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Valentine's Day in Denver

It's that time of year again! Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are showing up in shops, couples are walking hand-in-hand and love is in the air. Denver is a wonderfully romantic city in which to spend this lovers' holiday. Also, for help in choosing the perfect dinner spot, see our curated list of Romantic Restaurants

Dinner Specials | Hotel Experiences | Music & Performing Arts | Museum & Art Exhibitions | Sporting Events | Romantic Spots | Gift Ideas

Romantic Events & Activities

Orchid Showcase

WHEN: Thru Feb. 19, 2024
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Why were the Victorians obsessed with orchids? Learn about "orchid fever" while viewing hundreds of these exotic blooms, including rare specimens from the Gardens' collection. Local orchid grower Fantasy Orchids will be on-site on select dates with orchids for purchase. The Showcase is a great idea for a Valentine’s Day activity and is included with admission to the Gardens.

Valentine's BAZAAR at Aspen Grove

WHEN: Feb. 9–10, 2024
WHERE: Aspen Grove, Littleton

Denver BAZAAR is hosting a one-stop shop for all your Valentine’s Day needs for the first time ever at Aspen Grove in Littleton! This indoor marketplace will feature 60+ local makers and craft vendors, live music, DIY Workshops, a pop-up bar with festive cocktails, food and fashion trucks, kids' activities, a pet photobooth and more!

Valentine's BAZAAR at Downtown Lakewood

WHEN: Feb. 9–10, 2024
WHERE: 439 S Upham St., Lakewood

Denver BAZAAR is hosting a one-stop shop for all your Valentine’s Day needs in Downtown Lakewood for the third year in a row! This indoor marketplace will feature 60+ local makers and craft vendors, live music, DIY Workshops, a pop-up bar with festive cocktails, food and fashion trucks, kids' activities, a pet photobooth and more!

For the Love of Love Tea and Valentine's Collaging

WHEN: Feb. 10, 2024
WHERE: Center for Colorado Women's History

Celebrate love with a partner, friend, family member or any loved one at this love-themed collaging party! This event includes a docent-led tour of the historic house on-site followed by an hour-and-a-half long tea seating, during which guests are invited to collage Valentines. All crafting materials will be provided. Refreshments served include sweet and savory courses from local and woman-led business Miss Peabody’s Southern Tea Cakes alongside the museum’s signature Lady Lavender black tea with citrus, vanilla and bergamot.

Valentine’s Floral Design Workshop

WHEN: Feb. 10, 2024
WHERE: The Source

Join in-house floral designer Shayne for a night of Valentine's flowering! Come on a date, with a friend, or take yourself out and learn the basics of floral design. This class will include all materials needed for arranging and one beer or glass of wine from our friends at The Woods.

Vegas Valentine's

WHEN: Feb. 10, 2024
WHERE: Talnua Distillery, Arvada

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas(ish)! As Valentine's day approaches, Talnua Distillery shedding this cold and gray winter for something much more RITZY. The Arvada hotspot will have the little wedding chapel of your dreams set up and [ordained] Elvis in house from 2 to 5 p.m. to officiate your wedding, vow renewals, commitment ceremony—or just to shoot the shit with. There will also be a professional photographer on-site to capture the moment for you. Vegas Tourist costumes highly encouraged, with prizes for the best costumes. If that wasn't enough, stick around for specialty Vegas Valentine's cocktails and frozen drinks, the fantastic Cousins Maine Lobster food truck and A Kitchen Mouse Bakery pop-up shop.

Shop Small Second Saturday: Be My Valentine

WHEN: Feb. 10, 2024
WHERE: Western Sky Bar & Taproom, Englewood

Head to to Western Sky Bar & Taproom on South Broadway in Englewood for special Valentine's Day-themed market featuring local vendors providing flash tattoos, gifts, sweet treats and more!

Valentine's Day 4 Mile

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2024
WHERE: Washington Park

If running is your love language, you won't want to miss this Valentine's Day 4 Mile! Find a sweetheart (or run with your sweetheart!) and share your love story! #Run4TheLoveOfIt. There's also a Cupid's free Kids 200 Meter Fun Run and a costume contest: Dress up as your favorite couple from a TV show/movie/book, or get done up for a fancy date night!

