Planning Ahead: The Perfect Day-Date in Denver

Summer is in full swing – hot weather and all. So naturally, you’re looking for loads of cool ways explore the city with someone special. Why not make a whole day of it and plan lots of fun ways to get to know Denver while spending time with the one you love. Here are four fun options to keep you busy this weekend as you plan the perfect Day-Date in Denver. Pick one or pick them all, just plan ahead and enjoy the day with someone you love.

Fuel Up

Every good day-date starts with a filling brunch and one of the best new spots in North Denver is Acova. The new restaurant now occupies the space that used to be owned by Patsys’s Inn Italian Restaurant. While the famous thick noodles aren’t on the new menu at Acova, this menu is packed with loads of tasty options, a huge patio to enjoy and a very friendly menu for those with dietary restrictions. Weekend brunch options include items like Italian Benedict – which comes with polenta cakes, prosciutto and arugula or Prime Rib Hash. Be sure to order the homemade Pop Tart, which is made locally by Sugar Bake Shop. And no great brunch option would be complete without a build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar.

Explore Colorado History

One of the coolest museums in Denver has to be the History Colorado Center – and that’s saying a lot, considering how many seriously cool museums we have here. It’s the best way to get to know every little detail about the past of this fascinating and beautiful state. Check out the Colorado Stories exhibit for loads of true stories dotting this complicated landscape or visit some of the temporary exhibits, like LEGOrado – your chance to help create an actual LEGO replica of Colorado – or Postcard Colorado, which features four huge interactive postcards created by local artist Chris Carlson. You can take a photo with four iconic Colorado images, all without leaving the museum.


Afternoon Ice Cream

Enjoy some of Denver’s very best ice cream from a shop shaped like an old-fashioned milk jug, right in the heart of the Northside of Denver – plus it has some amazing views of Downtown Denver. Little Man Ice Cream is known all over Denver for its tantalizingly delicious scoops of flavors like Buttermilk Cupcake, Crème Fraiche, Salted Caramel PB Cup, Space Junkie and even vegan options like Banana Chip, Salted Oreo and Rocky Road. This place can get pretty busy, but it’s a popular part of town and a great place to enjoy an afternoon scoop with someone special. Or, just plan to check it out later at night, since Little Man serves up scoops till 1:00 A.M. during the summer months.


Solve A Murder

Couple laughing at murder mystery dinner theatreIt’s time to think about dinner. Lucky for you, one of the coolest dinner events is found right in Denver – The Dinner Detective. You’ll enjoy a full four-course, plated dinner along with a crime to solve. When you arrive, you’ll assume your own secret identity and you’ll have a chance to interrogate all the other possible suspects at your table. Then the murder happens, the detectives arrive and it’s up to you to solve the crime. Clues will be provided throughout the night and you’ll laugh until your sides ache, thanks to the comedic skills of the hilariously talented actors. Make sure to be thorough because the killer may even be sitting at your table. If you and your date solve the crime you even get a special prize to show off your incredible sleuthing skills. There’s nothing else like this in Denver, so book early, plan ahead, and end your perfect date-day in Denver with The Dinner Detective.