I’m finally getting my act together to post a few photos from my birthday trip to AZ with my two sisters and our sister in law. We had the best time! My older sister is queen of planning the weekend getaway (she’s already emailing house options for Thanksgiving), I am so thankful to her for putting together an amazing weekend of soaking up sun and frozen daiquiris poolside.
STAY | The Sagauro Hotel |
An Old Town Scottsdale gem, this hotel has a midcentury modern meets skittles vibe. The restaurant– District– is great for cocktails on the patio, but I’d skip dinner and head into town. It is super easy to get around from here, there are tons of options within walking distance, and if it’s too far (or too hot) to walk, you can either use one of the adorable bikes from the hotel or there is a whole golf cart cab system that zips you around Old Town with ease. You have your pick of pool options at the hotel, the main pool area has cabana service which is lovely, but it got pretty spring break-ish so when we needed respite from the bros and the bachelor/bachelorette party madness we headed to the calm pool, because… bros.
EAT | FnB | Sugar Bowl | Petite Maison |
FnB: great patio, delicious cocktails, and the owners are beyond accomodating
Sugar Bowl: an old timey ice cream parlor serving up giant bowls, scoops, shakes in any flavor you can imagine
Petite Maison: hail a golf cart and zip over to this beautiful little french spot. The patio is full of fresh flowers and candles and the food is exquisite–the foie is life, seriously. It was such a sweet perfect birthday meal (that’s us on the patio!)
The Orange Table: breakfast done right is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel. Pancakes, get the pancakes. Don’t miss the fresh squeezed juice options for mimosas and make a morning of it on the patio.
The Mission: oh my…wow. This is where you want to go for some tasty Mexican bites. Also walkable from The Saguaro. The table side guacamole is worth the schtick, you will be scraping the bowl. I would have just jumped in if I could. Literally everything we ordered was the best, from drinks to tacos and enchiladas to tortilla soup.
Shop | Old Town |
Bischoffs at the Park: Gallery meets shop with gorgeous southwest goods, this whole wall of Pendleton blankets was crazy gorgeous to look at. I want them all.
Tons of Souvenir shops on the strip: I mean, I couldn’t walk by this guy in the window without snapping a pic. I think it would have given me some trouble getting through airport security but I know exactly the friend that would relish this. And how gorgeous is all this turquoise?!
Disclaimer: I’d bookmark this little guide until the temperature in Arizona drops back below 100 degrees. We went May 1st and it was high 90’s already.