Valentine's Collaging Pop-Up!

WHEN: Feb. 13–14, 2024
Center for Colorado Women's History
Join the Center for Colorado Women's History for a free Valentine's Collaging Pop-Up! Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on February 13 and 14 to create something for yourself or a special someone. Crafting materials provided, tickets not required.

Loveland’s Annual Valentine’s Day Group Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremony

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Blue Arena, Loveland

2024 brings a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get married on the ice before an Eagles hockey game! Experience a romantic ceremony with music you vote on, a customized ceremony, keepsake photos, a lock couples can use to "Lock their love" on the famous LOVE or HEART sculptures in Loveland, gift bags, signature wedding cupcakes, and a chance to win a huge gift basket. What an original way to celebrate your love on Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Tango Date Night

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Denver Turnverein Dance Center

Do you wish to be consumed by the passion and drama of tango? If so, come for a romantic Valentine's Day Tango Soiree! Your hosts this evening will be Analii and Tom Stermitz, presenting an evening of Argentine Tango "as danced in the nightclubs of Buenos Aires." By the end of the class you will be able to dance with your partner around the floor, as well as have a chance to meet a few other people. $50/couple - Chocolate, Champagne and Roses Included


Valentine's Activities for Kids

Family Make and Take: Garden Valentines

WHEN: Feb. 10–11, 2024
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Flowers and plants are used year-round to send messages of love, happiness and joy. Explore the different shapes, textures and colors of dried flowers, leaves and seeds and use them to decorate a Valentine’s Day ornament. Family Make and Take programs offer a space for children and their grownups to connect with natural materials and create together. These self-guided and self-paced programs are designed to provide a creative environment that sparks imagination.

Downtown Denver Rink

WHEN: Thru Feb. 11, 2024
WHERE: Skyline Park

Enjoy some romance on the rink! The Downtown Denver Partnership invites you and your loved one for a spin around the Downtown Denver Rink presented by Southwest Airlines.

McGregor Skate

WHEN: Thru Feb. 25, 2024
WHERE: McGregor Square
McGregor Skate is LoDo’s newest skating rink located in the bustling McGregor Square plaza. Open daily, McGregor Skate is the perfect winter activity for guests of all ages. With skates available on-site, the rink can be enjoyed by locals and travelers alike.


Valentine's Day Food & Drink Specials

Valentine's Day WhiskeyGrams

WHEN: Thru Feb. 12, 2024
WHERE: State 38 Distilling, Golden

State 38 Distilling has partnered with Gold Mine Cupcakes to offer WhiskeyGrams—a bottle of whiskey paired with two cupcakes and a love note—just in time for Valentine’s Day. (Please note: WhiskeyGrams with cupcakes must be picked up at State 38 Distilling in Golden on February 14, 2024, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Those purchasing just a whiskey bottle with Valentine’s wrap and a love note (no cupcakes) can pick up any Tuesday through Saturday in February from 4 to 6 p.m.)

Valentine's Day Dinner at FIRE at the ART hotel

WHEN: Feb. 9–15, 2024
WHERE: FIRE at the ART hotel

The ART of romance is a love language all its own, and the folks at FIRE would consider themselves fluent! Surprise your sweetie with a three-course romantic dinner. From marry me chicken to finishing the evening with your choice of raspberry cheesecake or a strawberry jubilee tart, your Valentine will be impressed! This prix fixe menu is $75 per person. Book your table today—Valentine's reservations will go quickly!

Valentine's Beer and Cheese Pairing (Midtown)

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2024
WHERE: Bruz Beers (Midtown)

Bruz Beers and Truffle Cheese will bring you an evening of amazing pairings of the finest beers and cheese. The pairing will include a pre-chosen flight of four 4-ounce Bruz beers paired with four different, carefully chosen cheeses with a cured meat and accouterments. Arline from Truffle Cheese Shop and Charlie from Bruz Beers will walk you through each pairing and discuss flavor profiles while you taste.

