Date Night Ideas that Impress in Phoenix

Guaranteed to Impress Your Date

Stumped for date night ideas that are really over the top?

Is this one of those times when you really want to impress someone?

You want her (or him) to think you are the expert on this town. Have no fear. Your personal concierge is on the job. Mirage Limousines has compiled all the best events available over the next 30 days.

Perhaps its been left up to you to find that thing to do that will make a lasting impression.

Have no fear. We’ve got you covered.


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Raven Events

Impress your date with these events. Raven Events are some of the hottest in town. Not only fun events, the crowd it draws is the crowd you want to be in.

Raven Events was founded in 2003, by the Valley’s leading ‘social butterfly’ Raven Valdes, and quickly found success in providing the Phoenix/Scottsdale area with some of its most memorable gatherings.

Raven Events creates, promotes, manages and hosts a variety of upscale, classy events which appeal to the more sophisticated yet fun-loving crowd from all over Phoenix and Scottsdale.

The parties presented by Raven always involve fabulous entertainment and great live music.

Date night ideas - Impress with a limo to Jade Bar

Sunday in Paradise November 8

This Raven event is the best way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon – live music, friends and beautiful scenery. The seating is first come, first serve at this popular event where there will be 1/2 off bottles of wine, delicious food, spectacular mountain views and a great crowd!

No charge to attend and the attire is casual. Musical entertainment, will be the talented Lee Perreira, a rising independent artist hailing from Arizona who combines classic blues riffs with a soulful textured vocal style instantly capturing the enjoyment of his audience.

Now that it’s cooling off, seating will extend out into the patio and courtyard. For those interested in watching the game, there will be a big screen inside the Jade Bar during the event.


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FourSquare Romantic Date Ideas

FourSquare is a popular phone app where users can vote up their favorite destinations. This allows FourSquare to compile lists of the favorite spots that are just right for you.

This time FourSquare has compiled a list of 15 of the most romantic date spots. Mirage has whittled them down to our favorite two on their list:

La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria

date night ideas - laGrandeOrangeLa Grande Orange, located in the Arcadia district, is a hidden gem. You are going to feel like a real insider when you find this place. Just saying the name makes you sound so smart, especially if you say it with a French accent.

The ambiance is comfortable, the crowd is upscale and relaxed. The food is of the highest quality.

Expect to find the food to be gourmet, gluten free, mostly non-GMO and delicious.

This might be the place to begin your date. Part restaurant, part upscale grocery, get a bite and then a bottle of wine to take with you. This is the spot to get gourmet cheeses and snacks, fine wine, micro brewery beers and more.

Don’t be confused, this is a restaurant. And one you are going to love.

La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria

Pizza Place, Bakery, and Gluten-free Restaurant

4410 N 40th St (at Campbell Ave), Phoenix, AZ 85018


Desert Botanical Garden

Luminaria-Desert-Botanical-GardenThe Desert Botanical Garden is designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride. The site is a botanical garden designed to encourage an understanding, appreciation and promotion of the uniqueness of the world’s deserts, particularly the local Sonoran Desert.

The Desert Botanical Garden opened in 1939 as a non-profit museum dedicated to research, education, conservation and display of desert plants.

Your visit will bring you closer to this desert we all love. Stroll arm in arm and enjoy how the light plays on the rocks and foliage. A perfect way to get away while still staying in town.

The Desert Botanical Garden is home to many native birds. Keep your eyes out for hummingbirds, woodpeckers and owls. If you listen closely you’ll hear the native Curved-billed thrasher while ever-curious and personable Cactus Wrens sing along.

Steal a kiss while hiding behind foliage. A perfect chance to take in the wide expanse of the desert and the amazing assortment of desert adapted plants and animals.

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

(480) 941-1225


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Phoenix Date Ideas

This simple little website has done the work for you. They have personally visited each of the spots they list. You will find a description of each that is useful. There are pictures of the location and commentary.

Know exactly what to expect by visiting this handy website of date ideas in Phoenix.

The Farm at South Mountain

The Phoenix Date Ideas website highlights this restaurant as a romantic spot in the valley.

QuiessenceNestled at the foot of South Mountain, you can expect your meal to include fresh ingredients harvested from the gardens that surround you. Now that’s fresh!

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Quiessence. The writers say that they saw,” …couples holding hands and wandering through the gardens…the mood for a date here can be anything from sweet and romantic to relaxed and active.”

Quiessence at The Farm delivers a truly “farm-to-table” experience. They use locally sourced produce, meat and wine.  The effort creates a refined rustic menu.

Tucked away in the Farm at South Mountain, Quiessence delivers farm-focused and uncomplicated cuisine; a delight of cheeses, artisan breads, handcrafted pastas and local produce.

Unique indoor and award-winning outdoor dining.

The American and Arizonan wine list is accompanied by an international reserve list designed to pair with the cuisine.

The Farm at South Mountain

6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042


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Date Night Ideas – Concerts

Phoenix is home to many great concert venues. Ones like the Orpheum Theatre have a long history in Phoenix. Others like the Crescent Ballroom are just beginning to make a name for themselves.

