The Wild West was not tamed by those who were weak of heart, and today’s Denverites are still the same adventurous stock. With spring in the air, the top dates for the adventurous couple in Denver promises a rekindled flame in your relationship, or a taste of something new 5,280 feet above sea level.
700 Water St.
Denver, CO 80211
Price: $185 per person
Hours: Sat and Sun – starting at 1 p.m.
Colorado may be land locked, but all things aquatic live right downtown. Offered by A1 Scuba, this unique date idea gets you up close and personal diving with sharks, barracuda, sea turtles and beautiful aquatic life. The fee includes parking, a commemorative T-shirt, an appetizer at the aquarium restaurant and dive equipment. A wet and wild date option in the Mile High City, this will be one you talk about for ages.
Related: Downtown Denver Aquarium
2373 15th St., Unit B
Denver, CO 80202
Price: $15 for a half day boat rental, $15 gear package
Hours: Mon-Thurs – 10 a.m. to 6p.m.; Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Known as outdoor enthusiasts, Coloradans are always trying to get to get out under wide open blue skies. In the heart of downtown, lovebirds may try out their kayaking skills on the Platte. Complete with a water park and scenic views of the city, this date is perfect for land-locked water lovers. With private lessons or pool time available, beginners and experts alike may brush up on their skills and feel the rush of Colorado water underneath their kayaks.
Canvas and Cocktails
Cherry Creek Location
249 Clayton St.
Denver, CO 80206
Price: from $25 and $40 depending on the night and painting
Hours: daily – 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. depending on class reservations
Whether you love Leonardo Da Vinci or you’re more of a Jackson Pollock, Canvas and Cocktails is a blast for couples looking to get in touch with their artistic side. Located in Cherry Creek North, the artistically inspired date night is hands-on paint training. A variety of beer, wine and champagne are available for purchase throughout the class, including $3 wines by the glass and $12 (or more) bottles. Champagne and mimosas are also available for $5 a glass. So don your apron, sip your adult beverage and get to painting on this adventurous, right-brain date.
9230 Park Meadows Dr.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Price: Intro flight tickets begin at $43 each
Hours: daily – 9 a.m. to late depending on class sizes
Skydive without the airplane at Lone Tree with Sky Venture. Introductory flights have grinning participants wanting more as the effect of falling through the sky hits them in the face during this indoor skydiving experience. Recirculating air blasts flight-suited “jumpers” in a weightless “free fall” without the 12,000-foot scare. Introductory flights will give you a taste of the real thing, with optional additional flights. If the tunnel bug really bites you, join Sky’s club.
Elitch Gardens Roller Coasters
2000 Elitch Cir.
Denver, CO 80204
Price: $42.99 daily tickets/$69.99 season passes
Click here for seasonal park hours
Upside down and round and round, screams of terror and sheer joy from Elitch Gardens in Platte River Valley promise adventure for any couple. With seven heart-pounding roller coasters and other thrill rides such as the XLR8R — the highest free-fall swing in Colorado — adrenaline-fueled couples may enjoy a full day of adventure and heart-pounding rides at Elitches. The sprawling grounds and beautifully designed Denver theme park overlooking the Denver skyline offer something for everyone adventurous, from roller coasters to water rides and historic rides to cutting edge technology at its most exciting.
Chad Chisholm is an avid globetrotter and brings the best of travel secrets and expert insights to his readership. A Denver-based travel writer and photographer, Chad’s travels have taken him to five of the seven continents in a passionate love affair with the world of travel and the outdoors. His work can be found at Examiner.com.