You and your loved one deserve to take some time for yourselves during your upcoming stay in Scottsdale. Our city offers a variety of romantic activities that will be perfect for any type of date you choose. Take a look at some date night hotspots that you let enjoy a time out on the town in Scottsdale:
Take a Stroll in Old Town
When you visit Scottsdale, you will find that all of the locals will recommend Old Town as the spot for a romantic stroll in the city. This downtown neighborhood is the perfect spot to enjoy some alone time with a loved one. Old Town features a variety of unique boutiques, art galleries, and tasty restaurants. Window shop as you walk by the incredible art galleries that feature renowned local and national artists. You will find some of the most popular galleries located over in the Marshall Way Arts District of Old Town. Incredible statues are on display on the street. Do not pass up this enjoyable activity for a wonderful date night.
Visit the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Out of state visitors may not know just how beautiful the desert landscape is surrounding Scottsdale. Take your loved one for a romantic hike over at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The preserve features over 115 miles of unique trails; over 60 miles of these trails are also shared with mountain bikers and horseback riders. We recommend starting your date over at The Gateway, one of the central hubs that lead to the more popular trails at the preserve. You can see beautiful sunset views when you visit in the evening just before closing. Enjoy beautiful desert vistas and blooming flora when you visit the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for a wonderful date night.
There is nothing more romantic than having beautiful butterflies land on your loved one when visiting the Butterfly Wonderland. This local attraction is a recent addition to Scottsdale that features a gigantic butterfly pavilion, the largest in the country. This pavilion features a large glass atrium where Butterfly Wonderland can maintain a tropical rain forest environment for thousands of butterflies to thrive in. You will be able to enter the atrium and see them flutter around you. Additional activities you can enjoy also include a 3D theater, a live ant colony, and more. If your loved one prefers to see loveable critters such as penguins, you can always head next door to OdySea Aquarium!
Go Horseback Riding at MacDonald’s Ranch
We mentioned that you will see plenty of horseback riders when you visit the McDowell Mountain Preserve. You can join in on the fun and romance when you and your loved one plan a date to MacDonald’s Ranch. You can leave behind the hustle of the city and enjoy the peace serenity in the Sonoran Desert. McDonald’s Ranch offers a variety of horseback rides that can be the perfect date idea. Private rides let you and a loved one go on an hour-long excursion through the desert. Or pick the more romantic moonlight rides where you can enjoy a longer ride that sets off at sunset. This romantic activity is only available four to seven days prior to a full moon so make sure to plan ahead. Come show your loved one how a horseback ride will bring you two closer together than ever before.
Romantic Dining in Scottsdale
A classic date night idea in Scottsdale is always heading to one of the hundreds of local restaurants right here in the city. Scottsdale features a variety of options from fine dining experiences to casual intimate dining. Locals will always recommend Café Monarch for the most romantic experience possible. This fine dining establishment features New American cuisine inside an elegant space that is complete with chandeliers and decorated seating. You will be served a four-course meal that is exquisitely prepared by the wonderful chefs. Or go with the eight-course chef sampling meal for a chef’s selected array of smaller dishes. Regardless of what you pick you will find the perfect wine to pair with your meal on the extensive drink list. Make the most of your romantic evening by dinning outdoors on the patio where you can enjoy the beautiful Arizona temperatures. Café Monarch is open for dinner daily from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM; the restaurant is open late on Friday and Saturday until midnight.
Romance Is in the Air in Scottsdale
As you can see, there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy a wonderful date night right here in Scottsdale. Our vacation rentals are some of the finest properties you can find in all of Scottsdale. Make your romantic journey even better with luxury amenities and privacy that you cannot find at any local resort or hotel.