Valentine's Beer and Cheese Pairing

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2024
WHERE: Bruz Off Fax

Bruz Beers and Truffle Cheese will bring you an evening of amazing pairings of the finest beers and cheese. The pairing will include a pre-chosen flight of four 4-ounce Bruz beers paired with four different, carefully chosen cheeses with a cured meat and accouterments. Arline from Truffle Cheese Shop and Charlie from Bruz Beers will walk you through each pairing and discuss flavor profiles while you taste.

Valentine Chocolate Bonbon & Sake Pairing

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2024
Colorado Sake Co.
Join Colorado Sake Co. for a special event with Colorado Cocoa Pod, featuring four flavored sake and chocolate bonbon tastings. While you're there, purchase your Valentine's chocolates at the taproom for your loved one(s).

Valentine Sushi Rolling Class

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2024
Colorado Sake Co.
Learn how to make three different styles of sushi inside the Colorado Sake Taproom while sipping on two glasses of sake. Class includes one 8-piece roll, one hand roll and one 6-piece roll. Pre-order a slice of delicious Brûlée Matcha Cheesecake to make your date complete!

A Romantic Evening You Won't Forget

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Citizen Rail

Join Citizen Rail for a special prix fixe three-course Valentine's Day Dinner. For $115 a person, guests will have the choice of one starter including Raw Oysters, Roasted Beet Carpaccio, Truffle Consommé, and Farm Green Salad; one entrée including Pan Seared Scallops, Petit Filet, Brown Butter Fried Cauliflower, and Smoked 'Pastrami' Short Rib; and one dessert including Black Forest Entremet, Olive Oil Cake, and Strawberry Mousse. Make your reservation today!

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Velvet Cellar

WHEN: Feb. 13–14, 2024
WHERE: Citizen Rail

The Velvet Cellar, located in LoDo, is hosting a two-night prix fixe celebration for Valentine’s Day! The 4-course menu is perfect for sharing with your loved ones or friends, with course selections that include chicken cordon bleu arancini; fig brie brulee; crab cake; mixed beet or caesar salad; salmon, NY strip; chocolate and rose panna cotta; and raspberry tartlet. You will also be able to add suggested wine pairings, champagne and oysters and seared scallops to your courses. Whether you’re planning a double date or a night out with your besties, The Velvet Cellar invites the community to join them for a night of celebrating friendship, love and delicious food. See you there! 

Valentine's Day @ Fortissimo

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Fortissimo Denver

Make the most of your Valentine’s Day at Fortissimo, where dinner, drinks and dueling pianos await you! Whether it’s a date night or a Galentine’s celebration, Fortissimo will have an awesome atmosphere for you! Your reservation includes table seating, admission to the Dueling Piano Show, and a three-course special menu. Tables can accommodate 2 guests each.

Romantic Hotel Experiences

The Maven Hotel's Be My Picture-Perfect Valentine

WHEN: Feb. 1–29, 2024
WHERE: The Maven Hotel

Love is in the air at The Maven and they want your valentine to feel like they’re on cloud 9! Surprise your loved one with a romantic stay that will pop with in-room champagne and balloons featuring your favorite memories together.

Embrace the Love, Unwind Together: Your Valentine’s Day Bliss Awaits at Limelight Denver

WHEN: Feb. 9–18, 2024
WHERE: The Limelight Denver

Unwind, relax and cherish each other's company this Valentine’s Day at Limelight Denver. Enjoy a Luxury Room or higher with a bottle of champagne and heart-shaped macarons, breakfast in bed courtesy of Citizen Rail ($40 value), complimentary parking, and a 1 p.m. checkout — starting at $400/night depending on room type.

The Source Hotel's Celebrate Love

WHEN: Feb. 11–27, 2024
WHERE: The Source Hotel

Enjoy beautiful flowers from Beet & Yarrow, an assortment of boxed chocolates (four pieces) and a bottle of sparkling wine, making sure your romantic getaway is off to the perfect start!

