Posted By Visit Mesa Team
February 06, 2015

Love is in the Air!

Can you feel the love tonight? It's that time of year when our bank accounts have finally recovered from the Holidays, and we have to start thinking about what we need to get our "Valentine(s)."

You have your husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, kids, and even the pet get gifts, so we wanted to make sure we could make your Valentine's Day endeavors as painless as possible by getting you the 4-1-1 on all things Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek. We are sharing the inside scoop on events, gift ideas and even where to dine at every budget that will create the kind of special moment you want to have with your loved ones. Now it's time to talk about Mesa and our neighbors so you can get the most delicious fare and delightful treats that will satisfy your foodie cravings.


Mesa Events

2nd Friday Night Out: Sweethearts on Main February 13

From 6pm-10pm between Center and Country Club on Main. Features live bands, 70+ artists showcasing original art work, entertainment, contests, gallery openings, shops and restaurants open late!

Main Street in Mesa, AZ 85201

Valentine's Dinner: The Patio at Las Sendas

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An Evening of Romance and Dining

Enjoy a Romantic 4-course Prix Fix Menu. Your evening comes complete with a long-stem rose and city light views! There will be Live Entertainment featuring Stan Sorenson

$110 per couple (plus tax and gratuity)

7555 E Eagle Crest Drive Mesa, AZ 85207



Queen Creek & Beyond Events

Valentine's Day Dinner at Queen Creek Olive Mill

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Join us for our Valentine's Day Dinner featuring a choice of Filet Mignon, Atlantic Salmon, or a Vegetarian Option with a Citrus Mozzarella Caprese Salad, Polenta or Risotto, Baby Carrots, and a Chocolate Creme Brulee for dessert. Live Music on our covered heated patio by Soundscape. Don't miss this romantic dinner under the stars. By reservation only. Please call our Events Department for more details 480.888.9290 ext 102.

25062 S Meridian Road Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Cookin N Corks at The Windmill Winery February 12th

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The Wine Tasting Room at The Windmill Winery proudly presents Cookin N' Corks with Chef Ed of Kiss the Chef Catering. Please join us each Thursday evening from 5p-9p for a Gourmet meal you won't soon forget! On the menu: Grilled rosemary & butter ribeye, served with a loaded baked potato & house salad, Bold Dutchman Wine battered fish & chips with slaw & jalepeño hushpuppies, Windmill Winery red wine burger, and Chef Ed is making a homemade caramelized bacon & chocolate bread pudding.
1140 W Butte Avenue Florence, AZ 85132

The Daily Bistro at The Windmill Winery

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Saturday, February 14th from 11am - 3pm: The Daily Bistro will be serving Smoked Prime Pulled Pork or Smoked Chicken Breast with Sonoran Green Chile Cheddar Cornbread and a side.

1140 W Butte Avenue Florence, AZ 85132

The Desert Belle
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Have you made plans for you and your sweetie yet? The Desert Belle will be hosting nature cruises all weekend, a live music cruise on the 14th, and a beer and dinner cruise on the 15th. Get tickets here:

Gift Ideas: Shop Local

Now you are probably typing into Google "Valentine's Day Gifts for Her" or "Valentine's Day Gifts for Him," giving you some beacon of hope that you may come up with a better gift than the year before - or trying to the most memorable 1st Valentine's Day together. The average U.S. consumer will spend over $130 on their significant other or spouse's Valentine's Day gifts, meals and entertainment. Roughly 92 percent of married Americans with children will spend most of that money on their spouse; the rest goes to Valentine's Day gifts for kids, friends, coworkers and even pets. When we say shop local, we mean it! Here's how you can shop locally right here to give to the businesses we love!

Fuchsia Day Spa:


A Fuchsia spa gift card makes the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Don't have time to stop in and purchase just head to our website- E-Gift Cards can be purchased and emailed immediately.

