Phoenix skyline Arizona USA.jpg   Valentine’s Day is for girlfriends and boyfriends, spouses, friends, families, first dates and just about anyone who appreciates love and romance. There is quite a variety of events and activities celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Phoenix area. While there are many things that you can do and places you can go on and around Valentine’s Day in the Valley of the Sun, these are specially designed for love and romance. From home-cooked meals to spa dates, any of them will do if you’re looking to simply celebrate and/or relish in the company of one another. Whatever you do, don’t forget to get the Valentines Day flowers and bouquets!

1. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Take in dinner and a show this year to celebrate February 14th! Playbill TBD for February 14th; reservations required so book in advance. Chicago will be playing through February 12 if you want to celebrate early. Plan to spend a couple hundred here!

2. The Pleasure Feast at the Arizona Renaissance Festival

The Pleasure Feast, served by wenches and tavern knaves at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, includes a six-course meal along with two hours of raucous Renaissance entertainment. Admission to the Arizona Renaissance Festival is included with your ticket. Reservations strongly encouraged, as seating is limited.

3. Romantic Southwest Dinner

Many people choose to spend a quiet romantic evening alone with their partners on Valentine’s Day or those special holidays. So rather than trying to beat the crowds at your local restaurants try making your own meal and enjoy some relaxation in your own home. Use some candles to set the mood and turn on some Mariachi music in the background to complete your “Mexican Getaway.”

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4. Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

If you want to impress her with extreme romance — is an engagement ring part of the plan? How about a horse-drawn carriage ride? KC’s Classic Carriage Company offers rides in historic Old Town Scottsdale, amongst beautiful fountains, statues, and other attractions in the area. Advance reservations ensure availability.

5. Soothe Your Souls at Southwest Spas

There are a lot of super spas across the Southwest, some of which have been in the movies! Pick one and call ahead for a Couples Facial, Hot Stone Massage or other fancy treatment! Aji Chandler at the Sheraton, Alvadora at the Royal Palms, Sanctuary, and the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.

6. Phoenix Zoo Jungle Love Valentine’s Date Night

The Phoenix Zoo provides a “wildly” entertaining evening, with cocktails, dining, and a Flamenco show followed by lessons and open dancing. For adult audiences only, ages 21+. $80 per couple. Reservations required (limited to 50 couples). February 14th only.