Updated for 2021! Some people dread this holiday and some people relish it. Whether you are planning something with the kids, with the girlfriends, or with your someone special, we have some great suggestions on things to do for Valentines Day 2021.
For any of these, we highly recommend checking with the organizer regarding availability and making those reservations soon!
Restaurants for Valentine’s Day:
For many people, a nice dinner out is on the horizon for Valentine’s Day. Check out some of these highly desirable restaurants in Colorado Springs: Peppertree, Carlos’ Bistro, Rabbit Hole, or Joseph’s Fine Dining. If you are craving some steak with your sweetie, you might checkout The Famous, Cowboy Star (near UCCS), MacKenzie’s or Prime 25 (near Ivywild). Dinner at one of the Broadmoor’s restaurants is a popular destination for Valentine’s Day, and you can seal the romantic deal with stroll around the lake. Manitou Springs is a fun destination with Briarhurst or the very popular Mona Lisa Fondue restaurant. Want something a little more entertaining like watching someone cook for you? Try a teppan grill or hibachi-style restaurant. Ai Sushi, Kura, Jun or Fuji Mountain in Monument.
Family Events for Valentine’s Day:
We usually always recommend the Cripple Creek Ice Festival, but unfortunately this year it is cancelled. We still recommend a trip to Cripple Creek for the family. It has some great old buildings, some amazing history, and you can catch burros strutting around town. Take the kids and learn about some Colorado history and take turns ducking into the casino for a quick hand or two.
For the older kids, we suggest The Haunted Lantern Tour at the Cave of the Winds. This tour is happening in the evenings on Feb 12, 13 and 14 and is extra spooky with the tour only lit by lantern as you crawl through the caverns. Be prepared, this is only recommended for children 13 and over, but is sure to be a big hit. $45 per person.
Events for Singles for Valentine’s Day:
Maybe you’re single? Head over to the Single Mingle at Phantom Canyon on Thursday February 13th from 6-9pm or if your pockets are empty, catch the freebie screening of the classic movie Dirty Dancing with some great popcorn at The Social on Thursday February 13. Or maybe you just want something more fun and active, or plan to hang with friends… how about some Whirly Ball, Shooting at Magnum or Whistling Pines Gun Club. How about a little wine and nature? Check out the Wine Tasting Event at the Bear Creek Nature Center on Saturday February 13 from 7-9pm.
Things to do for Valentine’s Day for Adults & Couples
Weekend Retreat at the Buffalo Lodge
Holiday Weekend Retreat including dancing, yoga, biking, hiking, painting, food, drink specials, and great room deals for the weekend! Call soon as there is very limited availability!
Location: 2 El Paso Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 Date/Time: Friday, February 12, 2021 through Monday Feb 15th Cost: Varies based on events and food More Info: Website
Valentines Paint & Sip Date Night
Location: Painting with a Twist Colorado Springs Downtown, 115 N. Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Date/Time: Varies and they even have a take-home version Cost: Varies More Info: Website
Other places you can get creative around town include: https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/coloradosprings/(multiple locations around town) , Pottery http://www.brushstrokescs.com/, https://coloradosprings.colormemine.com/
Valentine’s Day Survival Kit from Seedstock Brewery
Location: Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204 Date/Time: Pick up in the Seedstock Brewery taproom between 2/12 – 2/14 Cost: $25 for a care package of beer, brownies and homemade sweets for your sweet More Info: Website
Valentine’s Eve Ash-Bash
Music from the Ashtōnz, food from the O’Malley’s mobile kitchen, dessert and “light” refreshments on site.
Location: Sibell’s Barn 231 Front Street Monument, CO 80132 Date/Time: Saturday February 13th 7-10 pm Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door More Info: Website
EMBRACE: A Valentine’s Circus Cabaret!
Enjoy a romantic, intimate evening with your chosen Valentine’s Day quarantine team watching incredible circus entertainment from the Circus Foundry Cast! Social distancing guidelines are enforced so you can enjoy this event safely.
Location: APEX Denver 700 West Mississippi Avenue Denver, CO 80223 Date/Time: Multiple Dates Cost: $35 More Info: Website
Valentine’s Beer Pairing Dinner
Check out this three course meal to showcase the great beers from Lone Tree Brewing Company. You will get a socially distanced dinner including a shareable appetizer, a smoked surf and turf entrée for each person, and a very special shared dessert to showcase the release of the Chocolate Strawberry Stout.
Location: Lone Tree Brewing Company 8200 Park Meadows Drive Suite 8222 Aurora, CO 80124 Date/Time: Multiple Dates Cost: $35 More Info: Website
Aphrodisiac VDay Virtual Cooking Class
Probably not for the kiddos, but in this class you discover how to prepare aphrodisiacs and understand their effect on the libido as well as their romantic history.
Location: Privacy of your own home Date/Time: Various Cost: $49.99 More Info: Website