Lately, my husband and I have been enjoying weekly date-nights out in Denver and it got me to thinking, I should share some ideas for other couples looking to get out of the house and do something romantic with the one they love (or the newbies who are looking for some good first date ideas!). Denver is such a romantic city, we have the beautiful mountains to watch sunsets over, the fabulous parks to take romantic walks around and of course the multitude of amazing restaurants sure to wow any date any night of the week. Below I have compiled a list of a few places that would be great for any date, from the first to the 300th, because everyone deserves a good date night!
Afternoon Date – Some people work nights and so it may be harder to do the traditional date with them. Why not head to the beautiful historic Brown Palace Hotel for the Afternoon High Tea? You can grab a stunning bouquet from the on-site flower shop for your sweetie and then be treated like royalty as you sip on tea and nibble on a variety of freshly made scones, pastries and sandwiches. Tea happens between noon and 4pm and reservations are highly recommended.
One Park, Two Park – Denver has some exquisite parks that offer yearly beauty. City Park, Washington Park and Aurora Reservoir all offer hourly boat rentals. Pack up a picnic and grab your best gal or guy and go out for a romantic cruise on the water taking in the beautiful scenery.
Sunday is a Funday – Sunday is a great day for many reasons and should be a day to have another great date. Who doesn’t like brunch (we live in Denver, we know how to brunch!) and a little bit of bingo? Make reservations at the renowned Squeaky Bean restaurant in downtown Denver where every Sunday is full of mimosas and bingo.
Sweets for your Sweetheart – Some people really enjoy their sweets and if you have a sweet-tooth in your life, why not take them to one of the many dessert bars around the city? Crave, Sugarmill, Glaze and D Bar are the crème of the crop and have enough edibles to please every sugar craving in your body.
They Give you Butterflies – If you have them in your stomach when you are around your special someone, why not take them to see butterflies in real life? A hop away from Denver in Westminster is the Butterfly Pavilion, which schedules actual releases of chrysalis from their cocoons daily at 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Can you think of anything more romantic than that?
The Classic Dinner – My husband and I have been enjoying some wonderful restaurants around Denver for our date nights lately and I have to say, there are so many to choose from! Whatever kind of food you feel like that night, sushi or steak, Denver has and will always be a city that caters to everyone’s tastes. Maybe take your loved one on a little horse and carriage ride after dinner or stroll 16th Street Mall for an after dinner dessert.
There are so many things to do for a good date night in Denver so make sure to keep the love alive with your special someone and treat them to a great night out!