When thinking of the perfect Valentine Day date ideas, the words “romantic” and “different” don’t seem to work well together. But in Williams, Arizona, there are plenty of fun and unique things a couple can do to keep their love alive. We’ve put together five ideas below, and be sure to explore our website for more ideas.
Valentine Day Date Ideas (don’t forget the flowers)
#1 – Grand Canyon Railway
If you’re looking for a day trip filled with romance, intrigue, and beautiful views of the northern Arizona landscape, then grab two tickets to the Grand Canyon Railway. A refurbished diesel engine pulls your vintage Pullman car from Williams Depot to the South Rim of one of the world’s true wonders. While sipping champagne, musicians will serenade you with songs from the Old West. And the knowledgeable attendants on board are there to help you make the most of the time at the Grand Canyon – that is when they’re not trying to thwart a (staged) train robbery.
And if you’re too tired to drive when you arrive back in town, then rest and relax at the newly refurbished Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. But don’t let the historic decor fool you – there are plenty of modern features, including free wi-fi, an indoor pool, and a hot tub. You can also have a romantic dinner at the Fred Harvey Restaurant and Spenser’s Pub. It’ll be the Valentine’s Day getaway you’ll be talking about for years to come and why it kicks off our list of unique romantic Valentine day date ideas!
#2 – Grand Canyon Wine Company
Arizona is quickly becoming a destination for wine lovers, and Williams is the perfect place to sample the finest the state has to offer. Not only does the Grand Canyon Wine Company‘s tasting room feature its own handmade robust reds and fruity whites, but it also showcases other Copper State specialties. Share a bottle (or two) while enjoying a romantic dinner from the Station 66 Italian Bistro next door, or if wine isn’t your thing, there are beers on tap and non-alcoholic drinks available. And if you like what you sip, you can grab another bottle or can to enjoy back home. Be sure to check their website for details on their Thursday Happy Hour specials.
#3 – Trapper’s Rendezvous Bed and Breakfast
If you’re looking for a cozy, romantic place to stay with a view of Bill Williams Mountain, you and your partner can sit on the front porch of your cabin admiring the landscape at Trapper’s Rendezvous. And after the sun sets, there are beautiful antiques inside for you to admire, giving each room an Old West charm. In fact, this bed and breakfast is so rustic it boasts a live goat on the premises! But it also has plenty of comforts, including a mini-fridge, microwave, smart TV, free wi-fi, and a private full-size bathtub and shower. Just remember to make time for homemade breakfast before heading back on the road.
#4 – Route 66 Zipline
Are you and your partner looking for Valentine day date ideas that include some thrill? Then get your kicks over 100 feet above the country’s most famous highway with a zipline ride through downtown Williams. But don’t worry, you won’t be hanging from the sky for dear life. This trip is as smooth as a convertible ride through town. Once buckled in your bucket leather seat, the zipline will zoom you backward 30 mph over a quarter of a mile. Then you’ll feel the wind in your face when you head back at the same speed. And if the weather permits, you can enjoy this attraction all through Valentine’s Day weekend!
#5 – Stroll Through Downtown Williams
Time travel still hasn’t been invented, but there’s a certain 1950s magic a couple can experience when walking through downtown Williams. On any given evening, you can watch drivers waxing their hot rods for a show, listen to live music, check out some local art, grab a shake at a malt shop, or pick up a Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone. Be sure to stop by the Visitor’s Center for a map so you don’t miss a thing.
More Valentine Day Date Ideas in Williams
There are plenty of incredible attractions and romantic restaurants in Williams to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. Be sure to explore our website for more ideas.