The Holiday of Love is around the corner! Valentines Day means different things to different people. From the cute Valentine cards given as a child to elaborate gifts meant to entice a lover, and all points in between. It can be for a spouse or significant other, spending a fun day with the kids you love so much, or even your favorite pet.
Here are some fun things to do with your loved ones no matter who or what. We just love who we love.
Castles and Coasters has a sweetheart’s special package that includes unlimited access to all the rides, including the Desert Storm roller coaster, bumper boats, and go-karts. This unlimited access ride pass is $50 and can be purchased at the door. Better yet, this is an excellent idea for the entire family. Add on the gamer pass for $7. For more deals, click here.
Choose this one when romance is in the air. The Twilight Dinner Cruise aboard the Dolly Steamboat is a delectable dinner cruise on Canyon Lake. Trips run year-round; however, the twilight cruise on Valentine’s Day features a special menu and a romantic ambiance along with the two-hour astronomy and dinner cruise. For details, click here.
Cruises are for 2.5 hrs and tickets are $79.95, which includes cruise and dinner. Canyon Lake is located outside of Apache Junction, in the East Valley. Click here for location details.
Swingin’ Sweethearts on Main Street in Mesa. Music, dancing, art, food trucks, it’s all here on Friday, February 10 from 6 – 9 pm. Kid and dog friendly, so bring the family and the lawn chairs. A popular movie will play on the lawn. It’s FREE.
Try historical romance with a feast served by the characters of the Renaissance Festival planned for the weekend of February 11 & 12 at the 35th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon. The meal includes five courses and some to die for entertainment. Hours for the Arizona Renaissance Festival are 10 am to 6 pm. Click here for more details.
Giselle, a romantic fairy tale by Director Ib Andersen tells the tragic but passionate tale of a beautiful woman who dies of a broken heart. It’s all about the romance. Begins February 9 at the Madison Center for the Arts in Phoenix and runs through February 11. Tickets start at $35 (up to $169 depending on seat location); however, discounts are available for seniors, students, and military. To purchase tickets, click here.
You know your partner wants one. Why wait? A pet’s love is unconditional, 24/7.
What’s Included in the adoption?
Along with your new ‘fur-ever’ friend, animals from shelters are given:
- 4-in-1 vaccination (distemper, hepatitis, parvo virus, and parinfluenza)
- Bordatella vaccination
- flea/tick treatment
- Animals ages 3 months of age and older also receive a rabies vaccination and county license/tag as part of their adoption fee.
- All animals adopted are spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter.
What are the costs?
- Five months of age and younger: $300
- Six months of age and older and more than 21 pounds: $50-$150
- Six months of age and older and less than 20 pounds: $75 – $200
- Six years of age and older: $25-$75
- Shelter Super Heroes: Up to $300
- Five months of age and younger: $75-$150
- Six months of age to 6 years old: $25-$75
- Senior cats (7 years and older): $25
Please check with the shelter for additional monthly adoption specials.