Great weather, beautiful desert scenery, and big city sophistication make Phoenix a great place to stoke the fires of romance. If you're looking for an undeniably romantic outing, you can't miss with a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden. The garden's stunning display of wildflowers and cacti, meandering brick pathways, and a farm-to-table restaurant on-site make this a good first date destination.
If you're looking for one of the most romantic look-out points in the city, head to South Mountain Park. Take the main road up the mountain to Dobbin's Lookout, where families and couples gather in the evening to watch the sun go down over the valley, and millions of city lights bloom all over the city.
For a day of urban sophistication with your sweetie, head to central Phoenix for a visit to the Phoenix Art Museum. The museum's world class collection of Latin-American, Asian, and Western Art are a must-see for art lovers, and couples will enjoy exploring the museum's galleries, gift shop, and enjoying lunch at Palette, the museum cafe.
Another popular urban retreat for couples is Tempe Beach Park and Town Lake in nearby Tempe. The college town's top recreational destination features a two-mile lake that visitors can explore via pedal boat. Enjoy a romantic picnic on the waterfront, grab a cup of gelato from a nearby kiosk, or rollerblade hand-in-hand as the sun goes down over the lake.