Social Media Day is coming up on June 30, and we have a list of the most post-worthy experiences in the Valley that will be sure to have your followers double-tapping.
4301 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
If you want photos that will leave you and your followers in complete awe, immerse yourself in the landscapes and scenes of Van Gogh’s iconic artworks at Immersive Van Gogh. The exhibit, which has sold over 5 million tickets across North America, uses 500,000 cubic feet of projections, 60,600 video frames, and 90,000,000 pixels to surround visitors with the radiant colors, brush strokes, and sceneries of Van Gogh’s art. The installation includes moving projections of the Mangeurs de Pommes de Terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889), and so much more. In addition to showings of Immersive Van Gogh, Lighthouse ArtSpace Phoenix also features other programming including Date Night packages. The exhibit is open every day except for Tuesdays and tickets start at $39.99.
14838 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ
At Hash Kitchen, your camera always eats first! Enjoy post-worthy brunch experiences this National Social Media Day at this socially vibrant brunch-party restaurant with out-of-the-box dishes, over-the-top craft cocktails, and a lively restaurant design! Build your own work of art at Hash Kitchen’s build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with over 50 craft toppings like fresh celery stalks, olives, pickles, meatballs and so much more. Looking for something sweet to sip? The 25-ounce Mega Glitter Bomb Mimosa ($26) boasts an entire bottle of champagne, vibrantly-colored craft flavors, fresh fruit garnishes, a Hash Kitchen pinwheel, and a sparkling cotton candy glitter bomb. In addition to the unique cocktails, Hash kitchen is also known for its aesthetically pleasing and equally as delicious creative daytime dishes like Billionaire’s Bacon ($16) topped with 24k gold flakes and the Banana Split Brioche French toast ($14)!
21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 95, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Capture action-packed shots for your feed at ComicX, a restaurant, bar, and store where the atmosphere resembles nothing less of a wax museum, movie set, or theme park. Located at Desert Ridge Marketplace, this is a place where comic book and superhero fans of all ages can come together and dine amongst character memorabilia and life-sized comic book figurines. The menu features delicious American pub fare classics like salads, burgers, sandwiches, desserts, and more. Enjoy a Croc Burger 2.0 ($18) that is stacked high with crispy onions and smoked bacon. Or, adult guests are welcome to sip on unique, on-theme cocktails in the bar area. Guests of all ages can enjoy the restaurant’s complimentary video game station and dine amongst cinematic displays on both the main floor and upstairs levels.
801 E.Cactus Road, Scottsdale, AZ
From over-the-top cocktails to creative remixes of classic Mexican cuisine, The Mexicano is one of the best post-worthy experiences for social dining! The nouveau Mexican eatery brings a next-level, day-to-night dining experience to Scottsdale with elevated, reimagined Mexican cuisine and the country’s first build-your-own margarita bar. From sizzling carne asada fajitas served on lava stones ($26) to three-foot-long Machete quesadillas ($32-$36), you can’t go wrong with any choice on the menu. The restaurant also offers a vibrant, social ambiance– desert modernism meets the vibrancy and artful oasis of Mexico City at The Mexicano. Filled with oversized Mexican wall art and bright design elements including patterned tile, an agave wall, and a piñata-inspired DJ booth, the 5,500-square-foot indoor dining room has many spaces for an Instagrammable dining experience!
4712 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ
Stylish and inviting, Zinqué is a Euro-inspired cafe, bistro, and wine bar at Scottsdale Fashion Square with an effortlessly chic atmosphere, posh French-inspired fare, refined cocktails, and carefully-selected wines. The French-inspired cafe, bistro, and wine bar has a hip, idyllic outdoor dining patio that is a design-centric oasis complete with an open fireplace, green foliage, wooden tables, stylish lounge seating, concrete walls, and a 25-year-old oak tree. Every photo taken in this al fresco area looks like guests have escaped for a Euro vacation or a chic place away from home. Stop by for a decadent croissant ($4.50), smoked salmon tartine ($17), or a fresh kale salad bowl ($14) topped with avocado and Parmigiano. For dinner, enjoy flavor-packed Steak-Frites ($29) topped with your choice of chimichurri or peppercorn sauce. The wine bar and hand-crafted cocktails also serve as perfect post-shopping treats.