From a girl's point of view, I imagine it can sometimes be stressful when attempting to plan original, fun activities for your girlfriend. But it's worth it. Because a girl will always appreciate that kind of effort — it speaks louder than any words could.\nThat said, sometimes it can be tough to constantly come up with creative ideas of places to take her. And that's where we come in to help.\nREAD ALSO: 6 American Celebrities Who Married Famous Canadians\nOn this list, we have activities for every type of girl, whether outdoorsy, artsy, bohemian, athletic, food-obsessed, or animal-loving; you name it — there's an activity on this list that will be sure to put a smile on her face. Enjoy!\n1. Take her to the Desert Botanical Garden\nWhere: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy\nView this post on Instagram Betcha can’t find me, I’m a cactus 🌵😌 . . . . #explore #love #travel #traveler #cactus #botanicalgarden #desert #desertbotanicalgarden #arizona #Scottsdale #travelblogger #adventure #explorer #wander #wanderlust #happiness #weekend #womenwhotravel #travelinladies A post shared by Eat & Travel ✈🌏🍕💕 (@melodyfongg) on Jul 8, 2019 at 9:13am PDT\nThere's something so relaxing about wandering aimlessly through a beautiful garden. This massive 140-acre one is located in Papago Park and has over 21,000 plants to admire. And plenty of cute photo opportunities as well!\n2. Take her to see the cute animals at the Phoenix Zoo\nWhere: 455 N Galvin Pkwy\nView this post on Instagram I made a new friend on our honeymoon 🐪♥️ I think he had a thing for me 🙈😄 . . . . . . #purehappiness #pure #happiness #happiest #happygirl #girl #photooftheday #polishgirl #honeymoon #positivevibes #smile #laughter #camel #zoo #phoenix #arizona #animal #joy #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #photography #portrait #closeup #instagood #instadaily #instapic #raybans #travelphotography #vacation #travel A post shared by Adrianna (@cure4fashion) on Jul 13, 2018 at 10:36am PDT\nThe zoo is a quintessential date spot. It really doesn't matter how old you are, it's the perfect place to bring your girlfriend on a summer daytime date. Because who doesn't love animals?\n3. Take her on a fun hike up Camelback Moutain\nWhere: 4925 E McDonald Dr\nView this post on Instagram www.climbcamelback.com #awesome A post shared by Jason Glashan (@camelbackclimber) on Nov 2, 2017 at 5:27pm PDT\nCamelback Mountain provides you with exactly what you want out of a hike. It's in close proximity to the city, and it's a fairly quick hike with a picturesque view waiting for you at the top.\n4. Check out the Hole-in-the-Rock at Papago Park\nWhere: 625 N Galvin Pkwy\nView this post on Instagram That hole atop Phoenix. #travel A post shared by Alvin Tan / Tessa Paglinawan (@babatography) on Sep 25, 2018 at 10:15am PDT\nIs your girlfriend the adventurous type? Would she rather be out and about than stuck to the couch? Well, if so, exploring this awesome 1,200-acre park just might be the perfect weekend date for both of you.\n5. Take her for a cute photo-op at the LOVE statue\nWhere: 3806 N Drinkwater Blvd\nView this post on Instagram love today❤️ • • • #lovestatue #lovestatuescottsde #love #lovelovelove #livewell #livehappy #lifeisgood #lovetoday #chacos #topshop #zennioptical #arizona #thatsdarling #thedarlingmovement #actor #tourist #lovetoday #chooselove #smiles #living #ntc #ilovemyjob A post shared by Jackie Webb (@wackiejebb) on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:01am PST\nIt's an undeniable modern fact: girls love a good photo op. This super cute statue located in Old Town Scottsdale is the perfect spot to bring your girlfriend after a long romantic walk through the town.\n6. Take her urban bat-watching at the Phoenix Bat Cave\nWhere: 3698-3694 E Colter St\nView this post on Instagram Bats over Phoenix. #bats #phoenixbatcave A post shared by Jason (@jasonpart2) on Oct 1, 2016 at 7:44pm PDT\nThis unique place is known for its mesmerizing bat-watching experienc. It's a great activity for the quirky, animal-loving girl who doesn't want to always go on the same old type of date.\n7. Take her to check out animals and aquatic life at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park\nWhere: 16501 W Northern Ave\nView this post on Instagram Me and Mr Emu 😘 #emu #wildlifeworldzoo #zoo #arizona #dbacks A post shared by Jennifer Renée Cassidy (@jenreneecassidy) on Jun 22, 2019 at 8:43pm PDT\nAgain, for the girl that loves animals, here's another option! This zoo specializes in African and South American animals and has Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals.\n8. Take her for an awesome nature walk at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum\nWhere: 37615 US Highway 60\nView this post on Instagram Dope Vibes 🏞 #vibes #nature #boycethompsonarboretum #withthebestie #neededthis #nike #nikes #friends #friendsshow #photography #dopevibes #dope #black #beautiful #curlyhair #natural #bugsanddirt #trails #wildlife #goodtimes #harmony #peacelove #sweatygirls #pinay #adventures A post shared by Jasmin Marie (@realmsharpe) on Jun 29, 2019 at 12:56pm PDT\nSo you found yourself dating an outdoorsy girl? Then make sure to satisfy her unquenchable sense of adventure and take her to this little gem, the largest and oldest botanical garden in the state of Arizona.\n9. Take her for a ride on the Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake\nWhere: 16802 AZ-88, Tortilla Flat\nView this post on Instagram Get yourself a man that takes you on a surprise twilight dinner cruise, because you mentioned a lake trip a few weeks back💛 A post shared by Myranda (@myranda_marina) on Aug 12, 2018 at 8:26am PDT\nBoat rides are so romantic! As a girl, I can tell you that this is always true. So if you're looking to take her on an extra special date, why not ride on beautiful Canyon Lake?\n10. Take her to see the view at Dobbins Lookout\nWhere: 10919 S Central Ave\nView this post on Instagram Loves me a desert mountain sunset ❤ #dobbinspointlookout #southmountainpark #sonorandesert #cholla #chollacactus #desertsunset #phoenixsunset #arizona #visitarizona #arizonagram #arizonasky #bliss A post shared by Kristen Nauss (@naussyk) on Dec 20, 2017 at 5:02pm PST\nThis lookout boasts some of the most scenic views of the city. Also, the huge park is home to some awesome hiking trails for all experience levels.\n11. Splurge on an overnight stay at the Arizona Biltmore\nWhere: 2400 E Missouri Ave\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Dee Ann Morgan (@deedeecast) on Jul 7, 2019 at 5:31pm PDT\nThis world-class hotel resort is built to give you the impression that you're in a tropical location. It's really stunning and the perfect spot to bring your girlfriend for a special, romantic anniversary or birthday date.\n12. Take her on an adorable no-frills date at Two Hippies Beach House Restaurant\nWhere: 501 E Camelback Rd\nView this post on Instagram Couples who eat #tacos together stay together right? This #tacotuesday show your loved one you care and head on over to the Beach House to enjoy our awesome baja fare. A post shared by The Beach House AZ (@thebeachhouseaz) on May 28, 2019 at 11:55am PDT\nYes, us ladies love being wined and dined in fancy places, but we also love a casual date in a cute, unique spot. So if you're looking for something easy, you should check out this beach-style taco joint!\n13. Take her on the ultimate romantic date night at Quiessence At The Farm\nWhere: 6106 S 32nd St\nView this post on Instagram first date ✔️ A post shared by Ari (@babyypeps) on May 16, 2018 at 10:06pm PDT\nLocated on a farm, this outdoor restaurant is known for being one of the most romantic in all of Phoenix. Get yourself a reservation here for a truly special evening.\n14. Take her to Roosevelt Row Arts District to admire the murals\nWhere: 333 E Roosevelt St\nView this post on Instagram My first senior of the summer and this session was 🔥🔥🔥 We channeled our inner RuPaul and werkkked it through the sweat 😅 A post shared by Molly McElenney Photography (@mollymcphoto) on Jul 16, 2018 at 7:51pm PDT\nThis walkable area is where all the hipsters congregate. The first Friday of every month, this art district hosts a massive street-style festival celebrating art and community. Every other day, it's an awesome neighborhood to check out for a casual stroll and inspiring creativity.\n15. Take her floating down Salt River in Tonto National Forest\nWhere: US 188, Payson\nView this post on Instagram We’re lucky enough in Arizona to be able to enjoy water sports YEAR ROUND! That’s right...you can cool down in the summer months, and continue to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months as well. What adventures have you been on in Arizona and the Southwest USA? Do you like private or group activities?🌵🌅🧗♀️🏜🚵♀️ #360adventures #trailblazingsouthwest #usareise #amerikareise #amerikaabenteuer #südwestusa #igersarizona #lovearizona #southwestadventuresusa #reisenmachtglücklich #reisezeit #daslebenistbund #reiselust #reiseberichte #slowtravel #wirliebenklettern #wirliebennature #allaboutadventures #peoplewhoadventure #properadventure #goneoutdoors #theadventurenetwork #mtbarizona #kayakfahren #getupandexplore #outdoorvisual A post shared by Südwesten der USA Reiseexperte (@trailblazingsouthwest) on Jul 7, 2019 at 9:28am PDT\nThis massive park is for experienced outdoor lovers. As the fifth largest national forest in all of the United States, it has a lot to offer. From beautiful trees and flowers to incredible wildlife and lakes, there's an endless list of outdoor activities that can be done here.