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Valentine’s Day is just weeks away, and if you’re stumped about where to take your significant other in the Phoenix metro area, this guide can help. From high-class restaurants to one of the city’s most stunning outdoor spots, these six spots are some of the romantic places in the Valley. Because even when it’s not February 14, love never goes out of style.


Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North beckons with stunning desert views and a top-notch menu. Snap shots together on the picturesque patio and enjoy one of the best meals in the whole Valley. If you can, reserve a seat by the fireplace outdoors for a truly warm night. Steak and seafood rule this menu. Cut into an USDA Prime New York steak or Chilean sea bass and cap off the evening with classic desserts like chocolate soufflé.

T. Cook’s

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa has what many places in Phoenix lack: a true sense of history. Originally built as a private getaway for Delos Willard Cooke, a New York industrialist and financier, and his family, the resort dates back to 1929. Sit inside the storied dining room complete with a high, wooden beam ceiling or relax on the outdoor patio. The cuisine at the on-site restaurant T. Cook’s mimics the classic, Mediterranean architecture here. Dine on plates like paella, roasted garlic hummus and a variety of steaks. If you have it in your budget, consider booking a private, romantic casita or room at the resort.

Twitter: @TCooksPhoenix

The Market by Jennifer’s

The Market by Jennifer’s feels homey and warm —with chandeliers and exposed brick walls and a secluded patio— like the cozy dining room of your Pinterest dreams. The focus at this Central Phoenix haunt is on locally sourced and organic ingredients. The 2018 Valentine’s Day dinner menu here includes jumbo shrimp cocktail, seared salmon and flourless chocolate cake.

Twitter: @TheMarketByJen

The Desert Botanical Garden

Explore the natural flora and fauna of the desert at Desert Botanical Garden (DBG to locals), without having to endure a tough hike. At 140 acres, you’ll have plenty of time to soak up fantastic views, learn more about desert plant life and the quiet atmosphere of the garden. Be sure to bring your camera. You’ll want to photograph every inch of this place.

Photo credit: Adam Rodriguez

Twitter: @dbgphx

The Hermosa Inn

Originally a private residence for artist Lon Megargee (his art is still displayed throughout the property), The Hermosa Inn is a boutique hotel that feels decidedly Southwestern. The hotel comes complete with adobe casitas complete with turquoise shutters where couples can stay. Stroll the grounds of this Paradise Valley inn and then enjoy dinner at noted restaurant Lon’s. Take in views of Camelback Mountain on the patio—the best seat in the house is by the fireplace—as you dine on globally inspired Arizona cuisine like Himalayan Salt Seared Ahi Tuna.

Twitter: @HermosaInn

Different Pointe of View

Housed in the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Different Pointe of View is a fine dining restaurant that’s perched up high in Central Phoenix’s North Mountain. What makes this place stand out? The killer views. You can take in the entire Valley from the glass-enclosed restaurant as you feast on rich cuisine like lobster bisque and poached Maine lobster. Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone. You’ll want to take photos with your sweetheart here. Try arriving just before sunset for a picture-perfect ending to a night out.

If you’re still searching for more great places in the metro Phoenix, consider visiting one of these four top-notch spots for brunch.

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