Romantic Staycation Ideas for Your Scottsdale Getaway
If you’re wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day and you’re worried it’s too late to make travel plans or book a hotel—don’t panic!
You can have a memorable getaway without ever leaving the city where you live on a romantic staycation. Get inspired with this list of fun staycation ideas for couples so that you can plan a great Scottsdale staycation.
What Is a Staycation?
A “staycation” is essentially a vacation you can take from home. You can go out and try new restaurants, visit fascinating museums, go sightseeing, and do all the great things you love to do when you travel—all in your hometown!
Although a staycation occurs in the city where you live, it doesn’t mean you have to stay at home! You can book a hotel, resort, or vacation rental to get away from the routines and responsibilities that await you at home to fully enjoy your romantic staycation.
If you’re planning a staycation in Scottsdale, look no further than our vacation rentals for your romantic getaway. Consider these perfect rentals for a luxury getaway:
- WineDown—Unwind with a glass of wine from the 300+ bottle wine cellar in this contemporary, open-concept vacation rental, located within walking distance of the Kierland Commons.
- ParkPlace—Relax in this modern home’s resort-style backyard, equipped with a heated pool, hot tub, cozy fireplace, comfortable seating, and outdoor dining area.
- Hummingbird—Enjoy a peaceful getaway in this comfortable home with contemporary furnishings and a resort-style backyard, complete with citrus trees!
7 Staycation Ideas for Couples in Scottsdale
Now that you have some ideas for where to have your staycation, here are some romantic staycation ideas you need to try during your getaway!
1. Try a Local Restaurant
During your staycation, plan a date to your favorite restaurant or make reservations at one of the new local restaurants in town you’ve wanted to try.
If you’re enjoying a staycation in Scottsdale, consider making reservations for a fancy dinner at Café Monarch, Citizen Public House, or Maple & Ash. You’ll be able to enjoy delicious food and an upscale dining experience at each of these restaurants.
Read More: 10 Fun Places to Eat in Scottsdale
2. Watch a Romantic Movie
One of the best (and easiest!) ideas for a romantic date night during your staycation is to watch a movie together from the comfort of the couch. Our rentals are equipped with giant flat-screen TVs, both indoors and outdoors, to offer the perfect setting for a laid-back movie night!
You can even build your own charcuterie board with your favorite snacks and break out fun board games and a bottle of wine for a relaxing night in your living room.
3. Visit a Museum
If you and your partner love art, history, or music, find a local museum that sparks your interest to walk around during your staycation. You can choose a museum you live near, or even better, a museum that’s a bit further away you usually wouldn’t visit. You can use the time it takes to get there to talk in the car or listen to music you both love on the radio.
If you’re planning a fun staycation in Scottsdale, consider visiting the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Musical Instrument Museum, or Heard Museum.
Read More: 6 Impressive Museums in Scottsdale
4. Pack a Picnic
Looking for a unique staycation idea? Consider packing a picnic basket with some crackers, cheese, fruit, and other snacks and going on a romantic picnic in a local park for the day.
The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Pinnacle Peak Park, and McDowell Sonoran Preserve are all beautiful outdoor spaces that offer great spaces to picnic in Scottsdale. If you don’t feel like driving, you can maybe even set up an outdoor lunch in your rental’s resort-style backyard.
5. Go Wine Tasting
If you want to spend the day doing something relaxing, you can spend time together on a wine tasting tour. If you don’t have any wineries close to home, you can also take a road trip to visit a local winery, vineyard, or tasting room outside the city.
Fortunately, if you live in Scottsdale, you have access to wineries close to home on the Scottsdale Wine Trail. This collection of five tasting rooms in Old Town Scottsdale includes the Aridus Tasting Room, Carlson Creek Tasting Room, LDV Winery Tasting Room, Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room, and the Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room.
Read More: Best Locations for Scottsdale Wine Tasting
6. Cook a Meal Together
When was the last time you and your partner spent time cooking together? If it’s been a while, cooking dinner together can be a fun way to connect. Plus, it’s a great budget-friendly date idea that will allow you to save money on dining out at a restaurant, too.
Choose your favorite recipe or find a new recipe to try online, then travel to the store to pick up the ingredients. If you’re staying in our rentals, you’ll be happy to find cooking essentials, like spices and utensils and high-end stainless-steel appliances available for you to use in the kitchen. And, if cooking isn’t your thing, consider trying a cooking class to encounter a fun, new experience together.
7. Make Breakfast in Bed
Preparing breakfast in bed is a great way to enjoy a slow start to the day, and it’s easy to do regardless of if you’re staying at your house or away from home at a vacation rental.
If you’re spending your staycation in Scottsdale, consider picking up fresh ingredients and fruit from the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market to prepare your homemade breakfast.
If you’d rather savor a hassle-free breakfast you don’t have to prepare, you can visit one of Scottsdale’s laid-back brunch spots, like Arcadia Farms Café or The Henry, or you can order room service if you’re staying at a hotel or resort.
Read More: 6 Amazing Scottsdale Brunch Restaurants
Plan the Perfect Getaway with These Romantic Staycation Ideas for Couples
We hope these romantic staycation ideas for couples have given you some inspiration to plan the perfect getaway for an upcoming date night, anniversary, or another special occasion.
If you’re interested in booking one of our comfortable, luxurious rentals for your staycation rather than staying at home, give us a call. We’re happy to accommodate your unique needs and are ready to make sure your stay is one to remember!
And, if you’re looking for more fun ideas of things to do on your staycation, check out these unique date ideas in Scottsdale.