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Romantic Ideas from the Southwest


Travel to romantic southwest destinations or prepare a special meal at home full of southwest flavor. The choice is yours. The southwest states are filled with romance, fun and great ideas for your romantic getaway.

1. Wine and Dine in Sedona and the Verde Valley

Wine Tasting in the Verde Valley
Copyright: Elizabeth R. Rose
Combine a jeep trip in Sedona's Red Rock Country with some wine tasting at the the wineries in the Verde Valley and you have the makings for a very romantic weekend.

2. Lavish Luxury in Scottsdale for a Romantic Retreat

Scottsdale’s sophisticated urban oasis promises to satisfy your deepest cravings to relax, indulge and explore. Here, hotel rooms become cocoon-like sanctuaries, carefully wrapping you in style, comfort and convenience. No matter what your preference, you’ll find their selection of accommodations is much like a well-rounded wine list with myriad quality choices in a wide variety of price ranges and styles.

3. 5 Steps to Romance in Denver, Colorado

Paris, France may be the legendary “City of Romance,” but Denver has its very own love power. The city is rapidly becoming a popular spot for romantic rendezvous, spontaneous weekend getaways and intimate nights out on the town.

4. Enjoy a Historic Hacienda in Southern Arizona

Hacienda Corona is a beautifully restored large ranch house overlooking 36 acres of the historic Guevavi Ranch. The ranch is located along the banks of the Santa Cruz River between the towns of Tubac and Patagonia in Southern Arizona. Hacienda Corona is exquisitely decorated with early Arizona character and is restored with all the modern conveniences you would expect in a five star inn. Important aspects of it's history such as the famous Corona murals and tiled swimming pool are carefully preserved.

5. Romance and Valentines Day in the Reno/Tahoe Area

Celebrating with your loved one can involve more than a traditional candlelight dinner - check these choices for a little something extra. And if getting married on Valentine's Day is in your plans, we have places where you can make that happen, too.

6. Romantic Mexican Menu

Many people choose to spend a quiet romantic evening alone with their partners on Valentine's Day or those special holidays. So rather than trying to beat the crowds at your local restaurants, try making your own meal and enjoy some relaxation in your own home. Use some candles to set the mood and turn on some Mariachi music in the background to complete your "Mexican Getaway."

7. Soothe Your Souls at Southwest Spas

Have a look at our selection of top southwest spas. Imagine staying at a spa so romantic that Jennifer Lopez kissed on a bridge right outside the hotel in one of her movies. We list that hotel and others.

8. Tour San Antonio's River Walk Hand in Hand

Imagine strolling along the river hand in hand with your loved one. Stop and listen to Mariachi music. Spend some time in the little shops. Listen to music and dine al fresco. Or take it all in as you cruise lazily down the river on one of the river barge cruises.

9. Romantic Getaways in Utah

Utah has numerous romantic getaway opportunities available to spice up your love life, or to just get the cobwebs out of your head that have been building up from too much time indoors. Utah bed and breakfast inns offer the opportunity to spend some quiet time with each other. Want to experience a winter wonderland together? Head for Park City.

10. Romantic Places in Phoenix

Whether you are looking for ideas for a special Valentine's Day, a setting for a marriage proposal, or you just want to tell your sweetheart that you love him/her, there is a wonderful selection of potential winning places in the Phoenix area for your romantic adventure.

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