Valentine’s Day is almost here, and whether you’re celebrating with a long-time romantic partner, going on a first date, or having a fun outing with friends (Galentine’s Day is February 13!), we scoped out some fun, unique local date ideas that are sure to help Cupid’s arrow hit the mark.
A Smashing Good Time
Located in nearby Tempe, Simply Smashing Rage Release Room is described as a “combination of amusement, stress reduction, and anger management.” It’s a definite conversation starter. and a way to blow off some Valentine’s Day steam if you’re nervous on a first date! Essentially, it’s exactly as it sounds: a “rage room” where you and your date, or group of friends, can walk in and safely break everything from dishes to TVs—and not have to clean up the mess! They supply the breakables, or you can even bring your own. SimplySmashingRageRoom.com
Run Off to the Circus (Kind Of!)
A one-of-a-kind date idea that will have your beau in the air is a class at Trapeze U, based in Gilbert. At this fun school, they introduce the art of flying trapeze to all ages and skill levels in a safe and fun environment. Locally owned since 2008, Trapeze U offers a variety of classes and experiences—including a “fly by” where you get a single turn on the trapeze. TrapezeU.com
At-Home Luxury Bar Experience
If you’re hesitant to leave home but still want to feel like it’s a night on the town, Tipsy Moon Events is a mobile luxury bar experience. Intertwining high-quality ingredients along with professionally trained staff, Tipsy Moon has become known for refined cocktails and superior customer service, and they are taking requests for Valentine’s Day in-home set-ups. You can choose any themed bar and any drink menu. They can also create menus for dinner or appetizers, have a cigar roller, and more. See examples of one-of-a-kind date night set-ups on Instagram: @letsgettipsyaz. LetsGeTipsy.com
Koli Equestrian Center at Wildhorse Pass offers the chance to saddle up and enjoy a horseback ride through the scenic desert landscape. They cater to riders of all experience levels, including novices, and offer a special Saturday Date Night ride (for those 21 and over) that features a guided 60-minute horseback ride followed by a Cowboy Margarita with chips and salsa. KoliEquestrian.com