Scottsdale Before the Veil
Bachelor Party Destinations
Bachelorette Party Destinations
Scottsdale is a great location for a bachelorette any time of the year. The weather is great and the vibe is fun. There are a variety of activities that will make your hen party one to remember… or one you’re not able to remember.
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A luxury hotel in the heart of Scottsdale that offers chic rooms, a trendy bar and a rooftop pool with panoramic city views.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
Modern luxury in Scottsdale with contemporary bungalows and suites in the shadows of Camelback Mountain.
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The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
Tucked into Camelback Mountain, the Phoenician is a lovely modern enclave with a Sonoran feeling.
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Day 1: Check-in Day
As the group trickles in, this is a perfect time to get settled, hand out welcome bags and start getting excited for the bride’s weekend celebration! A more relaxed yet sophisticated sit-down dinner is the best option for the first night. This will allow people to get to know each other and take it easy before the real party begins. If some people arrive too late to join dinner the first night, at least they will not feel like they missed out on too much. Some great spots for dinner are Mission, Toca Modera or Maple and Ash.
Day 2: Hiking & Night Out
Start the morning with some Spa Treatments or a hike of Camelback Mountain. Inspire Day Spa, Well and Being Spa at The Fairmont, and Away Spa at the W all offer Spa’ty packages. Hiking Camelback Mountain takes about 2-3 hours and the views do not disappoint. If your group is adventurous, you can add on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Depending on your group’s preferences you might want to get massages all together or get active and go on a trek. Be open to splitting the group and allowing people to choose which experience suits them more. Remember they are all traveling to celebrate the bride, but it is also their vacation too. It will make for great conversation later in the day as you all share with each other the different experiences. Use the rest of the daytime to relax, maybe do some shopping, and freshen up for a party night!
The group’s vibe is really going to determine what a “Night on the Town” really means. Diego Pops has AMAZING margaritas and is a fun place to start for dinner. SumoMaya is also delish and a good dinner spot to kick-off your evening shenanigans. If your group prefers more of a bar/country feel Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row, RnR Gastropub and Bookdocks are great. If you are going more for a night of dancing and clubbing try Bottled Blonde, Cake Nightclub or Riot House. You can always mix it up and start with a club and end at a bar or the other way around. Just be mindful of the club dress codes, they can be strict.
Day 3: Pool Day
The best way to cure the hangover from the night before is to Brunch. Olive and Ivy, Farm Craft or Canal Club all have great atmospheres and will not disappoint. Use day three as a Pool Day. If a bachelorette pool day makes you think Vegas Style day party, The Wet Deck at the W and Maya Day Club are fun! If you rent a home instead of hotel rooms, I suggest booking Cabana Boys. Basically, you will hire some hunky butlers to bartend, BBQ, take Instagram photos, apply sunscreen and DJ. You can hire a Private Chef for dinner. Some even include cooking classes as part of the experience. A fun add-on for a night in the house can be to hire a model from Booze N’ Brush. If your group paced the day drinking and are up for an adventure… Scottsdale offers a unique pub crawl and tour of old town via a “Party bike.” It is a fun way to enjoy adult beverages and see some sites. You also get some extra perks at the bars on the tour. This can be a great option for the last night out. If you have a bunch of Winos in your group, check out the Scottsdale Wine Trail. This consists of six tasting rooms all within walking distance of each other. If you think you will hit at least three, get a passport and you will save on the tastings at each. Most have some light food options too.
Day 4: Farewell Brunch
Need to Know
For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Nancy Veloo’s guide, A Local's Guide to the Best of Scottsdale, Arizona.
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This guide is part of our ongoing series on Bachelorette Party Destinations.