Since I moved to Scottsdale, I've been very impressed with how many cute spots are so close to my apartment. From coffee shops to murals, Scottsdale truly has it all. No wonder why it's a must-visit town when traveling to Phoenix. So to make your visit easier, I've gathered this list of the most Instagram-Worthy spots in Scottsdale and where to find them.
1. The Scott Resort and Spa
This luxurious and amazing resort and spa is located in the heart of Scottsdale. Locals come on weekends to enjoy the mimosas from their famous "Canal Club" bar or to enjoy the amazing pool. If you are not a guest in the hotel, do not worry! You can still come for a meal or even get a pool pass for the day. Every angle in the resort is Instagram worthy and the cozy ambiance will make you feel like your holidays will never end. Let's not forget about this vintage Chevrolet Cadillac Parked just outside the lobby that screams for a photo.
Location: 4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Teaspressa is a cute tea and coffee shop very famous among the locals. They have great coffee and pastries and the service is excellent. They are famous for putting rose petals on their beverages which makes them perfect for that Instagram moment, plus, the mural "C'est la tea" is perfect for any caffeine lover out there.
Location: 4628 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
3. "What Lifts You" Mural by Kelsey Montague
The famous artist Kasey Montague who known for the "wings" murals has painted a few in the Phoenix area, one located at the closest gate to the food court in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. The vibrant and red colors transmit very well a Phoenix Rising Butterfly and make the perfect photo opportunity while shopping at your favorite stores. You can find the Scottsdale Fashion Square’s lower level, near the Palm Court.
Location: Fashion Square
4. Růže Cake House
This place not only has the most delicious milk boba teas and lattes but it's also very aesthetically pleasing. Most of their beverages are inspired in flowers, which makes it a must-visit for any girls group. The drink I'm holding is one of their staples, The Prickly Pear Rose Milk Boba with the most special treat on top: a cotton sugar "cloud." They also have a lot of different macarons flavors, from classic flavors to very unique ones, my personal favorite is the white chocolate lavender. And of course, do not forget to "stop and shoot a photo" behind their neon light "stop and taste the roses."
Location: 7033 E Main St #100, Scottsdale, AZ 8525
5. "LOVE" Sculpture
Who says I have to travel to New York City to have a photo with the LOVE Sculpture? We have our own!! If you've been in the Big Apple, you probably recognize it from your stroll along 6th Avenue. This LOVE Sculpture by the famous American artist Robert Indiana was bought by the Scottsdale Public Art Program and it's located just outside the Scottsdale Public Library in the Civic Center.
Location: 3806 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
6. EVEREVE Store at the Kierland Commons
The Evereve Store located in the Kierland Commons not only has great clothes but it's also very pretty. The mural on the outside was painted by the artist Ashley Mary in fall 2019, since then, the store has become an Insta-Worthy spot. There a lot of other stores and restaurants around, so do not worry, taking this photo might not be the only thing to do in this place.
Location: 15054 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
7. Papago Park
This place is the local's favorite spot to catch the sunset in Scottsdale. This place is basically an oasis in the middle of the desert, with a small pond, palm trees everywhere, and picnic tables for the perfect casual night. Just a few steps away from it you will find a short 5 min hike to one of the most iconic spots in Scottsdale and where you can get an amazing view of the Valley.
Location: 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Trail path to the Hole in the Rock. Easy 5 min hike which makes it perfect to do to catch the sunset.
8. Hole in the Rock in Papago Park
The iconic Hole in the Rock. The view from this spot is AMAZING and don't worry, there are steps to get here and the other side of the "hole" is wide enough to fit around 30 people so it's safe to sit around and chat with your friends while enjoying the view. And forgot to say, IT'S FREE!
Location: 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
9. The Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Entrance
This museum has great pieces of local paintings, crafts, artifacts and it even has a theater so it's definitely worth checking out. Although, with the current events, the place is closed. BUT, that shouldn't stop you from checking out their entrance. These Instagram-Worthy cactuses are located on the right of the main entrance. Bring your most western-inspired outfit and embrace your inner old west cowgirl.
Location: 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
10. Sugar Bowl
This Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor and Diner located in the heart of Old Town, Scottsdale is the perfect place to stop by after browsing through the stores. Believe me, with this AZ heat, you will be tired and why not beat that with some ice cream or a sugary treat. Plus, the place is the perfect "pink" oasis. The diner-style sofas and tables, call for a retro photo while drinking one of their amazing milkshakes. Pulp Fiction vibes, anyone?
If you don't feel like having an ice cream or going inside, the outside of the building is also very photogenic. This is definitely a must-visit.
Location: 4005 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
10. Sprinkles Cupcake ATM
The famous cupcake shop Sprinkles has a branch right here in the heart of the shopping area in Old Town. The Cupcake ATM is the safest way to get a cupcake without getting in human contact (very much appreciated in 2020, am I right? and it's just super fun. If there's no one behind waiting for a cupcake, snap a photo because sweet dreams are made of this.
Location: 4501 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
11. "It's that hot" Mural
Located on the right wall of the restaurant bar Geisha A Go Go, it's this very Arizona mural. You can take a photo without being forced to check out the restaurant, but if you are a bit hungry and thirsty, they have amazing happy hour deals every day from 3pm to 7pm, I mean, half-price cocktails and appetizers after a photoshoot session doesn't sound bad at all to me.
Location: 7150 E 6th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
12. "LOVE IS" Board
Just right across the street from the Geisha A Go Go, you can find this local's favorite healthy brunch spot: Farm & Craft. At the entrance, they have this very cute and heartwarming board where brunch lovers write their own definition of "Love". They have chalk available in case you see a blank. Feel free to write what's love for you and snap a photo! Don't forget to check out the restaurant and their cozy patio, they have very good coffee, tasty mocktails, and healthy but delicious meals.
Location: 4302 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
13. The Merchantile of Scottsdale
If you’re in the search for a souvenir, a gift, or just something that screams Scottsdale, Arizona, you must check out this spot. It's basically an indoor marketplace in the heart of Old Town where a lot of very talented and creative vendors sell their merchandise. They have very friendly employees and really cool products like liquor bottle candles, saguaro shaped pillows, desert vibes stickers, and western-inspired clothing! Plus, they have two very cute murals, one at the entrance and one in the back. Both very colorful and Instagram-Worthy. This place is a must-visit!
Location: 3965 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
14. Wine Girl
Last but certainly not least, this cute lounge bar located on Scottsdale Rd is the ultimate destination for girls' drinks. First, the moment you enter you will notice the relaxing ambient music, and on your right, you will find the most perfect Instagram photo opportunity: a pair of SWINGS.
How can this place be so perfect? In the menu, you can find draft beer, any type of wine, some cocktails, and delicious appetizers. In special events, they even have a very cute and vintage Volkswagen Van parked outside. Plus, the store also carries some merchandise like cute t-shirts, tote bags, and even some dainty jewelry.
Location: 4205 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
There you have it! Hope this is helpful for your next visit to Scottsdale. Happy photoshoot, have fun, and be safe!