Whether you’re in a long-term relationship, just starting to date or flying solo this Valentine’s Day, it’s time to celebrate all of the love (and, possibly, romance) in your life.
Wondering where to go and what to do this year? For inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2023 in Boulder County and beyond.
The Times Collaborative
Head to Longmont this Valentine’s Day, where The Times Collaborative is hosting a special jazz and dinner event starting at 7 p.m. For $85 per person, enjoy a plated dinner created by Rising Tiger while listening to live jazz featuring vocalist Karyna Balch, Charles Blenzig on piano and Seth Lewis on bass. Get your ticket online now.
Head to the elegant rooftop space at Corrida for a special Valentine’s Day four-course tasting menu. Priced at $95 per person, the menu features decadent dishes such as Kumamoto oysters, foie gras torchon, broiled artichoke, Berkshire pork belly, savoy cabbage and prime beef coulotte. Optional wine pairings are an additional $75 per person and, if you’re looking to pop the question this February, Corrida has a suggestion: Book one its romantic private Alpenglobes, which start at $100 per person. You can make reservations online.
Flagstaff House Restaurant
Wow your date with the impressive views of Boulder’s city lights from Flagstaff House restaurant, which is doing a four-course tasting menu for Valentine’s Day for $185 per person. You can make a reservation online.
St Julien Staycation
Indulge with a bottle of Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries when you check into the St Julien, which is offering a special romance package for the Valentine’s Day holiday. The package also includes a daily $150 hotel credit.
Death & Co Denver
The unique Valentine’s Day package at Death & Co Denver is a feast for the senses: It includes two glasses of sparkling wine and a tableside gift of bespoke perfume. The scents, created in partnership with small-batch perfumery de Kloka, are inspired by the bar’s home cities and make for a memorable gift. Reservations are $120 and can be made online.
Frasca Food and Wine
Boulder fine-dining establishment Frasca Food and Wine is offering a romantic $195-per-person, four-course tasting menu for Valentine’s Day, complete with two options per course and an optional curated wine flight. You can make a reservation online.
After a three-year hiatus, Stout Month is back at the Mountain Sun Pubs and Breweries in Boulder and Longmont. This beloved month-long tradition is, as the name suggests, a celebration of stouts, those rich, malty dark beers that are perfect for sipping in wintry weather. You don’t need to wait until Valentine’s Day to join in the festivities either. Visit any of the company’s Boulder County locations throughout February to sample 30 house-made stouts with fun flavors like coconut cream and Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies.
The Dairy Center
How about enjoying a little performing arts with your sweetie? From Feb. 2-23, the Upstart Crow is presenting “Love Letters” at the Dairy Center, a moving play by A.R. Gurney Jr. that follows the lives of two childhood friends through the letters they write to one another.
Haven’t been to Stella’s Cucina yet? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to visit this brand-new Boulder restaurant, which is offering an $85-per-person, four-course tasting menu curated by executive chef Filippo Piccini. Also enjoy live performances from local musicians. Make reservations online.
Abbott & Wallace Distilling
Longmont distillery Abbott & Wallace is hosting a fun “love boat” cocktail course on Feb. 11. Tickets are $30 and includes two cocktails. Afterward, stick around and listen to local singer-songwriter Human Named David.
Plan a romantic staycation by booking a stay at Chautauqua, which is offering a fun getaway package that includes a one-bedroom cottage, a bottle of sparkling wine and two tickets to the Allison Lorenzen & Midwife concert taking place on Feb. 11.
Whiskey and Chocolate Tasting
Boulder Spirits and Moksha Chocolate are teaming up to offer a delectable Valentine’s Day tasting event on Feb. 14. Moksha is featuring four, single-origin chocolates from around the world to be savored with a Boulder Spirits craft whiskey. Guests can also learn all about the chocolate-making process during one of two time slots: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., or 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How do you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?