If you can't find Love, try driving to Valentine

Map with arrow pointing to pin in Love, Arizona

By Caroline Carpenter / ADOT Communications

Looking for someplace out of the way to take your dear one? How about Love or Valentine?

If you’ve never heard of these two Arizona towns, it might be worth a road trip with your beloved.

Love is just off US 60, east of Salome. It was once called Lockhart but was renamed in honor of Ernest Love, who was killed during World War I. For more interesting spots along US 60, read our US 60 Road Trip blog.

Map with arrow pointing to pin in Valentine, Arizona

For another romantic drive, you can visit Valentine, at the intersection of State Route 66 and Valentine Way, 30 miles east of Kingman. It's named for Robert G. Valentine, former commissioner of Indian Affairs. In 2016, Valentine reported a population of 38.

These tiny towns may not have a lot of restaurant options, so pack a picnic just in case and share a picture of your adventure via Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or Facebook (facebook.com/AZDOT).

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