10 Ways to Ramp up Romance in the Mile High City

Romance is one of the easiest things to find in the Mile High City. Denver's setting is romantic all on its own, with the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains almost always in view and sunsets nearly every evening that can take your breath away. There are also plenty of activities for a couple to experience together, activities that bring romance front and center to boost the heart power you already share. For couples that love to cook, there are date-night cooking classes at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts. Washington Park, City Park and Denver Botanic Gardens offer perfect places to meander and watch a sunset, and there are indulgent treatments for couples at The Woodhouse Day Spa. Peaks Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is not just a place to share a drink, it's also the premier (safe) spot from which to watch a summer afternoon storm crash over the Rockies–what's more romantic and adventurous than that? And whether you merely want to stroll hand-in-hand, shop or find an intimate spot to share a meal, Larimer Square delivers. What’s your heart’s pleasure?


Replacing the Ski Train, which stopped running several years ago, 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...  Read More

City Park

City Park's Feral Lake is a sweet spot for a couple to rent a pedal boat or kayak and spend an afternoon or summer evening out on the water. Created in 1882, City Park was once 320 acres of windswept prairie. Today, it's acres of green and...  Read More

Stylish and decidedly romantic, The Cooper Lounge is a sophisticated retreat set high above the more frenetic activity of the Great Hall in Denver's Union Station. Here couples can enjoy high-end cocktails, an extensive wine list, beer and...  Read More

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
Photo courtesy of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

Cooking together should be a fun and even romantic activity for couples, and the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is just the place to learn how to make that happen. The school offers a series of Date Night classes specifically for couples....  Read More

One of Denver's oldest carriage companies, Irish Rose Drafts uses different breeds of draft horses, notably Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons and Suffolks, to pull its signature white carriages along routes through downtown and LoDo. Popular for...  Read More

Larimer Square's collection of Victorian buildings and its block-long arch of lights create a romantic ambiance any time of year, whether you're heading to a specific destination or simply sauntering along hand-in-hand. Window-shopping is always...  Read More

Peaks Lounge
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center

It's not just a place to get a drink. It's high on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center with huge windows facing west, offering a sweeping panorama of the mountains. While sunset views are certainly one reason...  Read More

Woodhouse Day Spa
Photo courtesy of Carri Wilbanks

Housed in a Victorian beauty built in 1886, The Woodhouse Day Spa is about creating experiences. As noted on the spa's website: "We believe your day at the spa should be more than just a great spa treatment; it should be a great 'experience'...  Read More

Washington Park

"Wash Park" is a 155-acre expanse of gorgeous gardens, lakes and green lawns--and arguably the most beautiful spot in the city to watch a sunset. Smith Lake in particular, at the park's northern end, draws a multitude of lovers and others each...  Read More

Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street is a 24-acre oasis just a few minutes from downtown. Any part of the gardens would be a fine destination for a romantic stroll, but Denver Botanic Gardens has three gardens that together are called the...  Read More


Meet Christine Loomis

Christine has written about every aspect of travel, from romance and adventure to family and wellness. She is also lucky to have had three major home states through the years: New York,...  More About Christine