This time of year all the best bands are coming through town. And why not? This is the perfect time to be in Phoenix. While everyone else is buried in or digging out, we are just beginning to hit our stride.

Enjoy this next few events and celebrate the season for the reason we live here. Gotta love our winters!

Chris Cornell  

Chris+CornellCornell is best known as the front-man for the band Soundgarden. He also did a spell in Audioslave a band made up of the remnants of Rage Against the Machine.

Now solo, this event is going to be an experience. Cornell, the consummate performer, will not fail to impress. Grab your date and enjoy a night of incredible music in an auditorium made to impress, the Orpheum Theatre.

Chris Cornell

Wednesday, 11-4-2015

Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, AZ


The Dandy Warhols  

David Bowie became a fan of the band after seeing them play at the Glastonbury Festival in 2000. He then personally selected them to play at the 2002 Meltdown festival.

The Dandy Warhols combine elements of 1960’s garage rock, the then-popular BritPop genre, and some of the earlier shoegaze music approach. The middle of their career featured a more commercial, polished sound, abandoning the garage rock of the previous album in favor of a more psychedelic and Britpop-influenced power pop sound. Recently they favored a return to the psychedelic, guitar-oriented rock of their earlier career.

Media darlings, they have been featured with a theme song for the American cult television show Veronica Mars and an appearance in The O.C. They were included in a downloadable song-pack for the Xbox video game Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 4.  The Dandy Warhols were even the subjects of the 2004 documentary film Dig! In 2007, the band recorded the song “Good Luck Chuck” for the 2007 film of the same name.

See the Dandy Warhols perform at one of Phoenix’ newer concert venues, the Crescent Ballroom.

The Dandy Warhols  

Sunday, 11-8-2015

The Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ

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Collective Soul  

The Atlanta-based band has been at it without pause since 1994. They have sold upwards of 10 millions albums of what is often considered easily digestible, radio-friendly fare.

From their break-out single “Shine” to “December”, “Gel”, “The World I Know”, and “Run”, Collective Soul has turned out hit after hit of standard rock numbers, from the power-chord driven to the ballad. As musicians, Collective Soul make no bones about being anything more than a guitar band, so it’s hard to hold their reliance on riffs and crunchy noises against them.

Enjoy Collective Soul at Tempe’s Marquee Theatre.

Collective Soul  

Monday, 11-16-2015

Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ


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Date Night Ideas – Comedy

Enjoying a laugh together is not only good for your health. Its a perfect way to get to know someone. What makes them laugh? And, do they do that snort thing when they laugh?

These are important things to know about someone.

Show yourself to be a true insider with these next events. Comedy can be found in Phoenix. Its true.

David Spade

David SpadeSpade got his start in television on the popular Saturday Night Live. He then went on to make such hilarious films as Joe Dirt and Tommy Boy. From 2007 to 2013, Spade starred as Russell Dunbar in the ensemble CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.

Spade received an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations for his role as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!.

Spade is known for a comedic style, in both his stand-up material and acting roles, that involves a combination of sarcasm and self-deprecation.

David Spade

Saturday, 11-7-2015

The Showroom At Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ


Steven Wright

Wright is an American comedian, actor, writer, and an Oscar-winning film producer.

He style is distinct in that he speaks in a lethargic voice and very slow. His delivery is deadpan. The topics he covers range from ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes to non sequiturs and one-liners with contrived situations.

Famous for paraprosdokian, a figure of speech used often in comedy. The technique is employed when the second part of a sentence changes the meaning of the first part. Wright might quip, “On the other hand, you have different fingers.”

He has performed both on TV and in film. Some of his accomplishments include a spot on:

  • Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) as Larry Stillman D.D.S.
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992) (voice only) as K-Billy DJ
  • So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) as Pilot
  • Mad About You as Paul Buchman’s film assistant
  • Natural Born Killers (1994) as Dr. Emil Reingold
  • The Swan Princess (1994) as Speed (speaking voice)
  • The Larry Sanders Show (1994) as himself

Catch Wrights hilarious comedy at The Showroom At Talking Stick Resort.

Steven Wright

Saturday, 11-14-2015

The Showroom At Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ


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Date Night Luxury Transportation

All these romantic, impressive date ideas would not be complete without luxury transportation. How are you going to enjoy your date’s company while you fight traffic and struggle over parking. Not a pretty site.

Leave the driving to us. Our professional chauffeurs will make you look like the stud (or stud-ess) that you are.

Mirage Limousines has a huge fleet of luxury vehicles. We have everything from a standard sized luxury vehicle like a Mercedes to a full sized limousine. We have limos by Cadillac, Lincoln, Hummer and more.

Mirage Limousines' 1939 Rolls Royce Limo- side view, passenger-side taken from a streetviewCheck out this Rolls Royce limo. No one in town has a car like this. It is a real stunner. Imagine rolling up in this bad boy. You are going to make  a real impression.

Impress your date with your class and sophistication.

Visit Mirage Limousines’ Fleet page for a complete list of luxury vehicles available. You could choose from a luxury car, a limo or even a party bus.

In case you only want to see limos, we have created a page for just for them. Every limo we have is listed on this page. See limos that are made by Cadillac, Lincoln, Hummer and more.


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