Coming up with creative date ideas in Denver can be a daunting task — and that’s not because there’s a shortage of things to do. In fact, the opposite is true: there’s an abundance of craft beer breweries, museums, and city parks here, and that’s just the beginning. So where do you start when you’re planning Denver couples activities? Right here, with this blog! You’ll find an overview of some of the best date night ideas in the Mile High City, plus, a pretty solid recommendation for a certain Denver B&B.
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Check Out These Denver Couples Activities
A Picnic in the Park
You can never go wrong with a picnic — it’s a classic date idea, and Denver has plenty of city parks. Before you plan your day, check out our Gourmet Picnic package. We provide a roasted and chilled Cornish hen with a raspberry glaze, green salad with our homemade vinaigrette, a pasta salad, sides, and more. It’s a picnic date like you’ve never had.
Civic Center Park is a beautiful park full of green grass and flower beds and is home to great events. Plus, it’s within walking distance of Castle Marne!
Denver City Park is a massive (and beautiful) park, home to Ferril Lake, the Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, not to mention tennis courts, soccer fields, and more.
Washington Park features two lakes, a recreation center, and plenty of green space, perfect for a blanket, lunch, and an afternoon with your significant other.
If you’re looking for stunning scenery, head to the Denver Botanic Gardens! Loaded with botanical beauty, the Denver Botanic Gardens is a stunning scenic display of plant life from around the world, featuring events and rotating exhibits. It’s a “must” for Denver couples activities.
Ride Bikes on the Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail is the best way to see the city on two wheels. Rent the two bikes that we have here, and head to the trail. The trail covers a total of 40 miles, running along Cherry Creek and stretching beyond the city into smaller towns and counties, ending in Franktown. The trail starts in Denver’s Confluence Park on 15th Street and will take you past multiple Denver city parks, as well as a shopping center, restaurants, and attractions including the John F. Kennedy Golf Course and the Four Mile Historic Park.
Cherry Creek Trail isn’t the only way to bike around Denver, and if you’re looking more adventure in the city and beyond, check out these Denver bike trails! They’re a great choice for the active couple.
Tour Denver Breweries
If your ideal date night is one that’s spent discussing IBUs, ABV, and the flavor profile of your favorite unfiltered IPA, then Denver is the city for you. The state of Colorado boasts some of the best breweries in the nation, and Denver is no exception. Home to dozens (and we mean dozens) of fantastic craft breweries, there’s no shortage of stellar suds here. Some of our favorites are Great Divide Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, and Black Shirt Brewing Company.
Brewery tours are another great Denver couples activity. In fact, Castle Marne offers a brewery package in collaboration with Denver’s own Strange Craft Brewery! The package includes a tour, tasting, transportation, and beer to take home. Call us at 1-800-92-MARNE to reserve this limited-time offer.
For more info on tours, check out Denver Brewery Tours, Denver Microbrew Tour, and the Denver Brews Cruise, or check out our blog post for some of our favorites. Want to add a little fun to your tour? Try a biking tour of Denver breweries with At Your Pace Freestyle Cycling Adventures!
Spend A Day Exploring Denver Museums
Couples that love learning won’t be let down by Denver museums. Art, science, history — you’ll find it all in the city’s museums.
Maybe the best museum around, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science isn’t far from Castle Marne and boasts amazing exhibits, an IMAX theatre, and a planetarium. Current exhibitions include dinosaurs, Native American life, Egyptian mummies, and a whole lot more!
For artists, the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum are excellent options. The Denver Art Museum is home to an amazing amount of exhibitions and collections of both historic and modern art, and the Clyfford Still Museum houses everything you would want to learn about one of the most well-known abstract expressionist artists.
From the Wright brothers to space exploration, Wings Over the Rockies is the museum of choice for anyone who is fascinated by aviation history. Whether you want an up-close look at an F-14 Tomcat (the fighter jet of Top Gun fame) or an X-Wing replica (the choice ship of Rebel scum across the galaxy), Wings Over the Rockies will keep your heads in the clouds from the moment you step in.
Need A Romantic Place to Stay in Denver? Look No Further Than Castle Marne
An exciting getaway isn’t complete without an unforgettable place to stay. Before you finish your itinerary, make sure to book a stay at Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast, one of the most romantic places in Denver. Our picturesque property is over 100 years old and is brimming with historic charm, from the stunning stone exterior to our beautiful rooms. With amenities like hot tubs and king-sized beds, along with a gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea, Castle Marne is the ideal couples getaway in Denver. Visit us at CastleMarne.com to book a room, learn more about package deals, or read our blog! Contact us online or call 1-800-92-MARNE today.