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Romantic Things to Do in Scottsdale

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.

Romantic Adventures

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


Fort McDowell Adventures

This unique company offers a wide range of activities from kayaking, land and river tours, desert Segway adventures and so many more. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush or something more serene, you’ll find it with Fort McDowell Adventures. You can schedule corporate, special event, retreats, and even wedding parties at Fort McDowell.
14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Road, Scottsdale

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland, in the heart of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community houses a tropical rainforest that is home to thousands of butterflies from around the world. In addition to the butterflies, there are several galleries with interactive exhibits, a modern theater, and even educational laboratory spaces. This is a perfect place for a family adventure or even a romantic stroll through the gardens. 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, 480-800-3000

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a unique railroad park offering a look at the history of the railroad. The park is home to a one-of-a-kind Model Railroad Building, housing a model railroad, four model railroad clubs, and a Magma Arizona Railroad locomotive. This interactive railroad museum offers a variety of objects and artifacts related to the railroad industry including the Roald Amundsen Pullman Car, the Merci Train, and the Model Railroad. The park also has several playgrounds, picnic areas, and a charming antique carousel, making it perfect for visitors of all ages.
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale

Octane Raceway

Octane Raceway is an indoor/outdoor racing venue offering a casual and competitive kart racing for all ages. Octane Raceway features a third-mile track, which winds indoors and outdoors, with European electric race karts that travel up to 45 mph. Visitors can come in, register and race, and their race is scored in a Fastest Lap format. Octane Raceway also caters private and special events such as corporate and team building events and birthday parties. The Raceway also has a Trackside Bar & Grill, and several other entertainment facilities, including a Pit Crew Challenge, bowling alley, a games arcade, and billiards.
9119 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale

Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale

Those with a sweet tooth will love exploring the sweet side of Scottsdale on a guided walking tour that visits all the town’s best chocolate destinations. You’ll visit a variety of chocolatiers and local shops where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the history of this confectionery and how the products are made and sample varieties of the world’s most popular treat, including truffles, hot chocolate, ice-cream, cupcakes, and other baked goods made with or from chocolate and meet the owners and chocolate-makers of some of Scottsdale’s best chocolate stores, while at the same time soaking up the wonderful ambiance of this vibrant town.
4225 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale

Desert Splash Adventures

Desert Splash Adventures is your go-to source for scenic flights over some of Arizona’s most dramatic, breathtaking landscapes, ending in an exhilarating water landing on Roosevelt Lake or Lake Powell. Operated by Island Air Express, Desert Splash Adventures provides an exclusive and unique desert adventure experience from the comfort of a Cessna Caravan Amphibious Seaplane. Highly experienced commercial bush pilots, (who are based in Alaska in the off season), fly the planes, and they guarantee absolute safety throughout the journey. Start your adventure conveniently located near the Scottsdale Airport, in an executive lounge that is a luxurious space to relax before the flight. Desert Splash Adventures also offers a range of other adventures ranging from gourmet brunches on a private island to canyoneering in the magnificent rock formations of the Sonoran wilderness.
15115 N Airport Drive, Landmark Aviation (FBO), Scottsdale