bethany aroutunian

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Instagram Travel Guide | Phoenix

Instagram Travel Guide | Phoenix


The blog post we have ALL been waiting for is here!! I always seem to need a reminder of where all the cute spots in Phoenix are. I like living here in Scottsdale but I wish we had a lil more variety in scenery if ya know what I mean. Phoenix is just very - brown. So it always seems to take a bit more work to find new cute spots here, but we did it!!

In this blog I’ll be sharing the locations of LOTS of my IG posts (which are also just fun spots to go to in general!) so if you’re curious - keep reading!

Here’s my list of the most Instagrammable spots here in Phoenix, AZ:

Instagrammable Neighborhoods

Old Town Scottsdale - has very colorful, vintage vibes. Lots of cute shops and restaurants.

Downtown Phoenix - lots of historic and pretty buildings. We LOVE la Madeleine, a french bakery and cafe and love to visit whenever we come downtown.

DC Ranch - this area has cute shops and restaurants. Lots of desert vibes here.

Downtown Gilbert - there’s a really cute strip of restaurants down here and even a lil water tower!

Westgate Entertainment District - Westgate has some of the best restaurants (we love The Lola - which is SO cute and yummy) and they always decorate the district and make it look cute for every holiday.

Instagrammable Eats

Original ChopShop - CUTE + they have the best avocado toast ever.

Chelsea’s Kitchen - such good food and the cutest atmosphere. Sit outside if you can!

Ruze Cake House - cute. cute. cute. Really yummy macarons and cotton candy topped on your drinks!

La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria - the most unique lil bakery, cafe and grocery store all rolled into one!

In-N-Out - okay this is an obvious one, but it’s a classic for a reason :)

Instagrammable Activities

McDowell Sonoran Preserve - one of the prettiest desert hikes you’ll ever go on. go for sunset and thank me later ;)

Old Town Farmers’ Market - this one is only open during certain months of the year so if you catch when it’s open, definitely go. they have lots of fresh fruit, veggies, flowers and yummy food.

Arizona State Fair - only open in October but it’s so fun and makes for cute photos!

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company - we got the chance to do this with Mihran’s family last year and it was AMAZING.

Phoenix Zoo - bc there’s cutie giraffes here :)

Instagrammable Resorts

The Scott Resort & Spa - the CUTEST resort I’ve ever seen.

Hotel Adeline - also very cute and usually pretty inexpensive!

The Phoenician - such a pretty resort and their balconies have the best views!!

The Saguaro Scottsdale - summer vacation vibes and located in old town scottsdale!

Hotel Valley Ho - cute, unique and also in a really fun part of town!


Unexpected Instagrammable Places

Pink walls behind AJ’s at Thompson Peak - 15031 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Flower wall across from PetSmart - 7077 E Mayo Blvd Ste 140, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Downtown views on the parking garages in Downtown Phoenix - 333 E Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 (be safe and don’t loiter lol)

Desert views by Wrigley Mansion - 2501 E Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Flower bushes at The McCormick Scottsdale - 7421 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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