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Creative Valentine’s Events and Date Ideas in Colorado Springs

Want to get creative this Valentine’s Day? There are plenty of unique events to celebrate with your special someone in Colorado Springs! 

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, which means that you can easily celebrate the weekend before or after! If you’re planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs, there are plenty of romantic restaurants. But there are a lot of other creative ways to celebrate! 

If you’re looking for a fun gift, we recommend a gift card to a food, brewery, or cocktail tour! They can be purchased in any amount, be applied to any available public tour, and they never expire!

This Valentine’s Day, opt for something more memorable and unique! Here are 10 creative alternatives to celebrate Valentine’s in Colorado Springs:



1. Enjoy Date Day with a Brunch Tour in Downtown Colorado Springs

Valentine's Colorado Springs Brunch Tour
Rocky Mountain Food Tours | 2.5-Hour Valentine’s Brunch Tour in Colorado Springs

Love is in the air! For the first time ever, Rocky Mountain Food Tours (that’s us!) have put together a custom Sunday brunch tour to enjoy with you and your Valentine!

Featuring mimosas, freshly baked pastries, artisan coffee, breakfast tacos, and more, this tour celebrates all things brunch! You’ll visit three rave-worthy destinations on foot, and all the while, your tour guide will share stories of love of characters from Colorado Springs’ past. Walk away with a duo of delicious chocolate truffles made by a local confectioner!

There is very limited availability, so click here to find more information or to purchase tickets!

When: Sunday, February 11 and 18

Time: Starting at 12:00pm noon

Cost: $99/person



2. Relax in Cedar Tub at the Base of Pikes Peak

Sunwater Spa - Couple Relaxing in Hot Tub
Sunwater Spa | Photo Credit: Sunwater Spa Facebook Page

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.

When: Call for availability

Time: Call for availability

Cost: $438/couple




3. Take a Romantic Hike Hand-in-Hand 

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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 Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Garden of the Gods, Seven Bridges, and Fox Run Regional Park. We love the list that VisitCOS put together with the top 25 hiking and biking trails in Colorado Springs.

If you and your date are really adventurous and up for a challenge (warning, they aren’t for the faint of heart!), try hiking Red Mountain, The Manitou Incline, or Section 16.

When: There are many hikes to choose from!

Time: Whenever! Though, we always recommend to hike earlier in the day due to Colorado’s unpredictable weather.

Cost: Free!


4. Toast to Your Love on a Romantic Progressive Dinner Tour in Downtown Colorado Springs

Rocky Mountain Food Tours | Food Tour in Colorado Springs
Rocky Mountain Food Tours | 3-Hour Valentine’s Progressive Dinner Tour in Colorado Springs

Avoid the stress of making your own restaurant reservations this Valentine’s Day by booking a food tour with Rocky Mountain Food Tours (that’s us!). For the first year ever, we’ve developed a “pop-up” Valentine’s themed progressive dinner!

This tour starts with a champagne toast and aphrodisiac and ends with a decadent dessert. Four restaurants will be featured in this perfected curated evening. Drink pairings are included and may feature wine, cocktails, and beer depending on the food tastings. To cap off the evening, groups of two or more will get to take home a box of melt-in-your mouth chocolate truffles made locally.

There is very limited availability, so click here to find more information or to purchase tickets!

When: February 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17

Time: Starting at 5:30pm

Cost: $125/person



5. Marvel at a Masterpiece Together at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is a gem in our community! Not only do they have a large permanent collection, they also feature rotating exhibitions from all around the world. Come see the famous glasswork of Dale Chihuly, the flower paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, or the classic Americana art of Walt Kuhn. Visit on a museum free day, which is every second Saturday and third Friday of the month!

When: Saturday, February 10 or Friday, February 16

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: Free! (Note: the museum is generally open Wednesday through Sunday and costs only $10 for admission on regular dates)



6. Figure Out “Who Done It” at an Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show

The Dinner Detective
The Dinner Detective Colorado Springs | Photo Credit: The Dinner Detective Website

Get ready for a night of laughter, delicious food, and a murder mystery that will unfold in a hilarious multi-scene dinner show. Look for clues to figure out who committed the crime – just be ready, it could be your or your significant other! The Dinner Detective events are held at the Great Wolf Lodge in north Colorado Springs.

When: February 10, 14 and 17

Time: 6:00pm or 7:00pm

Cost: $72.95/person




7. Enjoy Valentine’s Tea OR a Wine Tasting at Cherokee Ranch & Castle

Cherokee Ranch & Castle
Cherokee Ranch & Castle | Photo Credit: Cherokee Ranch & Castle

The Cherokee Ranch & Castle sits in the picturesque wooded hills of Sedalia, Colorado and hosts regular events throughout the year. For Valentine’s Day this year, they are offering two unique events – a tea and a chocolate and wine tasting!

When: Sunday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 14 (Valentine’s Tea) / Saturday, February 17 (Wine Tasting)

Time: 1:00pm / 6:30pm

Cost: $59.95+/person



8. See a Show or Musical at the Pikes Peak Center

Pikes Peak Center Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak Center Colorado Springs | Photo Credit: Pikes Peak Center Facebook Page

Book a show or musical at the Pikes Peak Center to celebrate Valentine’s with a fancy night-on-the-town. With an ever rotating list of award-winning productions, you’ll be amazed by shows you thought you had to be on Broadway to see. This year, the productions leading up to  Valentine’s Day include “The Princess Bride” and “Hairspray.”

When: Friday, February 9 and Sunday, February 18

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $54+/person



9. Indulge in Luxe Happy Hour on a Fun Cocktail Tour

Lee Spirits Cocktails | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours
Lee Spirits Cocktails | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Treat your special someone to a lively cocktails and canapés tour in Downtown Colorado Springs for Valentine’s Day. You’ll drink and dash at four destinations including a speakeasy. Each place will serve up their signature cocktail but some nibbles to go with! This highly rated experience is the perfect date idea!

When: Saturday, Feb 10 and Saturday, Feb 17 (every Saturday, ongoing!)

Time: 3:30pm

Cost: $79/person



10. Embark on a “Date Night Starlight Safari” at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Valentine's Event
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Valentine’s Event | Photo Credit: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Visit the highly-rated Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for a special Valentine’s Event your date won’t forget! Get tickets to the “Date Night Starlight Safari” adults-only event and explore our world-famous zoo. You’ll begin your evening with an adult beverage before you’ll meander around the zoo to see what the animals are up to at night! This event is for adults ages 21+ only.

When: Tuesday, February 14

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $35.75+/person


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 food tours all year round!

Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)



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