\n16. Take her for a day at the pool club at Hotel Valley Ho\nWhere: 6850 E Main St\nView this post on Instagram Sundays are best spent lying in bed. Relax and rejoice for our Recovery Sunday deals including brunch at ZuZu and indulging in a late, 5pm check out. Visit the link in our bio to learn more.⠀ ⠀ /// #HotelValleyHo #OldTownScottsdale #DowntownScottsdale #Scottsdale #Arizona #Phoenix #WestrocCollection #boutiquehotel #travel #wanderlust #hotel #vacation #thepreferredlife #midcenturymodern #midcentury #modern #design #architecture #absolutelyscottsdale @ScottsdaleAriz #myphx @visitphoenix @preferredhotels #RecoverySundays #EatAtZuZu⠀ ⠀ A post shared by Hotel Valley Ho (@hotelvalleyho) on Jul 7, 2019 at 2:30pm PDT\nIf the outdoors aren't really your thing, and you'd rather be sipping on a Mai Tai than paddling a kayak, then head over to one of Phoenix's beach clubs. This one is known for its relaxed, tropical laid-back vibe and ambiance.\n17. Take her to check out the butterflies at Butterfly Wonderland\nWhere: 9500 East Vía de Ventura\nView this post on Instagram Just BEE 🐝YOU! Everybody else is taken. YOU are a UNIQUE, LIMITED EDITION emanation from God. If you don’t do YOU, YOU will not be done at all! 🦋🦋🦋✨✨✨ 📸: @m.elvenes A post shared by Kristin (@kristinolenik) on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:18pm PST\nButterfly Wonderland is a super cute place to pop in for an afternoon date. They're not only known for their butterflies, but their interactive rainforest habitat, too.\n18. Take her on an unforgettable day trip to Sedona\nWhere: Sedona\nView this post on Instagram #SEDONA, more like #SEDONE-A 🏜 this is a MUST destination! Amazing end to our road trip and the puppies really enjoyed the VORTEX’s energy! A post shared by TONY CAVALERO (@tonycavalero) on Jul 9, 2019 at 12:11pm PDT\nSedona is only one hour outside of Phoenix, so it takes a little bit of effort to get there, but it's totally worth it. If you're looking to do something truly adventurous and out-of-the-box, the landscape here is otherworldly. Plus, a trip to Sedona isn't just a casual afternoon activity, but something you'll both remember for a long time.\n19. Go for a cool down swim at Canyon Lake\nWhere: Maricopa County\nView this post on Instagram This cave didn’t have bees in it... @_.live.laugh.lauren._ A post shared by Lydia Garton (@lydiapinkg) on Jul 16, 2018 at 4:25pm PDT\nCanyon Lake isn't only a place where you can go boating, but swimming as well! It's surrounded by majestic mountains, and if you're lucky, you may even see some mule, deer, and mountain goats roaming around.\n20. Take her to enjoy the view at Lookout Mountain preserve\nWhere: Lookout Mountain Preserve\nView this post on Instagram I ❤️ @dreamcitychurch #phoenix #arizona #hiking A post shared by Josh Moza (@joshmoza) on Jul 14, 2018 at 5:38pm PDT\nThis is another secret lookout spot that's great for couples. It's located at Lookout Mountain Preserve, a municipal park in the northern part of Phoenix. The hike is relatively easy and about five miles to the top. Remember to bring good shoes!\n21. Take her for a dip at Lake Pleasant\nWhere: Lake Pleasant Regional Park\nView this post on Instagram Don’t strive to be skinny; strive to be healthy; strive to be strong. - #healthhappy #sunsoutbunsout #nfq #zfg #fammily #looklikeabeautytrainlikeabeast #azgirl #fammilystrong #strongnotskinny #fitspo #shecandoboth #strongwomen #healthynotskinny #asian #girlswithtattoos #pinaypower #imonaboat #searay #patagonia #lakepleasantaz A post shared by Røηi ΩR (@la_ronirod) on Jun 28, 2018 at 2:34pm PDT\nLake Pleasant Regional Park is a huge outdoor recreation area straddling the Maricopa and Yavapai county border northwest of Phoenix. It's a great spot for an outdoorsy couple that wants to be in nature, but not TOO deep. Enjoy a day of relaxing on the water and nothing more.\n22. Take her for a romantic walk around Old Town Scottsdale\nWhere: Old Town Scottsdale\nView this post on Instagram Did you know the @scottsdale_artwalk 🖼 is FREE to the public, and happens every Thursday evening from 7-9 pm? Stroll along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd., and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave. Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown. For more information, visit: http://scottsdalegalleries.com #OldTownScottsdaleAZ A post shared by Old Town Scottsdale (@oldtownscottsdale_az) on Jun 5, 2018 at 5:18pm PDT\nIf you're looking for a place to go on an easy date that doesn't involve too much driving or planning, check out romantic Old Town Scottsdale. Packed with awesome bars, restaurants, and cafes, there's always something to look at, eat, or drink within a few steps.\n23. Take her on a day trip to Watson Lake for jaw-dropping views\nWhere: Prescott, Arizona\nView this post on Instagram “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life” - Buddha • • • Throwback to finding this beautiful site one year ago today. #watsonlake #prescottarizona #travellinds #buddhaquotes A post shared by Lindsey Carter (@linds_eee) on Jul 8, 2019 at 4:31pm PDT\nWith strange space-like rock formations as far as the eye can see, this place is a photographer's dream. You can also easily hike up to the top for some stunning views.\n24. Take her to the Japanese Friendship Gardens in the heart of downtown\nWhere: 1125 N 3rd Ave\nView this post on Instagram 🧡 A post shared by lex (@marylexe) on Mar 13, 2018 at 9:52am PDT\nIf you're not too keen on loading up thecar and driving out of town, check out this cute Japanese garden and koi pond in the middle of downtown. Bring some coins to throw in the fountain for good luck!\n25. Take her to the Phoenix Art Museum to see some unusual exhibits\nWhere: 1625 N Central Ave\nView this post on Instagram Visit of the weekend @phxart See more in our stories. A post shared by CK Valenti Designs, Inc. (@ckvalenti_designs_) on Jul 15, 2018 at 10:53am PDT\nThis one is for the artsy girlfriend, the creative girl who can appreciate an unusual exhibit or work of art. Be sure to check out a permanent installation Yayoi Kusama's Firefly Infinity Mirror Room.\n26. Take her to Songbird Coffee & Tea House for a super cute coffee date\nWhere:2006, 812 N 3rd St\nView this post on Instagram Downtown Days 🧜🏾♀️ A post shared by J O D I E 🤟🏽 (@jodiealicia) on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:04pm PDT\nThis place has been dubbed as one of Phoenix's most "Instagramable" cafes, so if your girlfriend loves that kind of place, take her for a coffee and sweet treat. I'm sure she'll love it.\n27. Take her to a drive-in movie for the perfect summer date\nWhere: West Wind Glendale 9, 5650 N 55th Ave\nView this post on Instagram drive in movie with my baby <3 A post shared by @ rachael.taylor on Jul 10, 2018 at 11:32am PDT\n"Throwback" dates are the best, and nothing says "I love you" quite like taking your gal to a good old-fashioned drive-in movie. Get cozy in your car and don't forget to BYOS — bring your own snacks!\n28. Spend the afternoon hanging out on a lazy river together\nWhere: 155 W Hampton Ave, Mesa\nView this post on Instagram And also went to Sunsplash on my bday! It was a pretty awesome bday!!!! 💦💦💦😆🌤 (sorry krys for stealing your pic! Thx u!) 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 . . #sunsplash #Waterpark #funinthesun #nightsplash #wavepool #lazyriver #bestbirthday #happybirthday #birthdaygirl #birthdayfun #summerbirthday #summer A post shared by @ tblife11 on Jul 26, 2018 at 1:29am PDT\nThis one is for the couple who wants to enjoy a lazy weekend off the couch, cooling down outside with minimal effort. Grab a tube at Golfland Sunsplash and just laze around in the water all afternoon.\n29. Take her to Diego Pops for tropical-style drinks and amazing tacos\nWhere: 4338 N Scottsdale Rd\nView this post on Instagram More 🥥 drinks please A post shared by Rachel Bain (@rachhbain) on Jun 4, 2019 at 9:34pm PDT\nThis spot was named one of the most "Instagrammable" places in Phoenix. Plus, drinking out of a coconut does sound like a lot of fun!\n30. Take her for a cone at a cute and eclectic ice cream shop, Churn\nWhere: 5223 N Central Ave\nView this post on Instagram we love our new home 🙌🏻❤️🌵 A post shared by Jennifer Anderson (@jennjane31) on Jan 12, 2018 at 6:38pm PST\nThere's no date spot more classic than an ice cream shop. And who doesn't love ice cream? It's seriously a no-fail. So, for an easy but fun date, bring her to this quirky spot for a cone and to feel like you're kids again.\nContent disclaimer: We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. The locations listed below may or may not have changed their regulations in regards to what you can or cannot do on site since the article was last updated. Always consult with local authorities. If you do plan to visit a location, know the risks beforehand and respect the environment.