25 Denver Dates You Have To Try

The Aspire Team
February 8, 2024

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you're lucky enough to spend it in Denver, you're in for a treat! The Mile High City has a plethora of romantic and exciting activities to make this day truly special. Whether you're an adventurous couple, art enthusiasts, or foodies, Denver has something for everyone. Here are 25 delightful date ideas that are sure to spark love this Valentine's Day.

QUICK NOTE: We want to make sure you can go all out for your special someone this year, so, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, all bookings for February tours with Aspire Tours are Buy One, Get One 50% when you book this month. 

Enjoy Brews ‘N Views in the Mountains

Escape to the picturesque mountains surrounding Denver and indulge in a cozy day of sipping craft brews with breathtaking views as your backdrop. We’ll drive and cover the first round at each of our four partner breweries. Your only job is to enjoy yourself. 

Plus, we’re currently offering a special 25% off promo when you book our Brews ‘N Views tour within 48 hours of the tour using code HOPON!

See Rocky Mountain National Park

For nature-loving couples, a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park offers awe-inspiring landscapes, serene hikes, and the chance to connect amidst the beauty of the great outdoors. What better way to explore in winter than on our RMNP full-day tour, where you’ll learn all about the park from our expert, local guides. Round-trip transportation and lunch are provided. 

On top of our Buy One, Get One 50% off, we’ve reduced our prices for February on our full-day Rocky Mountain National Park tours! Was $159, now $129.

Check Out
Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf is unlike anything in Denver, or anything in the world, for that matter. In their words, when at Meow Wolf, you’ll commute via the Quantum Department of Transportation to the Convergence, a bustling city created by a rare cosmic event that joined four alien worlds. Quantum travel should be reserved for a romantic date night.

Save 10% when you visit our friends at Meow Wolf with the code Aspire10!

Spend the Day in Breckenridge

How about a visit to our favorite mountain town, Breckenridge? On the way there, we’ll stop at scenic overlooks for photos, and once in town, you’re free to indulge in the charm of Breck, complete with quaint shops, inviting cafes, and stunning scenery. We’ll even take a short hike to see Breck’s famous mountain troll and go sledding. 

Visit a Museum

Denver boasts a variety of museums, each offering a unique experience. Some of Denver’s largest and most popular museums include the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and History Colorado. Our city is also home to a variety of niche museums, including the Molly Brown House, Forney Transportation Museum, and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. Regardless of which you choose, Denver’s many museums promise a relaxing and educational day of quality time with your museum-going partner. 

Hop on a Tour with Delicious Denver Food Tours

Embark on a culinary adventure through Denver's diverse food scene with Delicious Denver Food Tours, ensuring a delightful gastronomic journey for you and your significant other. With Delicious Denver, you’ll learn all about Denver’s impressive up-and-coming food scene and enjoy tastings at five different restaurants over the course of one unforgettable afternoon.

See Live Music

Denver's vibrant music scene is perfect for couples who love the sound of live performances. Find a cozy venue, grab a drink, and let the music serenade your evening. While most people know Denver’s music scene because of the world-famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the city is also home to other awesome large venues like Mission Ballroom, the Ogden, and the Fillmore, and countless indie venues including the Bluebird, Summit Music Hall, and Mercury Cafe. 

Sip on Tea at the Brown Palace

For a touch of elegance, enjoy a romantic afternoon tea at the historic Brown Palace, savoring delicious treats and creating lasting memories. The Brown Palace is one of the oldest hotels in Denver, and you’ll have to see it to truly understand why it’s such an iconic piece of Denver history. 

Experience it all on the Denver, Red Rocks, and Beyond tour

This is the tour for couples who love to do it all and want to do as much Denver as possible in just a few hours. Book a comprehensive tour to explore Denver, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and beyond, ensuring you capture the essence of the city and its natural wonders.

Take an Art Class

Unleash your creativity together by taking an art class. Whether painting, pottery, or sculpture, it's an excellent way to bond and create something special together. Some of our favorite classes include Paint and Sip and couples’ Glass Blowing, but whatever medium you’re seeking, there’s a class for it in Denver. 

