Valentine's Day is less than a week away, and Visit Denver, the city's official tourism bureau, wants businesses here to get a piece of the action. Its Facebook page declares D-town to be "a wonderfully romantic city in which to spend this lovers' holiday" and offers "great hotel deals at some of Denver's best hotels!"
How great? Look below for six Visit Denver pitches, with text from the site:
"You've got plenty of gift options. Explore Denver's vibrant art districts, which are filled with galleries, boutiques and craft stores. You could come away with a handcrafted piece of jewelry, a beautiful painting or sculpture by a Denver artist, or a vintage antique. For the trendiest, most glamorous fashions, head to Larimer Square in Lower Downtown or to the nearby Denver Pavilions on the famed 16th Street Mall. Still on the hunt for that perfect gift? Cherry Creek North is Denver's premier shopping and dining neighborhood, boasting 320 independently owned shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and spas. Add to that the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center (with an additional 160 brand name stores) and together they create the largest, most diverse shopping district between Chicago and San Francisco."
"The Spa at The Brown Palace offers the decadent "Chocolate Kiss" special, including a couples' chocolate pedicure, chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne."
"No Denver Valentine's Day is complete without fresh flowers -- just trust us on this one. Clueless about which bouquet to buy? Don't worry; Denver's expert florists have got you covered. Also in the Highlands is the flagship location of Lehrer's Flowers (3191 W. 38th Ave. http://www.thinkflowers.com/), with a wide selection and a knowledgeable staff. You can also place your order through Lehrer's Web site and have flowers delivered to your sweetheart's office or house. Downtown's world-famous historic hotel, The Brown Palace & Spa (321 17th St.) has its own flower shop, featuring exquisite designs and arrangements using flowers from around the world."
"The Peaks Lounge (in the Hyatt Regency Denver) is great for sipping a cocktail with your sweetie and gazing out at a breathtaking Rocky Mountain panorama -- that is, when you're not gazing into one another's eyes."
"Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse for an intimate, candlelit dinner for two. And in Denver you've got dining options galore. Almost every type of cuisine is featured here; choose from traditional steak houses, tres chic French bistros, adventurous fusion menus and much, much more. Lower Downtown (LoDo) boasts countless great restaurants, but you might also want to check out the offerings in some of Denver's other neighborhoods, including the buzzing Highlands and the cozy Old South Gaylord district near Washington Park. Explore some these restaurant's Web sites -- many are offering special Valentine's Day deals."
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"Treat your sweetheart to a romantic stay at one of our hotels offering deals for Valentine's Day. Get More info at http://www.denver.org/hotels/valentine-hotel-deals
And don't forget, the Colorado Garden and Home Show is happening February 12-20, 2011 at the Colorado Convention Center. The Colorado Garden and Home Show is the Rocky Mountain region's oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show - a nine-day spectacular event - where inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement can be found."
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