Denver Lifestyle
Nov 17, 2023 • 5 min read • By: Polly Clover

Spend a Romantic Getaway in Denver (The Best Things to Do)

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How to Have the Best Romantic Getaway in Denver for Couples

A romantic getaway in Denver for couples is an unforgettable experience. With a unique mix of activities, a vibrant food and drink scene, and romantic hotels, it’s the perfect destination for a honeymoon or weekend getaway.

In this article, we’ll discuss the best things to do for quality time with your partner, including an intimate spa day and outdoor experiences. We’ll also share romantic Denver hotels and restaurants.

Is Denver a romantic city?

Denver is a romantic city for couples who enjoy exploring, relaxing, and dining. Stay in a romantic hotel, enjoy cocktails on an intimate rooftop, and relax at the spa together. There are many things to see and do to fit any couple’s style, making it the perfect place to spend quality time together and reconnect.

Romantic Places to Stay in Denver

Make the most of your couple's getaway in one of the most romantic Denver hotels. From a luxurious and relaxing stay to a unique and cozy experience, there's something for all couples in Denver.

bread and coffee on bed for romantic hotel breakfast

The Crawford Hotel

The Crawford Hotel is the perfect option if you're looking for an elegant escape close to Denver's hustle and bustle. It has elegant rooms with art deco touches. It's also conveniently located above the iconic Denver Union Station, close to shopping, dining, and fun activities. The Crawford Hotel also offers experiences for couples, including breakfast in bed and a romantic date night.

Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn

What better way to spend your romantic getaway or honeymoon in Denver than at a luxurious urban inn? Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn is in the heart of the Museum District in downtown Denver. Relax in your eloquent room with whimsical touches and enjoy a short walk to many fun activities.

Halcyon

Halcyon is a hotel in the Cherry Creek Shopping District with cozy vibes for a homey feel. Couples can book a luxurious room or suite and enjoy an impressive art collection and delicious dining experiences. There’s also a rooftop pool with beautiful views of Denver’s skyline and the Rocky Mountains.

The Art Hotel Denver

Enjoy a chic stay at The Art Hotel, where you and your partner can appreciate stunning artwork and picture-perfect city views. The rooms offer the ultimate comfort for a relaxing getaway. The Art Hotel also has a rooftop bar and restaurant and is within walking distance of several museums.

The Best Activities for Couples in Denver

During a romantic getaway in Denver, there are many unique activities couples can enjoy together. Spend quality time exploring the city and relaxing together.

couple in Zero Gravity Massage chairs at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver
Zero Gravity Massage Experience, Oakwell Beer Spa

Some of the best activities for couples in Denver include:

  • Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa
  • Explore Lower Downtown (LoDo)
  • Visit Elitch Gardens
  • Hang out at Confluence Park
  • Go skiing at Echo Mountain
  • Watch the sunset at City Park
  • Enjoy local sports
  • Stroll through the Denver Botanic Gardens

Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa

couple taking a beer bath at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver
Beer Bath Hydrotherapy, Oakwell Beer Spa

Enjoy a unique, rejuvenating experience with your partner at Denver’s award-winning Oakwell Beer Spa. This unique day spa offers a romantic experience with beer-inspired spa treatments.

Couples get access to a private Beer Therapy™ Room with a cedar hydrotherapy tub, infrared sauna, and rain shower. Add a touch of romance with the date night package, which includes candles, rose petals, and gourmet chocolates.

Oakwell Beer Spa’s taproom is also the perfect place to hang out with your partner. Enjoy local craft beer, wine, kombucha, or tea. The taproom also has cozy furniture, conversation starter cards, and photo props.

Book an appointment online for your spa day, or walk in to enjoy the taproom and Zero Gravity Massage experience.

Location: 3004 N Downing St., Five Points Neighborhood

Hours: 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM, daily

Explore Lower Downtown (LoDo)

Exploring the popular LoDo district is one of the most fun ways to experience Denver. There's always something to do with local markets, shopping, dining, galleries and more. The unique architecture also makes for perfect photo ops. Be sure to check out the iconic Union Station, too.

Location: 1536 Wynkoop Street and surrounding areas

Visit Elitch Gardens

If you and your partner enjoy adventures, check out Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. Catch city views from the Ferris Wheel, ride roller coasters, and play games together. While most of the park is closed during the holidays, there is a beautiful light display.

