Scottsdale is famous for great golf, high-end shopping, chic resorts, and trendy nightlife. But did you know Scottsdale is also one of Arizona's best destinations for Instagram-worthy romantic adventures? You don't have to book a room at one of the city's top luxury resorts to spark the flames of love, either (although that certainly never hurts).
If you're looking for romantic things to do in Scottsdale in the city's urban heart, head to Old Town Scottsdale, where people-watching and window-shopping are at a premium. Twinkling lights, lively bars and restaurants, and quirky boutiques make it an excellent spot to explore as a couple.
Of course, be sure to head to the Civic Center Mall in downtown Scottsdale for a romantic photo op next to Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE sculpture. The famous outdoor sculpture is part of Scottsdale's public art program, and has become a local landmark for lovers of art – and lots of engagement photo sessions.
For a memorable, nature-inspired outing, take your date to Butterfly Wonderland, the country's largest indoor butterfly atrium. Butterflies of all colors flutter and fly overhead in a simulated rain forest environment. If wonder and enchantment is your idea of romance, you'll find it here in spades.
Build up a sweat with your sweetie with a hike at one of Scottsdale's most popular natural attractions. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve features 115 miles of open trailways, while Pinnacle Peak Park offers a rigorous but rewarding hike up one of the city's most notable natural landmarks.