Every single day, Anthony and I get messages from people visiting the Valley, wondering where they should stay, what they should do, where they should eat… Well, this one is for YOU! All of our favorite places, our picks from each restaurant, where we love to stay, and more!
WHERE TO EAT
Anthony’s pick: “Carne Asada Torta Sandwich… oh my god, yes.”
Bethanie’s pick: “Cannoli Donuts to start, Avocado Toast Hash Style & Hash Potatoes for an entree. Can’t go to Hash Kitchen without getting the potatoes.”
Bethanie and Anthony’s pick: “Totchos. With beef chorizo or applewood smoked bacon. THE BEST.”
Anthony’s pick: “Nine Iron Panini.”
Bethanie’s pick: “Bruschetta board with Salami & Pesto (and whatever other flavors I feel like that day… but ALWAYS the Salami & Pesto).”
Anthony’s pick: “Tucsan Chicken Breast.”
Bethanie’s pick: “Bianca Pasta.”
Anthony’s pick: “Stuffed Lamb Burger.”
Bethanie’s pick: “Farm Burger.”
Anthony’s pick: “Churro Bites with Fruity Pebbles & Icing.”
Bethanie’s pick: “El Grande Churro with Chocolate Dip.”
Bethanie’s pick: “Steak Salad.”
Anthony’s pick: “Turkey Breast French Dip.”
Bethanie’s pick: “Five Cheese Hand Tossed Pizza.”
Anthony’s pick: “Sonoran Hot Dog.”
Bethanie’s pick: “Brussel Sprout Nachos.”
Anthony’s pick: “Mangonada + XXTRA Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Cheese Fries.”
Anthony’s pick: “Smothered Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo.”
Bethanie’s pick: “You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but don’t skip the Liberty Potatoes.”
Anthony’s pick: “Big Bad Wolf Sandwich.”
Bethanie’s pick: “BBQ Sandwich with Pulled Pork and Mac ‘n Cheese. A lot of Mac ‘n Cheese.”
WHERE TO STAY
Kid friendly. Beautiful events over the holidays and summer. Tons of different pools and things to do for the whole family.
Kid friendly. Private bungalows. Right on the mountain with stunning views. Highly recommend their spa.
Incredible food. Gorgeous rooms and pool. Not super kid-friendly.
Kid friendly. So many gorgeous places to swim. Incredible food and ambiance. Highly recommend a spa day there, too!
WHAT TO DO
A must-do if you’re in Phoenix. Our kids’ favorite place ever.
Located right next to the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden is a stunning display of the desert’s most beautiful plants and scenes. Catch it during the holidays for a beautiful light display, too!
OdySea is such a fun place to take the family and learn about the world’s sea life and oceans.
SALONS + SPAS
If you’re in the Phoenix Valley and need your hair done, you have to book with Teresa at Free Spirit Glam. She is the only person I trust with my hair! I highly recommend going to her if you’re looking for someone to do your extensions, too! Check out my latest transformation HERE.
If you’re looking for a medical spa, Denise is your girl. She does my botox, filler, and facials and she is the BEST in the biz. I mean, look at that cheek filler transformation above! My absolute favorite facial she does is the dermalinfusion.
Located at The Andaz Resort, the Palo Verde Spa is the perfect place to relax for the day and get a massage.
Located at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Spa Avania is the perfect place to spend your birthday or girl’s day. Mineral pools, relaxation rooms, spas, massages, food service… you can’t go wrong.
If you’re in the East Valley and need a massage, Citrus is the best. We love how warm and welcome they are, the simplicity of the rooms, and the beautiful aromas they choose for their spa.