The Crawford Hotel's Luxurious Valentine’s Experience

WHEN: N/A 2024
WHERE: The Crawford Hotel

Enjoy a luxurious Valentine’s weekend stay like no other at one of Denver’s most romantic hotels. After check-in, you’ll be greeted with a beautiful in-room flower arrangement to keep and a bottle of champagne to sip. Then, get ready to indulge in a delicious dinner for two at Ultreia or Stoic & Genuine using your $150 credit. In the morning, sleep in with your guaranteed late checkout time, then enjoy breakfast at Snooze with a $65 credit. Don’t worry about downtown parking, they’ve got you covered with a valet credit for your stay. 

The Oxford Hotel's Roses Are Red

WHEN: N/A 2024
WHERE: The Oxford Hotel

The romance starts as soon as you arrive, with a beautiful in-room floral arrangement. You'll sip cocktails in The Cruise Room, Denver’s quintessential Art Deco martini bar ($40 credit), then enjoy a decadent dinner at the Urban Farmer steakhouse ($150 credit). End the evening by slipping into two luxurious Oxford Spa Robes—yours to take home! This offer comes with complimentary valet parking and late checkout at 1 p.m.


Music & Performing Arts

Love Bites - A Valentine's Themed Burlesque Show

WHEN: Feb. 10, 2024
WHERE: The Lodge at Woods Boss Brewing

Come enjoy a scintillating Valentine Day's-themed performance from some of Denver's best burlesque performers: Oh La La Presents!

Lamont Wind Ensemble

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Directed by Joseph Martin, the Lamont Wind Ensemble is thrilled to feature works by some of the most prominent traditional and contemporary composers.

Live @ The Rose - Spinphony Electric String Quartet

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Instrumental crossover string group “Spinphony” is breaking down barriers between classical, rock and pop music. Mixing and mashing catchy melodies into unique arrangements such as “Bach in Black” and “Don’t Stop Beethoven,” Spinphony is more like a rock band than a string quartet with added choreography and beats.

Mortified Live: 'Doomed Valentine's'

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Oriental Theater

Mortified returns to the Oriental Theater for its fan-favorite "Doomed Valentine's" show. Already a hit in more than 20 cities worldwide, Mortified stars adults sharing their most angst-ridden teenage diaries, artwork, and more—in front of total strangers. This special love-themed edition is “the perfect date night, or an even better ANTI-date night.”

'Cupid's Delight Valentine Burlesque, Variety & Comedy Show'

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
The Clocktower Cabaret
What good is sitting alone in your room? Come see the Clocktower Clockettes play this Valentine's Day at The Clocktower Cabaret! We're celebrating love in all its forms with a very special burlesque and comedy show ! Whether you love love or hate it, the celebrated cast of Clockettes will set even the coldest hearts aflame with burlesque and aerial acts, live singing and comedy.

Valentine's Day Comedy

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: The Denver Comedy Lounge at Colorado Sake Co.

Cocktails and dinner are served to your own table during every show, making the Denver Comedy Lounge the perfect place to take your Valentine's Day date. Enjoy sushi, chicken gyoza dumplings, bao buns, fried rice, an assortment of Japanese-style tapas...and plenty of laughs!

St. Valentine's Day Massacre

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024
WHERE: Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square

In a relationship, not in a relationship. Madly in love, not in love. Celebrating Galentines. Loving couple, bitter couple, not a couple. No matter your relationship status, we have the show for you this Valentine’s Day! There’s no better way to celebrate than with hysterical comics that will put the laughter in massacre! Whether it’s your first date or your 100th, let Comedy Works be your wingman and help with a killer comedy show plus roses and/or chocolates for your sweetie. Remember, laughter is the best aphrodisiac (wink).

Catfish Comedy: Valentine Edition

WHEN: Feb. 15, 2024
WHERE: Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square

Comedy Works Downtown presents Catfish Comedy: Valentine Edition, an improvised stand-up comedy show hosted by Georgia Comstock. Comedians use YOUR suggestions to create a stand-up set on the spot! From Denver locals to nationally touring comedians, you never know who you might catch at Catfish Comedy. Throw your suggestions into the net before the show starts. They can be words, phrases, questions, act-outs, etc. Love, relationship, heartbreak and naughty suggestions encouraged!

