Girls Trip to Scottsdale

We had so much fun in Scottsdale!  It is a perfect destination for a week-end girls trip, a couple’s getaway or a family vacation.  There is plenty to do, easy to get to and to get around.

We debated about renting a car or taking Uber to drive us around.  My advise would be to rent a car.  Scottsdale is small, but spread out.

Long weekend trip travel packing guide for January/February

The eternal question – what to pack for a three-day trip for an ultimate over packer?


A bathing suite

Flip Flops

2 pairs of long pants to go out or you can replace this with a dress/skirt

2 dressy tops (short sleeves) – not necessary if wearing a dress

A long sleeve jacket/cardigan to throw on in the evening

Hiking pants/shorts – it gets warmer as the day goes on

Sports Bra/Top

2 short sleeve casual shirts

1 long sleeve casual shirt

Hiking boots

A choice of nicer shoes/booties/sandals to wear in the evening


Nice to have but not necessary

A casual everyday footwear to wear around

A pair of shorts

Workout outfit if you plan to hit the gym

A cute purse/clutch to go out


JW Marriott Camelback Inn The property is beautiful.  We stayed at the Sun Deck Casita, which was a nice accommodation option for three people.  2 restaurants on site, Starbucks.  Full-service Spa, Golf, Tennis courts, heated pool with lap lanes, fitness center with daily exercise classes ($35 daily fee, or free with Spa access).

Royal palms resort and spa Hyatt Family small, romantic, mediterranean-style luxury resort.

Hotel Valley Ho   Young, hip and trendy hotel, right in the center of town.

W Hotel   Another hotel walking distance to the old town and the restaurants, pool, Bliss Spa, a roof top patio.

The Phoenician  Large, luxury resort in a great central location.


The three places that stood out:

Breakfast Club – lots of breakfast options with outside seating.  The place gets packed, so expect a bit of a wait.

FnB – you must eat at FnB, and make reservations in advance, as they book up.  We loved this restaurant in the old town – lovely ambiance, outside seating.  The food is delightful, creative with an accent on global cuisine.

Farm & Craft – a lovely bistro, serving organic, healthy sustainable fares.  Indoor/outdoor seating.  Interesting Cocktails, breakfast, lunch and dinner.










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