Check out some art and see if your tastes match up
The MCA Denver is smaller than the Denver Art Museum, making it perfect for date night exploration. The art changes regularly and the rousing exhibits are guaranteed to be conversation starters. Plus, there’s a rooftop bar, and admission is just cheap -- only $8 anytime, $5 after 5pm Tuesday-Friday, and a penny every first Saturday of the month.
Take an actually enjoyable winter hike
Hiking in the hills is not so appealing when the ground is covered in snow, but Morrison, home to Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, is close enough to Denver that the weather is much more predictable and mild during the winter months. Cap off your semi-wilderness hike with a romantic moment on the stage where legends have played, and warm up in the free on-site museum.
Indulge your taste buds with Champagne and caviar
If you need to show some class on a budget, head to one of Denver’s newest drinking destinations, Bar Helix. The menu is filled with nods to all things sex and sexy (think drinks with names like Safe Word and An Interesting Single Man). But there’s also the ideal date night order: the Bump + Bubbles, aka caviar and Champagne for just $20.