Great Options for Colorado Sweethearts
If you want to make Valentine’s Day a bit more exciting in 2022, this is the blog for you. Let’s forget about last year’s lockdowns and plan that extra-special romantic date we’ve wanted to pull off for two years now.
Below, we suggest a few ideas from around Colorado that offer something out of the ordinary that you will both remember for a long time. Take a peek and see if these experiences inspire you both. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Colorado Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet
Performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with live music featuring the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This performance of Romeo and Juliet, one of the most beautiful and tragic love stories of all time, is choreographed by Derek Deane. The presentation demands exceptional levels of ballet technique, artistry, and acting, paired with Sergei Prokofiev’s beautiful music.
The approximate run time is two hours and 45 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions.
Before you go, read the Colorado Ballet COVID Attendance Theater Policy to check for updates.
- Feb. 4-13, 2022
- Performance times
Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
1385 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80204 (directions)
Durango Train’s Romance on the Rails
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one onboard a historic, steam-powered narrow gauge train from Durango to Cascade Canyon. Romance On the Rails offers stunning views as you travel along the Animas River. For an additional fee, you may purchase a special “Love Basket” for two, with chocolates, champagne, and a discounted photo package. Reserving this experience early is highly recommended.
February 14, 2022
479 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301 (directions)
Colorado Wine Trails and Tasting Rooms
With Valentine’s Day on a Monday this year, what could be more inviting than planning a three-day-weekend getaway with your sweetheart, leisurely enjoying the pace of your own personal wine tasting affair against the striking backdrop of Colorado’s natural beauty?
Colorado’s emergence as a thriving wine producer has given way to a whole new tourism avenue that locals can enjoy with vigor. No matter where you are in Colorado, there are unique wine trails, wineries, and events waiting to be discovered.
Miramont Castle Museum
Owned and operated by the Manitou Springs Historical Society, Miramont Castle Museum was built as a private home in 1895. Its 14,000 indoor square feet include four floors with more than 30 rooms. Exhibits of staged vintage artifacts, a local art collection, firefighter and war memorabilia are on display. The Queen’s Parlour Tea Room offers multi-course teas and signature lunches. Reservations are required.
Miramont Castle Museum
9 Capitol Hill Avenue
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829 (directions)
Romance Under the Sea
If you’ve never experienced Valentine’s Day underwater, enjoy this unique dining experience at the Downtown Aquarium. You and your sweetheart can enjoy a romantic four-course meal with two glasses of champagne and two Aquarium Adventure passes. Reservations are required.
Feb. 11-14, 2022
700 Water Street
Denver, Colorado 80211 (directions)