Explore: Mile High Romance

The Mile High City has everything a couple needs to create their own romantic evening of elegance, from spectacular mountain views and cozy lounges to fancy restaurants and luxury honeymoon suites. Here are a few romantic Mile High City activities.

Take Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace

Experience a touch of Old World charm at downtown Denver’s historic Brown Palace, one of the city’s oldest and grandest luxury hotels. Enjoy freshly made scones, pastries and sandwiches and a wide variety of teas in the Brown’s famed atrium lobby. Soak in the elegant atmosphere of the Brown Palace, with a soothing soundtrack provided by a pianist or harpist. Traditional Afternoon Tea takes place between noon and 4 p.m.; reservations are suggested during the holiday season.

Watch the Sun Set Over the Rockies from the Peaks Lounge

There’s nothing quite like seeing the sun dip behind the Rocky Mountains with the one you love — and Denver is perfectly situated for this swoon-inducing activity. From the skyscraping 27th floor of the towering Hyatt Regency Denver, you can pop the cork (or question) while beholding the heart-palpitating panoramas from the Peaks Lounge, a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windowed bar showcasing memorable vistas of the Rocky Mountains and bright-lit city skyline. You may be inspired to paint your own Impressionist masterpiece afterwards!

Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Through Downtown Denver

The quintessential romantic ride! It’s a delight to sit up high snuggled under a blanket in a Cinderella carriage drawn by magnificent draft horses. As you slowly clip-clop along the streets, you’ll get a different perspective of the sights and lights of downtown Denver. You can customize your tour with any number of carriage drivers found along the 16th Street Mall. No need for reservations; just approach a parked driver. Prices start around $50 per carriage.

Experience Denver’s Cutting Edge Cuisine & Cocktails in LoHi

Just west of downtown, the Lower Highlands Neighborhood– LoHi to locals – is home to a number of hip bars and bistros, including: Lola, featuring delectable coastal Mexican cuisine; Duo, with an inspired eclectic American menu; and Vita, boasting a lovely rooftop and Mediterranean-inspired fare. Linger, housed in a former mortuary, has made a name for itself thanks to executive chef Daniel Asher’s adventurous menu and the gorgeous rooftop patio. After dinner, head to Williams & Graham, an extremely hip speakeasy-style cocktail bar.

Check Into a Luxurious Honeymoon Suite

Finish off your perfect evening with a nightcap in one of the city’s most romantic honeymoon suites at the Brown Palace, the Hotel Teatro, the Oxford Hotel, the Magnolia Hotel or The Curtis. Each is unique, but they all feature out-of-this-world amenities – spa treatments, incredible views, hot tubs, and of course, all the room service you desire. No request is too extravagant when you’re a guest at these hotels. You and your sweetheart may never want to check out.

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