Plan the Best Date Ever

Make your sweetheart swoon with these fun, romantic, special-occasion ideas.

Updated: October 25, 2004


Sanctuary At Camelback Mountain

5700 East Mcdonald Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

For a romantic rendezvous, head to the crown-jewel of Camelback Mountain for sweeping desert views and indulgent resort services.

Phoenix Civic Plaza Box Office

225 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Set the tone for a passionate evening with ravishing opera voices or classical concertos at this posh venue.

Hot Air Expeditions

2243 E Rose Garden Loop, Phoenix, AZ 85024

From the romantic perch of a private sky tour, take in a stunning sunset over the valley with your one and only.

The Lamar Everyday Spa

5115 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Indulge in a decadent couples' steam and massage at this Scottsdale spa--the ultimate in quality time.

Restaurants and Bars


2584 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Woo your honey over fabulous wine and decadent desserts at this stylish Fashion Park wine bar.

The Ritz Carlton Phoenix Phoenix Hotels

2401 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Reserve a secluded back table, uncork a bottle of champagne and toast each other at this richly decorated Ritz-Carlton bistro.

Il Terrazzo At The Phoenician

6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Treat your darling to divine French-influenced cuisine overlooking the twinkling lights of the Phoenix basin at this stunning Phoenician eatery.

Wrigley Mansion Club

2501 E Telewa Trl, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Take advantage of the date-perfect ambience of this historic mansion restaurant--the clink of your champagne toast will up the romantic ante.


3118 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Luscious wine, food and decor create an artful indulgence for your special date at this intimate Camelback Corridor spot.

Michael's Restaurant-Citadel

8700 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Flickering candlelight and a lovely brick fireplace create a glowing atmosphere in this opulent dining destination for lovers out on the town.

Different Pointe Of View

11111 N Seventh St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Impress your date with a sexy night of dinner and dancing at this Tapatio Cliffs hot spot with a stellar valley view.

Alto Ristorante E Bar

7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Follow your romantic Italian dinner with a swoon-worthy gondola ride--complete with crooning gondolier.


By The Bunch

3211 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Set the tone with swanky style: Spring for a modern and innovative bunch of chicly arranged blossoms.

Fresh Cut Romance

4219 E Indian School Rd Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ 85018

A breathtaking floral arrangement from this artfully inspired shop will send the right message to your sweetie.