1822 S Val Vista Drive Suite 103 Mesa, Arizona 85204


The Orange Patch Too:

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Home to apparel and accessories, unique gifts, home décor and specialty foods - Orange Patch Too has been in business since October of 1983 servicing Mesa and its surrounding cities. They are known for having great seasonal décor and array of yummy Jams, Jellies, Sauces, Marinades, Dressings and Honey. Some things to keep your eye for when shopping for gifts for the loved ones in your life are some of their specials and upcoming events in mind: Every Wednesday enjoy 21% off everything you can fit into your given shopping bag + you get 21% off one item of your choice! On February 10th, Festive Frenzie will be at the shop from 3pm-6pm selling their well-known cupcakes from their food truck. And lastly, on February 14th, Waffle Love will be out at their shopping selling goods from their food truck (times TBD). Hopefully this gives you some insight on how you can shop local this Valentine's Day!

3825 E McKellips Road Mesa, AZ 85215


Schnepf Farms: Join this family farm for the Peach Blossom Celebration (Remember this is Blossoms, not peaches) for guided hay rides, walking trail, shops and most important Peach Pies!!! It runs every Thursday - Sunday 8:30am-4pm through the month of February.

24810 S. Rittenhouse Road Queen Creek, AZ 85142


Rainbow Ryders:

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A romantic hot air balloon ride for ONLY $129.00 per person! Online orders must be received by midnight on Feb 13th to receive this special offer. This Valentine's Day enjoy a beautiful sunrise next to your significant other while soaring over the scenic Sonoran Desert or gently floating above the glistening Rio Grande River. Live in the moment while witnessing the sun's serene descent through the clouds, sinking behind the Southwest landscape. Embrace a complete feeling of calm with your significant other while the warmth of the glistening sunlight gently sweeps across your face. Close your flight out with some post flight romance... Enjoy your celebratory toast and relish in a spread of post flight fare, set out by our Rainbow Ryders pilot and crew.


Hot Air Expeditions:

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Join Hot Air Expeditions for Valentine's Day week for an unforgettable ballooning experience and a special treat for your sweetie! Add a box of local, handcrafted luxury chocolates and an etched champagne flute to your flight for just $40. Daily hot air balloon flights in Phoenix and Tucson, and seasonally in Monument Valley, UT! Hot Air Expeditions rated "Best Ballooning in Phoenix"


Dine by Budget

Whether or not you are trying to plan a Valentine's Day that is bank account friendly, it is important for you to know what places for dinner will be best for your budget! Check out some of our favorite places that we LOVE for your Valentine's Day dinner.

Average price for dinner entrée

$ less than $10

$$ $10-$19

$$$ $20-$30

$$$$ more than $30

Brio Tuscan Grille at San Tan Village (Italian) $$

2150 E Williams Field Road Gilbert, AZ 85295 480-917-9177

Buca di Beppo at Dana Park (Italian) $$

1730 S Val Vista Drive Mesa, AZ 85204 480-507-9463

Cantina Laredo at San Tan Village (Mexican/Southwestern) $$

2150 E Williams Field Road Gilbert, AZ 85295 480-782-6777

The Cheesecake Factory at Superstition Springs Center (American) $$-$$$

6613 E Southern Avenue Mesa, AZ 85206 480-641-7300

Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge at Casino Arizona (American) $$$-$$$$

524 N 92nd Street Scottsdale, AZ 85256 480-850-7736

Grimaldi's Brick Oven Pizzeria at San Tan Village (Pizza) $$

2168 E Williams Field Road Gilbert, AZ 85295 480-814-7722

The Keg at San Tan Village (American) $$-$$$

2240 E Williams Field Road Gilbert, AZ 85295 480-821-1500

Postino East Wine Café (Italian) $$

302 N Gilbert Road Gilbert, AZ 480-632-6363

Rustler's Rooste (American) $$

8383 S 48th Street Phoenix, AZ 85044 602-431-6474

The Seafood Market & Restaurant at Dana Park (Seafood) $$

3406 E Baseline Road Mesa, AZ 85204 480-633-1580 hope this gave you some insight into what great memories you could create this Valentine's Day, whether you are spending it with the husband or wife, your kids or just the whole family - you will have the opportunity to love one another especially on this Love Focused Day. As always, you should Visit Mesa and our neighbors for some great adventure and wonderful experiences right here in the Southeast Valley.