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.
Sit rinkside at a DU Pioneers game
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Sure, professional sports games are a great time, but ticket prices can knock out your budget fast. Get in all the excitement of hockey and still have cash leftover for dinner and drinks when you opt for a DU Pioneers game instead. The team’s got skills (they were the 2017 NCAA Men's Hockey National Champions), and tickets start at a mere $18.