A Scottsdale Bachelorette Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

Find wild fun and plenty of R&R in this desert oasis.
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Allyson Johnson
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Allyson Johnson
Wedding Planning Contributor
  • Allyson writes articles for The Knot specializing in registries, wedding planning, and travel.
  • She’s written articles on such topics as best bachelorette and bachelor party destinations, top bridal shower games, and registry gifts.
  • Allyson has also written for WeddingWire, Brides.com, Brit + Co., and Bustle.
Updated Jul 31, 2023
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There is plenty of good reason to plan a bachelorette party in Scottsdale Arizona. Called the "desert version of Miami's South Beach" by the New York Times, this bachelorette destination is packed with bride squad opportunity: top-notch venues for dining, drinking, and partying; fun shopping boutiques; plenty of outdoor activities in the guaranteed sunshine; and a robust spa scene. In short, a Scottsdale bachelorette party includes everything a bride could want—and more.

Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Planning in this Article:

Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Ideas and Themes

You can theme your Scottsdale bachelorette weekend to fit your bride's personality—or pack a little bit of everything into three perfect days. Whatever you choose to do, The Knot Shop has the matching swag to outfit your crew in desert wear (particularly handy if you choose to do a gal's photo shoot through a photographer on Flytographer.)

For Adventure Junkies

Because of its year-round sunshine and mild temperatures, Scottsdale makes for a great place to play. Whether your bride wants to hike Camelback Mountain, take a day trip to the Grand Canyon, ATV through the desert, ride above it all in a hot air balloon, or take a private yoga class, there are plenty of options to get her adrenaline pumping.

For R&R

Along with the guaranteed pool scene at your hotel and hot spots around the city, this is also a mecca for relaxation due to the huge spa scene. This city has become a wellness capital and offers opportunities to soak that all in at a plethora of spas—from day visits to wellness retreat resorts—that you can choose from.

For the Foodies

As Scottsdale's wellness scene has grown, so has its dining scene. There are a plethora of options, from high-end eateries with lush outdoor patios to easy bites from delicious taco shops, to choose from. Plus, you and your crew can make your way along Scottsdale's Winery Trail, a delicious tasting treat through the city's Old Town.

Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Itinerary and Activities

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With so much on offer, it can be hard to narrow down your options to one weekend. We've got you covered with the perfect three day Scottsdale bachelorette party itinerary.

Day 1

Morning: After checking into your hotel or rental, make your way to your first amazing brunch at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen in Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. The Arizona-inspired menu is the perfect entree into your weekend, with dishes like Nutella-stuffed French toast, the dirty hash brown with chili roasted pork, and blue corn pancakes on the menu. Eat up, because the adventure kicks into gear as soon as you're done.

Afternoon: You can't take a trip to Scottsdale without finding time to explore the desert. Easy hikes abound, but for a real adventure consider a 4-hour guided jeep tour through the Sonoran desert. The off-road vehicles grant you access to otherwise hard-to-see scenic spots, some of the most beautiful Scottsdale has to offer. If speed isn't your thing, book a hot air balloon ride in Phoenix (just a short ride from Scottsdale) to take to the skies and get desert and city views from above.

Evening: You're probably tired from your adventures, so keep dinner easy and casual at Diego Pops a retro spot for delicious tacos, margaritas, and sangria. Then, head over to Riot House, where you can book a bottle service table in advance of your weekend and dance the night away.

Day 2

Morning: Keep the party going with a bottomless brunch at SumoMaya. This Mexican-Asian fusion destination offers a set price for bottomless mimosas, bloody Mary's, micheladas, and margaritas, all served with unlimited shared plates that include pomegranate guacamole, tres leches French toast, pancake "street" tacos, and mini churros with Mexican hot chocolate.

Afternoon: Explore the city by one of two booze-infused ways. The first option: A pedal pub tour through downtown Scottsdale. On your ride you can blast your own playlist, bring your own beer and wine on board, and partake in VIP drink specials at the tour's stops. Oh, and don't worry, there's an electric motor onboard to help if your legs get tired. The second option is a winery tour through Scottsdale's Old Town. Sip and Savor's Wine Walkabout takes you to beautiful tasting rooms, introduces you to wine experts, and offers flights at each stop with tasty bites to cleanse your palate.

Evening: Start the night with creative cocktails at The Living Roomat the W Scottsdale. Then, head to dinner at Bevvy in Old Town for gastropub fare—think waffle-coated chicken tenders, nachos, and grilled cheese—and their famous rubber ducky shots. Post-dinner, everything is happening at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row and live music plus dancing over at Wasted Grain.

Day 3

Morning: Your final brunch is not one to be missed: At Hash Kitchenyou'll find a live DJ, bloody mary bar, mimosa flights, and menu items like bagel breakfast sliders, pineapple upside down pancakes, and cannoli donuts.

