Scottsdale 

Vibe Check 

The endless college hometown vibe that you never knew you needed. A classic party location for your 21st birthday celebration at Casa Amigos or a relaxed wine weekend getaway with your besties at the Andaz! It's known for having a younger crowd, but no matter your age, you can still enjoy the endless activities Scottsdale has to offer. 

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Where to Party 

The range of options are limited but SO FUN, You can bar hop or reserve a table  around Old Town (at the "Glorified" bars) or go clubbing at Maya Day club, but there's always something to do and a ton of people in Scottsdale! 

  • Bottled BlondePizzeria, craft beer, nightclub vibes in evening.

  • Casa Amigos - Mexican restaurant and bar, pretty popular in Old town.

  • Floor 13 Rooftop - Chill + classy vibes, 21+ spacious rooftop bar overlooking the Phoenix skyline with fire pits, space heaters, plush lounge chairs & couches, bottle service available.

  • Hi Fi - Sports and music centric bar, have a lot of fun guest performers. 

  • Hotel Adeline Pool - Popular day club/pool party style.

  • Maya Dayclub - Only day club in the city, pool party vibes and has a clubhouse with fun outdoor games (giant beer pong, etc.) 

  • Release Pool Party - Huge trendy pool party, top DJs like Audien, Yellow Claw, Louis the Child, located at Talking Stick Resort/ Hotel.

  • Riot House - Miami vibes, pink neon sign that says "Let's start a riot".

  • W Hotel Wet Deck - popular pool party with bottle service & music, close to all the bars.

  • Whiskey Row - Western sports bar vibes, bar food (burgers, fries, etc.)

  • 36 Below Modern Martinis - New Walipini (garden/greenhouse) inspired cocktail lounge & immersive experience with eccentric rooms.

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Major Events 

The year-round list of things to do includes fine art festivals, rodeos, and auctions but the best Scottsdale event is hands down Waste Management. Even though it seems like a boring golf tournament, it was made for the party girls. 

  • Country ThunderEvery April, a huge country concert with artists like Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, RV + tent camping.

  • Decadence Every NYE, 2 day festival, diverse lineup of mostly EDM artists.

  • Dusk Music FestivalEvery November, Annual 2 day festival, 40+ artists like Diplo, Jimmy Eat World, Porter Robinson, Grouplove + more across 3 stages.

  • Goldrush Music Festival - Every September, 3 day EDM music festival, Wild West Theme, top DJs like ZED, Diplo, Louis The Child.

  • Innings Festival - Every March, 2 day festival, 3 stages, 18+ rock, pop, alt-country artists, baseball-inspired festival during Spring Training at Tempe Beach Park, features food, drinks, music, + MLB players.

  • Jetaway Music Fest Fairly new, more lowkey but guests like Kaskade, Cheat Codes, Nelly. Located at the W  hotel. 

  • Phoenix LightsEvery April, 2 day festival, Arizona’s largest EDM festival, an immersive experience with installations, performers, and top-tier stage production, artists such as; Kaskade, Alesso, Kayzo, + more.

  • Waste Management/BirdsnestPhoenix golf open with a lot of drinking, DJ’s and partying. The nightclubs (AKA Old Town bars) have huge guests come out.  

  • Wet Electric - Every April, a rowdy 2 day pool party style festival located at a water park, top DJs & artists like RL Grime, Benny Benassi, Lil John.

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A-list Hotels

​Enjoying the calm and relaxing desert is even better in one of these amazing hotels. Every hotel in Scottsdale brings a calmness that no other city can replace. Whether you want an aesthetically "Insta-grammable" hotel or one with a certain vibe, there are endless hotels that will make your stay truly a vacation. 

  • Andaz Scottsdale resort & Spa - Desert modern sleek aesthetic, Weft + Warp restaurant, best for relaxing by the pool, an influencer fav, also located in party destination LA. 

  • Boulders Resort & Spa - High end 5 star resort & villas, 2 golf courses, 4 pools, & 6 restaurants.

  • Civana Wellness Resort + SpaWellness hotel & spa, named #3 spa & #6 spa resort in the US, daily classes including yoga, meditation, sound baths, astrology readings, adventurous workouts like hiking & paddle boarding, reiki, Ayurvedic classes, luxury spa sessions & much more.

