There are plenty of things to do this Valentine’s Day in the Mile High City. Romantic restaurants abound, offering delicious prix fixe meals and wine specials galore. Happy couples can dine, take in a rom-com, load up on chocolate, and call it a night.
But what about new couples looking for a little adventure? Or mates who are bored with the usual Valentine’s rituals? What about people who are lucky enough to be dating someone who prefers to live on the wild side? Denver is still your town! Spice up your Valentine’s Day celebration with some of these offbeat activities that are sure to add some excitement to your sweetie’s day.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without the famed chubby little arrow thrower, would it? Channel your inner Cupid (or Daryl Dixon) at one of the many archery ranges in greater Denver. Couples can take a lesson, rent equipment, and aim for the bull’s eye all in an evening. Quick Draw Archery is a great place to start, offering instruction and range time this Valentine’s Day and evening.
Fall in love
Nothing says romance like warm wind in your face—a 160 mph wind that is. If it’s adrenalin you seek, invite your honey to try indoor skydiving at SkyVenture Colorado. Experience the feeling of freefall in a vertical wind tunnel as you fly high on a cushion of air. This Valentine’s Day, SkyVenture is offering a free photo or video package special to commemorate your experience, with the purchase of two adult flight tickets.
Hold each other
Need an excuse to get close? You and your date will cling to each other as you venture through the 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver. Featured on the Travel Channel’s “America Haunts 2,” this haunted house is opening Valentine X, A Candlelit Night of Horror in time for Valentine’s weekend. You can expect to find blood, gore, and an adorable teddy called the Bear Butcher.
Climb a Mountain
Well, that might be a tall order for Colorado in February. But you can test your strength and endurance, while having lots of fun at Thrillseekers indoor climbing facility. They offer a terrific package that includes climbing shoes, harnesses, chalk bags, and an introductory lesson to get you started on your climbing adventure.
Take in a Show
If the performing arts light your candle, this hidden gem is a can’t miss. The Buntport Theater Company has reprised it’s award-winning musical Jugged Rabbit Stew. Tucked away in an industrial park, this theater offers an intimate setting with sharp performances, and content that is smart, weird, and laugh-out-loud funny.