Visit The Club House at Maya for fun and games. This restaurant and beer garden provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the Scottsdale sunshine! Keep the night going at Bottled Blonde and book here for VIP tables and your very own personal wait staff. If you and your squad want to see the most of Scottsdale but still want to have some fun, book a party bike (no actual exercise required!) for a boozy ride around town.
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Photos courtesy of Diego Pops
Hangover/Morning After Cures:
While there’s no magical cure for a hangover, Hash Kitchen is the next best thing. Start your day off with champagne and a DJ! Enjoy the upbeat atmosphere and boozy brunch with build-your-own Bloody Mary’s, mimosa flights, and drinks straight out of a disco ball. You can also have a sip of Havana at The Canal Club, located in the Scott Resort. Feel the ambiance of 1930’s Havana with a New Orleans flare at this local favorite brunch spot.
Photos courtesy of Hash Kitchen
Photos courtesy of The Canal Club
Our Fave Activities in Scottsdale:
Scottsdale is nothing short of things to do for everyone, you just might check something off that bucket list while you’re here! Even in the desert, we have plenty of fun to go around. For the outdoorsy type here are some of the best adventures Scottsdale has to offer:
Scottsdale’s 2019-2020 #1 ranked TripAdvisor outdoor activity. Sunset Desert Jeep Tour is a bumpy off-road sightseeing tour through the scenic trails of the Tonto National Forest, connected to Scottsdale, Arizona
Have an unforgettable experience while you’re here with America’s #1 balloon ride company!
If those aren’t your cup of tea, experience extraordinary art at Wonderspaces or shop at one of the top shopping destinations, Scottsdale’s Fashion Square where you’ll find hundreds of stores.
4. Around Town
If the other options aren’t your cup of tea, experience extraordinary art at Wonderspaces or shop at one of the top shopping destinations, Scottsdale’s Fashion Square where you’ll find hundreds of stores.
5. Cabana Boys
Cabana Boys are attractive and charming men who are hired to provide entertainment and service to partygoers. They can serve drinks, provide massages, and even perform dances. Having Cabana Boys at your bachelorette party can add an element of fun and excitement that can take your party to the next level. Whether you're looking to spice up your bachelor party or simply want to add some eye candy to the festivities, Cabana Boys are a great option to consider. With their good looks and charismatic personalities, they're sure to make your bachelor party an unforgettable experience.