'My Bloody Valentine' with Peter Cowper

WHEN: Feb. 16, 2024
WHERE: Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

Colorado Festival of Horror (COFOH) and Friday Night Weird are joining forces to bring you a special screening of the 1981 classic slasher “My Bloody Valentine.” Joining in person is actor Peter Cowper, who played Harry Warden, “The Miner” in the film! Peter will be offering his autograph both before and after the film on 8x10s and posters or on items that you bring. Also, don’t miss a Q&A with Peter Cowper immediately following the film, hosted by COFOH’s own Smurf!


Museum & Art Exhibitions


WHEN: Thru Feb. 18, 2024
WHERE: MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Cowboy speaks to the museum’s ambition to challenge, revise and reconceive how such a myth originated and might be probed in exciting, courageous and nuanced ways. It brings together loans and new commissions from 27 artists representing a wide range of perspectives, including Asian American, Latinx and Native American/Indigenous.

Golden Legacy: Original Art from 80 Years of Golden Books

WHEN: Thru Feb. 18, 2024
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Whimsical children’s book illustrations highlight animals and nature as a source of love, wonder and joy. Featuring more than 30 framed illustrations from the Little Golden Books series, vintage books and a reading nook, Golden Legacy showcases works from some of the best-known children’s books of the past 80 years, including The Poky Little Puppy, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren, and Chicken Little, illustrated by Richard Scarry.

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks

WHEN: Thru Feb. 19, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This is the debut solo exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo. It features more than 30 works the artist created between 2016 and 2022 that tells stories about the beauty and complexity of Black life.

Unreal Garden

WHEN: Thru Feb. 24, 2024
WHERE: Verse Denver- Southwest Plaza Mall, Littleton

Unreal Garden is a fully immersive holographic experience divided into multiple acts. Visitors explore surreal landscapes, interact with a variety of animals, and complete puzzles and challenges. The interactive elements and unique behaviors of the mythical animals make it unlike any other immersive experience. It's an unforgettable journey that challenges the mind and stimulates the senses. Be the first to tell your friends about the future of storytelling with cutting-edge holographic headsets also used by NASA!

Celebrating 10 Years of Drop-in Drawing

WHEN: Thru Feb. 29, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Over the years, Drop-in Drawing has attracted regulars who have become more than just participants of a casual drawing lesson. Alongside instructor Anna Kaye, they have become a group that supports one another through the exchange of ideas and positive feedback. Celebrating 10 Years of Drop-in Drawing commemorates these artists and their stories of connection to the artworks on view at the DAM.

All Stars: American Artists from The Phillips Collection

WHEN: Thru March 3, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

The Phillips Collection showcases some of the best American art from one of the most celebrated collections in the United States. See landmark works by more than 50 artists, including Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Childe Hassam and more!

Tanya Marcuse: Laws of Nature

WHEN: Thru March 31, 2024
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Tanya Marcuse’s large-scale photographs evoke awe and wonder for the natural world. Interspersing flowers, fruits, plants and animals at different stages of life, her artworks resemble incredibly detailed still lifes up close, while from afar, they appear like abstract paintings. In an intensive process that often lasts months, Marcuse collects flora and fauna from her surrounding environment and composes and photographs them in intricate tableaux. Marcuse’s works hover between beauty and destruction, landscape and still life, and fact and fiction, inviting viewers to reflect on the laws of nature.

Wild Color

WHEN: Thru April 7, 2024
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Delve into the color spectrum like never before as you make your way through immersive rooms, each representing a color of the rainbow. Discover some of the brightest and boldest examples from the museum’s collections—alongside experiences
designed to awaken your senses. Anywhere you look in nature, color holds meaning. It evokes emotion, signals alarm, and creates disguise and illusion. In this special exhibition, you’ll learn how to decode the hidden messages that different colors can send. Then, explore some of nature’s mysteries that are hidden in plain sight.

