My FAV Scottsdale Recco's
As many of you know Scottsdale holds a very special place in my heart! Not only did I grow up vacationing here as a kid, but I also decided to pick up my life and move there in my early 20’s.
If you read my previous post you’ll remember I relocated from Chicago to Scottsdale for a job at age 23! I knew no one, had an extremely hard/time consuming job, and had a lot of growing pains, which ultimately turned into THE BEST years of my life!! I met so many new friends, failed and excelled at my career, and truly learned to love being alone – something I was once terrified of.
I fell in love with fitness, but more so fell in love with everything the city had to offer! Life was JUST EASY! Every time I see or hear about someone taking a trip out there I feel a warmth in my heart that is indescribable because I just want every person to experience it like the way I did! There is SO much to see and do but I want to focus on all thing’s food, fitness, beauty, because what else do you need?!?
I LOVE this place because you can be healthy and get an egg-white omelet, whatever it may be and you can UPGRADE your side to pancakes – which are to die for – I personally recommend the banana cream or whole wheat <3
Super delish and healthy!
Cute Instagram worthy for crafty cocktails and a betchy vibe — good for late drinks too!
Make your own bloody bar – not my thing but I know people love them!
Legit one stop chop for breaky, lunch, or dinner
Farm & Craft
Same as above – has all the healthy goods
Same as above – be sure to get the sweet potatoes and teas!
Another classic for coffee, lunch, or dinner
Super easy fast casual but delish
An amazing dinner spot but randomly have the most amazing brunch!
In N Out
You know the drill – animal style fries
Olive and Ivy
My favorite ambiance and the food … don’t event get me started
The sweet potato canneloni is like nothing you will ever have it’s a must
Love their bruschetta
Bacon wrapped dates
Be sure to ask for the BREAD and PESTO – they don’t always bring it out anymore
Table side guac <3
All good options and good scene
Citizen Public House
They’re known for their chopped salad
Guacamole is a must
Bacon wrapped dates are amazing
Frozen margs are SO good
The sushi is bomb!!
Really can get anything you want hear from pizza, salads, pasta, wine
Bruschetta boards and charcuterie enough said!
Casual but still good
Fun for groups bc they have food and games
Cotton and Mowry
Buck & Rider
Good view of camelback mountain and romantic scene
Great view of camelback and yummy food!
Super good coffee and their avocado toast is clutch
Obsessed with their morning buzz – I get mine with vegan protein/almond milk and no almond butter
Acai bowls <3 always with almond butter on top!
Not Instagram worthy by any means but good for protein shakes
The BEST FROYO ever but it’s a hike!
The Sugar Bowl
make your own ice cream cookie sandwiches YUM!!!
The Madison – love their spin classes for PARTY on a bike
Fly Wheel – Another hot place to spin
Camelback mountain – the HARDEST workout EVER – I do echo canyon which is the harder side – bring water, gym shoes, sun screen, the works! Be prepared for a 2 hour hike!
JW Marriott Scottsdale
Microblading AZ is where I get my eyebrows microbladed – Lindsay is AMAZE
This is just a short recap of all my FAV spots to explore! I love every inch of the city and I wish I could dive in deeper, but if you’re taking a trip these are FOR SURE places you won’t want to miss!
I hope you all enjoyed! Don’t be shy — feel free to share all these HOT SPOTS with your friends!