Plan a Sweet Surprise for Valentine’s Day | By Sharon W. House

Last Updated: January 19, 2021By

Chocolates and roses are time-tested traditions on Valentine’s Day, but this year, why not up your romance game? Surprise your love with a shared activity that can be simultaneously soothing, energizing, thoughtful and even creative. Be it a water activity, dancing or hiking, Colorado has an abundance of options.

Sharing Our Sacred Waters

SunWater Spa in Manitou Springs is offering a Valentine’s Day edition of Sharing Our Sacred Waters; a guided Aqua Cranial workshop that will bring focus to breath, eye gazing, support and gentle holding. You will learn the importance of water within and around us while you and your loved one intimately connect and support one another in their saline therapy pools.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$75.00 per couple, two attendees must be registered in order to participate.


Valentine’s Day Watsu for You

If a water experience is near to your heart, in addition to their regular couples Watsu sessions, SunWater Spa is offering Valentine’s Day Couples Watsu, an opportunity to nourish your love of self with this deeply connecting aquatic therapy. Take time to breathe into your heart, and rekindle the happiness you have with your own perfect being.

Roxborough State Park

With reviews on Trip Advisor naming this a “hidden jewel,” Roxborough State Park is a winter paradise for couples. A short drive to the Denver area, the 4,000-acre park is, “filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities and a variety of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer,” according to their website. You can try hiking, wildlife viewing, trail running, photography or bird watching. Daily passes are $8 per vehicle. › placestogo › parks › Roxborough

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

A spectacular event, the Cripple Creek Ice Festival features ice sculptors carving ice into beautiful works of art, a heated beer tent, as well as an Ice & Art Fest at the Heritage Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the festival dates. A special Meet the Artists Saturday is set for February 8 from 1 – 5 p.m.. with hors-d’oeuvres and wine, along with live music. Set for February 8 – 16, 2020.

Valentine’s Day Wine & Cheese Couples Bootcamp

Discover your inner dancer by signing up for the Valentine’s Day Wine & Cheese Couples Bootcamp, Sunday, February 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Colorado Adventure Center in Lakewood. This immersive salsa dance experience is for couples only and includes step by step instruction for all levels.

With a plethora of options, stretch your imagination and plan an experience that will be remembered long after that last piece of chocolate leaves the box.

Photo courtesy SunWater Spa

Sharon W. House is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Fit Yoga and Fit magazine.

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