Cella Winery Wine Tasting Bar
Cella Winery, near Kingman, AZ. Image courtesy of Cella Winery.
Little Old Wine Drinkers Wines
Little Old Wine Drinkers Wines
London Bridge in Lake Havasu City
Image courtesy of the Lake Havasa City CVB
Gun fights take place on a daily basis in Oatman, AZ. Depending on the season, one can catch gun slingers in the act sometime between noon and 3pm.
Kingman is surrounded by interesting destinations with both quirky and captivating attractions. If you’re looking for date ideas inside Kingman, check out the blog titled “10 things to do for couples in Kingman, AZ”. Below is our list of the top things to do for a date nearby.
If you're looking for date ideas in Kingman, check out our blog 8 things for couples to do in Kingman, AZ.
- If it’s a warm day, pack a lunch and venture up to Hualapai Mountain Park for a picknick and/or a date hike. This county park is a 25-minute drive up into the mountains and rests at 6,300 ft in elevation. It offers cool relief to Arizona’s intense heat and you’ll see a lot of wildlife and beautiful views of the granite cliffs and valley below. For an extended experience, the park offers overnight stays in rustic wooden and cobblestone cabins. Cozy up to the fireplace and enjoy the glow in each other’s eyes.
- Hualapai Mountain Resort, is also about a 25-minute drive into the Hualapai Mountains. This lodge-style restaurant is nestled into the tall pines of an Arizona sky island. Famous for their prime rib, the kitchen serves fine foods, deserts, and has a full bar providing your beverage of choice. If planning a visit in the winter months, you may have to navigate snow or icy roads. Ask to be seated in the main hall for a good chance to see some wildlife though their large windows. Friendly elk and mule deer often hang out, and you’re likely to see other wildlife such as birds, squirrels, or even the occasional mountain lion! Enjoy an early dinner (depending on the time of year) at the Hualapai Mountain Resort and view a beautiful sunset as you drive back down the mountain. Or you can spend the night at the resort!
- Wine Tasting at Cella Winery, Stetson Winery, or Little Old Drinker’s Winery. About a 40-minute drive north-east of Kingman into the desert off of old Route 66. The venues boarder ranch land, offering peaceful relaxation with a glass of wine, or sipping to gorgeous evening sunset views. If you want to have the full experience without worrying about driving, consider booking a scenic desert wine tour with Desert Wonder Tours and make it a full day excursion.
- If your love-bug is a head over heels for furry critters, they might love you surprising them with a visit at the Alpacas of the Southwest, a 20-minute drive south of Kingman on Hwy 93 at 1108 S Mccarrel Rd. Tours offer visitors a chance to get up-close and personal with their friendly alpacas. You can interact with and learn more about the inquisitive, gentle animals. Visit their giftshop for a soft alpaca-woolen gift for your loved one.
- Yesterday’s Restaurant & Shep Miner’s Inn at 9827 2nd St in Chloride, about a 25-minute drive up Hwy 93 north of Kingman. This rustic little restaurant and inn has the feel of an old, cozy, wooden miner’s tavern – because that’s exactly what it is. It’s located in a living ghost-town, a former mining town founded in 1862 at the edge of the Cerbat Mountains. After lunch, or before a dinner, take a short hike up to see the murals of Roy Purcell’s rock art, originally painted in the hippie "Make love, not war" era of 1966.
- Luchia’s Restaurant & Gifts near Wickiup, about an hour’s drive south of Kingman towards Phoenix. Homemade pies, jewelry and gifts, outdoor seating, and roaming peacocks (yes, you read that right). Stroll around the large back courtyard and see the beautiful peacocks on the grounds. Luchia’s is at 15797 US Highway 93 just north of Wickiup, AZ.
- Visit the storied London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, a 70-minute drive south of Kingman. Visit English Village, grab lunch or an ice cream and take a stroll down Shoreline Trail. For an on-the-water experience, rent a kayak or paddle boards or book the Sunset Tour on the Dixie Belle for a truly romantic evening adventure.
- Take a drive out on Oatman Hwy to the Living Ghost town of Oatman, about 28 miles west of Kingman on Historic Route 66. On your way into the mountains, you’ll make 191 turns over 9 miles of scenic rugged mountains. There are several pull-offs to enjoy the views of Thimble Mountain, limestone cliffs, and Sitgreaves Pass, where you can see down to the Colorado River to the west and the blue Hualapai Mountains to the east. When in Oatman, visit the Oatman Hotel where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard are rumored to have honeymooned in room 15 in 1939. You can browse the little shops for handmade trinkets and jewelry. Or purchase hay pellets at the local shops to feed the wild donkeys that roam into town every day.
- Drive about an hour east of Kingman on Historic Route 66 to the Grand Canyon Caverns. These caverns are the largest dry caverns in the United States, tours take visitors down by elevator 21 stories for a fun underground experience. The elevator went offline late 2022 and isn't anticipated to open until Spring of 2023, so maybe take a rain check on any cavern dates until then