• Andrea Garcia

Let's Celebrate Love!


Happy couple celebrating Valentines day

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you're looking for a Galentine's Day girls' night out (GNO), a romantic night, a fun-filled outing, or an outdoor excursion, there's something for everyone in the Valley.



Romantic


What says romance better than fondue? This Valentine’s weekend, plan an evening at The Melting Pot and enjoy a four-course menu with a glass of bubbly.


For a unique and romantic dining experience, have dinner with a view. Compass Arizona offers a 360-degree view of the city from atop the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix. At Different Pointe of View, dine on top of the world with floor-to-ceiling windows that give you breathtaking views of the Valley. Cloth & Flame will host a romantic indoor-outdoor dinner this Valentine’s Day at a historic building in downtown Phoenix. Imagine watching the sunset while you celebrate your love from any one of these or other scenic dining options.


Compass Arizona Room

Photo courtesy of The Compass Room


Or go beyond dinner with a little getaway at one of the Valley’s hotels or resorts. Enjoy a luxurious stay at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa or take a romantic train ride with a stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.


Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona

Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor


If you don’t have reservations yet, don’t wait! These romantic dining options and hotel stays will sell out fast.




Fun


For a fun couple’s activity or a GNO, try a paint and sip event. No experience or talent needed! On February 14, The Painters Lounge will give you professional art instruction—just bring the one you love and your favorite beer or wine. Or try the couple’s paint class at The Brush Bar to create two halves of one art piece on Valentine’s weekend.


 The Painters Lounge

Photo courtesy of eventective.com


If you’d rather be a spectator than a participant, enjoy a four-course banquet and a tournament at Medieval Times in Scottsdale.


Medieval Times in Scottsdale.

Photo courtesy raisingarizonakids.com




Outdoors


The wonder and beauty of nature in the Valley cannot be ignored when making your Valentine’s Day plans. Take advantage of the scenic landscape and go on a romantic sunset hike—or a sunrise hike for your early birds. There are countless trails to choose from. Bonus points if you pack a picnic for an intimate dinner (or breakfast) with your love.


 Arizona Outdoor Fun

Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor


For you adventure-seekers, explore the great outdoors with guided tours. Spend the day biking, hiking, or rowing with REI, or go off-roading with Arizona Outdoor Fun. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there’s a tour that’s right for you.




With Friends


Valentine’s weekend is not just for couples. Thanks to Galentine's Day, celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, this weekend is also for celebrating friendships.


Women celebrating galentines day holding heart shape in their hands

Friends and karaoke is a match made in heaven. Have a blast with your besties at Brigett's Last Laugh any day you choosekaraoke happens every night after 9 PM!


Women having a karaoke night

Few things say “friendship” more than getting pampered with your BFF. Go all out at any of the luxurious spas in the Valley, or keep it simple with a mani/pedi. Or take a sugar scrub class together while you enjoy some food and wine at Peacock Wine Bar. Then you can pamper yourselves at home anytime!


There’s no shortage of things to do in the Valley for Valentine’s Day. What will you choose girls?