Move over Paris, Scottsdale is the new city of love.
Whether you are a V-Day fan or not, there is something special about setting time aside with your partner to enjoy each other’s company. And Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to do just that!
Yes, Scottsdale is known to throw a wild party, but it can also put on the ritz for a romantic night out. Scottsdale has a flavorful and unique food scene and several luxurious hotels and resorts that create a beautiful night out. Not to mention all of the fun Scottsdale activities available to fill the time!
Here is our breakdown of the best things to do in Scottsdale during your romantic Valentine’s Day weekend!
Romantic Scottsdale Restaurants for a Valentine’s Feast
Everyone knows the best way to your partner’s heart is through their stomachs! Luckily, several romantic spots provide amazing views, gorgeous ambiance, and mouth-watering food.
For a view of purple desert mountains and beautiful outdoor seating, Sophia’s Kitchen is a perfect choice. Sophia’s Kitchen is known for cozy and covered outdoor seating and a beautiful desert view to enjoy. You can find fresh oysters, classic salads, wonderful pasta dishes, and great pours of wine. All the ingredients you need to have a great night with your partner!
Cafe Monarch is arguably one of the best romantic gourmet dining experiences you can find in Scottsdale. It is one of the pricier options, but if you are looking for a place to formally celebrate or… ahem… ask your partner a very important question, Cafe Monarch will provide the perfect ambiance. With an impressive multiple-course meal to choose from, you and your partner will be delighted by every dish placed in front of you.
For those who want to keep it a little more casual without sacrificing any restaurant ambiance, head the Canal Club for beautiful Cuban decor and a flavorful meal. The bright and colorful atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy time with your partner over plantains and Oaxacan pizza.
Scottsdale Activities Perfect for a Valentine’s Staycation
What’s more Valentine’s Day-esque than a couple’s massage? For a full day of luxury and pampering, head to Well and Being Spa at The Fairmont Princess. You can book a premier massage or facial, enjoy the multiple pools, and lounge at the restaurant from morning to evening. If you want a massage without the frills, Running Water Spa is the perfect place to relax for treatment and still be just a few streets from Old Town Scottsdale restaurants for a post-massage treat.
We know not everyone is looking for that classic cheesy-romantic Valentine’s Day feel – some couples just want to have fun. And that’s what Arizona Party Bike is all about! For those who want to leave the pressure of a romantic night and just want to kick back, have a drink, and have fun with the one you love, a party bike is a perfect event. Hop on a V-Day pedal with other fun-loving couples and make some fun friends along the way!
Annual Scottsdale Valentine’s Day Events
Make V-Day feel extra-special with one of the many romantic Scottsdale Valentine’s Day events available! Several restaurants, hotels, and clubs put on annual events that help you create an amazing day for your partner.
For a casual, low-key evening, nothing gets better than a V-Day special that includes bowling and chocolate-covered strawberries! The Mavrix hosts a fun and laid-back bowling activity for up to six people (three couples). Head there if you want to keep it simple but still really fun.
We’ve said it but we’ll say it again – our public pub crawl tours are the perfect Scottsdale V-Day event for people who just want to have fun! You’ll get to visit a few of the coolest bars in town with other people who want to celebrate a day of love their way. Or if you want to plan a group event for you and six other couples where you can visit any romantic spot in Old Town. Head to Blue Clover for some amazing cocktails and then end your tour at any restaurant of your choice for a Valentine’s Day meal. The world is your oyster!
Several of the fancier restaurants across Old Town host beautiful, gourmet, multiple-course dinners that are all a wonderful way to celebrate your partner. The best part? They’re all amazing, so you can’t make the wrong choice! For a special Valentine’s Day dining event, check out Marcellino Ristorante, Citizen Public House, or Mountain Shadows Resort.
And if you’re looking to color outside of the classic Valentine’s Day tradition even more, there is Chocolate Lover’s Train ride with Verde Canyon Railroad, ‘CraySea in Love’ at OdySea Aquarium, or a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Rainbow Ryders.
Don’t feel stuck in a rut this year – celebrate the type of Valentine’s Day you and your partner want! And if you need help planning the big day, reach out to our team!