Want to get creative this Valentine’s Day? There are plenty of unique ways to celebrate with your special someone in Colorado Springs!
Valentine’s Day is always a fun excuse to wear something fancy and eat at your favorite restaurant in the middle of potentially the most boring month of the year. If you’re planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs, there are plenty of options for romantic specials and fixed-priced menus at some of the best local restaurants. However, if you don’t plan far in advance, it can turn out to be a stressful night of trying to find a restaurant that takes last minute reservations. Eventually you might just swear off celebrating the holiday altogether.
This Valentine’s Day, opt for something more creative and unique — you’ll beat the crowds and avoid the ever-stressful reservation dash. Here are five creative alternatives for this year’s Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs:
1. Book a Couples’ Massage at the Base of Pikes Peak
Just a short drive west from Colorado Springs lies Manitou Springs, one of the most idyllic mountain towns, filled with quaint shops, scenic hikes, and stone water fountains flowing with fresh mineral water. SunWater Spa sits tucked away just minutes from the bustling Manitou Avenue. If you’re looking for a romantic and relaxing date, look no further. Book a couples’ massage and then sit in one of SunWater Spa’s cedar pools as you look out on Downtown Manitou Springs and watch the sunset over Pikes Peak.
2. Hop on a Food Tour in Downtown Colorado Springs
Looking to avoid the crowds and having to decide where you’re going to eat this Valentine’s Day? Stay in on Valentine’s Day and book a food tour for the following Saturday or Sunday. Rocky Mountain Food Tours (Yep! That’s us!) offers stress-free gourmet tasting tours, featuring some of the best local restaurants in Downtown Colorado Springs. In just a few hours, you’ll experience up to five culinary destinations with the help of a local food expert. This unique experience will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
3. Take a Romantic Hike Together with Your Favorite Local Coffee
This option is perfect if you’re a nature lover or are working on a budget. Colorado Springs has some of the best hikes and scenic walking routes located just minutes from downtown, including:
If you and your date are really adventurous and up for a challenge, check out these hike (Warning, they aren’t for the faint of heart!):
It’s February in Colorado, so do yourself a favor and pair any of these hikes with a warm beverage from one of our favorite Colorado Springs’ shops serving coffee or hot chocolate, including:
- Loyal Coffee
- Pikes Peak Lemonade Company
- Story Coffee Company
- Maté Factor Café
- Wild Goose Meeting House
4. Paint & Sip
Show your significant other your creative side while sipping good wine and beer. You’ll receive step-by-step painting instructions in a small class setting and get to take home your work of art at the end of the evening — a souvenir to remember your Valentine’s Day.
Here are the top paint and sip options in Colorado Springs:
5. Lee Spirit’s Presents — A Very Special Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:00-12:00 PM | Brooklyn’s on Boulder Street
Treat your special someone to a prohibition inspired Valentine’s Day. Brookyn’s on Boulder is a modern spin on the prohibition era speakeasy. From the street, it’s disguised as a small haberdashery, however, once you’re inside, expect craft gin cocktails, romantic mood lighting, and some of the best bartending in town. Visit Brooklyn’s on Valentine’s Day this year and you’ll receive free tasters of their creme de rose liqueur and a chance to win a free cocktail. Just bring someone special and be ready to play their version of the newlywed game!
So whether you’re trying to avoid the crowds or you’re looking to mix things up, any of these ideas will be sure to make this year’s Valentine’s Day a memorable one! And if you’re not able to hop on a food tour this time, it’s never too late. We offer public and private tours all year round!
Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team