To discover new territory in the realm of romance, consider escaping to the American Southwest. Among the canyons, deserts, and wide open skies, Arizona makes for a perfect place to get away from it all and focus on your loved one.
Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes where you can see for miles and miles. When you visit Arizona with your special someone, it can feel like you two are the only ones in the world.
Heres our list of the best romantic weekend getaways in Arizona:
1. Enchantment Resort
As the owners describe the Enchantment Resort, “In many ways, it’s beyond description.”
Allow astounding natural beauty to meet five-star service. When you visit Enchantment, it will completely take your breath away. Inching closer to the resort, the burnt orange outside blends in completely with the Boynton Canyon of the Red Rocks just behind. Just approaching the hotel, you already feel the enchantment echoing through the mountains.
During the day, grab your special someone to hike or bike through the wondrous trails of the surrounding canyon. Or if you want to look down from up above, try an airplane, helicopter, or hot-air balloon tour through the region.
And then once you’re back at your home away from home, dig in to contemporary American cuisine with a Southwestern flare.
2. Loews Ventana Canyon
The next time you want some spectacular views of both your partner and the canyons, check out the Loews Ventana in Tucson, Arizona. At this luxury resort overlooking the astounding Catalina Mountain range, couples will truly find their desert oasis.
Get lost in the beauty of the canyon from your own private terrace at the Loews. During the day, you can stare out onto the magnificent sun-drenched backdrop that seems to go on infinitely. At night, gaze out at the stars that span forever.
The Loews is committed to providing guests with absolute comfort. So stop by, tune out, and tune in to all the luxury at your fingertips.
3. The Royal Palms
Recognized as the #1 Resort in Phoenix, the Royal Palms captures everything you desire for a romantic getaway. This gem was actually established specifically as a Couple’s Desert Getaway in 1929, and has been pampering love birds ever since.
Wander through the cobblestone streets that lead up to the Royal Palms and then stroll into the enchanting mansion where romance is a priority. Choose from the beautiful guest rooms all built in estate style with European furnishings. When you stay in one of the villas, you and your loved one can revel in the intimacy of lush courtyards, fireplaces, and private patios.
A weekend at the Royal Palms is sure to rekindle the flame in your love life.
4. Briar Patch Inn
Hide away in a place that you would least expect in Arizona: a plush retreat on the water surrounded by greenery and life. Nestled along the banks of Oak Creek, the Briar Patch provides guests with cozy accommodations out in nature. And rated as the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Arizona every year since 2013, there’s no way you can miss this spot.
Spread out over 9 acres, this Inn is comprised of 19 majestic cottages designed with privacy and tranquility in mind. When you check into the Briar Patch, you and your special someone will be welcomed with the charm and warmth to make you feel at home.
All cabins come with a full kitchen, patio, and a fireplace. This is the ideal destination for couples to canoodle and leave the rest of the world behind.
5. The Inns at El Rancho Merlita
Slip back into the Old West at this charming ranch in Tucson. At El Rancho Merlita, cowboy comfort meets modern elegance. Amidst the desert and mountains, this beauty gives couples the peaceful environment they need to reconnect.
Apart from the stunning views and architecture, the Inns at El Rancho feature more elements to complete your desert paradise: a saltwater swimming pool, an outdoor fire bit with games like horseshoes and bocce ball, a yoga studio, and more.
When you visit El Rancho, there’s so much to do nearby. For a truly Western experience, try horseback riding, biking through Saguaro National Park, and testing your courage with a local Ghost Town Tour. And then retreat back to El Rancho for pure relaxation.
6. Grand Canyon Caverns
Right at the heart of one of America’s greatest attractions, the Caverns Inn invites lovers in to stay as close as possible to the Grand Canyon itself. For couples looking for a unique adventure, along with spending their life savings, the Underground Cave suite is especially intriguing.
At a modest $800 per night, you and your loved one can cozy up to each other in the “oldest, darkest, deepest, quietist, and largest suite in the world.” This cavern is located 220 feet below ground and took a whopping 65 million years to form among the pure limestone. It’s 200 feet wide, 400 feet long, and has an incredible 70-foot ceiling. The cave comes fully furnished including an elevator to take the brave visitors down to their lodging.
This getaway is definitely not for the light-hearted.
7. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Relish in the luxury of this mountainside escape. Peering onto the Camelback Mountain, the Sanctuary provides guests with the perfect setting for rejuvenation.
As a first-class resort, the Sanctuary becomes just another word for serenity. Stay in the Mountain Casita for a private escape with your special someone. This private cottage directly looks over the splendid mountain so that you can really soak up the views. And embellished by sophisticated furnishings and desert-inspired artwork, you’ll feel completely at ease in the Casita.
Or, if you’re more drawn to the spa-esque lifestyle that the Sanctuary promotes, consider staying in one of the Spa Casitas. This private oasis is conveniently located close to the spa on-site.
