For this part of the Word On The Street travel series we are heading to the USA with Allison who will guide us through Arizona's Scottsdale. The city that has more spas per capita than any other city in the entire United States. Definitely sounds like a city that should be on a the list for anyone that loves a good pampering session! It's also within the sunshine state with reliable sunny weather for most for the year as well as being home to one of the worlds most famous sights; the Grand Canyon of course. In addition to the Grand Canyon you will also find the Sonaro Dessert, which boarders both US and Mexico with its distinguishable Saguaro cactus-filled surroundings and rugged formations of Red Rock State Park. Below Allison takes us on a mini tour of Scottsdale.
The best views in Scottsdale can be found atop Table Mesa. Located deep in the desert and reachable by ATV or hummer, Table Mesa offers breathtaking views of Arizona’s beautiful natural landscape.
I would highly recommend a desert tour with Arizona Hummer Tours if you’re looking to explore the desert and learn about Arizona’s rich history. The open-air hummer tour is an absolute blast. Be sure to pack your sunscreen! Scottsdale temperatures can surpass 100 degrees in the summer and there is little to no shade in the desert.
For a local escape in Scottsdale, look no further than the spa at the Phoenician Hotel. Offering an array of services and packages, the spa and its amenities make for a relaxing day. During my visit, I wasted away the afternoon having a scrub, a shea butter treatment, and a 80-minute holistic massage. Be sure to bring your swimsuit because spa guests get a day pass to the resort’s fabulous pools as well.
If you’re looking for a night out on the town in Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Quarter is the place to be. With an array of shops, bars, and restaurants, this bustling outdoor promenade is a great place to grab a drink after a day in the dessert or an afternoon at the spa. My favorite restaurant, Eddie V’s, has delicious cocktails and delectable seafood. Try the yellowtail sashimi and the shrimp and lobster bisque if you’re a seafood lover like I am.
I never want my love for traveling abroad to cause me to overlook the beauty right here in America. Arizona is a beautiful state. If leisure is what you’re after, Scottsdale is a great city to visit.
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Allison Mathis Jones at LiveLifeWellBlog.
So have you been the beautiful state of Arizona yet?