10 things to do this Valentine’s Day in Phoenix

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Whether you’re looking for romance or entertainment, food or fun, here’s a list of exciting and unique ways to have the perfect Valentine’s Day in Phoenix.

Castles N’ Coasters

Have some super affordable fun on Valentine’s Day at the Castles N’ Coasters amusement park. Its special Valentine’s Day deal offers access to rides, miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, and an arcade for under $30.

Where: 9445 N. Metro Pkwy., Phoenix, Ariz. 85051

When: The arcade and mini-golf are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Go-karts and bumper boats are open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Price:

Mention the special to the cashier and pay only $24.99 for:

2x 4-Ride Passes

2x Rounds of 18-Hole Mini Golf

2x 1-Hour Arcade Cards

2x Giant Ice Cream Waffle Cones

Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale

Enjoy a deliciously romantic stroll with the Chocolate Tour of Scottsdale, a guided walking tour through downtown Scottsdale where you’ll visit chocolatiers and receive free samples of delectable treats like truffles or macarons.

Where: Tour starts at the patio of Steven Paul’s Salon located at 7045 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, Ariz. 85251

When: On Wednesday 2/14, tours are available starting at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Price: Using special code “valentine” online will drop the price to $81 for a couple.

Valentine Picnic in the Grove

Interested in a lovely picnic at one of the most romantic spots in Phoenix? Then head down to The Farm at South Mountain, which is currently offering its annual Valentine Picnic in The Grove.

Where: 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85042

When: Every day from Feb. 10 to Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Price: Make a reservation and secure a shared Love Bird picnic basket for $50. Wine, sangria, beer, and mimosas are also available for purchase on site.

Valentine’s Day at Phoenix Art Museum

The Phoenix Art Museum is hosting an event for lovers and skeptics on Valentine’s Day. While away your afternoon with a screening of “The Room” or a “Romeo and Juliet Ballet,” an adult scavenger hunt, a photo booth, and a cash bar. Palette, the museum restaurant, will also be featuring a three-course meal for Valentine’s Day.

Where: 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. 85004-1685

When: On Feb. 14th, the museum has free admission from 3­ p.m. to 9 p.m.; Palette’s special meal is from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Price: Museum admission is free; Romeo and Juliet tickets are $15; Palette requires reservations.

Splatter Date

Unleash your creativity with a Splatter Date held at Pinspiration. Get a private room, champagne and chocolate, and your very own canvas to decorate to your heart’s content.

Where: 5410 E. High St., Suite 105; Phoenix, Ariz. 85054

When: The studio is available for Splatter Dates Monday­ through Wednesday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Price: $99 covers 1 large or 2 small canvases, chocolate and champagne, a private splatter room, and a glow upgrade.

Dino Date Night at the Phoenix Zoo

Want your Valentine’s night to be unique? Experience Dino Date Night at the Phoenix Zoo and enjoy “dino” BBQ, fireside champagne and chocolate, a train ride to Dinosaurs in the Desert, exhibit access, and a Dinosaurs in the Desert gift pack.

Where: Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, Ariz. 85008

When: 7 p.m.– 9 p.m.

Price: Tickets are $80 a couple.

Art of Ice Cream Experience

Make some Instagram-worthy memories on Valentine’s Day while enjoying free frozen treats at the Art of Ice Cream Experience, a collection of interactive exhibits celebrating America’s love of ice cream.

Where: 4224 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale Ariz. 85251

When: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Closed Monday)

Price: Adult tickets: $25; Kids 4–11 tickets: $15; Kids 3 and under: Free

Topgolf

Looking for a more exciting kind of Valentine’s? Check out the golf entertainment complex, Topgolf. Engage in some friendly competition or just have fun while enjoying Topgolf’s wide range of food and beverages.

Where: 9500 E. Talking Stick Way Scottsdale, Ariz. 85256

When: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Price: Rent a bay by the hour for up to six players. Depending on the day and time, costs range from $25­ to $50 an hour.

The Pleasure Feast at the Arizona Renaissance Festival

Dine on a five-course meal while enjoying wildly hilarious entertainment at the Pleasure Feast at the Arizona Renaissance Festival.

Where: 12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon, Ariz 85118

When: The Renaissance Festival is open weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Feb. 10th to April 1st. Pleasure Feasts occur twice a day, at noon and 2:30.

Price: A $73.95 ticket includes festival admission and a souvenir Feast Goblet.

Arizona Cocktail Week

Want to keep the Valentine’s Day fun going a little longer? Treat yourself to brunches, happy hours, cocktail classes, and fantastic parties during Arizona Cocktail Weekend.

Where: Start at the intersection of First and Jefferson Streets to be within walking distance of participating locations.

When: President’s Day Weekend: Saturday, Feb. 17 to Monday, Feb. 19

Price: Some events are free, others require RSVPs. Check the schedule of events on Arizona Cocktail Weekend’s website.

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