FireSky Resort and Spa

Our staff knows just where to go!

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Firesky Resort & Spa helps you make the most of your Scottsdale stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Scottsdale, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Eat

Chef Chris Bailey - Local for 24 years
Executive Chef

• My favorite place to watch the game with good friends and good food is Blue 32. The nachos, wings and burgers are excellent!

• If you are really in the mood for good Southwest food, check out The Mission. The Crispy Cola Pork and the Pork Belly Pibil dishes are great.

Drink

Breanne Schenk - Local for 4 years
Assistant Restaurant Manager

• One of my favorite places to relax and have fun is Dos Gringos in Scottsdale. They even have a life-size Jenga game!

• Happy hour at Geisha a Go Go can't be beat. They have such creative sushi rolls and their flavored saki's are delicious.

Wellness

Jamie Tennant - Local for 4 years
Catering Manager

• There are so many great places to hike in the area, including Camelback Mountain. But my favorite is Piestewa Peak. The views are incredible and it isn't too crowded. Remember to bring water and your camera.

• And nothing is better than live music at putting a smile on my face. I love going to "The Big Bang" piano bar in Tempe to sip a beer and sing along to all my favorite songs.

Retail Therapy

Jennie Kell - Local for 11 years
Concierge

• My favorite designer consignment store by far is My Sister's Closet. The choice is amazing - Prada, Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo, to name a few. You never know what new pieces you'll find and they're always 60%-95% below retail price.

• If you're looking for that "one of a kind" piece of modern jewelry or piece of contemporary art, Occassions by Design, in the heart of Scottsdale's Art District, offers a diverse selection of work. The friendly staff has a Kimpton "can do' attitude.

Play

Jeremy Patrick - Local for 39 years
Bellman

McCormick Golf Course is the perfect place to spend any day. The course is beautiful and the views of McDowell and Camelback Mountains are a bonus during game time.

• After a long game, I like to head over to Rock Bar, Inc. in Old Town Scottsdale. The live music is always good or there's a rock DJ spinning. They also have the largest rooftop patio bar in town.

One of a Kind

Gina Palazzo - Local for 16 years
Sales Coordinator

• One of my favorite places to shop for the small people in my life is Little Artika. They have the most unique children's items, including furniture, clothing, games and art projects. I can always find something that I love.

• In Phoenix is Made Art Boutique, another one of a kind gem. Made Art Boutique carries jewelry and pottery from local designers, books about DIY and even Sun Jars. You'll have to stop and take a look.

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FIRESKY RESORT & SPA 4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ  85251
  • Reservations: (800) 528-7867
  • Phone: (480) 945-7666
  • Fax: (480) 946-4056