couple_cooking_LogoSummer loving is in the air!  Grab your honey and get out to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.  Here are our top fun date ideas-enjoy!

  1. Try one of all of the fresh and fabulous farmer's markets in your area!  After that, maybe make some lunch or dinner with all of your new found fresh ingredients at home or have a nice picnic.    http://denverbucketlist.com/farmers-markets-denver-boulder-co/

  2. Enjoy a free summer's night movie over at Castle Rock's Downtown Starlight Summer Movies.    http://www.downtowncastlerock.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Event-Calendar-2013-vshop-dine.pdf

  3. You and your knight in shining armor can gallivant all around the Renaissance Festival.  Try the tender turkey legs and mead drinks!   www.coloradorenaissance.com

  4. Are you a meat lover or a BBQ lover in that fact?  Check out the annual BBQ competition over in the Douglas County Event Center for the Rocky Mountain Freedom Festival.   http://www.examiner.com/article/rocky-mountain-freedom-festival-4th-of-july-weekend-festival-dougco

  5. Lover a of the fine craft beers?  Head on down to the Art and Ale Brew Festival on Friday August 15th from 6:00-10:00 pm.  http://www.beeradvocate.com/events/info/63025/

  6. Stop and smell the roses together-and all of the other gorgeous flowers at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  http://www.botanicgardens.org/    For music lovers, don't forget about their summer concert series as well!   http://concerts.botanicgardens.org/

  7. Are you an early bird?  Well you two love birds can take a nice outdoor yoga class- Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga in the Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens.  http://botanicgardens.org/programs/classes/sunrise-vinyasa-yoga-gardens-3  or check out Yoga on the Rocks at the Red Rocks park  http://yoga.redrocksonline.com/yotr

  8. Visit the MillerCoors brewery for a tour!  http://www.millercoors.com/AgeVerification.aspx

  9. With its excellent views of the Rocky Mountains, miles of hiking trails and cinnamon-hued sandstone cliffs, Red Rocks Park draws many an outdoorsy traveler.  If you only have a short amount of time here, stretch your legs along the Trading Post Trail; this 1.4-mile-long path weaves through the rust-colored buttes, making for some spectacular scenery.  http://redrocksonline.com/

  10. Home to numerous restaurants, shops and nightlife venues, Larimer Square is always buzzing with life. The square plays host to plenty of festivals and street performances.  This historic neighborhood remains the heart and soul of the Mile High City. http://www.larimersquare.com/

  11. Dragon Boat Festival showcases a variety of traditional and contemporary performing arts, cuisine, and arts and crafts of vendors in addition to action packed days of dragon boat racing!  http://www.denver.org/includes/calendar-of-events/Colorado-Dragon-Boat-Festival/11527/

  12. Hit the field and check out the baseball game at Coors Field to root for the home team!  (Or the other team-we won't tell!)  http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/col/ballpark/

  13. Summer heat getting to you?  Cool off by having dinner and drink while being entertained by the marine life and mermaid show at The Dive Lounge within the Downtown Aquarium!  http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/default.asp

  14. Whether you enjoy wine, beer, or a nice liberation- educate and have free tastings of your favorites and check out the distilleries, wineries or breweries!  http://www.colorado.com/articles/seed-sip-colorado-best-beer-wine-and-distillery-tours

  15. Happy trails to you and your date!  Why not enjoy and take advantage beautiful Mother Nature all around us in Colorado whether it be by biking, horse back riding, hiking, jogging or taking a leisurely walk.  Here are some of our favorites-please remember that even a beginner trail present inherent risks, especially taking into account the volatile weather of the Rockies and extreme altitudes.  Take note of the posted signs, go in prepared with water and other provisions, and lastly, be prepared to have your breath taken away either by your date or the glorious views!

  16. Urban Park pick:  Cherry Creek Trail-- http://www.parkeronline.org/index.aspx?NID=315

  17. Accessible Park pick:  South Valley Park--http://jeffco.us/parks/parks-and-trails/south-valley-park/

  18. Inspiring Park pick:  St. Mary's Glacier--http://www.stmarysglacier.com/index.php

  19. Dramatic Park pick:  Boulder Falls--http://www.dayhikesneardenver.com/boulder-falls/

  20. Fun Park pick:  Roxborough--http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Roxborough


Now get out there and explore a beautiful Colorado summer together!



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