I’ve never heard the phrase, “Denver is for lovers,” but why not start a trend? The Mile High City is chock-full of fabulously romantic spots to take that special someone. Whether a night out at a sultry jazz club or a refreshing day at the spa is more your speed, Denver’s got something for all the sweethearts out there. Grab your honey and steal his (or her) heart all over again with these romantic things to do in Denver.
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1. Peaks Lounge
For breathtaking views of the Mile High City and the Rockies, take your sweetie to the Peaks Lounge on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency downtown. Watch the sunset, enjoy one of their Colorado Cocktails (made with locally sourced ingredients), and top off your evening with their Berry and S'mores Fondue for Two, as you soak in the twinkling stars and the lights of downtown. Sometimes it fun to be a tourist in your own city!
2. The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Want to really impress your honey and sink into a relaxed, synchronized state? Treat yourself (and your darling) to a couples massage at the Ritz-Carlton's award-winning 6,800 square-foot spa downtown to "relax, renew, refresh and reconnect." (And be sure to ask about the specials they often offer on weekdays...or splurge on their VIP suite)!
This charming, snazzy little real-deal jazz club tucked away in RiNo makes for a perfectly intimate night out on the town. The velvety smooth sounds of jazz swirl around the room, as mixologists swirl one-of-a-kind cocktails behind the bar, and chefs swirl the mignonette accompanying your oysters on the half shell. (Fun fact: The 18th century lover Casanova is rumored to have dined on 50 oysters every morning for breakfast).
4. Take a hike!
What could be more romantic than wildflowers and waterfalls or peak-top views and lakeside sunsets? Beats me!?
5. The Brown Palace
Treat your sweetie to a luxurious staycation at the historic Brown Palace Hotel. Stow away your phones, silence your alarms, and awaken at your leisure for their fabulous champagne brunch, followed by a day at their restorative artesian well-fed spa, and cap it all off with a lovely spot of afternoon tea. A treat for your sweet that's simply sublime!
6. Denver's Art Districts
The Mile High City boasts seven art districts, all of which participate in a night full of fun, food, drinks, and culture, at the First Friday Art Walk each month. Explore the scene, expand your mind, and impress your darling with astute observations about the arts.
7. Denver Center for the Performing Arts
"DCPA is the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events." Check their calendar, buy the ticket, take the (b)ride!
8. La Rumba
Show off your sweet dance moves for your sweetheart at La Rumba. They've got live music, (free) salsa lessons, and plenty of (sweaty) dance floor for everyone!
9. City Park Jazz
Another spot where you and your honey can bust a move is at City Park Jazz. For 30 years, Denver lovers have been swaying to the sweet, soulful sounds of the free jazz at City Park. Go on and jazz it up!
10. Outdoor Summer Movies
Snuggle up with your sugar under a cozy blanket beneath the stars at one of Denver's outdoor summer movies. Infinity Park, Skyline Park, and the Civic Center all host free flicks from May to September.
11. Paddle Out
You've seen "The Notebook right!? Pack a picnic, a little (liquid) courage, and take your beloved for a sunset spin on the lake. There are plenty of options right here in the metro area, as well as an unlimited number nestled in the surrounding state and national parks.
What are your favorite romantic things to do in Denver? Let us know in the comments!