Afternoon: Take advantage of Scottsdale's wellness scene by heading to one of the city's amazing spas. You can stop in at the Fairmont's Well & Being Spa, where offerings include poolside lounging, aerial yoga classes, and a full massage menu. Or for a luxurious spa menu of treatments, head to the Phonecian for a day full of pampering. If your bride would rather sit—or party—by the pool all day, Maya Day + Nightclub is the place to be. While the sun is out, this spot turns into a Vegas-style pool party.

Evening: Have your last dinner at Fat Ox, a more upscale eatery offering modern takes on classic Italian dishes including grilled Calabrian shrimp, burrata di buffalo, and a 25 layer lasagna. If you still have room, save it for desert from Super Chunk in Old Town, where your sweet tooth will find all it can want, from cookies and cakes to ice creams. The night on the town can a bit more low-key (you have flights to catch in the morning) at AZ/88, drinks at Shade Lounge, or karaoke at the Grapevine.

Scottsdale Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt

Looking to make your activities even more fun? Turn your itinerary into a game with a Scottsdale scavenger hunt. Distribute a list of activities with points awarded for each completed task and ask participants to provide proof with pictures. Download an editable template to customize the list and include local attractions and sights. Don't forget to give the winner a prize such as a souvenir or t-shirt.

Places to Stay in Scottsdale for a Bachelorette Party

There are plenty of hotel options in Scottsdale, so check out TripAdvisor in advance for reviews and special rates for your crew). If you'd rather stay together, consider booking a house rental for the weekend.

Best Hotels in Scottsdale for a BacheloretteParty

  • W Scottsdale located in the heart of the Entertainment District, is ideal for exploring the vibrant Old Town neighborhood or staying on the property for an evening at the Cottontail Lounge, WET Deck and Living Room Lounge. Bonus: check out their Scottsdale Bachelorette Package for cool extras.
  • For luxury, we recommend staying at The Sanctuary, where you'll have sweeping views of the Camelback Mountains and easy access to downtown.
  • The Saguaro, in the heart of everything, is a mid-range budget hotel with a bachelorette party package that includes a float for their pool area and a bucket of beer.

Pro tip: The Knot has partnerd with Hotel Planner to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.

Scottsdale Bachelorette House Rentals

There are plenty of housing options for a Scottsdale bachelorette party, so check out TripAdvisor, Vrbo , Airbnb and Hopper Homes. Pro tip: If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some hotel amenities such as a swimming pool or a fitness facility, you can secure Scottsdale hotel day passes on ResortPass.

Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Nightlife

Scottsdale, Arizona is a great location for a bachelorette getaway. Scottsdale has warm temperatures, plenty of amazing places to eat, great bars, and fun activities to do as a group.

Best Scottsdale Bachelorette Restaurants

Toca Madera: Within Scottsdale Fashion Square, Toca Madera whips up authentic Mexican food for their customers to relish. It has a great ambience and it's the perfect place for a group to share some guacamole over margaritas.

FnB Restaurant: FnB is a farm to table restaurant with a list of local wines available for their customers. They do everything in their power to source locally, supporting the community and getting the freshest ingredients possible for their dishes.

ShinBay: At ShinBay, Chef Shinji Kurita is creating a selection of traditional Japanese dishes for patrons to enjoy. If you crave Japanese food with a little bit of a twist, ShinBay is the spot to try some creative dishes with your group while visiting Scottsdale.

Best Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Bars

The Beverly on Main: If your bachelorette party is into cocktails, Beverly on Main has a wonderful cocktail bar with a little bit of an old school feel. Their cocktails are fresh and flavorful, with options like Puta Verde with juice, agave, Midori, cilantro, and jalapeños. They also have a few comfort food bites on the menu if you're looking for a little something to snack on while drinking. On top of the food and drinks, they often have DJs on the weekends.

Jade Bar: Jade Bar has a relaxed, intimate atmosphere with fireplaces and a covered patio. They are known for their drinks, particularly crafting specialty cocktails, using high quality spirits, and ingredients from local farms.

Rusty Spur Saloon: Rusty Spur Saloon is Scottsdale's oldest bar with live country music every day of the week. If you're looking to listen to some old school country while sipping on a cold beer and dancing with your friends, this is the perfect place to end the evening.

Expert Scottsdale Travel Tips

When traveling to Scottsdale, whether you're coming from the east coast or the west coast, there are plenty of airlines that fly into Phoenix (just about a 20 minute ride to Scottsdale). Travelers can choose from airlines like Spirit, United, JetBlue, American, Delta and more. To get around, you can rent a car, but most people get around Scottsdale using the Scottsdale Trolley System. It's free and runs every 20 minutes Monday-Friday. When planning on visiting Scottsdale, the spring and fall are generally the best time to enjoy the city.

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