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. 

Larimer Square and its surrounding area have been bustling since Denver's inception. Early on, the Square served as a main thoroughfare for gold prospectors and settlers and was home to the city's first drygoods store, bank, and bookstore....  Read More

One of Denver's most attractive neighborhoods for shopping and dining, Cherry Creek North boasts endless options for the perfect romantic date night. Dinner for two at one of the area's restaurants can transport you and your partner to a mini...  Read More

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science sounds like a place you might visit on a school field trip, but their Science Lounge events geared toward adults have turned the place into a date destination. Mixing cocktails and entertainment with...  Read More

Denver Botanic Gardens
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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

Bovine Metropolis Theater
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Looking for a date that's sure to leave both of you smiling? A show at the hilarious Bovine Metropolis will usually do just that. The theater offers smart, funny and unscripted improv shows 5-6 nights a week, and tickets are only $10 to $30....  Read More

Woodhouse Day Spa
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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

Capitol Hill Mansion
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The home is not only stunning for it's architecture but offers plenty of romantic touches In Denver's quaint Capitol Hill neighborhood, find the Capitol Hill Mansion, which is one of the area's most romantic bed & breakfasts. The...  Read More

KOTA Longboards
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Thrill-seeking, adventure-loving couples who crave a nontraditional date with KOTA Longboards. Have you ever ridden a longboard? Colorado-based KOTA, founded by a military veteran and engineer, will introduce you and your date to the...  Read More

Denver Center for Performing Arts
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From Broadway shows to comedies, dramas and Disney musicals, there's always something worth seeing at the DCPA. All of the DCPA's theatres are located in its downtown Denver complex, meaning they're easily accessible after date night at one...  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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