We’ve got a few ideas to make sure love—and not your plan—is the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day in Phoenix.


1. Enjoy a romantic dinner

Phoenix chefs are pulling out all the stops for a fine dining experience. If you’re looking to woo your sweetheart over wine pairings and gourmet three-course meals, check out our Valentine’s Day dinner events—and don’t forget to make a reservation.


2. Watch a sunset

Make it a picture-perfect end to the day with one of Phoenix’s famous sunsets. We’ve got a few suggestions for romantic places to catch the evening sky, including hiking spots, patios and the state’s only revolving restaurant.


3. Mix a cocktail

If it feels like you’re concocting a love potion, you’re doing it right. Find something sweet to sip on this big list of cocktail recipes, straight from the menus of local resorts and restaurants.


Love the bitter earthiness of this cocktail. #Coffee #campari #mezcal #pineapple #cocktail

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4. Indulge in chocolate

You can thank chocolatier Richard Cadbury for inventing the heart-shaped box and irrevocably pairing chocolate with Valentine’s Day tradition.

Pick up a local product for your sweetie at these four Greater Phoenix chocolatiers. For a day trip, The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival departs from Verde Canyon Railroad and features an on-board chocolate fountain.


Hearts within a heart for your sweetheart! ❤️

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5. Something Unique

Our foodie friends at Bite Magazine rounded up five of their favorite unique date night ideas. Mix up the usual date night with a paint splatter party, books and a beer, dining in the desert and more.