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Out of the Box Valentine’s Day Ideas in Colorado

If you’re craving a less traditional approach to Valentine’s Day, Colorado delivers a variety of alternative options that don’t compromise romance or luxury. Check out our list of fun, out-of-the-box date ideas for this Valentine’s Day.  

Hot Air Balloon Rides

This high-flying endeavor is sure to impress your Valentine. See Colorado at a different angle and enjoy the peaceful, quiet nature of a hot air balloon ride. Life Cycle Balloon Adventures and Aero-Cruise Balloon Adventures both fly year-round and offer romantic packages that include photo ops and champagne. Book this adventure and ensure a thrilling day with plenty of stories to tell after you land!

Fly to Aspen for a Five-Star Dinner

Aspen is home to many high-end restaurants that are the perfect location to spend a romantic evening. Catch a flight from Denver directly to Aspen-Snowmass and arrive in under an hour. Dine at The Monarch and enjoy world-class cocktails in its elegant dining room, or swing by element 47 at The Little Nell for a glass of wine from its expertly curated wine list. Aspen’s gorgeous backdrop and top-tier dining make it the picture-perfect place to spend this holiday of love.

Staycation at Boulder’s Luxury Hotels

There’s plenty to do right here in town that is fresh and intriguing. Book a staycation at any of Boulder’s chic hotels and you are guaranteed to have an exceptional Valentine’s day. The St Julien offers decadent room packages, including a ‘Romance Package’ – complete with champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and select spa amenities. Hotel Boulderado also offers packages that can include breakfast in bed or bar and restaurant credits. Don’t worry about venturing far from home – you can have an extraordinary Valentine’s Day in Boulder.

Spa Day at The Dragontree

This vibrant day spa is a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day. Pamper yourself and your special someone with The Dragontree’s relaxing spa treatments. Instead of the traditional romantic dinner, unwind and unplug with this restorative activity and you’ll wake up the next day feeling rejuvenated.

Ski and Après in Vail

Spend the day playing hooky and enjoy a quieter side of Vail Mountain. After hitting the slopes, stop by 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company and sample award winning whiskeys. If fine dining is what you crave, check out Sweet Basil, an icon in the Vail Community that has offered gourmet cuisine for over 40 years.

Catch a Movie at The Dairy Arts Center

If you’re looking for a low-key, no stress Valentine’s Day, take in a show at The Dairy Arts Center. Known for showcasing arthouse, foreign, and award-winning films and live performances, this theater is leagues beyond your traditional cinema or playhouse. This Valentine’s Day, The Boulder Theater Ensemble is performing ‘The Rembrandt’ – a show that is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and leave with a new perspective on the famed artist.

Rent Snow Bikes at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

If you’re missing your beloved mountain bike trails this snowy winter, head to Winter Park for a biking adventure in the snow.  Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado rents fat tire bikes for guests to use on their extensive trail system. Explore the tranquil woods around this elegant ranch-style resort. And stay in one of their chic, cozy cabins while enjoying a delicious meal at one of the ranch’s top-tier restaurants.

Surprise your Valentine and shake up tradition with one of these awesome date ideas this February 14. Seize the opportunity to experience something new while keeping the romance alive. What’s on your agenda?

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