Grab an extra triple-shot latte, because we have a Scottsdale bachelorette party to plan!
It may seem like a fully planned weekend for a big group of friends is an overwhelming responsibility. But if you are planning a bachelorette weekend in Scottsdale, your job just got a lot easier. There is so much to do, see, eat, drink, and experience in our little city, that you really can’t go wrong! But seeing as how we’ve dedicated our lives to Scottsdale fun, our team has some recommendations that we think stand above the rest.
You’ve got a few days to fill with as much Scottsdale fun as possible – so let’s get planning!
Why A Scottsdale Bachelorette Party?
Sunny days all year long
No snow storm cancellations here! While some summer months may feel a little too hot to handle, it also means you can have a sunny bachelorette party in February. So go ahead and plan a late fall or early spring bachelorette party!
Tons of fun people to meet
We’re not sure if there is an accurate “most beautiful people in America” report, but we know that Scottsdale people would be near the top of the list. Scottsdale is bursting with young, fun, cute people to make friends with at every bar, club, and hangout. So socialize (or flirt) away!
Soooo many day activities…
Who says all the bachelorette fun happens at night? Thanks to the close proximity of the Sonoran desert, Scottsdale bachelorette groups have the opportunity to try some one-of-a-kind desert activities to make your trip memorable.
…And even more at night
Old Town Scottsdale may seem small, but the nightlife here packs a mighty punch. You’ll be able to find stylish speakeasies, rowdy dive bars, and upscale cocktail bars all within a couple of blocks of each other. The convenience? Unparalleled. The experience? Priceless.
Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Tips
Dress for Success
Don’t get stuck on the wrong side of the club! There are some Scottsdale bars and clubs that have a strict dress code, and they won’t let you in if you don’t follow it. That may be t-shirts, flip flops, no swimsuits… it depends on the club. So make sure you look it up before picking your outfit today!
Dress for Heat
Here’s a not-so-secret secret: You are going to sweat a lot during your Scottsdale bachelorette weekend, almost any day of the year. So pack your deodorant, bring light layers, and during the day, don’t say no to a sun hat! You’ll thank yourself later when you’re not sun-zapped and burned after a day of exploring under the Scottsdale sun.
How many times have you had to do the “morning-after-bar-visits-to-find-your-credit-card” tango? No? Just me? Well regardless, the best way to avoid that is to pay with cash once you’ve crossed over tipsy into drunk.
From never losing your credit card to having easy tips to having barcade money, you’ll be glad to have some cash to burn in your pocket.
Don’t be afraid to delegate
Especially if you’re traveling to Scottsdale, the value of hiring a party planner is priceless. They can get your rental in order before you ever arrive by decorating, stocking the fridge, getting mixers, setting up a photo corner, and getting cute bach gear for everyone! It makes the weekend feel so more special than a simple girl’s weekend away.
Milk your party for all it’s worth
Scottsdale is the coolest place to be for your bachelorette party – and everyone knows it! Tons of businesses have bachelorette group specials and bride discounts to take advantage of! A great place to start is by downloading our free Scottsdale bachelorette party guide, which houses several VIP deals for popular bachelorette activities and restaurants all over Scottsdale!
So, what does a Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Need?
A little bit of everything! Good thing Scottsdale has just that.
Wild Scottsdale Nightlife
There is so much to do at night in Scottsdale that there’s no way you can do it all in one weekend! So, you’ll need to prioritize the best of the best Old Town Scottsdale nightlife to make the most of your celebration. We may be biased, but we think the best way to do that is on an Arizona Party Bike.
On our party bike bar crawl, you and your girls will get to enjoy a few of the best bar scenes in Old Town while rolling through on a 15-person party bike. Sip on your favorite canned drinks and wave at people on the street as your bach crew makes their grand entrance at every stop!
During a rowdy night out in Old Town, we will always recommend Boondocks, Hi-Fi Bar, Rock Bar, and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row for a great night full of delicious drinks, great music, and tons of people to meet wherever you go.
