Also known as the Mile High city, Denver is a mile above sea level, making it one of the highest regions in America. Owing to this unique attribute, it has lots of landmarks to explore and offers a memorable time in places like Platte River Valley to the south, the high plains to the east, the fantastic sights of Rocky mountains to the west and lots of museums of great historical heritage. These amazing landmarks have made some fun activities possible, such as mountain climbing, skiing, and many other outdoor events to have a wonderful time with friends or family. Check out the list below of some of the most romantic places to visit in Denver and have an experience of a lifetime.
1. Denver Botanic Gardens
If you love and want to explore the flora classification of nature, then the Denver garden is your ideal destination. Sitting at the Chatfield Farms and the York Street of Colorado, this garden is a hub of plant paradise. Whether or not you study plants, this garden has a lot to offer. Explore all the plant collections and display from around the world, see a variety of butterflies at the Chatfield location, experience the exciting plant exhibitions on specific dates of the year, and many more.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Address: 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206, USA
Website: Denver Botanic Gardens
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 9 AM-5 PM
Price: 12.5 USD
2. City Park
Have a memorable time in this premier regional park featuring a range of historical attractions for you to explore and also lots of fun activities. Explore the Denver Zoo in the park, home to over 3,000 types of wild animals, or see the beautiful and historical offerings in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science featuring the IMAX theater, a planetarium, Egyptian mummies and the dioramas of nature. When done with exploring, you can relax at the City Park Jazz or step into the Annie’s Cafe for some sumptuous root beer, milkshake, pot roast, meatloaf and many more. This destination is ideal for people who are looking for some adventure and fun activities in the same avenue.
Address: Denver, CO, USA
Website: City Park
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 5 AM-11 PM
3. Downtown Aquarium
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Spend some memorable time with your family in this vast, fantastic aquarium featuring an exceptional marine life collection, upscale casual dining, and more fun activities. Join the adventure and experience over a million gallons of the aquarium exhibit and then try out some of your favorite cuisines in the Aquarium Restaurant surrounded by over 100,000 gallons of marine life. This aquarium replicates the natural aquatic habitats including a glance at ocean life, wharf habitats, coral lagoons, and coral reefs. Explore over 500 species of marine life; your kids will love the environment and the feeling.
Address: 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Website: Downtown Aquarium
Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10 AM-9 PM, Friday & Saturday: 10 am-9:30 PM
Price: 17.99 USD
4. Horse-drawn carriage ride along the 16th Street Mall
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The pedestrian mall of about 2.5 km (1.6 mi), situated in the 16th Street in Downtown Denver is the hub of social and fun activities of this town, featuring both locals and tourists in search of some memorable sights and adventure. The street is lined with several cafes, restaurants, stores, pubs, charming pavilions, shuttles, pedicabs, and horse-drawn carriages to tour the lane of the street. Join the horse-drawn pedicabs and carriages after sunset to ride through the street, featuring beautiful twinkling lights, and explore its magnificent offerings.
Horse-drawn carriage ride
Address: 1001 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80265, USA
Website: Horse-drawn carriage ride
5. Balistreri Vineyards
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If you are a lover of handcraft wines and would like to try out the best of them, then the Balistreri Vineyard is a must-visit location. The vineyard is family owned and is sitting just 10 minutes’ drive away from downtown Denver and features award-winning natural wines that are short of sulfides or other chemical substances. Join the vineyard tour and explore the wine-making facilities and the wine cellar or you can kick back and savor some tasty seasonally inspired cuisines, serving launch and small plates. They also hold lots of special events yearly. Visit this place and experience their unique natural wines.
Address: 1946 E 66th Ave, Denver, CO 80229, USA
Website: Balistreri Vineyards
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 11 AM-5 PM
6. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
Pitched in the heart of the LoDo Street in Denver is a contemporary gastronomic center dedicated to offering unique recreational and professional culinary art experience. If you are a student or are interested in an in-depth study in wines and foods, then this place is for you. Expand your horizons in the culinary art with daily recreational classes set to improve your creativity and abilities in a comfortable and fun avenue. Instead, if you are interested in just having a tour around, the administrative team and instructors will be glad to meet you and have an interactive chat.
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
Address: 1937 Market St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Website: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-6 PM, Saturday: 11 AM-6 PM, Sunday: 10:30 AM-5:30 PM
7. The Clocktower Cabaret
A visit to Colorado without indulging in some fun activities is in vain. That is why the Clocktower Cabaret is a here to give you a fun-filled live entertainment and shows. This hub of entertainment is sitting in the 16th Street Mall, just beneath the D&F tower and features interesting dance, circus, drag, comedy, burlesque, music and more in comfortable and intimate surroundings. Grasp some delectable cocktails, wines or savor some healthy cuisines in the kitchen and full bar to help you celebrate. This venue is one of the best places to have a romantic date or any special events in Denver.
The Clocktower Cabaret
Address: 1601 Arapahoe St d&f tower, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Website: The Clocktower Cabaret
Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday: closed, Wednesday & Thursday: 1:30 PM-10 PM, Friday & Saturday: 1 PM-1:30 AM, Sunday: 6 PM-10 PM
8. Denver Center for the Performing Arts
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Visit the largest tenant of the Performing Arts Complex in Denver which features fabulous facilities, acting instructions, backstage tours, a professional theater, and Broadway shows. The Denver Center is the nation’s largest non-profit organization which produces innovative multimedia plays, musicals, and cabaret. Explore the vast sections of this entertainment hub, containing 10 performance spaces with over 10,000 seat capacity. Make it a date to this theater with your family and friends and catch one of the numerous fabulous performances.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 1101 13th St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
9. Vesta Restaurant
Dine in this iconic LoDo restaurant that has been serving delectable seasonal and global inspirational cuisines for more than two decades. The Vesta restaurant has become the community’s favorite and has evolved tremendously over the years. The interior of the restaurant is well decorated and the bar offers a wide variety of wines to compliment the feeling. Savor the full range of dishes including dipping sauces of your choice and have a unique culinary experience.
Address: 1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Website: Vesta restaurant
opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 5 PM-10 PM
Price Range: 31-60 USD
10. Tour the Hammond's Candies
Take a fabulous tour in this historic candy factory bundled with interesting facts on their handcraft candies, a bit of science and a little proud history of Colorado. Every year, this place is visited by hundreds of thousands of candy lovers who wish to explore nostalgic recipes of handcraft lollipops, ribbon candy, and candy canes through the process of making them, from start to finish. Mounted on the walls of this factory are large TVs to give you a personal encounter with how and who makes these tasty candies that have captured the hearts of people since 1920. Give your family a treat to this place and have a memorable time.
Tour the Hammond's Candies
Address: 5735 Washington St, Denver, CO 80216, USA
Website: Tour the Hammond’s Candies
opening hours: Monday-Friday: 9 AM-4 PM, Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday: closed
Map out your favorite destination
By now, you must have understood that this city holds a lot of exciting things to do, places to explore and experiences that you may want to try. But the idea is to have a romantic getaway in the limited time you have to spend in the beautiful city of Denver. So, map out your favorite locations and go ahead and have an unforgettable experience.
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