Well, this is not totally about all of Arizona…but it is about the beautiful parts I have seen. Those would be Phoenix and Scottsdale, by the way. I’m sharing with you my recommendations for lodging, eating and exploring.
Where To Stay
The colors of this hotel alone are reason enough to stay here! But, on top of that they have very clean and modern rooms, a good onsite restaurant, free bike rental and two gorgeous pools. Plus, it’s located right in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, so you are right in the middle of everything.
If you enjoy mid-century modern architecture, you will fall madly in love with this place. (I definitely did!) The vibe here is completely retro, but in a totally modern way. It evokes the feel of a glamorous Palm Springs resort in the 1960’s. There is a lively crowd, beautiful (and big) rooms and impeccably landscaped grounds.
What To Eat
You will feel like you stepped back in time here, right into the 1950’s. Classic diner feel, Pepto pink everywhere (this is a positive for pink lovers like me), and delicious ice cream sundaes.
Poolside dining at it’s best!
If you are in the mood for smoothies, this is a must. Options, options, options!
If you have to eat gluten free like me, and are missing some yummy treats you used to enjoy, you must go here. Just call ahead to make sure they are open and have a chef in store that day. Otherwise, you might only be able to buy from the bakery, and not eat in the restaurant.
Yummy and healthy options. Great choice if you spend a day exploring downtown Phoenix and want to grab a quick bite. They have a lot of gluten free options as well. I had the “forbidden rice bowl” last time I visited and it was delicious.
Where To Go
- I definitely recommend shopping in downtown Scottsdale. They have a lot of unique stores, and an abundance of silver and turquoise jewelry, should you be in the mood for a new bauble or two.
- Take a bike ride around the city. (If you stay at The Saguaro they have free rentals.) It’s the perfect climate for biking and an easy way to get around. Plus an ideal way to see the town of Scottsdale.
- Take a hike. A literal one that is!
- Spend the day golfing. There are some beautiful courses all around the Phoenix area.
- Walk around downtown Phoenix. You will get to see some major league sports teams ball parks, and be immersed in the business of the city.
- There are so many restaurants you won’t be able to keep track, so you could also spend your day bar hopping or eating.
- Explore the park around Scottsdale City Hall, as it is kind of a hidden gem. It’s a very charming area.
- Another fun idea, is a ride high in the sky. I’m talking about trapeze lessons of course. You can do this at The Phoenician. I’ve done it several times and love it more and more each time. The team here is a lot of fun and will make your experience one you won’t forget.
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