Between its strikingly picturesque contrast of vast desert and lush forests, Arizona provides a stunning natural backdrop to any romantic getaway. Whether you and your loved one choose to immerse yourselves in the seclusion of nature, indulge in decadent restaurants, or take a stroll along some of the most iconic city streets, our state holds unexpected romance for those who seek it. Below, we’ve put together a list of five of the most romantic places & things to do in Arizona. Read on to see where you might want to start during your romantic excursion in sunny Arizona!
Hike Oak Creek Canyon
Sedona is home to Oak Creek Canyon, one of the most picturesque places in northern Arizona—especially during the fall! Hike along breathtaking vistas, otherworldly red rock formations, lush forests, and fascinating cliff dwellings that invite appreciation and nostalgia for the past. Nearby, the town of Sedona has a wonderfully romantic ambiance for a candlelit dinner and walking along scenic streets.
Stargaze at the Lowell Observatory
If you make the drive to Flagstaff in time, you can take in the beauty of the stars from the Lowell Observatory. Up north, the lack of light pollution makes it easier to witness the spectacle of the stars, which sparkle and dot the sky in a vast curtain. Nearby, you can also visit Walnut Canyon and the Sinagua cliff dwellings, go white water rafting on the Colorado River, see the nine-hundred-year-old Sunset Crater, or take in the beauty of the Grand Falls of Little Colorado River.
Hike to the Top of Camelback Mountain
Camelback Mountain is not only one of the most popular hiking trails, but also one of the most romantic places in Arizona. It’s wonderful place for taking in the amazing sights from up high, as well as observing the unique flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert.
See the Incredible Pieces at the Phoenix Art Museum
Arizona’s most renowned art museum consistently showcases the most evocative and emotionally-stirring works of art. Take a tour and explore the emotional pieces displayed here.
Rent a Paddleboat or Kayak at Tempe Town Lake
This man-made lake in the heart of downtown Tempe is most spectacular at night, when the surrounding city lights reflect off of the water in colorful, shimmering patterns. Stroll along the path around the lake or take in the view from the water in a paddleboat or kayak. Nearby, Mill Avenue has a host of interesting bars and charming streets to explore.
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