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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by 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 Oct 19, 2020
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Called the "desert version of Miami's South Beach" by the New York Times, there is plenty of good reason to plan a bachelorette party in Scottsdale, Arizona. This a city 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.

What Are Some Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Ideas?

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.

What Do You Do at a Bachelorette Party in Scottsdale?

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 atFat 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.

Where Should I Stay in Scottsdale for a Bachelorette Party?

If you're looking for a hotel to stay at in Scottsdale, don't forget to check recommendations from TripAdvisor for ratings of the best places to stay and reviews to match what you're looking for. 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.

If you'd rather rent from Airnnb or VRBO, there are plenty of options for groups big and small. Smaller groups can park themselves out a retreat in the heart of Old Town or a luxury home with a heated pool and spa close to hiking. For bigger groups, consider an Old Town home with a pool and plenty of bedrooms or a five-bedroom home in the center of everything.

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