Single on Valentine’s Day: 10 Best Places to Celebrate in Arizona By
Single on Valentine’s Day? It doesn’t have to be something to roll your eyes at! While couples are upping the romance with fancy dinners, us single folk are ready for a night of adventure. Whether you want to visit an adrenaline-pumping indoor sky diving venue or belt your heart out at a karaoke bar with friends, here’s how to make the most of being single on Valentine’s Day.
What better way to spend a solo Valentine’s Day than with a little adventure? You can let your inner adrenaline junkie loose with a trip to iFly. iFly is an indoor skydiving venue that lets you experience the art of flight without jumping out of a plane. You’ll experience a free fall in a giant, 150 mph wind tunnel that simulates a real sky dive. You can even purchase pictures and videos of your experience for memories.
You don’t have to miss out on tasty treats just because you’re single. Opt for a chocolate tour of Scottsdale to enjoy delicious desserts this Valentine’s Day. You’ll meet new people, learn about chocolate, and enjoy tastings during this tour of Old Town Scottsdale. Make sure you bring your appetite. The chocolate tour takes you on a walking tour of some of the best chocolate, candy, cake, and cupcake spots in the Valley.
3. Four Peaks Brewing Company, Tempe, AZ
Valentine’s Day is a big night for bars. You can enjoy some adult beverages, camaraderie, and tasty food by making a trip to Four Peaks Brewing Company. It’s the de facto brewery for the state of Arizona. The 8th Street location, located in Tempe, is always bustling with beer fans no matter the day. Sip on a cold Hop Knit IPA, grab a bite to eat, and forget about your troubles at this neighborhood brewery.
You don’t have to spend your Valentine’s Day watching sappy romantic comedies. You can watch some live stand up instead. Make a trip to Stand Up Live in Phoenix to sip some drinks and laugh the night away. Stand Up Live is located in CityScape in downtown Phoenix. It’s a go-to comedy club where you can watch A-list talent, improv groups, and open mic nights. Make sure you check the schedule and book tickets in advance. Seats fill up fast.
Lace up your shoes, put on your harness, and make a trip to Rock & Ropes. Climbing Magazine ranked this Tucson rock climbing gym as one of the “10 Best Climbing Gyms in America.” Rocks & Ropes offers indoor climbing for all skill levels. They also have bouldering, fitness courses, and yoga classes where you can fine-tune your athletic skills. It’s a great place to meet others and get active this Valentine’s Day.
Have you ever celebrated Galentine’s Day? This time-honored tradition lets women celebrate the single life with their closest friends every February 13. You can treat yourself this Galentine’s Day with a trip to Miraval. This renowned spa is located deep in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It’s the picture-perfect place to relax, renew, and regenerate. You can book a massage, chill out in the steam room, and relax by the pool at this stellar spa.
Dining out is a must on Valentine’s Day. You can enjoy a great meal in a casual environment at the Yard. This Fox Restaurant concept is known for dishing up delicious fare like soft pretzels and provolone fondue, smoked salmon avocado toast, and 36-hour pork ribs. This fun, casual restaurant is sure to be filled with other singles. They have lawn games, live music, and cheap drinks. What more could you want?
Nothing says “single and thriving” like an Instagram post atop a mountain. You can show off your adventurous side with a hike of Seven Falls this Valentine’s Day. This scenic hike is located in the Coronado National Forest near Tucson. The challenging uphill climb eventually leads to a hidden waterfall. It’s the perfect place to get outside, get active, and enjoy some natural beauty.
Looking to get extreme this Valentine’s Day? Xtreme Air is an indoor trampoline park located in Chandler. This East Valley staple is a giant, 30,000-square-foot facility that has everything you need to get your endorphins up. You can let loose on the Xtreme obstacle course and jump the day away. Xtreme Air recently opened a second location nearby. It has a dodgeball arena, ninja obstacle course, and wall-to-wall fun.
You can show off your singing chops at Grapevine this Valentine’s Day. Grapevine is a bar and restaurant located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. It’s mostly known, however, for being a late-night karaoke spot. Grapevine hosts nightly karaoke from 5 p.m. until close. It’s a raucous spot filled with cheap drinks, fun locals, and classic songs.