The Royal Palms and T Cooks invites sweethearts to a romantic atmosphere with enticing Valentine’s Day plates. (Photo courtesy of Royal Palms Resort & Spa)
10 last-minute Arizona Valentine’s Day destinations
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it's time to make plans for your special night (if you haven't already — eek!) If you are still looking for places to make your Feb. 14 a night to remember, don’t sweat it, there are plenty of spots around the Valley and beyond that will accommodate your perfect Valentine’s Day. From resorts and go-kart racing to restaurants, here are ten spots for a memorable Arizona Valentine’s Day!
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Royal Palms Resort and Spa
If you are looking for rose petals and a romantic backdrop, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa is the place for you! Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is located at Camelback Mountain in Phoenix.
For Valentine’s Day, guests can book the Royal Romance package which includes: overnight accommodation for two nights, daily breakfast, a $100 food and beverage credit, daily rose petal turndown service, and a late check-out. On Feb. 14, T. Cook's, the resort's signature restaurant, will invite couples and loved ones for a four-course dinner starting at $200 per person ( purchased online)..
Miraval Arizona Resort
Don’t just limit your Valentine’s experience to one day, relax and connect with yourself and loved ones all February long at Miraval Arizona in Tucson. Guests can “Wine, Dine and Valentine” all month long and experience well-being offerings suggested by Miraval’s programming team and spa experts. Suggestions include experiences such as “Soften Into Self-Love” wellness counseling session and “In the Spirit of Grapes” biodynamic wine experience. For the stay, the Miraval Unlimited package includes $175 nightly resort credit per person that can be used for spa services, yoga, private activities and more.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar
Located in the heart of Central Phoenix, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar is perfect if you are looking for a romantic getaway in the city. This boutique hotel has an award-winning dining experience, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, that will offer guests modern American gastro-pub fare and craft cocktails, along with a special four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day.
Tickets for dinner at the Blue Hound are available online via Opentable for $150 per person.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Set against a breathtaking southwest backdrop, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa’s Alto ristorante e bar will offer a special five-course, pre-fixe this Valentine’s Day for guests and local residents. The menu will offer a variety of delectable courses including Stramboli Bianco, with prosciutto di parma, spinach and sweet cream.
The pre-fixe dinner will be available on Valentine’s Day from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for $120 per person. Reservations can be made on Opentable.
Belly Kitchen and Bar
Located at Epicenter in the heart of Agritopia in Gilbert, Belly Kitchen and Bar offers a mix of romance and flavor with dishes inspired by locally-driven ingredients. The restaurant will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu on Feb. 14, where guests can choose between miso soup with miso fermented garlic or “Love at First Bite,” which features pan-seared scallops with charred carrot puree, black garlic gastrique and compressed kohlrabi slaw. The main course offers a pan-seared duck breast with spiced plum jam, charred broccolini, cippolini onion and toasted pistachio.
To reserve your spot, call (480) 500-6464 or make your reservation online here.
The Melting Pot
Not only will hearts be melting this Valentine’s Day season, but so will 400,000 pounds of chocolate! With locations in Ahwatukee and Arrowhead, spend your Valentine’s Day at The Melting Pot and enjoy a four-course fondue meal with your special someone. Nothing says romance like melted cheese and chocolate! Available from Feb.10-14, The Melting Pot’s four-course Valentine’s Day menu will include cheese fondue, a salad, an entrée and chocolate fondue. Meals start at $120 a person and can be booked by visiting the Melting Pot’s website.
Beginning at 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Roaring Fork in Scottsdale will offer a romantic evening with specialty menu items including all-natural, Black Angus steaks served with caramelized shallot butter and chipotle demi-glaze including filet mignon, bone-in ribeye and New York Strip. Other featured items available on the night of Feb. 14 include broiled lobster tail with garlic pasilla pepper butter and the double-cut pork chop with mashed potato, maple grain mustard glaze, and tomato jam.
All menu items will be offered a la carte. For reservations call (480) 947-0795 or visit the Roaring Fork’s website.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
If you want to see a real knight in shining armor this Valentine’s Day, head to the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Scottsdale. Medieval Times will offer a Valentine’s Day add-on package that includes a bottle of wine, two commemorative glasses and a photo keepsake for $54.95. The tournament will feature a four-course feast while you get to watch knights joust in medieval-style games.
Tickets for the tournament are available online for two showtimes on Feb.14 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Nothing says I love you like giving your partner the gift of health and wellness. Located in Gilbert, The Ivy is a luxury IV lounge that offers life-enriching treatments wherever you are on your wellness journey. Gift your special someone “The Cupid Treatment” which includes immunity-boosting Vitamin C and mood-boosting B Vitamins, One Liter of NS or LR, Vitamin C, Glutathione, B12, B complex, Magnesium and Zinc. This solution will have you on your feet and dancing! Text 480-530-5334 to schedule.
Couples can spend this Valentine’s Day at Octane Raceway, the Valley’s premier indoor/outdoor go-karting facility, located in Scottsdale. On Tuesday, Feb.14. Couples can enjoy BOGO go-kart races, Velocity Vr, and axe throwing all day. To reserve your race visit the Octane Raceway’s website.
As we all switch gears from Super Bowl gatherings to Valentine’s Day parties, look to Bashas’ and Food City grocery stores for thoughtful treats of all kinds for your loved ones, whether they are significant others or kids, pets, friends, classmates, teachers, and more. From candy bouquets and beautiful floral arrangements to decadent chocolates, freshly baked desserts, candy, balloons, greeting cards, gift cards, and more, the neighborhood stores are making it easy to find thoughtful and affordable ways to honor those who mean the most to you. For an extra special treat, check out Bashas’ and Food City’s live chocolate-dipping events in celebration of the holiday along with the unique holiday items available at each format.
For a list of store locations, visit bashas.com.