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Don’t be caught without plans for your special someone on Valentine’s Day. We’ve put together a list of 10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Phoenix.

Updated for 2015

1. Romantic dinner out

Probably the most popular way to spend Valentine’s Day is a romantic dinner out with that special someone. Plenty of Phoenix area restaurants have special menus planned for Valentine’s Day with bonus like live romantic music and flowers that come with dinner.

Phoenix area restaurants offering Valentine’s Day dinners

2. Romantic getaway

Phoenix area resorts have put together special Valentine’s Day packages which include special perks like champagne, chocolates, spa treatments and more.

Valentine’s Day Packages

3. Chocolate

Flowers, chocolate and champagne have become synonymous with Valentine’s Day, so we put together a handy list of the best places in Phoenix to get chocolate.

Best Places in Phoenix to get Chocolate

4. Baked goods

So maybe your Valentine isn’t a chocolate fan – try satisfying their non-chocolate-loving-sweet-tooth with Valentine themed baked goods from local bakers like Urban Cookies, Barb’s Bakery, or Tammie Coe Cakes (they have chocolate dipped strawberries!)

5. Anti-Valentine’s Day

Don’t want to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Hula’s Modern Tiki is throwing an Anti-Valentine’s Day Celebration.

6. Mix up a romantic cocktail

The Amore Smooch from Sassi Restaurant is sure to make your Valentine smile.

Recipe

7. Local love

Remember when you were a kid and exchanged actual Valentines -like, the cards? We’ve seen some super cute Valentine options at local boutiques, Frances and Bunky Boutique.

8. Arizona wine

Did you know that Arizona’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day? Celebrate with a bottle of Arizona wine. We’ve heard that a sharing a bottle of Sparkles Peach from Sonoita Vineyards with your sweetheart is a perfect way to celebrate. (You can find Sparkles Peach at Sphinx Date Ranch).

9. Desert by air

What’s more romantic than a sunrise hot-air balloon ride with champagne? Or a sunset helicopter ride with sweeping views of the desert? This Valentine’s Day, explore the desert by air with your special someone.

10. Watch a sunset together

Grab a bottle of something sparkling (see above) and catch one of our spectacular sunsets, which paint the desert sky on a nightly basis. We know the best places to see a Phoenix sunset and are happy to let you in on the secret.

Best places to see watch a sunset in Phoenix