BlogGuide to Planning Your Ideal Spring Break
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Guide to Planning Your Ideal Spring Break

Lauren Phillips, Celebration Concierge

Springtime is blooming in the Sonoran Desert, and with it comes smiles, swimsuits, and swathes of fun. This Spring Break, no matter what kind of traveler you are, it’s time to soak up the sun and revel in springtime relaxation. Whether this is a bachelorette party, family getaway from the snow or a “just because” excursion, Scottsdale is the go-to destination, and the Princess has all of the dreamy spring break 2024 vacations for every type of traveler.

Girls’ Getaway Spring Break Itinerary


a woman wearing a bikini and a hat showing a magazine to another woman with a swimsuit A Spa’rty at the Well & Being Spa is the perfect way to celebrate togetherness and kick off your break. With the help of the Spa’rty Coordinators at the Princess, your spa party is a unique and personalized experience with the added benefits of revitalization, relaxation and rejuvenation. Designed to be a mini vacation from the everyday routine with the focus on enjoying life – while you’re here and wherever you venture after. Begin your day with a private fitness class and invite zen in with Aerial Hammock Yoga, TRX Boot Camp, Sound Bowl Meditation, and many more classes to choose from. After the hard work, enjoy a crisp glass of champagne before a 60-minute spa treatment of your choosing. Come back together for a gourmet lunch, cake by the slice and a group aromatherapy blending bar experience to create a custom, take-home body butter. Once you all feel relaxed and rejuvenated, swing by Anna J, one of the 5 boutiques on the resort grounds, and shop till you drop!


Next, head to your lush, private cabana at one of the resort’s six sparkling pools, specifically designed to keep the party going – and to keep you cool while doing it! Lounge the day away in pure comfort and enjoy signature poolside cocktails and zero proof mocktails created with refreshment in mind. What could be more spring break than drinking out of a coconut on a white sand beach? 


After you and the ladies cleanup for dinner, head to La Hacienda, Arizona’s best Mexican restaurant, for an unforgettable night of wining and dining, as a Tequila Goddess walks you through a personalized tequila tasting for the table to learn just how sophisticated tequila can be, and how to pair it with every meal. Don’t forget the guacamole, queso fundido and lobster tacos! 

Guys’ Golf Spring Break Itinerary


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With more than 200 golf courses in Scottsdale alone and perfect springtime weather to boot, Arizona makes for a perfect escape. When was the last time you took time just to be with your guys? Sneak away this spring to reconnect with the old gang, and live it up at the Princess. Enjoy a true Scottsdale golf getaway and your best round yet at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, the host course of PGA Tour’s WM Phoenix Open. Try your hand at a hole-in-one on the famed 16th hole, where only 11 other players have successfully made the shot since the start of WM Phoenix Open in 1987. To elevate your arrival experience, surprise your guests with a special in-room amenity that includes a ball marker, hat, sleeve of golf balls, sunblock and a Fairmont-branded water bottle that ensures you’re all on your “A” game.


After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar on the 18th green of TPC Scottsdale for Pan-Latin Asian fusion including wok dishes, fresh sushi and Brazilian churasco platters, as well as Arizona’s largest rum selection, boasting a hefty 111 artisanal selections. Celebrate a game well-played with a celebration for the senses meant to be shared, savored and enjoyed together spent with old and new friends alike


After the sun has set, seek out your evening entertainment alfresco at The Plaza Bar, where you can enjoy mixology driven cocktails with clever names like “One Night in Oaxaca” and “Keep Calm & Prosecco”, a robust wine menu, and a wide selection of local craft beer.

Family Fun Spring Break Itinerary


Gather the whole family for some quality time together creating memorable moments to last a life time. If mom and dad want a little alone time spent together in the morning, have the kids head down to Trailblazers – our kid approved fun zone. In the morning, it functions as a supervised Kids Club boasting exciting activities and weekly themed adventures. In the afternoon, the space transforms into a family recreation center that includes a virtual i-Beam playground floor, arcade games, ping pong, a pool table, a life-sized game of Pac-Man and more! Also available for rental here are fishing poles for the entire family to participate in catch and release fishing in our nature-filled lagoon.