If you want something a little classier, Bitters, Blue Clover Distillery, Second Story, and ending the night at the luxury Shade Lounge will never disappoint.
You can always match your bar choices to your bachelorette group personality – there’s always something new to discover!
With all of the amazing Scottsdale restaurants to try, you’ll never go hungry. We know you crave different foods at different times (salads by day, loaded french fried by 2 am) and Scottsdale will more than deliver the flavors you need.
For quick and easy eats, look no further than Old Town Scottsdale. You can find delicious, casual fare in adorable environments without breaking the bank. For awesome tacos with a stylish twist, Diego Pops is the perfect stop. Don’t leave without trying their margarita slushies! If outdoor benches, beers, and dog-watching is more your style, Brat Haus will not disappoint. With awesome brats, vegetarian and vegan options, and a laid-back atmosphere to enjoy them in, consider this place a break from living the fast life.
If you want a little fanfare with your food, there are some amazing restaurant options in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. From gold-dusted restaurants with live trees in the dining room like Toca Madera to intimate and sexy restaurants where they scratch-make salsa at your table like The Mission, you’re going to find your luxury experience.
And for the dreaded morning after, have no fear. We have brunch recs that will raise the dead for another day of fun. If you’re looking for a mimosa flight, you’ll find that along with amazing breakfast dishes at The Montauk. If you’re looking for big plates and a delicious post-brunch food coma, Butter’s Pancakes and Cafe will get you there with amazing crepes, omelets, and oh-so-much more.
And who could forget the desert? If you have a sweet tooth, drop everything you’re doing and head straight to Super Chunk for the best cookies, cakes, and creative deserts in the city. And if you’re looking for something a bit colder, Sugar Bowl is a popular stop for amazing ice cream in an adorably classic “vintage sweet shoppe” atmosphere.
A Cool Day Activity
Not all of the fun happens at night! With the gorgeous desert views and cool city sights at your disposal, it would be a shame to waste the days away and only focus on night activities. So don’t sleep on a day full of Scottsdale activities!
A pedal bar party can transition seamlessly from day to night. So don’t turn away from a great afternoon of day drinking with Arizona Party Bike! Many of our bar partners are just as fun in the afternoon as they are in the evening, and it’s the perfect way to experience our party bikes without needing to commit to rowdy nightlife. You can just relax, pedal around Old Town, laugh with your girls, and enjoy some cold drinks along the way!
Did you even have a Scottsdale bachelorette party if you didn’t go to one of the awesome pool parties in the city? Scottsdale pool parties are the perfect way to soak up the sun and stay cool while hitting up the best day parties! From the wild Maya Day & Night Club to the more relaxed and luxury pool party events at The W Hotel Wet Deck, you can find the perfect Scottsdale pool party for your bachelorette group.
If you want to get the best of the desert, we think that happens on a hike. There are tons of hikes around the Sonoran Desert that are easy to get to and get you some amazing views. We recommend Tom’s Thumb and The Gateway Loop Trail! Make sure to get there early to beat the serious Scottsdale heat!
No matter what you choose, you’ll never regret skipping the mid-day nap for activities like these.
A Luxurious Place To Stay
Party like a rockstar and sleep like a queen! From vacation rentals to boutique hotels, there are tons of spots in Scottsdale to lay your pretty head.
If you’re looking for a hotel that is as cute as it is conveniently located, The Saguaro Hotel is a bright and vibrant choice. With two pools to choose from (one relaxing pool and one party pool), watermelon slushies, and endless photo ops.
There are also tons of vacation rentals right near the heart of Old Town to consider! From private pools to wide open spaces to yard games, the time you’ll spend in the house will be almost as fun as exploring the city.
Wherever you decide to go, make sure it’s in or near Old Town. From convenient post-bar walks to spending less money on Ubers, you’ll thank yourself in the long run.