Valentines Day is soon to be here; have you planned your romantic celebration? It’s probably a little too late for anything big or far away, but if you’d like to surprise your sweetheart with something more than dinner, here’s a few ideas that are not so far from home.
Arizona in home to several romantic locations (think the Grand Canyon, Sedona) and numerous romantic resorts (Scottsdale, Tucson). Here’s a few places that will make your loved one feel like the King or Queen of your heart!
The historic El Tovar Lodge, located directly on the Grand Canyon’s rim, offers the elegance of a bygone era, the comforts of modern day, and the view of a lifetime: the Grand Canyon. Dine like a president at the hotel’s famed El Tovar Dining Room. But take your coat, February can be cold at the Canyon! Stay warm with a hike or snuggle by the fire.
Sedona is reputed for its spiritual vortexes, and amazing natural beauty. It’s also known for some romantic, luxurious resorts that make wonderful honeymoons, anniversaries, and valentines celebrations. La Auberge de Sedona is nestled along the creekside, below the towering red rocks. The well appointed private cottages and lodge rooms offer personal attentive service and panoramic views. you’ll likely never want to go out – but if you do, they’ll take you wherever your heart desires. Try a couples in-room spa service or enjoy outdoor activities together.
Share a wide range of activities and panoramic city and desert views at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson. Considered one of the most romantic spa resorts in Arizona, Loews Ventana Canyon is the perfect place to find your inner zen at a yoga class or the spa. Celebrate with a fine meal to one of the resort’s restaurants. Later, sip a drink on your private balcony.
North of Scottsdale, find The Boulders (a Waldorf Astoria resort) with a beautiful spa, gorgeous golf course, climbing wall and more. Nestled among the boulders where the valley meets the mountains, Carefree and The Boulders are great destinations for a romantic vacation or weekend getaway. Book a guest casita for privacy.
In Las Vegas
Aside from the glitter and kitsch, three’s actually some remarkably romantic resorts in Las Vegas. Combined with world class spas, world-class entertainment, and shopping for anything your heart desires, Las Vegas can be a great spot for a romantic rendezvous. Try the Mandarin Oriental for elegance, luxury and pampering. It’s an oasis in the middle of the strip; relatively small, quiet and calm. For a trendy, modern take on luxury with a party atmosphere, the Cosmopolitan won’t disappoint. Or take a trip to Italy with a stay at the Palazzo, the Venetian’s elegant sister. With some of the best and biggest guest rooms in Las Vegas, gorgeous pools, the Canyon Ranch Spa, a wide variety of restaurants and a gondola ride through the Venetian canals, you’ll have a memorable – and romantic – getaway!
Steeped in history, with gorgeous grounds, impressive customer service, and beautiful accommodations, the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs can’t be beat for an experience that will leave you feeling like you’re five star, too! Fall in love all over again at an intimate dinner in the five star, five diamond Penrose Room, with a view of the resort and Cheyenne Mountain.
There may be other wonderful options closer to your home; hopefully these have sparked your imagination and gotten some romantic creativity flowing! Happy Valentines Day!