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Known for its year-round warm weather and top-notch golf scene, Arizona is a guys’ weekend just waiting to happen. Within this desert oasis, you’ll have everything you need for a Scottsdale bachelor party, including sports, sites, bars, and outdoor adventures to keep your crew thoroughly entertained.

In fact, Scottsdale is such a popular pick, it’s featured prominently on one of our favorite planning tools: BACH. Download the app to get access to a list of all the location’s best attractions, poll your crew to figure out what they want to do, and book activities straight from your phone. You can also use it to add our suggestions to a shared group itinerary—cheers to that.

Whether this last-fling celebration serves as a winter escape, or you already call the area home, don’t miss out on planning a Scottsdale bachelor party that’s guaranteed to be one for the books.

What to Do

While it may not have a coastline to explore, don’t underestimate how much natural beauty this area has to offer. Outdoorsmen will love a visit to Camelback Mountain where you can hike, bike, or rock climb for a day. Also worth checking out, Papago Park, Pinnacle Peak Park, and Tom’s Thumb Trailhead offer great hiking options from beginners to advanced. Set within Papago Park, Hole in the Rock is a geological formation that’s definitely worth a group photo op during your brocation.

If you’re looking for the bars, restaurants, and clubs, downtown Scottsdale is where you’ll find it. Stop by favorites like Counter Intuitive, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, and Old Town Tavern for quality drinks and nightlight all in one centralized spot. You can also take your drinking adventures on the go with Tour de Tavern. This party bike experience takes you on a pub crawl through Old Town Scottsdale with stops completely tailored to your group’s taste.

More than likely, you came to Scottsdale to golf, but don’t hit the links without first doing a little homework. Troon North Golf Club, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, The Westin Kierland, and TPC Scottsdale are consistently ranked among some of the best, but with more than 200 golf courses in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, you’ll certainly have no shortage of options to explore.

For a different kind of tour to set your Scottsdale bachelor party apart, book the ultimate desert thrill ride with Green Zebra Adventures. You’ll get behind the wheel of a military grade Tomcar and take a two-hour off-road excursion through the Sonoran Desert. This highly-rated experience is led by a local tour guide so you can also learn a thing or two about Arizona’s geography, wildlife, and history along the way.

Where to Eat

Burgers and fries are always a good idea, so keep it simple and grab a bite at the Scottsdale Burger Bar which focuses on a small menu with high quality. Pair their bacon burger loaded fries with a chocolate shake for a serious lunchtime indulgence.

For a more upscale dinner setting with a killer drink selection, Second Story Liquor Bar is the place to be. Their menu features a delicious mix of global flavors, but their whiskeys and craft cocktails is where this place truly shines. Grab a table, order a round, and raise a glass to the groom-to-be.

You’ll find both food and brews at the McFate Brewing Company, serving casual pub bites alongside a wide selection of small-batch beer. Choose between their north or south locations and enjoy a chill night out during your Scottsdale bachelor party.

Where to Stay

If experiencing the aforementioned nightlight is high on your agenda, the W Scottsdale is the perfect setting for your Scottsdale bachelor party. Located near a hub of bars, clubs, and nightlife options in the downtown area, you’ll be able to skip the cab after a big night out. Bonus—the hotel also features three bars and clubs on-site so you don’t even have to step outside to start partying.

A solid option for the avid golfers, The Westin Kierland not only has a noteworthy course but also an entire resort and spa set on their expansive property. As a guest, be sure to take advantage of their Adventure Water Park or grab some drinks and relax at their heated adults-only pool. You’ll love the close proximity to the golf course and their “stay and play” packages will save you some cash in the booking process.

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