Romance of All Kinds Sparks in Denver


Adding in romance on vacation can sometimes be overlooked. Especially when you are in Denver where the outdoors and action sports rule. But don't be fooled because romance abounds in the Mile High City and incorporates the outdoors into unique date ideas when necessary. Take Kota Longboards, where couples can learn a new skill together on boards that are handcrafted right here in the city. With expert instructors, you will be carving through Wash Park in no time. Looking for an untraditional place to stay and away from a standard hotel? You will want to check out the Capitol Hill Mansion, which also happens to be one of the most romantic bed and breakfast spots in the city. Not only is the architecture stunning (was built in 1891 as part of Millionaire’s Row) but rooms include all the romantic touches like private balconies and Jacuzzi’s.  Some of the best Broadway shows also come through Denver, so make sure to check the schedule at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. Or, head to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science where adult nights incorporate cocktails and science based around current exhibits. Here are 10 ideas to rev up the romance during your Denver Vacation. 

Replacing the Ski Train, which stopped running, the Winter Park Express is the new train taking skiers and other day trippers between Denver's Union Station and Winter Park Resort during the winter ski season. The train runs weekends only plus...  Read More

Denver Botanic Gardens
Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens

Instead of going the easy route of buying your sweetie flowers, why not take them to the Botanic Gardens? Just 10 minutes from downtown Denver, the Botanic Gardens is a 24-acre oasis in the middle of the city with consistently spectacular...  Read More

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
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Learning new culinary skills is always a fun date activity, and Cook Street in Denver has an assortment of classes designed for couples. For Valentine's Day they're offering a special brunch class on February 14, where you and your +1 will...  Read More

Larimer Square is the city's No. 1 historic district and it was integral to the earliest residents of Denver, many of whom were on the rough-and-tumble side. Today, a more genteel clientele strolls along this historic block of Larimer Street to...  Read More

Woodhouse Day Spa
Photo courtesy of Carri Wilbanks

Located in a beautiful and historic Victorian home in Denver, the Woodhouse Day Spa is elegant yet welcoming. Relaxation begins the moment you and your partner walk through the door and are greeted with a complimentary mimosa, glass of wine...  Read More

One of Denver's oldest carriage companies, Irish Rose Drafts uses different breeds of draft horses, specifically, and the carriages used for rides on routes around downtown and LoDo are a romantic white.

City Park

When it was created in 1882, City Park was 320 acres of windswept prairie. Today, it's acres of green and gardens, lakes, the 18-hole City Park Golf Course and it's home to the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science, including the...  Read More

Washington Park

"Wash Park," as it's known locally, is not just a gorgeous expanse of gardens, lakes and green, it's also a place where Denver's outdoor-loving residents work out and play�biking, walking, running, practicing yoga and tennis, or joining...  Read More

Stylish and decidedly romantic, The Cooper Lounge is a sophisticated retreat perched high above The Great Hall in Denver's Union Station. Here couples can enjoy high-end cocktails, an extensive wine list, beer and chef-created bites in a cozy...  Read More


Meet Carri Wilbanks

Carri Wilbanks ( is a Denver based freelance writer, producer and TV host  for Xfinity Comcast who is always on the hunt for the next adventure. Whether climbing a volanco in...  More About Carri

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