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What’s more romantic than sweets in suites? A Valentine’s getaway to Arizona, where you’ll fall head over heels for captivating panoramas, world-class resorts and charming cabins along with gourmet food and spirits. Arizona was founded on Feb. 14, 1912, and you can celebrate the state’s 99th birthday while reconnecting with your Valentine in the Grand Canyon State.

Sweet indulgence
Celebrate chocolate and romance at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire, where dozens of chocolate purveyors present velvety delicacies, from chocolate chili pecans to deep-fried candy bars. Held Feb. 4 to 6 at Murphy Park in Glendale, this event gives you a jump-start on Valentine’s Day with sweet treats and arts and crafts.

Indulge in lavish luxuries at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, where the in-house Romance Planner can arrange a rose petal turndown, in-room champagne and a first-class meal at T. Cook’s, ensuring an unforgettable Valentine’s weekend. Starting with the New Year, this desert oasis will offer “Romantication” experiences. The spa and dining menus will reflect treatments and cuisines indigenous to France, Italy, Spain and Greece for the “Languages of Love” package. Or choose the “Passport to Romance” package, which allows you to customize your own surprise getaway, organized and executed by the resort’s Romance Team.

Nestled in the foothills of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, the Phoenician is a AAA Five Diamond luxury resort with mountain views, flower gardens and unparalleled service. Named one of the “Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the Phoenician is the place for an intimate vacation getaway complete with chilled bubbly, fresh flowers and breakfast in bed.

The ride of a lifetime
Hop aboard the Chocolate Lover’s Train Ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad in beautiful Verde Valley. Running Feb. 9 to 14, the train ride lets you view stunning natural wonders and wildlife, sample chocolate desserts and amaze your Valentine on a four-hour sightseeing tour into breathtaking Verde Canyon.

After your scenic journey, settle into a warm and welcoming lodge just an hour west in Prescott.
Celebrate at the picturesque Hassayampa Inn, offering a romance package including dinner for two in the Peacock Room, in-room champagne, chocolates and more. Or stargaze from the outdoor hot tub, then cozy up by the fireplace at the Prescott Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast, nestled among billion-year-old rock formations in Prescott’s historic Granite Dells.

Be our guest
Rancho De La Osa, south of Tucson, is one of the last standing Spanish haciendas in America. Stay for the annual Valentine’s Weekend Wine Tasting Extravaganza Feb. 12 and 13. Historic rooms, cooking lessons, cattle roundups, Western dance instruction and massage services add to the Valentine’s weekend events, including nightly five-course meals and a Chocolate Lover’s Feast.

With world-class resorts, cozy cabins and one-of-a-kind romantic events throughout Arizona, pamper your Valentine in the Grand Canyon State.

Find your next adventure at 866.236.1445 or www.arizonaguide.com.

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