Whether you’re into the majestic mountain views that Colorado Springs has to offer or just want a unique date night at one of the city’s fun dining establishments, there are so many unique date ideas in Colorado Springs, Colorado. From picturesque views to creative experiences, here are some choices that will have you falling in love with all the area has to offer when it comes to nights out!
6 date ideas in Colorado Springs
Take a Hike
Colorado Springs is one the country’s premiere locations for hiking no matter what your level of expertise. Try free guided nature walks at The Garden of the Gods, a registered national natural landmark of majestic rock formations. A certified naturalist will guide your tour and talk about topics related to gold-seeking, rattlesnakes, wildflowers, and other Colorado-related topics. Walks occur daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting.
Looking for a little more brisk pace? Every Thursday night, sign up for a Free 5K Fun Run. Five different routes have been mapped out for this fun activity perfect for you and your partner. Each Thursday, three of the routes are chosen for the runs.
Looking for more adventure?
Seven Falls features two hiking trails depending on your level. Beginning at the 224-step stairway, hikes include 400-foot climbs. The first hike takes couples up to Inspiration Point, aptly named for its breathtaking views of the Great Plains and Colorado Springs. This trail is one mile and takes approximately one-hour round trip. The second option is shorter (about 30 minutes round trip) and leads hikers to Midnight Falls, a secluded spot near the headwaters of South Cheyenne Creek, formed by springs and snowmelt from Pikes Peak.
Go Back to School
This isn’t your childhood elementary school! Ivywild School is an elementary school that houses Bristol Brewery Company, showcasing hometown brews and delicious pub-style eats in a building that will take you back to your grade school days. Pass your sweetie a note, and fall in love like you’re a carefree kid again over the award-winning Laughing Lab Scottish ale with Pork Green Chili or one of the many Hale and Hearty burgers. Wednesday date nights are time for pot roast and mashers while Thursdays are time for the Mass Transit fish fry special. Ivywild School & Bristol Brewing Company get an A+ for a unique date idea!
Get dressed up and enjoy a romantic and charming tea lunch with a gourmet menu at the historic Glen Eyrie castle. You’ll feel like a queen (or king)! While you’re there, take a tour of this enchanting piece of Colorado Springs history. Gaze at the beautiful architecture while the outdoor landscapes take your breath away. Romance is in the air at the site popular for weddings in the area, making it a perfect unique date choice in the Springs!
Play Some Mind Games
Try an escape room adventure by solving puzzles of clues and logic in order to escape a room at The Greatest Escape Games. Choose from different scenarios with your sweetie and get closer as you figure out how to escape! Race against time to save your cabin in Cabin Fever. Solve the case of a missing political intern in Scandal. Try the most difficult room and find The Rightful Heir to a will. Get into the game outdoors with geocaching and augmented reality technology in Magic Portal. Book online as sessions fill up fast! All games are $30 a person except Magic Portal which is $70 for 2 people or $25 per person with a team of 3-6 people. Whether you complete the challenge and escape or not, you’re sure to have a fantastic time getting cerebral with your love!
Travel Back in Time
Go Retro and play some old school arcade games at Manitou Springs Penny Arcade (aka Arcade Amusements, Inc.)! Most games cost between 25 cents and $1, but you can play some for just pennies! Compete with your partner in a game of Ms. Pac Man or bring out the coins and try your hand at some old pinball games. Enjoy your trip down memory lane or enjoy some games that came before your time. Be sure to call (719)689-9815 as hours are seasonal (summer hours are normally until 10 p.m., winter until 5 p.m.).
When you’re planning your next date, try one of these unique date ideas in Colorado Springs, Colorado. You won’t regret it!
Do you have any Colorado Springs date ideas to add to the list? Which place would you and your spouse like to go first?