Try something different this Valentines day (or any day!) with these ten memorable date night ideas!
Snuggle up in a blanket and sip hot chocolate on a carriage ride through Old Town Fort Collins, followed by a dessert course at the Melting Pot. Colorado Carriage and Wagon offers one of the most romantic winter date nights around, starting at Old Town Square and dropping couples off in front of the Melting Pot to finish their evening with delicious chocolate fondue. Contact the Melting Pot directly if you'd like schedule a reservation for a full dinner.
Take a couples cooking class at The Cooking Studio in Fort Collins and learn to cook something new together as a couple. With special date night packages and fun themes like "A Taste of Paris," each class is followed by a delicious dinner that you prepared and is sure to spice up any relationship!
Taste locally made wines at Sweet Heart Winery in Loveland amid beautiful river and mountain views. Their tasting room is open every day of the week and no reservation is required. Sourced from grapes grown in California and Colorado, their wines range from smokey Syrah to citrusy Chardonnay to please any palate.
How about a different kind of tasting? Los Tarascos Mexican Restaurant will be hosting a Tequila Tasting with Mexican dinner pairings on Valentine's Day. In addition to the tequilas to sip and savor, tickets include a margarita and three course dinner with dessert options like Churros con Chocolate a la Kahlua.
Explore new flavors on the Fort Collins Foodie Walk. While the culinary shops and restaurants stay open late on the 3rd Friday each month for interactive showcases, seasonal flavors, and exciting last experiences, the self-guided tour can be taken anytime with the help of the guide on the Downtown Fort Collins website.
Take an aerial yoga or beginner's trapeze class together. Live Beyond Limit in Fort Collins offers both, with classes into the evening for a great way to work up an appetite before dinner!
Check out dinner and a show at the Midtown Arts Center. With mouth-watering entrees included in your ticket price, this dinner theater is both an incredible experience and value. Upcoming shows include Always, Patsy Cline, Fun Home, and Ragtime.
Create a work of art together in a couples painting class at Pinot's Palette in Old Town Fort Collins. Pinot's Palette is offering two-canvas scenes, perfect for a couple to paint together, and champagne and chocolate pairings for Valentines Day. You'll not only walk away with the memories of a fun night, but also the canvases to hang in your home as a permanent reminder. Plus, Pinot's Palette is just steps away from the infamous margaritas of the Rio. Make of that what you will.
Take a Dance Class at Maya's Ballroom Dance for a change of pace. With classes available for drop-in, this dance studio focuses on a different type of dance each month. It doesn't get much more romantic than Salsa dancing to heat things up on a cold February evening.
Solve a murder mystery over dinner together at The Dinner Detective in Fort Collins. This won't be a predictable dinner date!
Happy Valentines Day, Northern Colorado!