Love Is in the Air—Unleash Your Passion for Romance in Greater Phoenix
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and everyone is searching for that perfect plan for this romantic holiday. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a pressure-free first date, Phoenix has you covered. Plus, Phoenicians make up the country’s third-youngest metropolitan area in the U.S. With a population of more than 4.3 million, you won’t be spending the holiday alone. That’s why we’ve made planning easy by finding resort packages and dinner specials this Valentine’s Day in Phoenix.
Whisk your lover away on a romantic getaway at the Arizona Biltmore. On February 14, you and your Valentine can enjoy a three-course romantic menu in Frank and Albert’s or a gourmet four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner in Wright’s at The Biltmore—both with optional wine pairings. And throughout the month of February, lovers can share a “Romantic Couple’s Massage Under the Stars” in a rose-petal-strewn heated spa cabana with champagne- and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Or, make the romance a little more personal and book the special “LOVE” package. Enjoy a one-night stay, breakfast in bed for two, and a bottle of champagne. The package starts at $319 per night, and is available from February 13 to February 16. Use the group code “LOVE” when making your room reservations online or by calling 800.950.0086.
Pamper that special someone in your life with an evening of romance at the Wigwam Arizona. Indulge in the “Be My Valentine” package and receive a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival. Continue the magic with the addition of a hand-picked rose-petal turn-down service or homemade chocolate truffles.
The package starts at $139 plus tax, and the dates are subject to availability.
Book the package online.
Let’s be honest: now and again, love birds need to leave the nest to have a little fun. Kimpton’s FireSky Resort and Spa offers the perfect place to perch – with haute cuisine, a bottle of bubbly, and a cinematic reason to snuggle. The Romantic Rendevous package includes a four-course tasting menu for two at Taggia restaurant, a bottle of champagne delivered to the room, and an in-room movie. The package, which is offered year-round, is priced from $279 and can be booked with the rate code “PROM” or by calling 1-800-528-7867 and mentioning the package by name.
Skip the cliché box of chocolates and give your sweetheart a real treat this Valentine’s Day. The Tocasierra Spa at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is celebrating Valentine’s Day for the month of February with three tantalizing spa package offers. The “Oh-So-Cocoa” spa package is a chocolate lover’s paradise featuring a cocoa massage, an acai chocolate facial, and a whipped cocoa pedicure. It is priced at $225. The 80-minute “Oh-So-Inviting” package, priced at $175, features a rejuvenating exfoliation using mango, exotic oils, and shea butter followed by a sugar butter body wrap and a relaxing massage. Plus, the package includes a sugar smoothie lotion to take home. For couples, Tocasierra Spa offers its “Rekindle the Romance” package, featuring a 50-minute signature aromatherapy massage for two in the spa’s spacious couples’ suite. This package is available for $150. To make an appointment, call 602.906.3820.
If dinner is your thing, toast your love in high culinary style while dining in the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa‘s Kai, Arizona’s only five-star and five-diamond restaurant. Enjoy romantic and sweeping sunset views as you delight in a seven-course prix-fixe Valentine’s tasting menu on Tuesday, February 14. Executive Chef Michael O’Dowd has created a sweetly tempting menu featuring highlights such as: crispy marble of smoked oyster and foie gras, translucent sous-vide Arctic char and halibut cheeks with saffron fume, Hudson Valley duck presented three ways, and a winter collage of pork, lobster, and buffalo tartare. The Valentine’s menu will be offered at $165 per person with wine pairings available at an additional cost. To secure reservations by phone, contact restaurant reservations Tuesday through Saturday between 12 pm and 5 pm by calling 602.385.5726 (outside of these hours, call 602.225.0100). Or reserve your table online.
Fall in love with your food (and maybe your date) at the District American Kitchen and Wine Bar. Enjoy a scrumptious three-course dinner when you celebrate Valentine’s Day. The Valentine’s Day menu includes an amuse from the chef called the District FB and J (the ‘F’ stands for foie butter instead of peanut butter); first course includes your choice of sticky pork cheeks, scallops, and sweet corn, or truffle ricotta stuffed rigatoni; second course features your choice of Schreiner’s bacon-wrapped prime tenderloin filet, Three Ways to Love your Lobster with lobster pillows, vanilla butter-poached lobster, and lobster tomato olive salad or crispy hearts of palm under a béarnaise blanket. The third course includes a lover’s trio of gourmet chocolate and strawberries. Pair the delectable menu with a live acoustic guitarist, and you’ve set the scene for instant romance. Dinner is $49, with an additional $30 wine pairing. Reservations are required. Call 602.817.5400.
For those with an insatiable sweet tooth, check out The Bakery Café at el Pedregal. The Bakery Café is celebrating the Valentine’s Day holiday on Tuesday, February 14 with four savory desserts to choose from. The pastry chef has created treats to serve several people as well as bite-sized options. Dessert selections include white chocolate strawberry cheesecake, red velvet heart cake, Valentine’s Day cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries. Pastries and desserts are available 7 am to 5 pm.
No date? No worries! Embrace the single life and indulge in an “Anti-Valentine’s Day Dinner” at Rico’s America Grill. Those foodies flying solo on February 14 will find a fantastic prix-fixe menu perfect for those celebrating their singlehood. The menu will include risotto sushi rolls with gingered onion, spicy deviled eggs with jalapeños, and charred romaine spoons with pork belly, smoked tomato, and tri-pepper hollandaise. The “Down with Love” anti-Valentine’s Day dinner is priced at $42 per person and there won’t be any candlelight or a rose in sight. Call 602.997.5850 for reservations.
Then there’s my personal favorite for a romantic dinner, the hidden gem Quiessence, located at The Farm at South Mountain only eight miles from downtown Phoenix. The farmhouse restaurant is spearheaded by award-winning chef Greg LaPrad, who will be offering a romantic menu for two, a lover’s menu, showcasing ingredients of the season. Quiessence was recently nominated by the New York Daily News as one of the “top 100 most romantic restaurants.”
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