12 Most Romantic Spots in Colorado Springs

Anyone can go to a fancy restaurant. These unique spots in Colorado Springs will set the stage for love with a little more creativity.

So you’re looking for that romantic spot to impress someone special. Maybe you want a date night idea to spark something new? Planning to declare your love or take things to the next level? Maybe you have a proposal in mind. Sometimes the right spot sets the perfect mood. You can always find a romantic restaurant or bar, but there are many more unique spots in Colorado Springs. Here are our top picks of places to set the stage for romance. What you do there is up to you. 

12. Palmer Park

From the unexpected suburban location of Palmer Park, you get wide-angle views of the city and Pikes Peak and the entire Front Range. Perfect for sunset. Try the Grandview Overlook or follow the Palmer Point Trail sweeping westward views. 

holiday skating downtown colorado springs
A couple skates beneath the holiday lights at Skate in the Park. Photo by Allison Daniell, Stellar Propeller Studio. Courtesy of Downtown Partnership

11. Skate in the Park

Glide hand in hand around the downtown Skate in the Park rink beneath the sparkling city lights. Fun for lighthearted dates and a good excuse to cozy up, you know, for extra warmth. You’ve got plenty of downtown hot spots nearby for dinner or drinks after your skate session.

Bride and groom at Paint Mines near Colorado Springs
Making rock solid vows among the ancient geology of the Paint Mines Interpretative Park. Photo by Ariele Photography.

10. Paint Mines

It’s an otherworldly and exotic scene, especially when that Golden Hour light plays with the geologic color palette. There’s no wonder why the Paint Mines Interpretative Park is a favorite for couple’s photo shoots.

9. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Get a little wild at an event like Moonlight on the Mountain. You’ll enjoy food and drinks and live music. And you definitely want to snuggle up on the Sky Ride and savor the city light views below from the high perch of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 

Soaking tub and mountain views at Kinship Landing hotel in Colorado Springs
Soaking in those sweeping downtown mountain views at Kinship Landing. Photo by Richard Seldomridge, courtesy of Kinship Landing.

8. Kinship Landing

We love the Colorado-chic vibes of this entire new, boutique hotel, but its those enveloping soaking tubs perched above downtown that really standout in the Kinship Landing suites. Slip into relaxation before or after your night on the town. 

7. Pikes Peak

Remember that scene in Titanic? You can do that on the summit of Pikes Peak. Change it up to “I’m on top of the world!” And feel breathless, literally, as you leave the rest of the world below.

Engagement at Seven Falls in Colorado Springs
She said yes! Proposal at Seven Falls. Photo by Elan Photographie Studio.

6. Seven Falls

The canyon views and cascading water are stunning. And the glowing lights at night add an otherworldly charm to Seven Falls. Doesn’t hurt that you can dine and drink at The Broadmoor’s 1858 at the base of the falls. 

soaking at sunwater spa
Soaking your cares away at SunWater Spa. Courtesy SunWater Spa.

5. SunWater Spa

Ah, those wonderful soaking natural springwater tubs perched on the hillside above Manitou. Hot water. Big mountain views. Add a couple’s massage and you’ll achieve true bliss at SunWater Spa. 

Hot air balloon over Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak
Balloon’s-eye view from Ray Bair’s Kaleidoscope, high above Memorial Park before the Labor Day Lift Off. Photo by Jason Fleming.

4. Overhead in a Hot Air Balloon

Float away together high overhead with a hot air balloon ride with Adventures Out West or Rainbow Ryders. Check it off your bucket list together. Drink a champagne toast. And, yes, they’ll help you pull off a surprise proposal. 

Romantic kiss in front of the fountain at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
Swept off her feet at The Broadmoor. Photo by Jacie Marguerite Fine Art Photographer, jaciemarguerite.com

3. The Broadmoor

The luxury. The relaxing mountain resort setting. Walk around the lake among the twinkling lights. Come for the top-level dining or drinks on date night. Get a room and stay the weekend at the Broadmoor. There are so many ways to tap into romance at this five-star gem. 

Views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods from the infinity pool at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs
Dare you to find a better view. Photo courtesy of Garden of the Gods Resort and Club.

2. Garden of the Gods Resort & Club

Slip into the heated year-round infinity pool here and enjoy arguably the best view in the city. But you have to be a member or overnight guest at the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, so you might as well make it a full getaway. 

Kissing Camels (a named rock formation) under the harvest moon, in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1. Kissing Camels

What better place to steal a kiss than beneath the famous Kissing Camels in Garden of the Gods? Dodge the crowds on a weekday. Enjoy extra ambiance at sunset, or stroll after dark beneath the stars and the spotlit rock formation.


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Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones is Springs’ co-founder, editorial director and chief outdoor officer. He loves building community by telling stories about all the people, places and culture that make Colorado Springs an amazing place to live. And he’s especially stoked when exploring new places in the Springs, Colorado and beyond. Watch for him hiking, running or mountain biking the local trails with his wife and kids.

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