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You came to Arizona for sun, so get ready to take in a Spring Training baseball game and cheer on your favorite teams from the grassy open air stadiums. Sprinkled across the greater Phoenix area, the 10 stadium of the Cactus League host 15 Major League Baseball teams and provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy 80 degree weather, a famous ball park frank and watch for the up-and-comers that will shine and make baseball history. Check out this year’s schedule, and start planning now!


If you’re ready to take in some more fun after the sun, head to Sonoran Splash pool! Snag a flamingo or unicorn pool floaty available for purchase at Trailblazers, dip your toes in the heated pool and race each other down the two rip-roaring waterslides. While mom and dad can relax and enjoy signature poolside cocktails, hungry kiddos can enjoy a tasty, and quick service, kid-approved poolside menu, including festive mocktails. 

Couples’ Romance Spring Break Itinerary


As your kids head off to their own spring break adventures, mom and dad should sneak off and have a little fun of their own. This spring, take time to reconnect with one another and rekindle the romance as you unwind and relax. It all starts in Privado Villas, located in a luxury enclave of the resort with high-touch, bespoke service and high-end furnishings to make you feel even more at home in your refined reprieve. Head to either the private Privado Relaxation Pool or the adult-only Sonoran Landing to worship the sun. And for a little additional rejuvenation, enjoy complimentary access to Well & Being Spa, where you and your loved one can enjoy the serenity of a steam room, eucalyptus inhalation room, Swedish dry sauna, hot therapeutic whirlpool, cold plunge pool and Swiss shower. 

Afternoon & Evening

Head to Bourbon Steak for an intimate meal together. Savor mouthwatering cuts of steak and fresh seafood from James Beard Award winning chef, Michael Mina. Commemorate your meal with a tableside experience like the Hay Smoked Tomahawk Ribeye, flame-grilled by a chef inches from your seat, and finish your meal with a grilled pineapple foster for two, crafted tableside with coconut sorbet and spiced rum. This is the good life, isn’t it?


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Share something you both love and spend quality time together with our Twilight Tranquility spa package. This exclusive experience offers a serene escape, allowing you to unwind amidst the breathtaking desert landscape as the day transitions into night. With luxurious amenities and expert spa treatments tailored to melt away tension and restore balance, this package promises an unforgettable journey of pampering and self-care. Immerse yourselves in luxury with private after-hours access to our spa sanctuary, a 90-minute couple’s massage, champagne and gourmet bites for two, private access to all of Well & Being Spa’s amenities, and your own personal spa butler.

Amazing Adventurers’ Spring Break Itinerary

Whether you are seeking non-stop action, or you’re looking to add a little spice to your relaxing trip, Scottsdale has plenty of thrill for your vacation. Life is short, so why shouldn’t you cross off a bucket list adventure during your visit to the desert? With the help of our Celebration Concierges, we can help you arrange a myriad of exciting day-trips that will give you memories to treasure for a lifetime. 

Morning, Afternoon and Evening!

cv balloon still Take in the famous cotton candy colored sunsets as you float effortlessly in a hot air balloon over the serene calmness of the desert below. See the majestic splendor of the Grand Canyon from a bird’s eye view and take a private helicopter ride over one of the most iconic 7 wonders of the world. Hike the McDowell Mountains or the famous Camelback Mountain as the desert wildflowers are blooming around you and enjoy the scenic panoramic views of the Valley of the Sun. Learn about the marvels of the Sonoran desert on a Wild West Jeep Tour for and answer question such as: Is there really a jumping cactus? Is it true that you can drink water out of a cactus like John Wayne did? 

Live life as a true cowboy, and indulge in a customized private horseback adventure for experienced and novice riders alike. Ride at Canyon Creek Ranch, explore their authentic Old West town, learn how to lasso, tomahawk throw and partake in the live shooting range or for a true once-in-a-lifetime experience, enjoy an exciting evening ATV excursion with night vision goggles ending in stargazing the expansive Sonoran skies.

Whatever you seek from your vacation, the Celebration Concierges at the Princess can make it happen. Adventure awaits; vacation to the fullest.

Spring Break in Scottsdale, AZ

Convinced Scottsdale is this year’s spring break vacation of choice? We have special offers for every type of spring break traveler. From three-day spa retreats to couple’s celebration packages and more. We hope to see you here!