With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we put together a list of our favorite romantic things to do in Durango, Colorado. Whether you’re just visiting for a date night or you’re staying for a longer getaway, here are some of our favorite activities for lovebirds.

During the day, take advantage of our snow sports in and around town. From trains to tours, we have activities to make the most of the winter season.

Ride the Cascade Canyon Winter Train in heated coaches on a 26-mile scenic excursion through the wintery San Juan National Forest and along the Animas River. Read more about it here.

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

If you’re wanting to be more adventurous and sporty, head on up to Purgatory Resort for a day of skiing or take a stunning snowmobile tour at Molas Pass with Ice Pirates.

Purgatory Resort Lodging

Purgatory Lodge with Needles Mountain Range

And, for an unforgettable scenic tour that will take your breath away, Durango Air Tours offers airplane rides over Durango and Southwest Colorado.

Finish off your day of activities with a jaunt around town. If you’re in the mood to see some sights and restaurant hop, take your date on a walk to soak in the history at the Strater Hotel. Home to The Office Spiritorium and The Diamond Belle Saloon, these are hot spots that the locals frequent so you’re sure to find some live, local music to go along with delicious appetizers and unique cocktails.

The Strater Hotel

After your aperitifs, take your date on a delicious gastronomic adventure through Durango. Whether you’re craving Mexican, steaks, American, or sushi, Durango has options for every palate. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

Mexican: Cantera, Gazpacho

American: Eolus Bar & Dining, El Moro Spirits & Tavern, The Palace Restaurant

Steakhouses: Mahogany Grill, The Ore House

And to round out your romantic adventures, finish off your getaway with some live performances. With the Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall or the Henry Strater Theater, your evening entertainment is right at your fingertips. Romance is in the air in Durango, Colorado!