Experience Denver, Colorado, Like Colton Underwood on ‘The Bachelor’
Denver, Colorado, goes by the moniker the Mile High City, and the amount of fun and couples-oriented activities there stack up just as tall.
Denver’s bustling culinary, art, and outdoor scenes attract tens of millions of visitors each year, making it a hot spot for people looking to get away for a romantic weekend. Colton Underwood traveled to Colorado’s capital on Season 23 of “The Bachelor,” where he showed the ladies around the city he once called home. Now, take on Denver with your own dates and see the city through the Bachelor’s eyes.
First things first: Adjust to the altitude! It is called the Mile High City for a reason. Once that’s settled, check into your hotel and then hit the ground running to start exploring Denver.
If urban elegance is your preference, we suggest staying at The Jacquard in the Cherry Creek neighborhood, where the beautiful mountain views are as accessible as the rooftop pool.
One-on-one date: Dashing through Denver
It’s time to see the city! You and your plus-one can take in Denver’s sights together, as there’s no better way to explore the city than on foot. To be like Colton, start at Commons Park, which sits right beside the South Platte River. Sit in the grass, walk through the park, and hike along trails next to the river. It’s the ideal spot to ease you into your Denver stay and take as many couple selfies as your phone can handle.
From there, stroll to Union Station in the bustling LoDo neighborhood. No matter which craving hits, there’s a good chance Union Station has a restaurant and café catering to that need, from pizza and ice cream to pubs and coffee. As they say, the way to the heart is through the stomach!
One-on-one date: Falling in Loveland
The Rocky Mountains are one of the most celebrated parts of the state, and you won’t want to miss exploring them. The mountain range features geographic and topographic feats unlike anywhere else in the world and pose as the perfect backdrop to your future love story.
Colton and his date seized the opportunity and visited two famous landmarks in the area: the Continental Divide and Loveland Ski Area. The Continental Divide separates waterways, so water that flows on the west goes out to the Pacific Ocean, whereas water in the east heads to the Atlantic. You can head there on an adventurous date and remind each other that your relationship stands united, even when you’re on the Great Divide.
After that trek, keep the excursion going by hitting Colorado’s renowned ski slopes. Your date here puts the “love” in Loveland Ski Area! Colorado is the heart of the Wild West, so giddyup and take that theme with you into your dinnertime meal. Enjoy dinner at The Fort Restaurant and order its well-known buffalo steaks! You may be transported to the Old West, but your love will be nothing but new.
If you love outdoor music venues, you can end the evening with a concert at the reputed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. And while Brett Youngmay not be available for a private concert, grab your speakers and head there while the sun is up for a day of dancing and hiking.
Group date: Heart of gold
Take a trip back in time at the Georgetown Loop Railroad, which will make you feel like you fell right into the 19th century. The railroad service also offers stops in mines and even allows visitors to go gold panning, so you can show your love that they won a golden key to your heart.
Colton and the women ended their evening at the Grant Humphrey’s Mansion, which primarily hosts weddings, meetings, and other big events. However, it could be the perfect last stop in your Denver tour of romance.
Give your love a try in the city that’s a mile high and see where it takes you!