While planning the perfect night out or weekend trip for Valentine’s Day feels impossible, it doesn’t have to be. Arizona offers tons of exciting opportunities for couples looking for something special this year. Rather than doing the same old thing and going out to dinner or buying a box of chocolates and roses, think outside the box for a creative and romantic date idea.
Hot Air Balloon Rides – It may seem like it’s only a bucket list activity or a great stock image screensaver for your computer, but there are more than a dozen agencies offering hot air balloon rides daily across the Phoenix area. Many of Shea’s communities are within a short driving distance to these agencies, so you’re only a few miles from a sunrise or sunset balloon tour with your special someone. Instead of a screensaver, you’ll have a life-long memory to always look at.


Hot Air Balloons

Japanese Friendship Garden – Don’t let the “friendship” part fool you. The flowing water and beautiful landscaping create the perfect date to just explore a different world hidden away in downtown Phoenix. See the plants, waterfalls and koi fish and learn more about Japanese culture while strolling through the garden. General admission is $10 for adults, and you’re welcome to take pictures to capture the experience. The garden isn’t open during the summer, so take the time to escape from real world with your partner now!
Mini Golfing – There’s just something about playing putt-putt with your significant other, maybe it’s your competitive side coming out to shine. Between the trash talk and loving pick-me-ups, by the end of your round you won’t want the night to end. Grab some dinner and drinks and maybe even try the arcades before calling it a night. With so many different locations around the Phoenix area, you’ll find the perfect miniature golf course for your special evening. Don’t forget, loser buys the desert!

Couple Golf

Candle Chemistry – Have you ever been away from your partner for a while and missed the way they smelled? Candle Chemistry in Scottsdale has tons of different scents to mix and match until you get the perfect combination before melting and pouring your wax into a jar of your choice. Now, you can keep your partner with you all the time even if they really aren’t there. With prices starting at $23, you can create the perfect candles. While your wax is cooling, take the opportunity to enjoy an amazing dinner at one of the restaurants nearby.
Horseback Riding – Going on a hike to get an amazing view with your loved one isn’t always the most romantic experience. You might get sweaty, and then your pictures won’t turn out they you planned. That’s what horseback rides are for! It’s an easy drive from a Shea Homes® Community to one of the ranches across the valley. Enjoy an Arizona sunset with your other half while surrounded by the beautiful desert life.

Horseback Riding

Get into the Valentine’s Day mood while taking the stress out of planning the perfect date by exploring some of these places and opportunities that Arizona offers. Make some memories with your special someone that last forever. Check out our website to learn more about Shea Homes’ communities.

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