Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is here, so how will you be celebrating? Whether your kids are the loves of your life or you are just newlywed, this holiday is the one time each year that we get to express our deepest gratitude for those we are blessed to share our lives with. And luckily for you, if you live in Boulder, Colorado, there are plenty of things to do around town to celebrate your love for each other and Boulder's unique lifestyle. Here are my ideas for the perfect Valentine's Day or Boulder Date Night.
First of all, the term date night is going to be used lightly here, because honestly there is no better way to start out a romantic evening than with something invigorating like a hike! Now of course it has been a bit cold, but this Valentine's Day and the rest of the weekend are supposed to be gorgeous. Anemone Hill Loop Trail, Royal Arch Trail (this one might still be closed at the very top, but would still be lovely!) and McClintock and Enchanted Mesa Trail offer a variety of romantic settings and would be perfect if you timed it so you reach your car at sunset! Sit on the back of you car, watch it go behind the Rockies, steal a few kisses and either head home to spruce up or go out to one of Boulder's casual dining facilities.
One great thing about Boulder is that hiking boots are totally acceptable just about anywhere you go! A large chunk of Boulder's best restaurants are right on or around Pearl Street, which will make entertainment after dinner pretty easy to find as well. Places that offer vegetarian or gluten free menus like the Brasserie Ten Ten, Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, Oak at Fourteenth, and Mateo's, are sure to packed. Be sure to get reservations so you can go get a coffee or cocktail somewhere beforehand and avoid waiting around.
After dinner, it's time to hit up a dance club, or take the kids home for a snuggle-fest on the couch! If you do go out, you'll want to check out the Boulder Absinthe House, Catacombs, or The Walrus Saloon! To end the evening perfectly, simply cozy up in a cab together and head on home!
Happy Valentine's Day!