The mile high city has been around since the old west, but since then Denver, Colorado, has grown to become a place of culture and personality. With so many fun things to do, it’s the perfect spot to take a first date.
But where to start? Here are 10 ideas for a great first date in Denver.
1. Get Your Food On
Catering to the foodies who love all things organic and local, The Source is a great place to bring a date to sample all sorts of amazing food. It’s a 26,000 square foot old warehouse. It’s where local craftsmen gather to present their offerings, from bakers to butchers to brewers and more.
2. Beer Tasting
If you and your date like beer, Denver is the place to be. In this city, you have your pick of breweries and microbreweries to sample. We recommend trying Denver Beer Co, Breckenridge Brewery, Crooked Stave, and Great Divide Brewing Company, but there are plenty more out there.
3. Hit the Slopes
Denver is a great jumping off point to head out to a ski resort. Some of the best skiing in the world can be found close to Denver. And it can be a romantic setting for a first date. After a day of skiing, you both settle in the lodge and drink hot cocoa in front of a fireplace. What could be better? Resorts close to Denver are Colorado Ski Country USA, Echo Mountain, and Eldora Mountain Resort.
4. Catch a Game at Coors Field
Grab your date and catch a little baseball at this beautiful ball field in Denver. Coors Field hosts spring training and a packed summer schedule, so there is always something going on.
5. Denver Story Trek
If you are looking for something educational and free, try the Denver Story Trek. These are self guided walking tours made easy by downloading the audio files from the website. Learn all about the history of Denver as you walk hand in hand with your date. Even if you’ve been living in Denver a long time, you’ll probably learn something new.
6. Go for a Hike
You might have to drive outside the city a little bit, but a day hike with your date will be well worth it. Pack a lunch, put on some sunscreen, and bring your water bottle! Head to Red Rocks Park and hike the Trading Post Trail, where you’ll get great views of the amazing rock formations. There are plenty more hiking spots to explore, so see what you can find.
7. Picnic at City Park
If you want a great view of the Denver skyline on your date, check out City park. Especially in late spring when everything is blooming but there is still snow on the mountains, it’s a beautiful sight. Grab a big blanket, and full a basket with cheese, wine, and other snacks, and have an enjoyable afternoon or evening talking and eating with your date while you enjoy your surroundings.
8. For Science Lovers
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a great date destination for those who love science! Its exhibit includes all sorts of fossils as well as mythical creatures. While you’re there, check out an IMAX theatre presentation and sit close in the dark in the planetarium.
9. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Just the location alone sets the right mood for a fun and romantic date. It’s all natural stone and is quite stunning. Check out the theatre’s website to see what events they have coming up; they often host all types of music performers.
10. See Where the Buffalo Roam
There are plenty of “old west” opportunities in and around Denver. This one, the Buffalo Herd Nature Preserve, is definitely worth taking a date to see. It’ll be something you’ll both remember for a long time. Pretty amazing that it’s just outside the city.
Denver has endless opportunities to take your date to a new and exciting destination. So get out there, have fun, and see what develops.
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