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That’s right, this Friday night is Valentine’s day. Don’t be the guy awkwardly scrambling at the register with a teddy bear and some pre-packaged cellophane-wrapped chocolate… you’re better than that! (sorry consumer America).

And as for you single men and women- today is not a day to despair and justify eating a half-gallon of Blue Bell ice cream while you watch an movie that glorifies everything that is in opposition to love… by yourself! Do something fun and meaningful instead! Who cares if it’s called “Valentine’s Day”- it’s Friday night! Treat yourself to something fun this weekend, hang out with friends! We were made to be in community with people.

We live in a beautiful state that is teeming with a fun and diverse nightlife and surrounded by mountains that have more trails, activities, and adventure than we could possibly fit into our lifetime. Charge your camera and go take crazy pictures, go to your local recreation center and play on the water-slides and lazy rivers, buy fancy gourmet groceries at Whole Foods and cook her a delicious homemade meal, play some board games, make some caramel corn and have a movie marathon.

So, for those of you who are stuck on date ideas (totally okay- the important thing is that you are trying)- I have compiled a list of some other activities and deals going on this weekend in the Denver area that leaves no man (or woman) without excuse! Have a fun and safe weekend, you are sure to find something in the list below that fits your budget and situation!

Fun and Romantic Restaurants:

Cuba Cuba (Cuban)

http://www.cubacubadenver.com/

1173 Delaware St.

Denver, CO 80204

303-605-2822

No reservations accepted.

Linger (Global Cuisine)

http://lingerdenver.com/

2030 W. 30th Ave., Denver CO 80211

Reservations Required

Beatrice & Woodsley (Rustic American)

http://beatriceandwoodsley.com/

38 South Broadway, Denver

303-777-3505

Reservations Suggested

Counter Seating Available without Reservations

Bang! (Classic American)

http://bangdenver.com/

3472 W 32nd Ave.

Denver, CO 80211

303-455-1117

No reservations accepted.

Root Down (Organic)

http://www.rootdowndenver.com/

1600 W. 33rd Ave.

Denver, CO 80211

303-993-4200

Reservations accepted.

 

Dessert Only:

D-Bar Desserts

http://www.dbardenver.com/

1475 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

303-861-4710

 

Groupon Deals:

Alamo Movie Drafthouse 

http://drafthouse.com/denver/littleton

7301 S Santa Fe Dr.

Unit 810

Littleton, Colorado 80120

720-588-4107

https://www.groupon.com/deals/alamo-drafthouse-6

Fiske Planetarium 

Regent Dr & Kittredge Loop Rd

Boulder, Colorado 80309

303-492-5001

https://www.groupon.com/deals/fiske-planetarium-2

Denver Gourmet Food Tour

Multiple Locations in Denver

https://www.groupon.com/deals/denver-gourmet-tours-6

 

Outdoor- Hiking/Snowshoeing/Cross-Country Skiing:

* 2014 National Park Free Days:

http://www.freeindenver.com/parks/53-national-park-free-week

February 15-17.

Alderfer Three Sisters Park

South Valley Park

Staunton State Park

Roxborough State Park

Chief Mountain (near Mt. Evans)

St. Mary’s Glacier

Devil’s Head Fire Lookout

Eldorado Canyon

 

Other Denver Events & Activities:

Culinary Date Night at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

https://www.cookstreet.com/culinary-date-night

February 13-15, 21

1937 Market St., Denver, CO

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

http://www.denver.org/events/detail?e=15683

Through February 16

Skyline Park, Denver, CO

Couples Massage at the Ritz-Carlton Denver

http://www.denver.org/what-to-do/spas/detail?memid=30344

1881 Curtis St., Denver, CO

Young Love (The Denver Philharmonic)

http://www.denver.org/events/detail?e=17540

February 14

Painted Platter (paint-your-own pottery studio)

http://www.thepaintedplatter.com/

8601 W. Cross Dr.

Littleton, CO

303-932-1818