  • Hotel Adeline - Contemporary boutique hotel, stylish popular outdoor pool area featuring a bar/cafe and sun loungers, speakeasy-style whisky bar, a casual cafe, and a modern restaurant with outdoor fireplaces.

  • Hotel Valley Ho -  Mid Century feel, Zuzu restaurant, iconic "its always sunny in Scottsdale" wall. 

  • Hyatt Regency Scottsdale - 10 swimming pools, a spa, tennis courts, golf course, 5 restaurants including a bar/lounge.

  • Omni Scottsdale Resort + Spa Spanish luxury aesthetic, Chef’s kitchen restaurant, Prado restaurant.  

  • Saguaro - Colorful desert aesthetic, one-of-a-kind hotel.

  • Scott Resort + Spa - Tropical resort aesthetic, The Canal Club restaurant.

  • Talking Stick Resort - Modern 4 star hotel & casino, live entertainment & music, 24/7 bar & bistro, floor to ceiling in room windows, 2 lounges, 6 restaurants, 3 lively pools.

  • W Scottsdale - Iconic modern aesthetic, wet deck parties, Jetaway music fest, Cottontail lounge, and best hotel after parties (due to the closeness of it to Old Town), also located in party destinations LA, Scottsdale, Aspen, + NY.

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Where to shop 

Shopping is a must in this popular city. From Scottsdale Quarter to Scottsdale Fashion Square, its the perfect spot to run up your credit cards and buy some cute summer fits.

  • Scottsdale Fashion SquareUpscale, contemporary shopping, 200+ brand-name stores & luxury boutiques, restaurants + a movie theater.

  • Scottsdale Quarter - Ultimate shopping experience with picture perfect moments. Diff places include: Selfie World, World’s best cream puffs, bubblebee, Rolling Rack, Sorso wine room, and of course the very best of retail

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Outfit Inspo 

Since it's Arizona, be prepared for some really hot days. You can get into the vacation-esque vibe going on and bring some flowy shirts, floral rompers, vibrant matching sets, or you can just bring your favorite crop and jeans! Whatever you do remember to bring a couple of your cutest bikinis and your favorite pair of wedges! 

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Restaurant/Bars

From bustling happy hour at Diego Pops to a fancy dinner at STK, the amount of restaurants and bars are endless! Since clubs are basically nonexistent, expect you and your besties to be bar hopping in Old Town Scottsdale or divulging in fancy dinners all over.

  •  AZ/88 - Disco themed, signature martini's, best bathroom aesthetic.

  • Breakfast Kitchen Bar - fun & creative twist on traditional breakfast favs, signature cocktails, open for breakfast, brunch & lunch, indoor & patio seating, great for groups/birthdays.

  • Diego Pops - Good Mexican food + tequila. Great place for Happy Hour, a pretty day picture spot.  

  • El Hefe - Mexican food + loaded cocktails (big portions), sports bar atmosphere.

  • Mavrix - Arcade BAR, bowling alley, bar, food! Bar vibe but with a fun twist  

  • Ocean 44 Upscale seafood + steak Restaurant, fancy date nights or birthday dinners.

  • Salty Senorita - Lively Mexican restaurant & bar with daily/nightly specials, great happy hour & brunch + monthly events. Keep an eye out for the “Guac Monster” which is the Salty Senorita Shuttle which you can even rent.

  • STK scottsdale Steakhouse + Lounge, Bottomless brunch sat/sun.

  • The Canal Club - Vacation to Cuba aesthetic, Havana cuisine, and good brunch. 

  • The Henry - Casual upscale American restaurant & bar, open for breakfast-dinner, perfect for brunch & birthdays, insta worthy atmosphere, also located in Party Girl location Los Angeles.

  • The Hot Chick - 70's theme, arcade games, casual hangout spot with American food. 

  • The Lola - American food, cocktail lab, best aesthetically cute cocktails, great brunch spot, fun decor.

  • The Montauk - known for being the best weekend brunch spot  

  • Wine Girl - Serves fun wine, Wine quotes on wall, bright + airie with swings for pictures. 

  • Zuzu - Restaurant Known for their aesthetically yummy milkshakes.

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