Known for mild winters and receiving over 300 days of sunshine, Scottsdale makes the perfect destination to escape to no matter the time of year. We recently visited for three days in January and enjoyed 70 degree temps, fewer crowds, and a vibrant and colorful city waiting for us to explore. Scottsdale is also well known for it's pristine golf courses, so if you have a hubby who likes to golf like I do, it should be easy to sell them on this city.
Located only a short drive from Phoenix, Scottsdale is easily accessible by air and many major airports offer affordable direct flights allowing you to make the most of that precious time off. If you're looking to extend you're trip a bit, a short two hour drive takes you to the red rock country of Sedona with breathtaking views and unforgettable hikes. We split our trip between the two cities and it worked out perfectly. Click here to read more about our time in Sedona.
Where to Stay
We booked three nights at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort and could not have been more impressed. Located on over 40 acres, this place is HUGE and has more of a condo type feel than your typical hotel. They layout is open air corridors with private entrances from the outside which was very COVID-19 friendly and eliminated having to deal with any sort of common areas, elevators, etc. Not only was the property massive, the suites were as well. Our suite had an entirely separate living area with a kitchen table and fireplace in addition to the bedroom, separate bath area and a private patio out back. The resort is also home to 5 different pools which are spread throughout the property so it was an easy walk from our room. Lastly, the location was perfect and only a short 5 minute drive from downtown Scottsdale. I was also super impressed with how much free parking the city has so we never had an issue driving from our hotel.
Where to Play
If you're like me and always looking to capture some insta-worthy shots on your trip, you're in luck because Scottsdale is full of fantastic photo ops. During my day wandering through Old Town I had my camera in tow and found so adorable areas to explore. Here are some of my top photo recommendations:
Where to Drink
Where to Eat
Where to Dessert
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