February Is for Chocolate Lovers at Verde Canyon Railroad

CLARKDALE, AZ–(Marketwired – Nov 27, 2013) – The romance of the rails will captivate your senses during Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival celebrated over Valentine’s Weekend. The rich flavors of chocolate will stream across your taste buds like the wild scenery passing by your panoramic window during our lavish four-hour rail adventure.
Man has been hypnotized by chocolate for over 3,000 years. Derived from the cacao plant which is native to the Americas, the sweet confection tickling your palate has traveled the world as a coveted commodity. Its path will cross with our historic century-old rail line on February 14, 15 and 16, 2014, when we blend sweet mouth-watering flavors with wild awe-inspiring views. Many ingredients partner well with chocolate but the best embellishment is the clickety-clack of railroad wheels on the track.
Savoring sumptuous chocolate creates a feeling of ecstasy not unlike the sensation of falling in love. Imagine a wealth of the sweet stuff flowing, floating with dipped berries and marshmallows, all of it dissolving into a delicious puddle on your tongue. The confectionary celebration will fill your first-class car with the intoxicating scent and flavor of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies.
We will also arouse you with the indulgence of the delicacy in liquid form. Toast with specialty cocktails and dunk with flavored-coffees. Sweethearts can share nibbles of delectable desserts while enjoying the tastiest treat of all: the decadent remote scenery of the Verde Canyon. 
The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival features exclusive first-class accommodations, pampering you with luxurious style, an abundant selection of other appetizers and attentive beverage service right to your seat. Adjoining open-air cars allow the crisp scenery of late winter, rich with soaring eagles, bright blue skies and crimson cliffs, to fall right into your lap.
Arizona, known as “The Valentine State,” became the 48th state on February 14, 1912. Luscious chocolate pleasures, majestic eagles in flight, baby raptors in their nests, and Arizona’s birthday party… what a celebration! And unlike Willie Wonka, you won’t need the elusive golden ticket for the journey into the land of chocolate. All you need is a ticket to ride the Verde Canyon Railroad.
Only two hours from Phoenix and 25 minutes from Sedona, Verde Canyon Railroad is the perfect Arizona day-trip, or if you plan to stay over, ask us about our Room and Ride packages. Scheduled trains depart at 1 p.m.. Reservations are accepted at 800.293.7245 or online at verdecanyonrr.com.
It’s Not the Destination; It’s the Chocolate-Lovers’ Journey