Check Out the Denver Zoo

Connect with wildlife at the Denver Zoo, where exotic animals and engaging exhibits provide a memorable and heartwarming experience. Our zoo is consistently ranked as one of the best zoos in the country and for good reason. Grab your partner's hand and enjoy a wonderful afternoon among animals from all over the world. 

Enjoy the Denver Botanic Gardens

Stroll hand in hand through the Denver Botanic Gardens, a botanical paradise offering tranquility and natural beauty. The gardens in the Congress Park neighborhood present a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world.

See Live Theater

For a touch of drama and romance, catch a live theater performance in one of Denver's charming theaters. The most popular spot in town is the Denver Center for Performing Arts, boasting eleven different theaters, but our city also offers an abundance of community theater performances in every neighborhood. 

Indulge in One of Denver’s Many Food Halls

Experience the variety of Denver's culinary scene by exploring one of its trendy food halls, offering an array of delectable options. Some of our favorites include Mile Post Zero and the Milk Market in Downtown Denver, as well as Denver Central Market in RiNo.

Go to a Barcade

Relive the fun of your childhood at a barcade, a bar-arcade, where you can enjoy drinks, play classic arcade games, and create playful memories. With three locations around town, the Denver classic hangout spot 1Up will not disappoint. 

Try Line Dancing

Put on your dancing shoes and head to a country bar for a night of energetic and fun line dancing. Head to The Grizzly Rose for an exceptional night of Western dancing with your honey. 

Experience Live Comedy

Laugh the night away with your partner at one of Denver's comedy clubs, creating a light-hearted and enjoyable Valentine's Day. Denver’s comedy clubs include Denver Comedy Underground, The Denver Improv, Denver Comedy Lounge, Comedy Works, and Wide Right.

Picnic at Cheesman Park

Pack a picnic and relax at Cheesman Park, a picturesque setting for a tranquil and romantic afternoon. Cheeman offers mountain views, city views, and a great sense of community in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. 

Try the Beer Spa Experience

Indulge in a unique spa experience by enjoying a relaxing beer bath together, a truly one-of-a-kind treat for beer enthusiasts. Denver’s Oakwell Beer Spa combines a day spa and craft beer taproom into one: treat yourself and your partner to a beer-inspired spa package while sipping a locally sourced craft beverage.

Hunt for Antiques

Explore Denver's antique shops hand in hand, discovering hidden treasures and making lasting memories. If you and your boo love novelty and nostalgia, go hunt for one-of-a-kind items at one of Denver’s many antique malls.

Go Rock Climbing

If you’ve been in Denver for more than a few hours, you probably know that this is a rock-climbing town. For adventurous couples, rock climbing provides an exhilarating way to challenge yourselves and strengthen your bond. Lace up your climbing shoes and head to one of Denver’s many, many climbing gyms. 

Hit Up a Drag Bar

Experience the vibrant and entertaining atmosphere of a drag bar, where you can enjoy a night of fabulous performances and dancing. It’s hard to have more fun than when at a drag show – try Hamburger Mary’s or Charlie’s

Go Window Shopping in Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is home to more than 300 retail shops and the city’s highest concentration of locally-owned stores. Take a leisurely stroll through this upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood, window shopping, and enjoy each other's company in a sophisticated setting.

Watch the Denver Nuggets or the Colorado Avalanche

This is a city of champions. The Nuggets are the defending NBA champion while the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup two seasons ago. It’s hard to beat the atmosphere of a live sporting event and Denver is lucky to offer championship-caliber teams. 

Taste Whiskeys at Stranahan’s

For a more intimate setting, head to Stranahan's Distillery for a whiskey-tasting experience, savoring the rich flavors of handcrafted spirits. Stranahan’s offers a variety of experiences including tours and classes.

Denver provides a diverse range of activities to make your Valentine's Day truly special. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors, indulging in culinary delights, or immersing yourselves in art and culture, the Mile High City has something for every couple. Make this Valentine's Day memorable by choosing an activity that resonates with both of you, creating cherished moments that will last a lifetime.

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