Are you wondering how to make your loved one feel, well, loved this Valentine’s Day? How about tickets to a comedy show or a live music performance (yes, an in-person event, with safety precautions in place, of course!)? Or book a night in a swanky hotel or dinner out with your beloved. Here are some options sure to make them smile.

Take a Hike

Rotary Park Sunrise Couple credit Richard Haro

Research has show that spending time together in the great outdoors can actually help you develop a stronger bond.  Whether it's a hike, bike ride, stroll in the Natural Areas or venturing out to explore a new path, the Fort Collins area has you covered! 

Tickets to a (Live!) Show

Chipper’s Lanes is offering Live on the Lanes, with an impressive lineup of bands slated for February and March shows. Book a socially-distant table for two (or go big and reserve an 8-person lane if you want to bowl) and revel in live music again. See Runaway Grooms Feb. 20, A Brother’s Fountain on Feb. 26, Banshee Tree on March 5, The Beeves on March 6, Write Minded on March 12 and Wood Belly on March 27. Details here.

Laugh Out Loud

We all could use more laughter these days. Fort Collins’ first Comedy Club in 30 years opens Feb. 12. While shows for opening weekend at The Comedy Fort are sold out, check back to the website to see what is coming soon.

Dinner and a Beer

Odell Brewing Patio Fall

Take your sweetie to Odell Brewing Company to sip a Pastry Stout (raspberry chocolate stout) and tuck into a casual meal. A rotating cast of food trucks — including gourmet burgers from Fork Yeah and loaded spuds from Baked — will keep your hunger at bay. The brewery is open with limited capacity indoor and outdoor seating (first come, first served).

A Romantic Night Away

Lobby Elizabeth HotelTwo Fort Collins lodging options are offering romance packages. The Edwards House is a stunning and historic Victorian inn in downtown Fort Collins. The special romance package includes a candle-lit room, rose petals, fresh flowers, truffles from Nuance Chocolate, fresh strawberries and sparkling apple cider for a romantic toast. Over at The Elizabeth, the luxurious 165-room boutique hotel in Old Town, opt for the Ultimate Romance Package. The deal includes overnight accommodations in a signature suite as well as cocktails and Nuance chocolates upon arrival, flowers, a three-course meal for two with wine pairings from the Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market and more.

Unique FoCo Gifts

Nuance Chocolates

There’s a new way to shop local this year thanks to the Fort Collins Marketplace, where you can purchase unique-to-FoCo products. The Marketplace, which just launched this holiday season, is home to some of our favorite things that make Fort Collins special.

An Italian Feast at a FoCo Staple

Pretend you’re on an Italian vacay with your beloved at Canino’s Italian Restaurant, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. The Family Style dinners for two are perfect for date night. From lasagna to manicotti or chicken marsala, all the classics are delicious.