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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 six creative alternatives for this year’s Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs:

 

1. Book a Couples’ Massage at the Base of Pikes Peak

5 Unique Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs
Photo Courtesy of SunWater Spa

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. Toast to Your Love on a Food Tour in Downtown Colorado Springs

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Friday, February 14, 2020  2:00-5:00 PM & 4:00-6:30 PM

Looking to avoid the stress of making your own reservation this Valentine’s Day? Book a food tour with Rocky Mountain Food Tours (that’s us!). We have tours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These tours, which are voted #1 by visitors, feature some of the tastiest local restaurants, artisan food shops, and hole-in-the-walls 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.

The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour
Starting at only $46.99 for children and $58.99 for adults
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2:00-5:00pm

Highlights:

    • Enjoy 8-10 generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops in downtown Colorado Springs
    • Visit the historic Antlers Hotel and enjoy historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, William Jackson Palmer, the railroad, and more
    • Try one of Colorado’s eight famous foods, the delicious and mild Pueblo Green Chile
    • Experience one of downtown Colorado Springs’ most sought-after restaurants, which is hidden underground (Sundays only)
    • Dine at the restaurant of a Food Network Chopped Champion and get a sneak peek at its secret speakeasy
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The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour
Starting at only $68.99 for adults (Ages 21+)
Friday from 4:00-6:30pm

Highlights:

    • 4 Signature cocktails each paired with a savory and delicious appetizer
    • Experience local celebrity Chef Brother Luck’s restaurant
    • Visit Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
    • Enjoy an educational demonstration on a prohibition-style cocktail made with gin that is distilled right in downtown Colorado Springs
    • Discover the scandalous history of the prohibition in the Wild West
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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:

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!):

 

4. Capture Your Love by Creating a Work of Art Together

Photo from Board and Brush

Friday, February 14, 2020  6:30-9:30 PM 

Show your significant other your creative side while sipping good wine and beer at a special Valentine’s Day themed class with Board and Brush. 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. Get a discount when you buy tickets for two! 

 

5. Cuddle Up with a Cup of Coffee from Your Favorite Local Cafe

Photo Courtesy of Story Coffee Company

There’s nothing more heartwarming than a tête-à-tête with your amore over a delicious cup of fresh brewed coffee. There are plenty of cafes and cozy coffee shops to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites:

 

6. Indulge in a Cocktail and Chocolate Pairing at Brooklyn’s on Boulder

Photo Courtesy of Lee Spirits

Sunday, February 16, 2020  3:00-4:30 PM

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. Come for a Valentine’s Day themed event in partnership with Cacao Chemistry. For $50, you’ll get four cocktails and eight chocolates! Buy tickets here.

 

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 food tours all year round!

Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)

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