Celebrate Valentine's Day in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Halie Sutton

From romantic gondola and train rides to memorable gourmet dinners, Scottsdale has taken the pressure off planning the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration!

Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Palo Verde Restaurant

February 14, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | $85 per person

Celebrate love at the Boulders Resort’s Palo Verde Restaurant with a four-course pre-fixed dinner that includes fresh seafood, hand-cut pasta and a shareable chocolate dessert for two!


“Bug Love” at Butterfly Wonderland

February 13, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m. | $20 per person

Don’t miss the annual Valentine’s Day celebration at Butterfly Wonderland where Entomology Curator Lauren Davidson discusses the world of bugs and their fascinating journeys of “love.” You’ll meet these bugs up close and enjoy a sampling of edible insect treats.


Chocolate Lovers’ Train Ride with Verde Canyon Railroad

February 14, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. –  5:00 p.m. | $129 per person

Enjoy wine and dessert while taking a relaxing, scenic ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. This event features irresistible chocolate pastries and desserts, as well as fresh fruit, pretzels, and marshmallows to dip into a bubbling chocolate fountain. Pair your sweet treats with a flight of Verde Canyon Railroad’s private-label wines for an added blush of romance.


T. Cook’s Valentine’s Day at Royal Palms Resort & Spa

February 14, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | $170+ per person

Executive Chef Todd Allison’s “You & I” menu at T. Cook’s offers two five-course dinner options, allowing you and your significant other to choose each course from either “You” or “I”. Cap off your romantic evening with a complimentary champagne toast.


Valentine’s Day at Hotel Valley Ho

February 14, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | 65+ per person

Love is in the air and Hotel Valley Ho has everything you need for the perfect Valentine's Day celebration! Indulge in a delicious four-course dinner at ZuZu and live music in the lounge, followed by a stay in an upgraded guestroom. Round out the holiday with some well-deserved pampering and a glass of bubbly at VH Spa.


Valentine’s Day Dinner at Mountain Shadows

February 14, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | $79 per person

Treat your sweetie to a perfectly prepared four-course dinner at Mountain Shadows Resort’s Hearth ’61 restaurant, then keep the romance going with a mini-getaway! The resort is offering upgraded guestroom accommodations on Valentine’s for just $214 (plus resort fee and tax). Now that’s romantic!


Valentine’s Day at The Hermosa Inn

February 3, 2018 |11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | $69 per person

Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco heats things up with a Valentine’s Day-themed cooking class on the patio at LON’s. Using the restaurant’s oversized cowboy cauldron, Chef Pacheco shows you how to grill up a romantic dinner for two. You’ll get to sample all the menu items hot off the grill, along with a glass of wine or beer.

February 14, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | $79 per person

Prefer to leave the cooking to the experts? Celebrate Valentine’s Day at LON’s with an indulgent three-course meal paired with a selection from the restaurant’s 700+ label wine list.


Wine & Dine at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

February 14, 2018 –  February 18, 2018 | $40 - $95 per person

A four-course Italian feast, robust wine list and a romantic gondola ride along the resort’s waterways with a classically trained singing gondolier – it all adds up to a magical Valentine’s Day at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale’s Alto ristorante e bar.


Valentine’s Day Dinner at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

February 14, 2018 | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $55 per person

Rita’s Kitchen has created an appetizing Valentine’s Day menu for this special day, including a delectable three-course dinner with an enchanting dessert. Fall in love with their bewitching “Love Potion” cocktail, filled with Tito’s Vodka, Peach Liqueur, Cranberry, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Taittinger Float.


Valentine’s Day Party at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

February 14, 218 | 6:00 p.m. –  11:00 p.m. | $45 per person

At the “Eat Your Heart Out” Valentine’s Day party at Weft and Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, you’ll mix and mingle while sipping champagne cocktails at the Sparkling Art Bar. Dine on artfully crafted, aphrodisiac finger foods, then meet others while splatter painting the restaurant walls. Live music, entertainment, and lounging will be curated all night.