Valentine's Day in Denver

Romance in the Mile High City

Romance is in the air this Valentine's Day in Denver. Show your sweetheart you care by indulging in one of these activities in the Mile High City. Take a carriage ride through LoDo, be pampered at a hotel, or dine at a romantic restaurant. For the more adventurous, try a couple's massage class -- or even take the ultimate plunge at Loveland ski resort.
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    About.com's list of best date restaurants covers all bases, from best all-around date restaurant to best expensive date restaurant. Romance will be on the menu at any one of the dining establishments, although you might want to avoid the best cheap date restaurant for Valentine's Day!
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    A horse-drawn carriage around LoDo's cobbled streets evokes the romance of a bygone era. Reserved carriage rides range from $115 - $145 for Valentine's Day, depending on the route. Be sure to take note of Denver's unpredictable weather before embarking on your horse-drawn journey -- frostbite is not romantic.
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    Couples Massage Classes

    Ahh, the gift that keeps on giving. Learn the art of couples massage from several practitioners in the Mile High City. The Balanced Being offers two-and-a-half hour classes for $125 per couple, while Symmetry Therapeutic Massage features two-hour private classes for $200 per couple. Symmetry has three locations in the Denver area.

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    If your love of the mountains matches your love for each other, a day on the slopes might be just the ticket. If downhill skiing isn't risky enough, you can take even more of a plunge and get married in a mass wedding at the top of the mountain on Sun. Feb. 14, 2016. Lift tickets at Loveland are $65 per person, and wedding participants get two tickets for the price of one.

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    "Chocolate: The Exhibition" is sure to set mouths watering at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The exhibit, which is free with admission to the museum, tells the tantalizing tale of chocolate's history.  The exhibit opens on Fri. Feb. 12, 2016.

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    The Brown Palace serves up three different Valentine’s Day packages at Denver's historic hotel. Hungry guests can choose from either a seven-course dinner with a bottle of wine at the Palace Arms Restaurant or a chocolate brunch with a bottle of champagne at Ellyngton's. A third package offers accommodations, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Packages start at $309 a night on Feb. 14, 2016.

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    The downtown hotel offers a package for Valentine's Day with brunch at Randolph's Restaurant. The romantic rendezvous includes a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room. The package starts at $209 a night on Feb. 14, 2016.

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    Treat your sweetheart to a Drunk in Love package in Cherry Creek at the JW Marriott Hotel. The package includes a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and the opportunity to take home a photo keepsake from a photo booth in lobby. Rates start at $359 for Feb. 14, 2016.

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    Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colo., offers the Retreat to Romance package for Valentine's Day. Couples will receive a $100 food and beverage credit, as well as a bottle of sparkling wine and late checkout at 1 p.m. Rates starts at $223.50 for Feb. 14, 2016.

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    The Hotel Teatro, located across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver, offers a romantic getaway in a boutique hotel. The Valentine’s Day Package features a $50 credit for breakfast at the acclaimed Nickel Restaurant, as well as a room-service dinner the night before with three courses of aphrodisiac foods. A bottle of Veuve Clicquot is also included. Rates start at $459 for Feb. 14, 2016.

    Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.

All room rates are based on a one-night stay from Sat. Feb. 14 - Sun. Feb. 16, 2015. Room rates may change.