Weekend of Romantic Adventures
Whether you’re seeking a quiet escape or an action-packed adventure, Salt River is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend away, offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a chance to connect with your loved one.
Where to Stay
When it comes to luxurious and romantic retreats, look no further than the Talking Stick Resort. Nestled amidst breathtaking scenery and surrounded by the serenity of the desert, Talking Stick was designed with couples in mind. From the tranquil surroundings of The Spa, to the excitement of the gaming floor, it’s the perfect place to get away for the weekend. And after a day spent together, enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountainscapes from the comfort of your lavish room.
Start your first day with a relaxing couples massage at The Spa. Located on the 14th floor of the resort, this open-air spa is the perfect place to treat your minds, bodies, and souls after a day of travel. Soothe your senses in the beautiful couple’s suite, where you can select from a menu of spa treatments, including the River Stone and Birchwood Massage or the Mesquite Bean Body Melt.
After your spa treatment, make your way to Ocean Trail for a delicious lunch. With its focus on exceptional seafood prepared with aromatic Creole spices and classic New Orleans flavors, Ocean Trail offers a dining experience unlike any other in the region. Sip on specialty cocktails and savor the freshest oysters, pan roasts, and etouffee — all prepared to your desired specifications.
And after an afternoon of unwinding and dining, head over to the casino floor for some gaming and excitement. There’s no better way to spend your first evening at Talking Stick Resort than trying your luck at the slot machines or playing a few rounds of blackjack.
Finish your first day off with a Mediterranean-inspired meal at Tash. This stylish restaurant features a vibrant atmosphere and mouth-watering dishes, making it the perfect place to celebrate your first night in style. Try fan favorites like the Torre de Fogo or the Berbere rubbed bone-in ribeye steak.
One day two, start your morning with adventure at the OdySea Aquarium. Stroll through exciting exhibits and marvel at the array of sea life, from colorful fish to playful sea otters. Take the excitement to the next level by booking a Sea Trek experience, where you and your loved one can don an underwater diving helmet and swim with manta rays and schools of tropical fish.
In the afternoon, head over to Topgolf for dinner, drinks, and some friendly competition. With a wide array of games and activities to choose from, you and your partner can challenge each other on the driving range or in the interactive arcade. The comfortable lounge-style seating and high-tech golf bays provide the perfect environment for a fun and playful afternoon. And with a diverse menu of delicious food and drinks, you can refuel between rounds while taking in the beautiful views. And for sunset, head over to the rooftop terrace for drinks cozied up beside the fire pits.
On your final day, take advantage of Salt River’s beautiful weather and book a tee time for the championship courses at Talking Stick Golf Club. Start your morning with a delicious breakfast at Wildhorse Grille — with seating located directly on the greens — and sample fan favorites like the Creme Brulee French Toast or the 3-Egg Omelette. Afterward, hit the links for a morning of play on the O’odham or the Piipash courses, each designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, and featuring unique bunkering, grasslands, and tree-lined fairways.
After your game, head out on the town for an afternoon of dining and entertainment. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at Babbo Italian Eatery, where creamy pesto pasta and tiramisu are on the menu. Then, head back to Talking Stick Resort for an afternoon of soaking up the sun poolside. Book a private cabana, and enjoy the remainder of the day in the temperate Arizona weather.
Conclude your trip with a romantic meal at Orange Sky for sunset views and an indulgent dinner. This award-winning restaurant brings together the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire to create an unforgettable culinary journey. With the menu focused on food sovereignty, dishes all highlight sustainable and culturally rooted ingredients. As you enjoy your meal, take in 360-degree views, which work to create a sense of romantic and ethereal magic.