July 2018 Travel

24 Hours In Scottsdale, Arizona


I’m going to tell you something that you might not know about me. In April, I found where I belong. It’s not in Indianapolis. It’s not in Minnesota either. I mean, you read the title of this post, so you know where I’m going with this, and I totally 100% believe I’m meant to live in Scottsdale, Arizona. Not in Phoenix. Scottsdale. It’s my new place, ya’ll. I spent a week there, but in reality, I only had like four or so hours each day to explore. Luckily for me, Jessica came with me (which like, who just flies across the country with a new friend to begin to build one of the best “best friendships” ever? She does.) and she found us basically the Instagrammers paradise in Scottsdale… So, I’m going to capitalize it and create a blog post out of it, and here we are. These are the best places to visit in Scottsdale, and probably the places I’ll take you to when I live there.

Unicorn Cupcake Boutique

I’m not sure why Jess and I went in here. This place was straight up, 100% made for children. I mean, they didn’t even have anything for adults in the entire building. Well, they did have a selfie light, and a unicorn looking cupcake, so in other words- 45 minutes of our time was spent in this purple room with sparkly pink floors. Overall, the place is cute, and they were so hospitable to us, so I’d definitely suggest visiting if you’ve got a little lady in your life. Or I mean, if you just love unicorns you could go here too. The address is: 7227 E Shea Blvd Suite B, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sip Coffee & Beer

This is like one of those places that basic white girls dream of. Go for your coffee in the morning, and go back to your beer at night. It’s black and white and teal all over, and let me tell you- your Instagram is going to thank you. I don’t like coffee and couldn’t drink beer at 8am, but I mean at least it was seriously so cute. I’m going back for the local Scottsdale brews. (We visited the North Scottsdale one, but there are two locations. This was the brand new one!) 3617 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Cinnamon Roll Pancakes at: Butterfield’s 7388 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Dessert at: Fatty Daddy’s Scottsdale 1608 N Miller Rd #5, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Tacos at: Diego Pops 4338 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
More Dessert at: Sugar Bowl Scottsdale 4005 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

These were our places we ate, and let me tell you. YUM. Except, the Fruity Pebbles ice cream at Fatty Daddy’s wasn’t the best choice. The cinnamon roll pancakes though? Get. It. Girl. (Diego Pops & Sugar Bowl are both located in Old Town Scottsdale, which is pretty much my Disney World)

Hole In The Rock

This. This is the place where you can tell literally everyone that you went hiking in Scottsdale, without actually hiking. Hole In The Rock is near the Desert Botanical Garden, so you can make a day out of the both of them. Jessica researched the optimal time to visit, so we of course went to watch the sunset. I think that was our first date. We climbed our little climb (I am very out of shape), and it was a great time. Hole In The Rock is located at 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Old Town Scottsdale

This is the spot that the locals pretty much hate, because it’s too kitschy. Let me tell you though, it’s totally not. It’s eating, it’s shopping, it’s living, it’s everything that I ever wanted Scottsdale to be and more. I literally feel emotionally invested to Old Town Scottsdale and I had so much fun spending out nights down there while we were here. I’d definitely recommend finding dinner locations each night there, because they have authentic great Mexican places, cool country bars, and awesome “Scottsdale only” locations. I literally love it here. Give yourself a few hours for drinks, dinner, and shopping and you’ll never want to leave. Learn more about Old Town Scottsdale HERE.

This is where I belong.

*Honorable Mention: The Desert Botanical Garden. We didn’t go inside because we were losing daylight, but we did sneak over to one part and a snake almost ate a rabbit and I was just all types of done with that business.


I love Scottsdale, Arizona.

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