Masks of Africa: Classic and Contemporary

WHEN: Thru April 28, 2024
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts & Venues

Featuring a selection of African masks from Bruce Heitler's vast collection, this exhibition showcases 30 masks from several indigenous African groups. Some of the masks on display are more than a century old. The pieces highlight the varied artistic styles culturally specific to each group of African indigenous peoples.

Spotlight: Inside Collections Care and Conservation

WHEN: Thru May 5, 2024
WHERE: Clyfford Still Museum

This unique exhibition highlights how the Clyfford Still Museum stewards and preserves its collections for future generations through careful display; scientific and historical research; and art conservation. The show is organized chronologically, providing visitors with a thorough overview of Clyfford Still’s 60-year career and includes never-before-seen works.

The Skeletal World of José Guadalupe Posada

WHEN: Thru May 12, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibition presents the work of the iconic 19th-century Mexican artist and lithographer whose illustrations of skeletal figures known as calaveras and catrinas have become an essential part of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Featuring a select set of Posada’s prints, including many of his most famous calaveras, Skeletal World also includes art that showcases his enduring legacy.

Islands Beyond Blue

WHEN: Thru May 14, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This presentation showcases the work of Niki Hastings-McFall, a celebrated contemporary artist of Sāmoan and Pākehā descent who has been credited with shepherding contemporary Pacific art onto an international stage. Known for her large-scale and immersive "lei bombing" installations, she used hundreds of synthetic lei to create the installation. Her work is presented in dialogue with approximately 25 treasures from the DAM's collection that illustrate regional historic arts alongside new innovations. This inaugural exhibition aims to dispel romantic notions of the Pacific Islands as a tourist’s paradise through a nuanced exploration of the area’s vibrant cultural landscape. 

Good Vibrations

WHEN: Thru June 14, 2024
WHERE: Museum of Outdoor Arts, Greenwood Village

Nine emerging artist interns came together over the summer through MOA's annual Design and Build Summer Internship Program to collaboratively create several unique, site-specific installations for Marjorie Park.

Clarence Shivers: Experimenting with Form

WHEN: Thru July 6, 2024
WHERE: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Over the course of his career, Clarence Shivers demonstrated a commitment to artistic experimentation, working across different media—both two- and three-dimensional—and cultivating a range of stylistic approaches. A Tuskegee Airman—and career military person—one of Shivers’ most celebrated works is his statue dedicated to these pilots and their legacies, located at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Shivers often returned to forms of portraiture, whether images of friends, families, musicians, civil rights leaders or others, and he represented his subjects with poignant and expressive insight. Shivers also created abstract works that demonstrate his ongoing exploration into geometric form, color and movement. This exhibition presents more than 30 works, paintings, prints and sculptures that offer an expansive view of the artist’s prolific career.

Revolt 1680/2180: Runners + Gliders

WHEN: Thru July 14, 2024
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Transport yourself to the year 2180 at History Colorado Center's new multi-sensory exhibition. Created in partnership with world-renowned artist Virgil Ortiz, a visionary hailing from Cochiti Pueblo, this unprecedented experience brings Indigenous Futurism to The Mile High City through a combination of history, science fiction, art, fashion and fantasy.

Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents

WHEN: Thru July 19, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Gio Ponti was one of the most inventive Italian architects and designers of his time. For more than 60 years, Ponti’s exuberant approach found expression in public and private commissions from buildings, interiors and furniture to glass, ceramics and flatware, influencing international design for more than 50 years. 

Museum of Illusions

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2024
WHERE: Museum of Illusions

Discover a brilliant collection of perspective-changing rooms, enthralling installations, and spellbinding images. The mesmerizing exhibits will teach you that nothing is ever quite as it seems, especially in the Museum of Illusions Denver.

By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects

WHEN: Thru Jan. 1, 2025
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Design is all around us. Whether it takes the form of objects and spaces, images and interactions, or systems and processes, design shapes our lives in fundamental ways. But what shapes design? A series of thematic installations drawn primarily from the architecture and design collection, By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design. 

