Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but if you can’t afford a multi-carat ring this V-Day, opt for a getaway at one of AAA’s Four Diamond properties. I am proud to call myself an implanted Arizonan—truly, AZ residents live in a sunny paradise. Plus, Arizona is truly a hub for luxury; it’s home to 70 AAA Four Diamond properties, many of which are offering special packages for the annual dubbed day of love.
I asked my friends at AAA their top picks for Arizona-based Valentine’s Day packages, and they claim the following are sure to get your heart racing.
Be Mine Valentine Package at Royal Palms Resort, Phoenix
Celebrate the one you love with a royal “Romantication” to remember. This package starts at $575 per couple and includes one night’s accommodations, a special three-course dinner for two at T.Cook’s, a rose-petal turndown, and champagne paired with chocolate-covered strawberries. This offer is valid February 14th-16th, 2013. For reservations, call 800-672-6011
Love at Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson
Nestled against a backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this resort offers a picture-perfect escape for romance. This package starts at $209 per couple per night, and requires a three-night stay. It includes: room accommodations, a $100 food and beverage credit for room service or at the resort’s restaurant, and champagne paired with sweet treats. This offer is valid for guests arriving February 14th-16th, 2013. For reservations, call 800-234-5117.
Amour Package at L’Auberge de Sedona
Cozy up together by this resort’s in-room fireplaces while savoring the stunning surrounding views. This package starts at $300 per couple per night and requires a two-night minimum booking. It includes: lodge or cottage room accommodations, a $170 dinner credit, a $36 breakfast credit for the L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek, champagne, and an outdoor shower butler service. For reservations, call 855-905-5745.
Andalusia Package at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, Sedona.
Enjoy red rock views in this luxury hotel with a Mediterranean design. This package starts at $810 per couple and includes: two nights’ accommodations in a premier guest room, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, a 60-minute couples massage, a $100 dining credit, and a one-hour yoga class for two. This offer is valid through February 28th, 2013. For reservations, call 928-203-4111.
However, if you can’t escape for a weekend, consider wining and dining your darling at one of these AAA Four Diamond restaurants:
Cork, Chandler. Savor the New American Cuisine with a four-course, pre-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $75 per person. For reservations, call 480-883-3773.
Il Terrazzo, Scottsdale. Enjoy a three-course, pre-fixe menu for $49 per person at this Phoenician restaurant. For reservations, call 480-423-2530.
Quiessence, Phoenix. Starting at $79 per person, you can indulge in a four course pre-fixe menu. For reservations, call 602-276-0601.
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