It’s time for the two of you to get away. Whether it’s a trip for pure relaxation, wining and dining or one that sprinkles in attractions, concerts and outdoor recreation, Denver has a grand variety of options for romantic vacations. If it’s more of a date night kind of thing while visiting family and friends, we’ve got you covered!
Where to Stay
Denver’s selection of lodging options has never been better. From boutique hotels and name brands to properties with spas and rooftop pools, the sky is the limit (we are The Mile High City!).
For pure luxury and dialed in customer service, head for Four Seasons Hotel Denver and The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, two of Colorado’s four AAA Five Diamond properties. Both located downtown, these properties have spas and restaurants that will impress.
For a boutique hotel experience, where you’ll definitely remember the one-of-a-kind details, consider The Curtis, a Doubletree by Hilton and its 13 themed guest room floors; The Crawford Hotel within historic Denver Union Station with loads of great eateries, bars, shops and rail connections all over the city, including the airport); the ART, a hotel in the Golden Triangle Creative District with an impressive art collection and surrounded by art museums; and Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek with a gear garage for borrowing all sorts of fun items for exploring and a kitchen counter where the bartender and barista also checks you in!
If you lean toward loving what's new, there is plenty of that going on with Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station and Kimpton Hotel Born both right by Union Station; Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown; The Source Hotel + Market Hall in RiNo; and The Jacquard Hotel & Rooftop and Moxy in Cherry Creek.
Don’t forget to check out romance and celebration at properties like Hotel Teatro, Hilton Garden Inn – Denver Cherry Creek and The Oxford Hotel where amenities like champagne, chocolates, spa treatments, breakfast, late checkouts and more make a getaway truly special.
Where to Eat
Denver’s culinary scene is filled with creative chefs and restaurants gaining international attention. May we suggest food and beverage tours, food halls, or coffee and dessert?
Denver was one of the early entries into the food hall scene, and it’s been growing like crazy ever since. The first, Avanti F&B, has seven restaurants stationed in shipping containers surrounded by amazing shared space, including a largo patio. Denver Milk Market and Broadway Market are among the newest.
Or make a reservation for Denver’s must-try restaurants and places that have earned a reputation as romantic restaurants. Outdoor and patio dining also is memorable for watching the sunset and enjoying Colorado’s 300 days of annual sunshine.
It seems like everyone is always looking for coffee to start the day or jumpstart an afternoon, and Denver is full of amazing local coffee houses where you can mingle with locals and visitors or capture a corner table inside or out.
Dessert anyone? VISIT DENVER has compiled a list of places for delicious desserts to savor all sorts of sweets.
Where to Party
Test out the local beverage scene and find out where to dance, club, find live music and sip a stellar handcrafted cocktail.
Denver has its fair share of urban wineries and breweries and a growing distillery scene that includes well-known names like Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Leopold Bros. There are tasting rooms and tours galore, not to mention all sorts of hip cocktail lounges.
For a bit more action, head to dance clubs and places to hear jazz like Nocturne and Dazzle, along with several jazz concert series. Also check out a wide variety of Denver music and nightlife, including dance clubs.
Where to Explore
Half the fun of travel is experiencing the local culture, which in Denver means getting outdoors, visiting museums, attending concerts and performances, and strolling distinct neighborhoods.
When in Colorado, get outside like the locals do and hike along a path, visit a park and picnic, go to the Denver Botanic Gardens or Denver Zoo, stand up paddleboard on area lakes, and utilize the shared bike and scooter options. The arts and culture scene is alive with seven arts districts, multiple museums, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre and other outdoor concert venues like Levitt Pavilion Denver and Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.
For couples that share a love for exploring fashionable and up-and-coming neighborhoods, Denver has plenty with RiNo, Highlands, Six Points, LoDo, Larimer Square and Cherry Creek just to name a few. Downtown’s 16th Street Mall also is perfect for strolling and being whisked away by a horse-drawn carriage or pedi-cab for a ride under the city lights.
Where to Romance & Relax
The ultimate in pampering and relaxation is going to a spa, and Denver has a vast number of options. Take a glimpse at a list of ultra-unique spa treatments just to whet your relaxation appetite, and ask about massage rooms and packages for couples.
Before dinner or after a day filled with outdoor fun or attraction hopping, consider happy hour with mile-high views and amusements. A perfect combination is punch and retro games at Punch Bowl Social on Broadway or at Stapleton and table tennis at Ace Eat Serve; both also are known for their patios and delicious food and beverage menus.
Some of the best rooftop perches can be found at hotels like 54thirty at Le Méridien and AC Hotel Denver Downtown; The Woods restaurant, bar and beer garden at The Source Hotel + Market Hall; and FIRE Terrace at the Art, a hotel. There also are loads of Denver restaurants with cozy fireplaces, and don’t miss Peaks Lounge located on the 27th floor of Hyatt Regency Denver.