Flow: On the River with John Fielder

WHEN: Thru Jan. 27, 2025
WHERE: History Colorado Center

This exhibition focuses on the many uses and importance of the Colorado River, taking visitors inside majestic canyons and atop the most awe-inspiring vistas along the Yampa, Gunnison and Dolores Rivers as they flow toward their confluence with the Colorado. Flow: On the River with John Fielder features a number of iconic large-format Fielder prints, as well as quotes from the renowned landscape photographer gathered carefully from his publications and interviews over the years.


Sporting Events

NBA Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2024; 7 p.m.
WHERE: Ball Arena

Come cheer on the Nuggets as they take on the Sacramento Kings.


More Romantic Spots in Denver

Traditional Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

Experience a touch of elegant, Old World charm at the historic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. The Traditional Afternoon Tea takes place between noon and 4 p.m. in the hotel's gorgeous atrium lobby and includes freshly made scones, pastries, sandwiches and a wide variety of teas.

Peaks Lounge at Hyatt Regency

Located on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Denver, the Peaks Lounge offers swoon-inducing views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown, along with 40 wines by the glass and a menu of appetizers and desserts.

D Bar Denver

Does your sweetie have a sweet tooth? The upscale D Bar Denver, owned by Keegan Gerhard, one of the nation's top pastry chefs, is just the ticket, with a menu filled with sinful treats like Cake and Shake (three-layer chocolate cake, manjari frosting, and a vanilla or chocolate milkshake or malt) or a Chocolate & Hazelnut Sitting in a Tree (chocolate soufflé, chocolate sauce, Nutella beignets and praline ice cream). Need we say more?

Dive Lounge at the Downtown Aquarium

It's not 20,000 leagues under the sea, but it'll do. An upscale getaway in a truly unique setting, the Dive Lounge is located on the first floor of Denver's Downtown Aquarium, offering the chance to sip cocktails with your sweetheart while surrounded by beautiful marine life.

Cruise Room at the Oxford Hotel

One of the most hidden and romantic downtown Denver bars, the art deco-style Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel was modeled after one of the lounges on the legendary Queen Mary, with original chrome and neon creating an unparalleled atmosphere. Order a drink from the classic cocktail menu or enjoy a handmade martini. 


More Tips for Valentine's Day in Denver


No Denver Valentine's Day is complete without fresh flowers. Clueless about which bouquet to buy? Don't worry; Denver's expert florists have got you covered. The Highlands neighborhood is home to the flagship location of the trusted Lehrer's Flowers (3191 W. 38th Ave.), with a wide selection and a knowledgeable staff. You can also place your order through Lehrer's website and have flowers delivered. Visit Bouquets in Lower Downtown — they were named one of America's top 10 florists by Bon Appetit Magazine. Downtown's world-famous historic hotel, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa (321 17th St.) has its own flower shop, featuring exquisite designs and arrangements using flowers from around the world.


Perhaps you don't want to stop at flowers this Valentine's Day? You've got plenty of gift options. Sound of the Rockies Chorus will deliver a Singing Valentine to serenade your love by quartets formed from an award-winning chorus in the Denver area. Explore The Mile High City's vibrant art districts, which are filled with galleries, boutiques and craft stores. For stylish boutiques, head to Larimer Square in Lower Downtown or to the nearby Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall. Still on the hunt for that perfect gift? Cherry Creek North is Denver's premier shopping and dining neighborhood, boasting hundreds of independently owned shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and spas. Add to that the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center, with an additional 160 brand-name stores, and together they create the largest, most diverse shopping district between Chicago and San Francisco.  

Dinner for Two

Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse for an intimate, candlelit dinner. And in Denver you've got dining options galore. In fact, here's a list of particularly romantic restaurants in Denver. Almost every type of cuisine is available in the city; choose from traditional steak houses, tres chic French bistros, adventurous fusion menus and much, much more. Lower Downtown (LoDo) boasts countless great restaurants, but you might also want to check out the offerings in some of Denver's other neighborhoods, including the buzzing Highlands and the cozy Washington Park district.

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