Uff da my friends. Specially my twin cities friends. That snow monday/clean up tuesday was not fun. I hope every is safe and sound, and didn’t have an accident!
As you may have noticed on Instagram…. I visited Scottsdale two weekends ago and I want to go back! Traveling with friends is the way to go. Flying alone is fine, taking lyft rides alone is fine, hotels alone are fine (but definitely add up over the course of 3 nights), and eating at restaurants alone is fine, but definitely gets boring.
Day 1: Happy Hour at Cien Agaves your basic mexican restaurant, with happy hour until 7 pm. It’s in the Old Scottsdale area which was across the street from our hotel.
Day 2: Breakfast at Morning Squeeze, hiking Camelback. There are 2 sides of Camelback. We started with the Cholla trail, which is what I would recommend for active individuals. If you’re looking for a slightly easier start, I would start at Echo Canyon. (and yes it does Echo, we checked). Echo Canyon was also partially in the shade, which was wonderful!
Post-Hike we stopped at Two Brothers Taphouse, we intended to only drink, but ended up eating and it was delicious! (I could have had lunch/dinner there everyday). After some pooltime we walked to downtown Scottsdale and had the best Jalapeño Popper dip in a bread bowl appetizer at Kelly’s. I may have dreams of this dip.
Day 3: Best Breakfast goes to Alo Cafe. Its a tiny diner that makes basically everything from scratch. All other breakfasts pale in comparison. After that we headed to the Desert Botanical Garden, and I am begging my parents to winter in Arizona so I can go again. For our last dinner we went to Culinary Dropout, which had the best beer based cocktails that I will definitely be recreating this summer!
So if you’re dying for a break from winter, I highly recommend escaping for Scottsdale for the weekend.
What are your favorite quick trip destinations?