Top Romantic Things to do in Denver Colorado
Who doesn’t love a romantic escape? Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just a day worth celebrating, the Mile High City has plenty of romantic offerings. The key is figuring out where to start, so we’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 romantic things to do in Denver, Colorado. You can start by clicking on the cities below to check out the wine tasting experiences available there, and then scroll down to the other date night ideas.
Date Night Ideas
Book a Romantic Wine Tour With Your Partner
Spice up the normal traditional gifts by experiencing a romantic Denver wine tasting tour. Yes, you read that right, Denver has a premier wine tasting tour that can take you to the finest urban wineries in the Mile High City.
Ride A Carriage Through Downtown Denver
Your loving prince or princess can experience a fairytale for themselves. Book a carriage ride and ride away into your very own happily ever after! We recommend the 16th Street pedestrian mall and a trot around Larimer Square.
1187 16th St Mall,
Denver, CO 80202
A Walk Through the Botanic Gardens
Giving flowers to your loved one can be a bit boring…but what if you could bring them a whole garden?! You can at the Denver Botanic Gardens. They have their Orchid showcase every January-February…and as far as we know, it hasn’t disappointed anyone yet.
1007 York St,
Denver, CO 80206
Check-in at Denver’s ART Hotel
Love art? Then, you’ll love this romantic destination. Standing out in the middle of Denver’s Art District is the aptly named ART Hotel. Cornered by the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado History Museum, you’ll never run out of art pieces to admire. Plus, they have a fantastic restaurant and bar, Fire Restaurant. It has a cozy and high-end ambiance with its firepits and views of all of the downtown.
Denver, CO 80203
Mile High City Spots
Go Bar Hopping
Not long ago, we’ve featured Denver’s best bars. You can choose from speakeasies, cocktail bars, sports bars, posh bars that offer gourmet food, and more! There is no shortage of places to try. Check out our best bars in the Mile High City in this link.
Dine on Delicious Food
Denver also has a diverse and colorful restaurant scene. We have listed some of the best restaurants you could try with your partner here. If you’re looking for the best dining experience in Denver to satisfy you and your partner’s palate, then you should definitely check these places out!
Romantic Attractions Denver
Visit Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Red Rocks Amphitheater is considered one of the best concert venues in the country, and we haven’t met a Denver music lover that doesn’t agree. You can check out the listings for upcoming concerts on their website or here.
18300 West Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465
Watch an Artistic Performance
If theater, live orchestra, or ballet is your passion, or you just like seeing live artistic performances, swing by a performance at the Denver Performing Arts Complex!
1400 Curtis Street,
Denver, CO 80204
Things to do for Couples
Melt The Stress Away and Book a Spa Day
Denver is an awesome destination for spa treatments and when you do it together with your partner, the experience will be taken to the next level. Denver’s very own historic Brown Palace Hotel also offers one of the Mile High city’s most luxurious spas. The Woodhouse Day Spa is also lovely place to spend an afternoon, or even the whole day!
Be Entertained At The The Clocktower Cabaret
The Clocktower Cabaret is a must see in Denver, whether you are a local or just passing through. Experience music, burlesque, comedy, drag, circus, and dance all performed in an intimate, vintage setting with delicious cocktails and tasty food choices. You can see their upcoming schedule here.
1601 Arapahoe St.,
Denver, CO 80202
Enjoy a Night of Comedy
Laughter is the best medicine and with that phrase, this recommendation comes in handy. Hailed by USA Today as one of the Top Five Comedy Clubs in the US, Comedy Works has been Denver’s top venue for stand-up comedy since the ’80s. Why not have have a barrel of laughs at Comedy Works?
1226 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Best Bars & Restaurants for a Date
This is one of Denver’s best wine bars. It is a great choice for wine aficionados who want to explore a collection of over 300 wines. This bar is also known for their Champagne Thursdays Social where all of their Champagnes are half off!
Enjoy these comfortable, rustic and immaculately restored buildings, as each Postino location combines unique and approachable wines with simple, delicious and locally grown fare.
Have you ever wished you could pour your own beer at a bar? Well, now you can! First Draft is a unique bar in the RINO district of Denver. They have a large variety of drinks; wine, craft beer, cider, cocktails and even coffee or Kombucha. You can pour these drinks to your liking, like a drink buffet!
