Arizona has some of the most beautiful landscape in the world if you just look. Desert landscapes, red mountains and endless views from the Grand Canyon. We have put together a list of the most romantic couples getaways, for lasting memories, one you won’t forget.
Consider a rental property when planning your getaway. Most have a 2-night minimum and offer the privacy you may prefer. Then if you choose to cook or need laundry those are things you will have at your fingertips. An outdoor area is a must here in Arizona. Especially if you are traveling our desert winter months. You’ll want to have the option of spending time sitting outdoors or maybe even the luxury of a hot tub.
Once you decide on the romantic destination, you can book your property on a variety of sites. My favorite is VRBO. (that’s Vacation Rental By Owner). I have used them several times and I have always had a great experience. There is also Airbnb. You can find some great deals, and both are usually pretty liberal about the cancelation policy. Whichever site you choose, ask about other activities. It’s their area, they are the experts and happy to help you make your weekend special.
From the Valley of the Sun to the Grand Canyon, read on for some of the best romantic weekend getaways in Arizona!
For a day relaxation, consider the renowned Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort for a few treatments. Enjoy a night’s stay, and all the amenities a resort-like this has to offer.
It isn’t hard to find romance while taking in Scottsdale’s natural scenery. One of the most exciting ways to enjoy the desert landscape is by ATV. On a trip out with Arizona Outdoor Fun, you and your valentine can take in the fresh air as a friendly guide leads you to some of the most beautiful spots in the area. If a couple’s massage sounds like an afternoon well spent, you’re in good hands. Scottsdale is home to several incredible spas including highly-rated spots like Spa Avania For a nightcap, enjoy each other’s company on a Party Bike Pub Crawl of Old Town for a memorable way to see the city while trying out some of Scottsdale’s best local pubs.
Just imagine being in Sedona for your romantic getaway. On a Scenic Sedona Tour, you’ll visit Sedona’s most beautiful sites like Oak Creek Canyon, Bell Rock, and Airport Mesa, while learning their spiritual significance and heritage from a friendly guide. Drive through canyons, vast desert bluffs, and pine forests on a guided ATV Tour of West Sedona. Sedona is a great place to get in touch with your spiritual side, and a visit to Sedona Transformation Spa will set you and your loved one in the right direction.
Surrounded by towering mountains, Tucson is a gorgeous desert full of culture and history, making it a great addition to our romantic Arizona destinations. Hike, bike, or stroll through Sabino Canyon in the middle of the Catalina Mountain Range. For the ultimate romantic outing, step aboard a hot air balloon and float above the stunning desert, with endless sky on the horizon as the Balloon comes up. It’s easy to get caught up in nature during your visit to Tucson, but don’t forget to explore downtown. Try a Historic Bike Tour for a fun way to see the sights and learn a little history. Many beautiful and historic homes are available for rent in Tucson, so plan your weekend.
Snuggled among the Mule Mountain Range, the historic mining town of Bisbee is full of charm and culture. Visit Erie Street for a walk that reminds you of a time gone by; this fantasy-like street is lined with colorful old-fashioned cars and shops. With Queen Mine Tours, you’ll climb aboard a mine train and explore Bisbee’s famous Queen Mine. Head over to Old Bisbee Brewing Company on Bisbee’s Brewery Row to relax and have a beer with your better half.
In Lake Havasu City, you can enjoy a scenic walk across the iconic London Bridge. The bridge was relocated here in 1967 from its former home in England. Visit Rotary Park for its sandy lakeshore beaches, walking trails including one that goes under the bridge, and take in breathless views. Step aboard a Sunset Charter Tour where you’ll sip champagne and see the city from the water as the sun goes down, a sunset of brilliant shades. Lake Havasu City makes for a memorable weekend getaway in Arizona—with dozens of homes available for rent and many including awesome amenities like swimming pools and outdoor patios for your enjoyment.
From five-star restaurants to world-class shopping, Paradise Valley knows about the finer things in life. Whether you’re new at the sport or not, Camelback Golf Club has a beautiful course for you and your significant other to enjoy. At Scottsdale Fashion Square, located minutes from Paradise Valley, you’ll find some of Arizona’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations. Book one of Paradise Valley’s beautiful rental properties for a romantic weekend stay in a cozy, laid-back town.
Prescott is home to the famous Whiskey Row, a city block lined with historic southern bars and saloons seemingly right out of your favorite Western film. This charming city is bordered by Watson Lake, a beautiful area for a jog or swim that is home to several nearby restaurants with spectacular views. See the historic buildings of Prescott’s Downtown Historic Area, you will be glad you did.
A weekend getaway to Cave Creek is perfect for couples looking to truly escape from the pace of regular life. This tiny town outside of Phoenix is filled with natural beauty. Jump into that beauty on a hike or bike of the trails at Spur Cross Ranch or Cave Creek Regional Park. Saddle up with Cave Creek Trail Rides for a gentle horseback ride through the desert and see what romance in Arizona is all about.
Flagstaff is a desert surrounded by pine forests and the San Francisco Peaks. The Coconino National Forest is a beautiful place for a hike or picnic—or a guided, off-road Jeep ride. Flagstaff isn’t far from the Grand Canyon, and there are several ways to get there. Angel’s Gate Tours will take you to the Canyon, stopping at viewpoints along the way. On the Ultimate Grand Canyon Day Trip, you’ll stop at ancient ruins, lava fields, and volcanoes surrounding the natural wonder. Spend your weekend in one of Flagstaff’s available rental properties.
Williams is known as the gateway to the Grand Canyon because of the name Grand Canyon Railway. During your visit to Williams, you and your significant other can ride this historic train to the Canyon, a scenic 65-mile trip. Back in town, drive through the Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park to possibly see black bears, bison, wolves, and more. A great way to end your day in Williams is with an ice-cold home-brewed beer at Grand Canyon Brewing Company, before heading home to your ranch or downtown cottage.
Cottonwood is a romantic weekend escape that adds something special for wine-loving couples. Visit Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, Pillsbury Wine Company North, or one of many other wineries nearby to try their delicious reds, whites, and rosės. A walk through Historic Old Town Cottonwood to see Southwestern architecture, saloons, restaurants, and shops. For a truly romantic stay, consider renting a home or cabin in Cottonwood.
Jerome, nicknamed the Wickedest Town in the West, is an old mining town that offers plenty of history during your weekend getaway. Take a Historic Shuttle Tour for a better look at Jerome’s history, or narrow in on the town’s four mines on a mining Days in Jerome tour. You will be on your toes waiting for the end of tales of ghosts that have been told in Jerome since mining times on a Haunted History Ghost Walk. Visit Jerome State Historic Park and check out the James S. Douglas mansion, built-in 1916 on a hill with stunning views. The breathtaking mansion is now a museum dedicated to the town’s history. Several beautiful homes are available to rent to make your romantic weekend in Jerome even more special.