If you’re tired of doing the old flowers and dinner thing for Valentine’s Day and you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, I found just the thing. Treat your sweetie to a private helicopter tour of the city! You’ve seen how beautiful the skyline looks from Scenic Drive; imagine the epic views of El Paso and the Franklin Mountains from even higher.

I found a company in Santa Teresa which offers a couple of tours that feature the glow of the city lights. I spoke to the pilot, Deb Rothchild, and if money is not an object, Vertical Limit Aviation can help you sweep your loved one off their feet with either the Sunset or Evening star tour. The former takes you on a tour of Downtown El Paso and Mount Cristo Rey as the sun sets, while the latter follows the Rio Grande along the border as you marvel at the glow of of the city lights of Juarez and El Paso.

They both sound breathtaking, huh? Deb says you can even customize things with a bottle of wine and or flowers and chocolate if you want to make it even more romantic. And hey, if you haven’t put a ring on it you could even work in a marriage proposal.

You can reach out to Deb at (575) 589-1397 if you have any questions on what I'm willing to bet will be an evening neither one of you will forget.