Whether you're already partnered up or on the hunt for your match (and fed up with Tinder), here are six dates that can help to turn your passion into...well, passion.
Snowshoers in Rocky Mountain National Park
—Photo by Phebe Novic
History & Whiskey Tour : Conversation starters come standard on Centennial Tours’ mile-long History & Whiskey walking tour of LoDo and Ballpark. At stops like El Chapultepec, you’ll learn that no Colorado bar has had Coors beer on tap longer. And the final stop at Mile High Spirits promises an opportunity to really heat things up—with discounted whiskey mules. (What were you thinking?) $35
History Colorado Center’s Love Letters : If you’d like to share your love in more than 140 characters, turn to the past for some handwritten inspiration. Browse archival documents—including a letter from Colorado’s first territorial governor, William Gilpin, that asks his future father-in-law for his sweetheart’s hand in marriage—from as far back as the 1870s. Prices vary
Outdoor Climbing Meet-Up : Conquering a boulder problem requires strength and strategy. Show off your brawn and brains as you scope out potential (spotting) partners at the Denver Bouldering Club’s Saturday DBC Outdoors trips to close-by bouldering areas such as Clear Creek Canyon and the Flatirons.
Rocky Mountain Snowshoeing Trip : You and your Valentine determine the distance—up to eight miles round trip—on this guided snowshoe excursion near Rocky Mountain National Park’s Glacier Gorge Trail. Highlights include Little Pond (it’s a prime place to pucker up) plus hot soup for two within sight of the Continental Divide. $180 for two people (reservations required)
Corvus Coffee Tasting And Brewing Classes : Discover the secret to the perfect pour-over (hint: it’s the coffee-to-water ratio)—and someone new to enjoy it with—in Corvus’ intimate 15-person class. You’ll taste three coffees and learn about the regions that produced them. And should you meet your permanent Sunday morning coffee partner, you can say “Joe” introduced you. $11
Squeaky Bean Bingo Brunch : Skip the candlelight dinner crowds and opt for this midday rendezvous instead. After all, nothing goes better with banana-chocolate flapjacks, shrimp and grits, and Squeaky Spritzes (Aperol, Prosecco, and seltzer) than a little nostalgia. Saturdays and Sundays