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The Perfect Romantic Denver Vacation: Where to Stay, Eat, and Play

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Denver might not have the reputation of Paris or The Poconos, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in the romance department. The Mile-High City is packed with nightlife, hip dining and attractions that appeal to couples. Whether your idea of romance is beer and pizza or champagne at the ballet, Denver’s got you covered. Here are some of our favorite destinations for your next couples trip to Colorado.


Located in historic circa-1910 building in the heart of the city, Magnolia Denver is a charming and comfortable home away from home. Stay in one of the luxuriously appointed guest rooms and you and your honey will enjoy plush boutique bedding, comfortable chairs for cuddling, and spa-like robes (available on request). Spring for a signature suite and you’ll feel like royalty. At 550-700 square feet, with a living area and kitchenette, the suites are like having your own private studio loft in downtown Denver. There’s also a fitness center onsite so you can keep up your cardio routine, plus fresh housemade cookies available in the evenings and an elegant ballroom downstairs perfect for your Denver wedding.


A favorite of the Denver Post newspaper, Harry’s Bar at the Magnolia is a chic, recently renovated spot for craft cocktails and weekday happy hour specials. Grab a seat with your sweetie at the bar and nosh on pan-seared scallops, fresh Colorado trout or spaghetti squash fritters so tasty you’ll forget you’re eating veggies. Just five minutes from the boutique hotel, Union Station offers more than just a train out of town. Visit the renovated 1914 railway hub for custom eggs Benedict at Snooze, swanky libations at the 1930’s inspired Cooper Lounge, and a variety of other hip urban eats. If you’re seeking a romantic stroll, cruise down to Larimer Square for restaurants run by some of the city’s top chefs. From the chic Milk + Honey to the homier Market at Larimer Square and Russell’s Smokehouse, there’s something to please every palate. Plus, the hanging lights and sparkling seasonal décor give this walk a naturally romantic vibe.


According to the National Ski Areas Association, Colorado ranks 6th in the nation for the number of skiing facilities. So, if your honey is a ski bunny, you’re primed for a romantic winter getaway. Click here for skiing options in the area. Those who prefer more cultural endeavors, or want to stick closer to the city center, can enjoy a romantic tour through the Denver Botanic Gardens, a 24-acre park with 17 showcase gardens including a tropical conservatory and orchid greenhouse. While you can’t pick any of the buds here, it’s a great place for couples to stop and – literally! – smell the roses. Other downtown attractions include four art museums and the award-winning Museum of Nature & Science, which currently boasts a dinosaur fossil exhibit with 17 fully articulated skeletons that runs through January 15, 2018.

When you’re vacationing in Denver, Colorado, there’s no need to Netflix and chill. While guests of Magnolia Denver enjoy complementary in-room Wi-Fi and cable TV, we encourage couples to get out and explore all that our city has to offer. Get your romantic Denver getaway started by booking a stay at our boutique hotel. Call 303-607-9000 or visit us online today.