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Five Unique Date Ideas for Your Valentine

February 7, 2020

Calling all lovebirds! Valentine’s Day is around the corner on Friday, Feb. 14. If you like participating in the holiday and want to plan something for your special someone, we have you covered with five unique date ideas in and around Denver.

Go dancin’

People swing dancing

Mercury Café, an ecletic café in downtown Denver, offers swing dancing lessons for beginners every Thursday for $10. Celebrate a day early and show your significant other your groovy moves.


Take out your stress

Hammer breaking glass

Rough day? Rough week? In the SMASH*IT Breakroom, you have free rein to destroy anything and everything in sight. You’ll be given safety gear, an assortment of tools, and a room full of items to demolish. “Whether your need for destruction is for fun, therapy, or some other reason, we know you’ll leave with a smile on your face,” its website says.


Get artsy

Denver street art

Denver Graffiti Tour is a walking tour of Denver’s best street art in the RiNo Art District. A guide will tell you about the different artwork and how the art district came to be. After, catch a bite at a one-of-a-kind dining option, such as the Denver Central Market.


Take a Trip Back in Time

The 1up Arcade Bar is reminiscent of simpler days, when pinball machines and analog arcade games were top-notch entertainment. The bar in LoDo is filled with classics, including Donkey Kong, Frogger, Street Fighter, and many more. Show your loved one your competitive spirit!


Aerial view of City Park
City Park

Enjoy the fresh air 

If you’re looking for a cost-friendly option, Denver is packed with parks and outdoor spaces to explore. Within walking distance of campus is Confluence Park, located near the Platte River and lively LoDo storefronts. Head southeast to Washington Park for a 2.25-mile loop around playgrounds, courts, and two picturesque lakes.