I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to some incredible places with co-workers, my boyfriend, and even solo. Yet some of the most rewarding trips I have experienced were with a best friend. There is something so special about creating every lasting memories with a best friend, who you truly care about. In honor of Best Friend Day, this Friday, June 8th, I want to share with you, a recent best friend trip that I took to Phoenix, Arizona. From adventure, to exploring, to relaxation, I got to experience it all on this “best friend trip”.
When we started planning our girls getaway, Phoenix was the furthest spot from our mind. In fact, when I thought of Phoenix the only things that came to mind was golf courses and the desert. After learning more about the city, I realized Phoenix had all the makings of the perfect trip with friends.
Thinking of the perfect sport for a girls getaway? Here are my six tips for the perfect friends trip to Phoenix, Arizona.
Top 6 things to do on your next best friend trip – Phoenix
1. Get Outside
Phoenix offers some of the most unique landscapes I have ever seen. One of our musts on the trip was a hike to explore some of the scenery. We made our way to Camelback Mountain for a few hours of hiking. We took in the views and the beautiful vegetation. During a trip to Phoenix, you need to get outside with your girlfriends and experience what makes the city so mesmerizing.
2) Experience the beauty of the garden
Every trip to Phoenix needs to include a stop at the Desert Botanical Gardens. Exploring the unique plant life, beautiful flowers, and even a butterfly sanctuary makes this stop a special one to visit with friends. Get snap happy and find the perfect stop for an Instagram photo of you and your besties underneath some incredibly large cactus or beside some color flowers.
3) Grab a drink and cheers your friendship
One thing I discovered about Phoenix on this trip, is that it has an incredible craft brewery scene. In recent years, there have been several micro breweries popping up around town. We decided to join a tour with Arizona Brewing Company to explore some of the local micro breweries. We had a chance to explore three different spots. Each one had their own special drinks that represent their love for Phoenix. One of my favorite stops was Helton Brewery. With its outdoor beer garden and live music it created a relaxed and fun atmosphere to enjoy drinks with my best friends
4) Enjoy a unique tea time
One of my favourite stops on the trip was to the beautiful boutique hotel Camby for tea time with a twist. The hotel offers tipsy tea, complete with a pot of your favourite classics fused with gin, tequila, and rum for a truly special treat. Tea time came complete with finger foods and a delicious dessert tray to complete the meal.
5) Go on an adventure of a lifetime
On our last day, we woke up before sun and set off on an epic adventure, a hot air balloon ride with Arizona Balloon. It was amazing to fly high above the lakes and mountains of Phoenix. Taking in the picturesque views from above was a truly unforgettable experience. We landed the balloon in the middle of the desert. Truly in the middle of no where, with just the beautiful vegetation surrounding us. We set up picnic tables, had breakfast poured mimosas, and reminisced about the amazing experience.
6) Relax and unwind
No girls trip is complete without some R&R time. During our girls trip, we stayed at the Civana Carefree resort and booked some time at their world class spa. We had a chance to indulge in deep tissue massages and double exfoliate facials. It was the perfect way to wrap up our epic girls weekend.
Phoenix completely surprised me. This city offered so much to see, do, and explore that it makes for the perfect best friend trip. Grab a friend (or several) and discover the incredible city of Phoenix, from its beautiful landscapes to hopping nightlife, it will make for the perfect spot for you and your ladies.