The Super Bowl isn’t the only thing going on this week in Phoenix. As Valentine’s Day is a couple of days after the big game, you may want to stay with your loved one in Arizona a little while longer.

While it may not be the ideal Valentine’s Day destination, Travel Noire always finds a way to surprise you. Here are some activities to keep in mind when spending the day of love in Phoenix.

Verde Canyon Train Ride

For couples who love picturesque views and captivating landscapes, you can take a four-hour ride on a vintage train through Arizona’s second most popular canyon.

The train features open-air cars for an immersive experience and some luxury cars for premium comfort along the way. For nature lovers, this can be a real romantic experience.

For Valentine’s Day, a Chocolate Lover’s Special is offered. The special comes with treats, appetizers and a bar with premium liquor options.

Catch the sunset at the Desert Botanical Garden

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When you think of a botanical garden, you would never imagine there would be one in the desert.

Surprisingly, Phoenix has one that’s 140 acres with over 50,000 plant displays. Dedicated to preserving desert plants, The Desert Botanical Garden would make an impressive and informative date for anyone who loves plants and nature. If you plan to visit, remember to bring plenty of sunscreen and some comfortable walking shoes.

Catch the Phoenix Suns game

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For the sports lover in your life, is there any better Valentine’s Day gift than a trip to the Sun’s game? With the team’s latest addition, NBA superstar Kevin Durant, to their incredible roster that already includes Devin Booker and Chris Paul, the game’s are sure to be exciting.

On Valentine’s Day, they will be playing the Sacramento Kings. It should be a fantastic exhibition game with the combination of these NBA superstars on one team.

Courtside seats can cost anywhere between $700 to $4000. However, true sports fans don’t need courtside or box seats. The tenth or even the twentieth row will definitely suffice. Make sure you bring extra money to splurge on food and beers.

Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Beautiful views await you and your partner as you hit the skies in a hot air balloon.

Float over the Sonoran Desert in North Phoenix during sunrise or sunset. If you or your partner is afraid of heights, you may want to skip this one, but if you’re a thrill seeker, then this is the perfect experience. Flying in the mornings includes breakfast and a champagne toast before takeoff.

According to Viator, each ride will consist of four other passengers unless you call the company directly and pay for your private trip over Phoenix. You’ll be sure to impress your partner with this memorable experience.

Luxury Spa at the Phoenician

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Really impress the love of your life with a luxury spa date at The Phoenician in Arizona. Considered one of Arizona’s premier luxury resorts, be ready to enjoy all the first-class amenities and top-tier services they have to offer.

The spa features a large selection of customizable experiences to choose from. Immerse yourselves in the calmness of the surrounding desert with amazing views from The Phoenician Spa rooftop pool or enjoy a Sonoran Wellness scrub complete with a massage and wrap.

There are also facial treatments and a drybar. A trip for two to this fancy spa can cost you anywhere between $300 to $800.

Four Peaks Brewing Company on 8th Street

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Nothing says “I Love You” more than a good old fashion beer tasting.

Phoenix locals rave about Four Peaks Brewing Company and love the food. This is a great stop to add to a Valentine’s Day itinerary, if you need a fun place to go in-between plans.

Surprisingly, Phoenix has over 100 breweries, and Four Peaks rises above them all. If you have never experienced a brewery before, this is one you should try. Choose from a variety of their own IPA blends and cocktails. They also have 64 ounce growlers that start from $11 to $15.

Here’s a Travel Noire tip: Ask about their pre-fixed Valentine’s Day special. Thank us later.