Girls Trip to Scottsdale
We had so much fun in Scottsdale! It is a perfect destination for a weekend 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 advice 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.