The romance of the rails combined with decadent chocolate and awe-inspiring Arizona wilderness is a most imaginative way to celebrate Valentines Day. Verde Canyon Railroad‘s popular Chocolate Lovers’ Festival continues to be one of Arizona's sweetest seasonal celebrations. Topping the cake, Arizona has been known as “The Valentine State” ever since it became the nation’s 48th state on February 14, 1912.
The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival blends the rich flavors of everything sweet with magnificent vistas of raw, unspoiled nature. The confectionary celebration fills each first class car with intoxicating scents and flavors of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. Fruit, pretzels and marshmallows are ready to be dunked into free-flowing Belgian chocolate fountains.