By JAIME HERNANDEZ
The day is fast approaching. The day that has all people in relationships running around, gathering chocolates, a teddy bear and the perfect present.
But, one obstacle remains: What to do for that special someone on Valentine’s Day? Cook? Go out? Spend some time in a nice, private location? If you’re still trying to throw together some plans, look no further! Here are a few places you might want to consider:
It’s always great to spend some time with nature.
For those who don’t mind a little drive, Mount Lemmon might be the ideal location. There are several spots on the mountain that provide a beautiful view off the side of the mountain.
If Mount Lemmon’s high altitude sounds a little too chilly, consider Sabino Canyon. The scenery is to die for, and bundling up won’t be quite as necessary.
Carefully add a little candlelight and you’re left with an amazing view and the opportunity for a memorable picnic.
If outdoor activities aren’t your thing, consider one of Tucson’s noted restaurants:
Brio Tuscan Grille, located inside the Tucson Mall, stands out against most Italian restaurants because of its incredible atmosphere. Prepared by some of the best sous chefs in Tucson, the food is delicious, it is also very affordable.
Wildflower, located near Oracle and Ina roads, is another great option with a nice, romantic atmosphere and new American cuisine. The outdoor patio overlooking the Catalinas provides a breathtaking view.
Remember, any restaurant is bound to be packed on Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to call ahead and make a reservation.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a quiet evening at home.
Rent a movie, cook dinner together and enjoy each other’s company.
Don’t stress too much about lining up the perfect evening.
Valentine’s Day might have a reputation for being a superficial, commercially-driven holiday.
However, the key to having a memorable, romantic evening is being relaxed and focusing on the person you’re with.