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Valentine’s Day, this Saturday, February 14 is around the corner- we’re here to help you plan (especially you last minute guys)! Here are 10 great date ideas in Denver to help create enjoy some quality time for you and your loved one!

1. Culinary Date Night @ Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

1937 Market St.

When: February 11-14

Plan an evening with the one you love at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts!

From their website: “Whether you’re a knife-shy beginner or an accomplished home cook, Cook Street’s recreational classes have something for you. Don’t feel intimidated — our classes are designed to be fun, accessible, and informative no matter your skill level. Our wide range of curriculum of food, wine, craft beer, and spirits courses gives you plenty to explore. Prepare to receive more information in one three-hour class than watching the Food Network…you’ll have the opportunity to ask our chef all of your burning questions!”

2. Southwest Rink @ Skyline Park

16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

When: Through February 14

Skyline Park Rink is located right in the heart of downtown Denver. It’s a cheap date, too – if you bring your own skates, the rink is free (and skate rentals are just $2).

3. Cinderella @ Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Buell Theater, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St / Downtown Denver, CO

When:Feb 3 – Feb 15, 2015

Performing Arts Center website: “A contemporary and lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists!”

4. Salsa Dancing

Various times & locations

Find a fun restaurant for dinner and then take your sweetheart out dancing at one of these various Salsa clubs around Denver! Don’t be afraid to go out on the town and dance the night away. Whether you are experienced or need lessons, check out these options.

5. Snowshoeing in Breckenridge

1200 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Check out this great Groupon deal

Self-guided showshoe trips permit groups of two or four to amble throughout the Breckenridge Nordic Center’s network of trails between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

From the website: “The tall evergreens and the rosy-cheeked families on skis or snowshoes—although it happens to be in Colorado, the scene at Breckenridge Nordic Center could have been plucked from an idealized Scandinavia. Maps and trail markers make it easy to explore the groomed ski trails for hours on your own. But if you get lonely, you can always sign up for basic cross-country ski instruction and guided Snowshoe Adventures that open up the wonders of the Rocky Mountain landscape.”

6. Catch a Movie @ The Alamo

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: 7301 S Santa Fe Dr. Unit 850 Littleton, CO 80120

Check out this great Groupon Deal!

From the website: “Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat.” For movie times, click here: http://drafthouse.com/denver/littleton

7. Le Cours de L’Amour (The Course of Love)- 5k/10k Charity Run

City Park, Downtown Denver

When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. • 5k, 10k, Kid’s run

Looking for something active to do together or with the whole family? Come out this weekend and run for a good cause! From the event website: “Couples, Singles, Families and Teams come together as a community to raise awareness and funds for Heart & Hand, a small local nonprofit that provides love for at-risk youth in our community – go to the fundraising website and learn more about Heart & Hand!”

8. Paint your own Pottery @ Got Paint?

14500 W. Colfax #130 Lakewood, CO 80401 (Inside Colorado Mills Mall at the west end of the mall-
thru entrance #1 by Forever 21- turn right, 3rd store on left).

When: MON – SAT, 10am – 9pm & SUN, 11am – 6pm

From their website: “Whether you are looking for a great party idea, want to create a unique, personalized gift, or just want to RELAX, PAINT, & HAVE FUN, Got Paint? has it all!”

9. Day Hike 

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend with highs in the mid-60’s! Take your sweetheart out for a hike! Bring your camera and a picnic!

Check out this website for a list of great day-hikes in near the Denver metro area:

http://www.dayhikesneardenver.com/

10. STAY HOME!

Staying in is greatly underrated! Go to Whole Foods and buy something fancy. Enjoy a movie-marathon. Check out this great website of 40 stay at home date ideas! Here are some examples:

-“Order in. Have pizza or Chinese delivered but be sure to use the chopsticks”

-“Revel in wedding day memories. This one will probably mean more to us girls than our hubbies but looking at old wedding albums or watching our wedding video is a great way to rekindle the fires.”

-“Make dinner together. Choose the menu and get the ingredients ahead of time, then have fun cooking, taste-testing, and eating together.”

 

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