I have officially fallen in love with Phoenix, AZ. I truly adore it. When I booked this trip to Phoenix, I didn’t really know what to expect because my last experience was a whopping 24 hour long trip while book tour hopping throughout cities. And when I was there last time, I wasn’t overly impressed with our dinner, which is pretty much the whole premise behind my trips – if it doesn’t have delicious food, I don’t want to go there.
This trip to Phoenix completely exceeded my expectations. The weather was cooler than usual, but compared to Denver, it was absolutely perfect. I even spent part of my days in a bikini pool side, soaking up any sunshine I could get! 60 degrees in Phoenix feels much different than 60 degrees in Denver.
When we landed in Phoenix our first day, we went to our first hotel, the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale and were welcomed by friendly staff and by far the most beautiful hotel I’ve ever stayed at. The hotel opened in 1956 but since then has been renovated and has a restaurant, amazing bar, a spa and also a pool. AND they are have an insanely amazing gym, which is super important to me. They have so much equipment, which is so helpful when you’re trying to stick to your goals! We stayed in the Tower Suite which had SO MANY amenities including a full kitchen, gigantic bathroom, a living room and a comfortable bed! It seriously felt like we were living in an apartment. After getting there the first day and having drinks and dinner, we honestly didn’t even want to leave our room because it felt so welcoming and comfortable.
Our first night, we started the evening off with drinks at their bar and I had THREE of this amazing cocktail that included vodka, strawberry, basil and jalapeño. It was to die for. I couldn’t stop. Then after one too many drinks, we had dinner at their restaurant inside the hotel, called ZuZu. Hotel restaurants can be so hit or miss, you really never know what you̵...