Romance is in the air this Valentine's Day in Denver. Show your sweetheart you care by indulging in one of these activities in the Mile High City. Take a carriage ride through LoDo, be pampered at a hotel, or dine at a romantic restaurant. For the more adventurous, try a couple's massage class -- or even take the ultimate plunge at Loveland ski resort.
About.com's list of best date restaurants covers all bases, from best all-around date restaurant to best expensive date restaurant. Romance will be on the menu at any one of the dining establishments, although you might
want to avoid the best cheap date restaurant for Valentine's Day!
A horse-drawn carriage around LoDo's cobbled streets evokes the romance of a bygone era. Reserved carriage rides range from $115 - $155 for Valentine's Day, depending on the route. Be sure to take note of Denver's unpredictable weather before embarking on your horse-drawn journey -- frostbite is not
3. Couples Massage Classes
Ahh, the gift that keeps on giving. Learn the art of couples massage from several practitioners in the Mile High City. The Balanced Being
offers private two-hour classes for $190 per couple, while the Lifestyle Republic
features three-hour classes for $250 per couple. Both venues also offer group classes on couples massage.
If your love of the mountains matches your love for each other, a day on the slopes might be just the ticket. If downhill skiing isn't risky enough, you can take even more of a plunge and get married in a mass wedding at the top of the mountain on Fri. Feb. 14, 2014. Lift tickets at Loveland are $61 per person, and wedding participants get two tickets for the price of one.
The Colorado Symphony presents "Love and Lust" on Fri. Feb. 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features selections from Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde," as well as selections from Mendlessohn’s Concerto in E minor.
Tickets range from $20 - $83.
The Brown Palace serves up a Valentine’s Day Palace Arms Package at Denver's historic hotel. The promotion includes a three-course dinner, a bottle of champagne and free valet parking for either Fri. Feb. 14 or Sat. Feb. 15, 2014. Rates start at $539 a night.
The downtown hotel offers a Do not Disturb package for Valentine's Day. The package includes breakfast in bed, as well as a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your suite. The package, which starts at $209 a night, also includes a 2 p.m. late checkout and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Treat your sweetheart to a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Cherry Creek at the JW Marriott Hotel. The package includes a $25 food and beverage credit, as well as chocolate-dipped strawberries and a bottle of champagne. Rates start at $255 for a room with a city view.
Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colo., offers the Romantic Escape package for Valentine's Day. Couples will receive Swedish massages, as well as dinner for two at the Meritage Restaurant. A bottle of champagne and breakfast the next morning completes the package. Rates starts at $483 per night.
The Hotel Teatro, located across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver, offers a romantic getaway in the heart of the Mile High City. The boutique hotel's Valentine's Day package includes chocolates, strawberries and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. A rose petal turn-down service and late checkout time also set the stage for romance. A $40 credit for breakfast in bed or at the restaurant is also included. Rates start at $379 per night.
All room rates are based on a one-night stay from Fri. Feb. 14 - Sat. Feb. 15, 2014. Room rates may change.