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Romantic Paddle Boats: 12 Months of Dates May

A romantic date night renting paddle boats downtown and watching the sunset. Your guide to an amazing paddle boat date night and Tempe Town Lake Paddle Boat rentals. 

Paddle Boats Downtown Date Night

Date: Renting Paddle Boats Downtown Date Night
Price: Renting paddle boats in Downtown Tempe is $30 an hour/$45 for two hours. Be sure to check local rental companies for prices. 
Location: Tempe Towne Lake Paddle Boats in Downtown Tempe 
Website: Pedal Boat rentals in Tempe website 

We aren’t your typical romantic date people, I think we’re too goofy for this and have a hard time taking life seriously! However, once in a while we seem to find ourselves in some of the most romantic places. Also, with the most amazing scenery. These moments remind us we’re so lucky to enjoy some of these phenomenal dates together!

This weekend was one of those romantic dates. As part of our year of dates gift, I gifted a night rental for paddle boats downtown. Year of Dates Gift: Paddle Boat Rental

Tempe Town Lake Paddle Boats

It’s something we’ve talked about doing for quite a while. However, Tempe Town Lake had a little mishap last year with the Dam, and basically drained almost entirely. We’re grateful to have it fixed and full again! 

Tempe Town Lake Paddle Boats are super easy to rent! You can rent paddle boats online, or reserve in person. I’d highly recommend reserving in advance! 

The downtown paddle boats rental office is located on the Southside. I’d park in the Tempe Beach Park lot, and follow the map to the rental office. 



Pedal Boat Picnic

We ran and grabbed some food, and headed to the lake. We both kept commenting on how the universe had given us this amazing gift of perfect weather. It’s been unseasonably hot in AZ this spring, and we’re predicted to have the hottest summer in history. We’ve already reached 108, and we thought this date could be pretty rough feeling sweaty and dehydrated. However, the weather suddenly changed for a few days! We had a high in the low 80’s we had a perfect date enjoying absolutely perfect weather!

Pedal Boat Rental Tempe Town Lake
Date night downtown Tempe


Paddle Boats Rental in Tempe. Woman sitting on paddle boats at Tempe Towne Lake.

Why a Sunset Rental Makes for the Best Date Night

Our Tempe Town Lake paddleboat date started out at dusk, with great lighting, lots to see, and plenty of sun for our picnic dinner on the boat.

Paddle Boat Picnic Tempe Town Lake

We decided on a fast food meal we that would travel well. Also, we love when you can get some healthier options to go. And by we I mean me, Jacob loves his 750 calories chocolate shake in ways you wouldn’t believe. Everyone keeps telling us his metabolism will fade next decade, but I keep looking at his siblings and uncles and I’m pretty sure he’ll be enjoying the shake on top of his fries and sandwich for the rest of his life! Please let our future kids get those genes!

Paddle Boat Picnic Tempe Town Lake

Right as we finished dinner the sun officially set, and the lights on the bridges turned on. It was like a scene from a movie with unnaturally perfect timing.

Paddle Boats Downtown



Woman using Paddle Boats Downtown with night sky and city lights behind her.

And as the night went on, the view just got more and more breathtaking.

Sunset Paddle Boats

Paddle Boats downtown are close to the airport. In addition to the sunset, watching the airplanes land only added to the perfect ambiance. 

Tempe Towne Lake bride lit up at night.


Tempe Towne Lake at night.


Tempe Towne lake paddle boat date at night.


Tempe Towne Lake paddle boat date night.

And in case you were wondering, yes, I did feel like I was in Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone. I’m a little obsessed with van Gogh, and it was pretty magical to feel like we were in one of his paintings. 

Downtown Tempe Paddle Boats.

This was probably the best $30 we have spent on a date for two amazing hours! Even if goofiness came out each time we sang “Kiss the Girl” when we passed people in rowboats. We still enjoyed an overall very romantic night together.

Paddle Boat at Sunset Date Night.


Tempe Town Lake Paddle Boat Rentals with couple on a date night.


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  1. Shannon you should so hit those up next time your at your parents' house!
    And thanks so much, we are loving them! I hope things are going well for you with summer vacation 🙂

  2. Shannon b says:

    Awesome date! There are paddleboats at a lake in my parents' community — I think I've got an idea for a date when we visit this summer! Thanks again for linking up!

    Also, congrats on the new jobs. What good news!

  3. Thanks girl! It was so fun! You should totally do this! And they do gift cards if you want to surprise with a present 🙂

  4. FUN! We want to do that ASAP 🙂 And LOVE that last picture! So romantic.

  5. Thanks Krista! And cute blog 🙂

  6. Krista Jacobs says:

    great idea and so gorgeous!