We spent Valentine's Day at the Desert Botanical Gardens. The weather was perfect and is was a lot of fun to just have some relaxing family time. We also had out-of-town guests who were able to escape the snow enjoy the desert at its finest.
We had extreme close ups with humming birds, a roadrunner, ground squirrels, and quail.
We are members of the botanical gardens now and I think the 8 years old would live there if he could. The draw back for him if being allergic to mesquite trees. If you every come to Phoenix the DBG is definitely a place to visit.