How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Denver

Valentine's Day in DenverWhether you are looking for a fancy dinner at one of Denver’s hottest restaurants or something a little more out of the ordinary, there are plenty of ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Denver! Whatever you choose to do, V-Day is fast approaching so you’ll want to start making plans now before everything is booked.

Romantic Events & Activities

Orchid Showcase

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

When: Jan. 10th – Feb. 17th | 9am – 5pm

Escape the cold of winter and surround yourself in blossoms and tropical warmth. The Denver Botanic Gardens’ Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion will be host to a floral wonderland during their annual Orchid showcase. Take your sweetheart on a stroll through the exotic blooms featuring rare orchids from the Gardens’ collection.

Valentine’s Day 4 Mile

Where: Washington Park

When: Feb. 10th | 10am – 12pm

Come run your heart out at Denver’s Valentine’s Day 4 Mile and Kids Fun Run. Meet Cupid and maybe find a sweetheart (or run with your sweetheart). Come dressed up as your favorite couple from a TV, movie or book — or dressed ready for a fancy date night.

Valentine’s Day Sunset Stroll

Where: Butterfly Pavilions

When: Feb. 14th | 5:30pm – 7pm

Spend Valentine’s Day in the rain-forest taking a leisurely stroll and exploring the wonders of the tropics at dusk. You’ll discover creatures seldom seen during the day, experience dusk-blooming flowers and more on this short, guided tour accompanied with lots of self-led exploration time!

214 In the Cellar

Where: Balistreri Vineyards

When: Feb. 14th & 15th | Doors Open at 6:30pm

If you’re looking for a more classically romantic Valentine’s Day date, then this event is for you. This Denver winery is offering a Valentine’s Day meal and wine pairing featuring a decadent 6 course dinner paired with Balistreri Library wines, including some from the famous Lovies Vineyard!

Valentine’s Weekend with Chris Distefano

Where: Comedy Works Downtown

When: Feb. 14th – 16th | Various Times

Chris Distefano is an actor and comedian based in New York. Chris most recently starred in the IFC series, Benders. He performed his stand-up on Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC and Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. He also performed a half-hour set on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. Comedy Works is offering Valentine’s Day packages featuring a dozen roses, and a heart-shaped box of chocolates!

Romantic Restaurants

Barolo Grill

Where: 3030 East Sixth Avenue, Denver

Barolo Grill prides itself on serving authentic northern Italian food while maintaining a comfortable, elegant ambiance. Known for hand crafted modern Piemontese cuisine, a spectacular wine cellar, and knowledgeable, attentive staff, Barolo Grill is the perfect choice for special occasions or just a great night out.

Beatrice & Woodsley

Where: 38 South Broadway, Denver

Nestled amidst an urban aspen grove, Beatrice & Woodsley combines sociable dining with seasonal Rustic-American menus. Their menus pay homage to recipes and methods of a collective melting-pot culture. Simple ingredients, careful technique, and adventurous imagination provides for a personal, one-of-a-kind dining experience.

El Five

Where: 2930 Umatilla Street, 5th Floor, Denver

Nestled high above LoHi on the fifth floor, El Five boasts spectacular, unobstructed city views of the downtown Denver skyline, and a wide frame of sprawling highlands for an unrivaled sunset view. The large open-air patio sits adjacent to its big sister: Edible Beat’s concept Linger.


Where: 225 East 7th Avenue, Denver

Mizuna is a top rated restaurant not just in Denver, but in the western United States. This intimate neighborhood joint provides cover for the biggest food laboratory in Colorado, a place where chefs have free reign to experiment with and explore the finest seasonal ingredient. Tiny Mizuna, with her linen-draped tables and soft yellow dining room has earned a reputation as a special place among food lovers and critics of all sorts.

The Fort

Where: 19192 CO-8, Morrison

The Fort, an award-winning Denver western restaurant located just southwest of Denver, is one of the nation’s most recognized establishments and sells more buffalo steaks than any other independently owned restaurant in the country. Featuring fine beef, buffalo, game, and seafood, The Fort’s menu offers a tantalizing selection of old and new foods from the Early West.

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