Ten Most Romantic Denver Spots According to VISIT DENVER

We've turned to VISIT DENVER many times over the years for expert advice about things to do and places to go in the Mile High City.

Note our previous posts featuring the top twelve Denver tourist attractions, Denver's eleven best hidden tourism gems and Denver's best shop-til-you-drop destinations.

This time around, the agency's got romance on the mind.

Its roster of Denver's ten most romantic spots is designed for couples, "whether you're on your first date or your fiftieth."

Count down the photo-illustrated top ten below, complete with links to specific attractions and excerpts from text by past Westword contributor Lori Midson. For more VISIT DENVER info, click here.

The distinctive concept of dipping and sharing entrees makes Vesta Dipping Grill one of the first restaurants in town to sell out for Valentine's Day. Mostly two-tops and cozy booths fill this chic downtown spot. The lighting is just enough to see what you’re dipping into, from sweet dried berry chutney to spicy ghost chili BBQ....

If you're bored with the bar scene but still fancy a classy place to sip and sup while taking in top entertainment, join the other canoodling couples at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, a sensually attired, Parisian-styled nightclub tucked into the basement of the historic D&F Tower in Downtown Denver. The sexy showroom, owned by local songstress Lannie Garrett, dazzles with its clusters of chenille-draped tables illuminated by antique chandeliers dangling cowboy boots and clocks....

It's easy to get lucky in love at Hotel Monaco, renowned for its elegantly appointed rooms and suites bedecked with down pillows and comforters, bold color schemes (think racy reds), deluxe bath amenities and playful furnishings. Indulge in the hotel's afternoon wine hour, complete with complimentary chair massages, then slide into a booth for two at Panzano, the excellent, on-site Northern Italian restaurant....

Denver boasts a smorgasbord of culinary schools, several of which offer classes for couples. The intimate get-togethers at Kitchen Table Cooking School follow date-night themes like "Tacos & Tequila" and "Tango in the Kitchen, A Romantic Night in Argentina," while Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is a perfect opportunity to treat your soulmate to a multi-course romantic dinner for two....

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 Peaks Lounge, a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling-windowed bar showcasing memorable vistas of the Rocky Mountains and bright-lit city skyline....

Continue to keep counting down the ten most romantic Denver spots according to VISIT DENVER.

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