Ideas for your weekend getaway
Celebrate the holiday of love in Aurora. From dinner and drink pairings to couple’s paint and more, discover events and activities for Valentine’s Day weekend.
Relax and enjoy an afternoon of star treatment at Relâche Spa & Salon inside Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. Book a couple’s massage or go for the body scrub and facials, either way, you’ll leave feeling fresh and focused. Settle in for an afternoon at Massage Green Spa in Southlands for a variety of spa treatments, including a couple’s massage that’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration.
Plan ahead; these tasty dinner locations usually book up fast. Wander around Stanley Marketplace then enjoy dinner at Annette, a scratch-to-table gastropub serving an American menu with seasonal dishes. Or make your way to Southlands for dinner (or just apps) at the Wine Experience Café and World Cellar, complete with an expansive wine list to choose from. Even if you’re not staying at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, you can still enjoy their restaurants including Old Hickory Steakhouse, an elegant dinner spot serving high-quality beef, seafood, artisan cheeses and of course – wine!
Share a box of gourmet, one-of-a-kind chocolates from Miette et Chocolat inside Stanley Marketplace. With everything from classic bonbons to hand-crafted chocolate bars, this place is the real deal. Don’t worry, they also sell pastries and even macaroons for those who prefer something other than chocolate. Or take a casual stroll to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory nestled in Southlands Lifestyle Center. With cute, themed boxes to select yourself chocolate, you really can’t go wrong.
Start the Valentine’s Day weekend off a little slower by heading to an Instagram-worthy brunch. Head over to Denver Biscuit Company inside Stanley Marketplace for a giant helping of biscuits and gravy or a sweet cinnamon roll. Or grab something casual at The French Press Café Bakery in Aurora. From savory dishes, including the corn beef hash to something on the sweeter side, like fruit-filled crepes.
Create something together at Painting with a Twist. With 14 different painting opportunities throughout the weekend, including one at Dry Dock Brewing Company, you’re bound to find a piece you’ll love. Back a bottle of wine to share during the two-hour sessions. Or design dishware that’s all your own at Color Me Mine. From plates to candy dishes, you can paint something that’s one of a kind for Valentine’s Day.
If you’re looking to do something a little more casual this Valentine’s Day weekend, hit up one of Aurora’s many craft breweries. Stop by Peak to Peak Tap & Brew for a colorful flight and a bite to eat. Or visit Launch Pad Brewery for a great variety of microbrews that are worth sampling.