Arizona Travel Guide for Design Lovers

Arizona Travel Guide for Creatives

Hello my darlings! I’m so excited to share with you all my Arizona Travel Guide. I had the most amazing chance to travel to Pheonix and visit my darling girl Emmy for a personal branding shoot. Emmy took me to the most beautiful places so I wanted to share with you all my favs so you can add them to your list!

So grab your SPF, your favorite hat and let’s go to the desert!


When creating a travel guide I always looks for cute places with good cafecito so Berdena’s was on top of my list! When in Pheonix you have to go to Berdena’s and order your favorite coffee and sample their breakfast menu, their breakfast sandwich was AMAZING. A true MUST to add to your list.

It’s the perfect start to a cozy morning before heading out to Old Town Scottsdale!

Berdena’s @berdenas
7051 E. 5th Ave, Old Town
7500 E. Main St., Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale has so much charm, its filled with small boutique stores, restaurants, coffee shops and dining options. I loved wandering around Old Town discovering all the cute shops and small businesses. It’s such a great way to get into the desert vibe and enjoy the scenery.

Old Town Scottsdale @oldtownscottsdale

The Scott & The Canal Club

I’m the biggest fan of aesthetically pleasing hotels and well designed spaces so I was over the moon when we added The Scott to our list! The Scott is the perfect combination of the Old Havana aesthetic, boutique touches and and oasis in the heart of Scottsdale. This unique hotel blends indoor and outdoor greenery in one, transporting you to a luscious tropical scene perfect to reset and recharge.

The Scott is known but its amazing ambiance and for curated spaces that will make you want to lounge in style. From their iconic cabanas to the Canal Club here you’ll find the most amazing Caribbean inspired classics with a twist!

The Scott Resort & Spa @thescottresort
4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Hotel Adeline

I love hotel hopping and discovering all the beautiful hotels in a city so after having some lunch and drink at The Scott we crossed the street to visit the iconic Hotel Adeline. The first you see its their iconic Wanderers Welcome sign to enter the lounge and pool!

Hotel Adeline @hoteladeline
5101 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Az

Hotel Valley Ho

The first place I saw on Pinterest when searching for cute hotels in Arizona was Hotel Valley Ho. It has the most iconic dessert pastel vibe ever! A must for cute photo opts when you’re in the area!

Hotel Valley Ho @hotelvalleyho
6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, Az

The Henry

If you love good food, great ambiance and a place for you to gather The Henry is the perfect place for you! This was one of my favorite places to visit in Pheonix. It’s the perfect place to sip your favorite cocktail to enjoy the weather, BTW you HAVE to order their truffle fries they are EVERYTHING.

The Henry has the most amazing vibe, from the moment you’re welcome till you leave you feel just like at home. A MUST visit when in Arizona.

The Henry @thehenryrestaurant
4455 E Camelback Rd, Pheonix, Az

Provisions Coffee

I’m always in the look for good cafecito when I’m traveling and Provisions was our go to place to get our daily dose of caffeine. When you need a place that will take you from coffee to cocktails, Provision is your place to go! It’s the perfect place to gather with friends, meet new people and enjoy the moment!

Provision @provisioncoffee
4501 N, 32nd St, Pheonix, Az

Toca Madera

Emmy wanted to take me to her favorite spots in Arizona so she surprised me with dinner at Toca Madera and when I tell you this place is EVERYTHING! Toca Madera is a mexican inspired restaurant with a modern twist that will make your tastebuds go wild. From their signature cocktails to their entire dinner menu it was such a fun place to visit.

It’s a complete dinner experience filled with live music, entertainers and fire dancers! Their taqueria and cocktail menu are AMAZING. You can find them in Arizona, LA and soon in Las Vegas.

Tip: Book your table in advance to skip the wait

Toca Madera @tocamadera
4736 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, Az


If you love cocktails just as much as I do you have to add Undertow to your list! This was by far my favorite place in Arizona and I would come back and back again just for the experience. Undertow is a nautical inspired cocktail bar with the most amazing cocktails ever.

It’s an immersive experience from the second you step into the entrance, the entire experience will make you feel at sea while you see ships passing by, hear the waves crashing and all things nautical. It’s storytelling at its finest, their amazing team of bartenders will help you find your signature drink for you to enjoy your time. 100000/10 would recommend!

Tip: Undertow is an experience so try booking a few weeks in advance to get your spot!

Undertow @undertowphx
3626 E Indian School Road, Pheonix, Az

Arizona Travel Guide for Creatives

Traveling is my favorite way to recharge and get inspired! I’m so grateful and blessed to have created an amazing community that helped me connect with amazing creatives like Emmy. Arizona was such an amazing city to explore and I hope this guide will help you plan your next trip to this desert paradise.

If you loved this guide be sure to see my other travel guides here!

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Hi! I'm Karina

I'm a content creator, designer and photographer based in Costa Rica & Miami. I'm an iced latte lover, Sagittarius soul, travel enthusiast that loves to create genuine and real lifestyle content for brands.

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