It’s never too early to begin planning your special Valentine’s Day date with your special someone. Of course, you can always opt for a fancy dinner and a few nights at a 5-Star hotel, but doesn’t everyone do that? Why not choose something different that will send your significant other into a swoon? We recommend these 10 exciting Valentine’s Day date ideas in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, AZ.
Dinner at Litchfield’s
For the more traditionally minded, you and your loved one will enjoy a luxurious dinner at Litchfield’s at the Wigwams, with its famous, stunning views over the Sonoran Desert. Candlelight, the stunning night sky, a 4-course dinner, and an incredible setting round out this above-the-ordinary dining experience.
Explore the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
Located at 1201 North Galvin Parkway, the Desert Botanical Garden is the perfect setting for a slow and romantic stroll down a gorgeous path. Experience unparalleled views of Papago Park, the Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail, and a spectacular night light show called “Electric Desert.”
Enjoy the Views from South Mountain
One of Phoenix’s most centrally located and picturesque mountains, South Mountain boasts fantastic views of the sunrise or sunset from Dobbins Lookout and other natural spots. Pair an exhilarating hike with a picnic and wine to complete this unique date.
Breathe Fresh Air on Horseback
What could be more romantic than galloping across the Sonoran Desert on horseback? Explore the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains with your special someone astride a magnificent horse and experience breathtaking scenes that spark romance.
Create Art with Your Partner
Unleash your artistic flair along with your partner as you create your own masterpiece with the aid of a talented instructor. Different opportunities for creating art include painting, fused glass, mixed media, and more. Book your date night experience early.
Get Out on the Water
Tempe Town Lake has the perfect venue to get out on the water while enjoying some private time and exercise with your significant other – paddle boats! Combine sightseeing and romance on the water, then end your evening with one of many nearby dining opportunities.
Take to the Skies
For a more adventurous date, consider Hot Air Balloon rides to explore the countryside around Phoenix and Scottsdale. Be sure to ask about the Love in the Air package to create a memorable romantic experience never to be forgotten!
Go Back in Time
Enjoy the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and customize your experience for the perfect unique date night in Scottsdale. Take in a two-hour show with a feast, with numerous upgrades to make the evening even more memorable.
Visit the OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale
Turn your back on the ordinary and explore the expansive undersea life on display at the OdySea Aquarium. Sea lions, sharks, turtles, and more await you, with many packages available to help make your date special and unforgettable. Contact the aquarium office for upcoming holiday events and specials.
Add Some Bang and Charm to Your Date Night at C2 Tactical
Go for the ultimate unique date night with our Guns and Roses package! Enjoy our indoor range with your special someone, with two gun rentals, targets, ammo, your own range safety officer, two t-shirts, safety equipment, and more included. Plus, a voucher for a free bouquet of roses. Available at both our Tempe and Scottsdale locations.
Check out more of our course offerings, membership benefits, and more in Tempe and Scottsdale at C2 Tactical!