Most states are still pretty chilly around Valentine’s Day so why don’t you beat the cold and head over to Scottsdale for the most romantic adventure possible. Scottsdale is the premier destination here in the Phoenix Valley for romantic activities, incredible restaurants, and having access to everything you need for an incredible trip. Take a look at the most romantic activities that Scottsdale has to offer this upcoming Valentine’s Day:
Go Horseback Riding at MacDonald’s Ranch
There is nothing more romantic than a sunset horseback ride right here in Scottsdale. Take your loved one out for a beautiful journey by visiting MacDonald’s Ranch over on the north end of Scottsdale. This local ranch has been offering guided horseback rides for years. Additional entertainment they provide (if you plan on bringing children) also include hayrides, cowboy cookouts, live entertainment, and stagecoach rides. The scenery in the backdrop will light up as you and a loved one navigate the ranch together on horseback.
See the Sights in Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale features a sprawling cityscape that is prime for exploring. Come visit with your loved one as the beautiful February temperatures make it the perfect time to walk around. Local shops here in Old Town include museums, art galleries, cafes, and boutiques. Buy your loved one the perfect outfit before a romantic dinner. Or view eclectic art work that only Scottsdale art galleries can provide. Old Town continues to function at full capacity even with the country still dealing with COVID-19. Make sure to review any city mandates prior to your visit to see what is required when entering these shops.
Visit the Desert Botanical Garden
The springtime here in Scottsdale is a great time of year to see the many incredible gardens available in the city. The Desert Botanical Garden is one such destination that must be seen in person this Valentine’s Day. The colorful plant life available here at the Garden provides a dazzling display of beauty. Your body and mind will be at peace as you explore the ethnobotanical trail and explore the garden grounds. Around Valentine’s Day you can expect to see flowering cacti as you explore these cobblestone paths. The Desert Botanical Garden is open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and is located at 1201 N Galvin Pkwy.
Explore the Butterfly Wonderland
Another incredible outdoor facility that is worthy to see during your Valentine’s Day excursion is the Butterfly Wonderland. This recent addition to Scottsdale features a large butterfly pavilion that is the largest in the country. The glass atrium of this pavilion allows Butterfly Wonderland to create a unique tropical rain forest habitat that allows thousands of butterflies collected from all over the world to live in harmony. Visitors will be able to walk around and have these majestic creatures fly and even land on them. Additional activities here at the Butterfly Wonderland also include a life size ant colony and honey bee hive. Stop by for a romantic night here in Scottsdale.
Plan for a Romantic Dinner
Scottsdale features the most romantic restaurants you can find in the entire Phoenix Valley. For a sophisticated and luxurious meal look no further than Café Monarch. This elegant restaurant features chandeliers and a romantic ambience. The menu is always a four-course meal where you can pick each course for you. Start with a delicious appetizer such as Argentine red shrimp or carrot bisque. Your second course can include tuna crudo or braised pork belly salad. The third course features branzino with truffle and bacon lardon or wagyu short rib. Complete your meal with Chilean sea bass, signature steak cuts, New Zealand lamb rack, and more to choose from. A variety of luxury wines are also available by the glass or bottle. Café Monarch is the finest restaurant you can find in Scottsdale and is located at 6939 E 1st Ave. Make your reservation by calling 480-970-7682.
Scottsdale isn’t just the home to romantic fine dining but to fine dining on all budgets. Additional options for your romantic meal also include Olive & Ivy and Sal Cellar Restaurant. You will find elegant menus on a price point you will be happy about.
Visit the Spa
It would not be a romantic outing without a stop by the spa. Scottsdale features a variety of spas such as New Serenity Spa and Scottsdale Spa. Find a variety of incredible treatments that will help you feel renewed again.
Romance Awaits You in Scottsdale
As you can see, there is a variety of romantic activities that can lead you to a mesmerizing time right here in Scottsdale. Make the most of your trip by reserving one of our luxury vacation rentals right here in the city. Incredible amenities and spacious homes can be yours to host you in Scottsdale.