When one goes on vacation, there are times when we may be going with a group of friends intent on shenanigans and fun. Other times we seek to go with family and enjoy spending time with those relatives whom we might not have had a chance to see in some time. However, at other times one might wish to take that special someone that truly brightens up your world on a special vacation. Well, if you are in this latter group and are looking currently for the perfect place to take your significant other, make sure you keep Scottsdale, Arizona in mind. Read on and discover the intimate and romantic things to do in Scottsdale that await you.
When you head out for a romantic day, there are several different ways you can decide to make the most of it. For instance, you just might find that some time away from the city and in the heart of the desert and amongst nature is ideal. For instance, you might enjoy heading over to Hole in the Rock/Papago Park. Featuring a nice easy nature walk at 0.3 miles one way, this is perfect for those maybe looking for a brief stint in nature, but maybe not wanting to go on a full-on excursion. Either way, upon completion you will be gifted with this unique formation that is quite literally a hole in the rock that has been carved out from natural processes. This provides a stunning lookout over Papago Park and the surrounding lagoons. If one is looking for a good place to watch the sunset, this just might be it.
If one is looking for a hike where there is plenty of time for quality conversation and being alone with your special other, then you might the Tom’s Thumb Trail, which features a 4-mile out-and-back trail. Featuring beautiful wildflowers, a variety of desert fauna, and of course the natural animal inhabitants, this is sure to be a nice hike for those looking for a good view and some time alone together. Though do keep in mind the trail is considered on the difficult side, so if one is going to tackle this hike do so in the early morning when it’s coolest. Plus, what better way is there to start off your romantic day than to watch the sunrise in the desert?
Of course, if one is looking for something in the middle with guarantees of seeing beautiful fauna, then head over to the Desert Botanical Gardens which feature one of the world’s largest desert plant collections. You’ll even find they have a wildflower loop trail that features the constantly blooming petals of a variety of desert flora. As well, you will find they have a variety of other trails that will have you seeing a staggering variety of different plants. Keep in mind that in the spring they even have a butterfly exhibit! Though, of course if one is looking for that, head over to the Butterfly Wonderland which holds the title of the nation’s largest butterfly conservatory. Few things are as beautiful and romantic as walking with literally thousands of butterflies flittering around you. You might just think you walked into a fantasy book.
Date Night Ideas in Scottsdale
Of course, nothing completes a perfect day of romantic things to do in Scottsdale as well as ending the day with a delightful meal that is sure to be remembered fondly. One could of course go all out and head to Reserve which features an intimate and romantic outdoor seating and cuisines from around the world. You’ll enjoy their chef’s tasting menu which features over 12 courses, including everything from duck to wagyu striploin to Chilean sea bass and even chocolate caramel cake. If you are really seeking to make it a special occasion, opt for their wine pairing which was hand chosen by their sommelier and are sure to be the perfect addition to an already perfect meal.
If one is looking for something a bit more laid back, but nonetheless romantic you might like to head over to Beverly on Main, which features a cocktail lounge with a variety of expertly crafted cocktails, all done within an elegant and intimate interior. Furthermore, on top of fantastic drinks they also offer a variety of meals for you to choose from including chicken Caesar wraps, tacos, skewers, flatbreads, and more. You’ll find that this might just be the perfect place to have lunch in between your romantic activities. In any case, it makes for an excellent waypoint to relax and have a good drink.
If one is looking for something more in the line of a light meal to tide one over, while also enjoying an intimate experience, one of our favorite date night ideas in Scottsdale is a visit to Carlson Creek Vineyard, where you won’t just have your choice of over 13 different wines that are sure to have you discovering a new favorite, but also excellently crafted cheese boards. You’ll find these features everything from artisan cheeses, marinated olives, and a variety of meats and nuts. This makes this a perfect stop between activities if you find yourself looking for a place to have a good drink, converse, and maybe have a light snack to tide you over until your extravagant dinner.
Book Your Romantic Escape
So, as one can see, there are a wide variety of date night ideas in Scottsdale to enjoy together as a couple. However, should you find you have any questions, or perhaps are looking to find a perfect place to rent a warm and welcoming vacation home to return to after a day of romance, feel free to give us a call at (844) 948-1221 today!