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Scottsdale, Arizona Travel Guide

Hi Loveys!!! My husband and I have traveled to Scottsdale, AZ a few times in the last couple of years to visit his Grandmother who has rented a house there to escape the freezing NYC winter. I have absolutely fallen in love with the laid back culture & landscape out there and I had to share my favorite places with you!

Scottsdale Hotels

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain – very peaceful and luxurious

W Scottsdale – lots of fun, more of a younger crowd

The Phoenician – very old world and elegant, more of an older crowd

The Boulders Resort & Spa – My personal favorite, the spa is amazing & the pool has the most amazing view of the boulders

Scottsdale Fitness

The fitness scene is pretty big in Scottsdale, which made visiting there very easy to keep me on track with my routines! I absolutely LOVED running outside here because of the dry heat. It’s such a different experience running without feeling exhausted from the east coast humidity.

working out in Scottsdale

working out in Scottsdale

My favorite fitness classes:



Orange Theory


Pure Barre

Jabz Boxing

Yoga on the Rocks




There are also some AMAZING hiking trails! A few of my favs are:

Pinnacle Peak

Gateway Loop

Go John Trail

Scenic Trail in Mcdowell Mountain National Park

Lost Dog Wash Mcdowell Sonoron Preserve

Scottsdale Restaurants

I was VERY impressed with the food scene in Scottsdale. They are totally ahead of the curve with their healthy restaurants & organic, fresh ingredients. Below are a list of my favorite restaurants. Enjoy!

True Food Kitchen – my #1 favorite for healthy dining! Lunch OR dinner

The Capital Grille

Mastro’s Ocean Club

Mastro’s Steakhouse

The Herb Box – another healthy fav!

Local Bistro – a great go-to local restaurant, not too pricey always good food. Get the caesar salad!


Flower Child

Lunch at True Food Kitchen

Lunch at True Food Kitchen


Things to see

Out and about in Scottsdale

Out and about in Scottsdale

See Old Town Scottsdale

Desert Botanical Gardens

Scottsdale Wine Trail

Mcdowell Sonoron Preserve

Museum of the West

Musical Instrument Museum

Fashion Square

Hope this guide makes it easier & tempting to book a fun, outdoorsy trip to Scottsdale, Arizona. I had the best time there exploring so definitely consider it for your next trip!