How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Denver this Year

Truth be told, I still really like Valentine’s Day even as an adult. When you are a kid, it is really a fun holiday, making card boxes and passing out cards and candies to kids in you class. As we grow older, the holiday takes on a different meaning for people, it is a special day throughout the year that we can remind those special loved ones in our lives just how much we care about them. I know many people do not like the holiday because they see it as a “Hallmark holiday” and why should we have one day specified to telling and showing people how much we love them when we have 364 other days to do that. But, I think, Valentine’s Day is a day, out of the whole year, when we can take an extra minute to write a card, or call a loved one, or take our special someone somewhere special, just because that day is reserved for such special things.

 

If you are looking for some romantic or fun or family activities to do this Valentine’s Day in Colorado, peek at the list below for some ideas of what to do with your loved ones to show them a little extra love this year:

 

Romantic –

 

Couples massage at the Ritz-Carlton – 1881 Curtis St – Sometimes the best way to unwind is with your loved one. Check out the beautiful Ritz-Carlton in downtown Denver and their amazing spa packages that is sure to please both of you.

 

Ice skating at the Southwest Rink- corner of Arapahoe and 16th St – This is a sweet and fairly inexpensive thing to do with your loved on Valentine’s Day. The rink is free and skate rentals are only $2 so grab your significant other and take them for a little skate in the heart of downtown Denver.

 

Cooking with Cupid at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts – 1927 Market St – Feb. 9th – If you have a loved one who likes to cook, while sipping on some bubbly, this is the perfect thing to take them to. Learn to whip up some delectable dishes while having drinks with your person in this small, intimate class setting.

 

Fun –

 

Valentine’s Day 5k – Washington Park – Feb. 12th – Prepare to run your heart out at this yearly Valentine’s Day run. Runners are encouraged to come in costume, such as their favorite couple from a television show, to get more in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

 

Malas & Mimosas – 2372 Central Park Blvd. – Feb. 12th – If you have someone who is a bit of a yogi but also loves a good cocktail, head to this fun event where you will string together your own mala (meditation necklace) while sipping on a delicious drink.

 

Family –

 

Learn to bake at My Make Studio - 6460 E Yale Ave – Feb 8th & 14th – What is better than finding a place to test your baking skills with the family? Each class will start with a lesson in professional decorating and then you will get to decorate a heart-shaped cake or cupcakes. Don’t worry parents; you will also get a glass of beer or wine for this fun event.

 

Take a carriage ride through downtown Denver – Feb. 7th or 21st – We’ve all seen the beautiful carriages and horses that ride around down 16th street mall area during the holidays. But during Valentine’s Day, Irish Rose Drafts’ offers a romantic deluxe package that includes capturing all the sights like the Big Blue Bear, the lights of Larimer Square and the historic Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower. 

There are so many great events to participate in this Valentine's Day, but remember, the day is about showing and telling others just how much they mean to you. So spread the love!