8. Sunglow Ranch
Just like you’d expect with a name like “Sunglow,” this ranch-resort epitomizes relaxation. Nestled on an impressive 475 acres, the Sunglow Ranch in southeastern Arizona allows guests to completely destress in the wide, open spaces of cowboy country.
Leave your responsibilities at the door when you walk into the Sunglow. Here, both your breakfast and your dinner are taken care of by the resort’s renowned culinary team. Start your day with eggs farmed on-site and end it with a hearty three-course dinner made of locally grown ingredients.
To turn up the heat even more on this Arizona love-cation, upgrade to the “Snuggle Up” Package, which includes champagne, a guided sunset horseback ride, Smores at the fire pit, and mimosas and breakfast served in bed.
9. FireSky Resort
Do you want to experience a Caribbean vacation, sipping a cocktail poolside while you’re surrounded by palm trees? Do you also want to not travel internationally all the way to a Caribbean island? Then the FireSky Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona is exactly what you’re looking for.
Unwind in this luxurious resort that features two outdoor pools where you can order drinks and appetizers right to your cabana. At this oasis in the desert, you’ll understand the true meaning of getting away from it all. Choose from the plush courtyard guestroom, the romantic lagoon view guestroom, or the pool view guestroom, all inclusive with a private patio or balcony and spectacular views.
10. The Hermosa Inn
This historically refined Inn has been in business since 1936, having just celebrated its 80th birthday this year. And throughout the generations, the Hermosa continues to enchant with romance.
Swoon your partner with the “Art of Romance” Package. This deal offers you dinner at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, LON’s, a rose petal turndown service, chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, and breakfast for two in the morning.
11. Arizona Inn
Another historic relic surviving the test of time, the Arizona Inn in Tucson has been showing guests how to relax in style since 1930. This picturesque Inn spans over 14 acres of bountiful gardens, dotted with tennis courts, saunas, a heated outdoor pool, and more.
Deemed a AAA Four-Diamond hotel and awarded a spot on Conde Nast’s Traveler Gold List, this Tucson treasure will surely whisk you and your loved one away into bliss and romance in the desert.
Enjoy poolside dining, let yourself be charmed with live piano music every evening, and cuddle up next to your own private fireplace at the Arizona.
12. Mira Vista Resort
Self-declared as “Your Premier Clothing-Optional Resort,” you know Mira Vista is a resort out of the ordinary. You and your partner have to be extremely comfortable in your own skin, and trusting of each other, to venture out to this destination. In fact, the name itself aptly translates to “Look at the View.”
Mira Vista promotes a policy of “wholesome nude recreation.” Though you certainly don’t have to vacation naked, at least Mira Vista gives you option! Now you can enjoy the vast desert lands and gorgeous views without something as trivial as clothing to get in your way.
And it gets better; the resort hosts many events for its guests to mingle and let loose. Imagine karaoke night—everyone’s naked. Now imagine 80s dance night—no neon clothes in sight.
13. W Scottsdale
Located smack-dab in the middle of Scottsdale’s lively Entertainment District, this hotel caters to guests wanting vibrant excitement in their getaway. The W Scottsdale is a AAA Four Diamond hotel with a bustling environment and hip vibe.
When you stay at the W Scottsdale, the party is right outside your doorstep. The second floor of the hotel is completely transformed into a pool deck, where a DJ keeps the music blasting on the weekends from 12 pm to 6 pm.
And when you’re reading to put your dancing shoes on, look no further than the hotel premises itself. W Scottsdale features three distinct destination bars and clubs on property. You can dance the night away with your loved one and then collapse into your luxury room just steps away.
14. L’Auberge de Sedona
At L’Auberge de Sedona, you and your significant other have a front-row seat to the magical Red Rock region. Enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking landmarks right from your own luxury suite.
And when you truly want to get away, L’Auberge is right there for you, with private, luxury cottages complete with a Jacuzzi tub, a fireplace, and of course, an unparalleled 180-degree view of Snoopy Rock, Giants Thumb, and Elephant Rock.
Shower outside in complete bliss in the resort’s outdoor cedar showers. It’s ok, though, because absolutely no one is around except you, your loved one, and Mother Nature.
15. Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
When you stay at the historic Hacienda del Sol, you and your sweetheart will be completely wrapped in Southwestern beauty and charm. This resort is adorned in rich wood, deep reds, and airy whites, all tied together with Mexican-American flare.
The Hacienda dates all the way back to 1929, when it opened as a boarding school for the daughters of society’s elite families. The prestigious school taught women from the Vanderbilt, Pillsbury, Maxwell, Campbell families, and more.
By the 1950s, Hacienda was converted into a guest ranch that attracted the Silver Screen’s most popular stars. In its heyday, the resort’s guest list included names such as Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, and Clark Gable.