Date Ideas in the East Valley
If you’re in the East Valley area this Valentine’s Day, you may be looking into fun romantic date ideas. There’s an array of things to do in the East Valley area, such as going to a museum, heading to the spa for a relaxing couple’s massage, or a romantic dinner just for you and your special someone.
Here are a few ideas of what you can this Valentine’s Day in the East Valley area.
Four Peaks Brewery
Breweries seem to be all the rage lately, offering up an eclectic range of beers and food in a laid-back setting. Head to the Four Peaks Brewery and sign up for a tour to see how these tasty brews are made. After the tour, sit down with your date and show down on some of the top burgers and fries in town.
Want to sweep your date off their feet in a Disney-like setting? Walk into a magical space filled with fluttering butterflies at the Butterfly Wonderland at Odysea in the Desert. As the largest butterfly conservatory in the country, the wonderland regularly holds events for visitors of all ages, such as Paint Nights and Bug Love! Date Night for adults.
For a more wild date night, head to The Perch, a unique and charming rooftop bar in Downtown Chandler. Home to more than 50 rescued birds, guests are surrounded by a flurry of colorful feathers while they imbibe on specialty cocktails and craft beers.
Nervous about that special day? Arizona’s only ice bar, Polar Bar, is the perfect icebreaker for a first date. Visitors are whisked away to a cozy cottage setting that creates the perfect intimate date atmosphere. After warming up by the fireplace with a toasty drink, put on a fur jacket (provided by the bar) and head into the ice-carved bar.
Japanese Friendship Garden
Take a bit of a drive over to the Japanese Friendship Garden in Downtown Phoenix. This garden offers tours to view plants local to Japan, culturally significant statues, and peaceful koi ponds. Visitors also often get a glimpse of the resident swans, one of the most recognizable symbols of love. The garden also comes with an etiquette list of rules you’ll need to follow to help keep the harmonious and romantic atmosphere.
Tempe Town Lake
If you’re looking for somewhere to go closer to the ASU Tempe campus, take a moonlight stroll along the shore of Tempe Town Lake at the Tempe Beach Park. Come before sunset to rent a paddle boat for two and row under the lighted bridges. After your time by the water, head over to Mill Avenue for a night of dancing and fun.
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