Location: 2000 Elitch Circle, LoDo

Hours: May - October, with a light display during the holidays

Hang Out at Confluence Park

Confluence Park is located along the South Platte River and is the perfect place for couples to spend time together. You can explore peaceful walking paths, ride scooters through the park, and have a picnic.

Confluence Park is also pet-friendly and a close walk to nearby attractions, including Union Station and Coors Field.

Location: 2250 15th St., LoDo

Hours: 5 AM - 11 PM, daily

Go Skiing at Echo Mountain

If you're spending a romantic getaway in Denver but want to do some skiing, Echo Mountain is the closest ski resort. It's less than an hour's drive from Denver, making for a fun day trip. Seasonal snow sports include skiing and snowboarding. There are plenty of rentals and lessons too.

Location: 19285 CO-103, Idaho Springs

Hours: Vary based on the season

Watch the Sunset at City Park

sunset at City Park in Denver
City Park

City Park is the perfect spot for couples. It’s a large, tranquil green space with picnic areas and lakeside trails. The Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science are also at City Park.

We recommend visiting the park at sunset for a romantic evening and picturesque scenery.

Location: 2001 Colorado Blvd.

Hours: 5 AM - 11 PM, daily

Enjoy Local Sports

Couples who enjoy sports are in luck during a romantic getaway in Denver. With various sports teams, there’s almost always sports going on at Coors Field or the Ball Arena, both of which are conveniently located in Downtown Denver.

Location: 2001 Blake St (Coors Field) and 1000 Chopper Cir (Ball Arena)

Stroll Through the Denver Botanic Gardens

pond and greenery at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens is gorgeous and one of the most diverse gardens in the nation. Walk around, explore the various plant collections, take pictures, and relax. It’s one of the best activities in Denver for unwinding at the end of your vacation or to squeeze into a busy day.

Location: 1007 York Street, Cheesman Park

Hours: vary based on day and season

Romantic Places to Eat and Drink in Denver

One of our favorite ways to spend a romantic getaway in Denver is by enjoying the delicious food and drink scene. There are many romantic dining and drinking experiences in Denver, including: 

  • Restaurant Row
  • Bistro Vendôme
  • El Five
  • Balistreri Vineyards
  • Denver breweries
  • Peaks Lounge
couple having champagne

Restaurant Row

Wander around Restaurant Row, a historic area just next to downtown. It’s lined with many eclectic restaurants, cafes, and bars, ideal for walking around and stopping at a few places.

Location: 17th Ave between Broadway and City Park, East of Downtown Denver

Bistro Vendôme

Enjoy a delicious dinner date at Bistro Vendôme, a modern French restaurant that has a charming ambience both indoors and in its outdoor garden. 

For a lively nightlife, walk around and explore the area after dinner.

Location: 1420 Larimer St Unit 1705, Larimer Square

Hours: hours vary, open for dinner daily and lunch on the weekends

El Five

Take in Denver’s scenery while having tapas and drinks at El Five, a Spanish and Eastern Mediterranean restaurant. It’s in a buzzing, quirky top-floor penthouse in Highland, close to downtown Denver.

Location: 2930 Umatilla St, Unit #500, Highland neighborhood

Hours: 5 - 10 PM, daily

Balistreri Vineyards

If you like wine, Balistreri Vineyards is a must-visit. They offer winery tours, a cozy tasting room, and a seasonal lunch menu.

Location: 1946 E 66th Ave

Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM, daily

Denver Breweries

If you’re anything like us, a brewery crawl makes for a perfect date. Denver’s beer scene is one-of-a-kind, with over a hundred craft breweries.
There are local brewers scattered throughout the city, many of which are within walking distance from one another. Take a self-guided tour or book a guided brewery tour.

Location: all over the Denver metro area and nearby cities

Peaks Lounge

For an upscale happy hour or date night while you’re in Denver, have cocktails and desserts at Peaks Lounge. This modern lounge is on the 27th floor of the Hyatt, surrounded by scenic views. 

Location: 650 15th St, 27th Floor, Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center

Hours: 4 - 11:15 PM, daily

Enjoy Your Romantic Getaway in Denver

We hope you’re excited about your romantic weekend in Denver. It’s the best place to enjoy romantic accommodations, activities, and dining.
If you’re ready to start planning your getaway, book your spa date experience at Oakwell Beer Spa.

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