Known as Denver’s most luxurious lounge offering high-end libations served by the highest-skilled bartenders, this bar is situated in Denver’s Union Station with its vibrant downtown crowd. Cooper Lounge offers an intimate setting perfect for any date.
Looking to add a bit of mystery to your date in a low-light setting? Then this speakeasy bar is perfect! It’s known for having the best hand-crafted cocktails in the area. You won’t be able to make reservations in advance so we suggest dropping in to get your name on the list for a table. The experience of not only enjoying a great cocktail but of going through a bookshelf speakeasy style is well worth it!
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox is a fantastic Victorian-style bar. It is a great place to enjoy a fun evening with a date, primarily because of their shows. Arrive early before 9pm to make sure you get a seat and enjoy some drinks before the shows begin. And, they have some great dishes to pair with your cocktails; the poppers and cheese curds served with blood orange marmalade go very well with the Diamond Lil’. They typically have shows Thursday through Sunday.
If you’re looking for an interactive experience this is the place for you! Upstairs Circus specializes in providing a unique social experience where each guest picks their own project to work on. There is no better way to spend a fun second or third date. Having some delicious libations while creating your own hand-crafted masterpieces is definitely a good way to enjoy each others company. Enjoy a fulfilling evening of painting, jewelry making or choose other sorts interactive projects from their project menu.
If you and your date are looking to have the most authentic Japanese dining experience in Denver, then this place if for you. Go beyond sushi and experience a genuine ambiance with the perfect authentic Japanese menu. In fact, their dining experience has landed them as one of the top Japanese restaurants in the United States and they have been rated the best Japanese restaurant for almost two decades in a row by Denver’s Westword newspaper.
Here you can enjoy an Italian fine dinning experience beyond the usual pasta and pizza. This restaurant offers the best in Northern Italian cuisine. Their menu features local, organic ingredients and an award-winning wine list. Their food and wine combined with unbeatable service has earned Panzano 4 diamonds by AAA and it’s been named one of the best restaurants in the United States. If you are looking for an upscale experience for your next date, this restaurant is just right.
Tip: They feature one Denver’s best happy hours from 2:30PM – 6PM.
$4 draft beers, $5 wines and most dishes run from $5 to $8.
Similarly to other highly rated restaurants, Beast + Bottle’s food and cocktails are made with natural ingredients sourced from local farms. The restaurant provides a casual dining experience that is perfect for a more relaxed date. Just like every other venue featured in this article, this venue’s raving reviews speak for themselves.
Beatrice & Woodsley is one of our favorite, most unique venues in Denver, because it’s high vaulted ceilings and intimate table settings create a memorable experience. Nestled in an urban aspen grove on South Broadway, this venue offers social dinning sure to make any date a success. This restaurant offers American cuisine derived from new and old world flavors.
This modern steak house offers a classy dining experience sure to impress any date. This fantastic restaurant was chosen as 2015’s Best Steakhouse in Denver. Hop on over for its great happy hour served on weekdays from 3 to 6pm. This is the perfect venue to get fancy and dress up for a night out with your sweetheart.
Arrange a quaint evening with your honey at one of Denver’s best kept secrets. The menu at The Crimson Room is made up of locally sourced desserts and flavorful bites that compliment their cocktail list. The live jazz piano and acoustic guitar played regularly at this hotspot makes for both a relaxing and fun evening. They say it’s the perfect stop before or after the theater, a concert, or comedy performance.
This restaurant appeases to an artisan-style date where you can have the space to vibe and be creative. The menu is made up of small and delicious eats meant for sharing. Pick a corner to share dialogue with other painters, poets, and artisans, or enjoy one of their shows that you can catch on various days of the week. Thursday through Saturday the Opera house has their big productions: 3 to 4 local indie bills, from burlesque to folk, opera to dance parties, and rock ‘n roll. Every night they host different entertainment; Tuesdays are for the Songwriter’s Open Mic and Wednesdays are for their Comedy Open Mic, where working Denver comics get to work-out their new material.
Have a romantic spot you’ve been to or date idea you’ve tried not on this list? Share it with us in the comments and give another reader a fresh idea for Valentine’s Day!