While there isn’t a shortage of date ideas and adventures available in Fort Collins, there are a few considerable options that are incredible no matter the season. Whether you’re looking to stay warm on a frigid winter morning or seek out the sun on a summer evening, we have you covered with these top five picks.
Spend an hour or enjoy hours of fun at The Exchange in Old Town Fort Collins. An outdoor collective space featuring a variety of indoor restaurants, outdoor patios, and more, this location boasts countless things to do all on one block. Grab a rooftop glass of wine from Blanchard Family Wines. Kick back in an adirondack chair on the turf. For the optimal itinerary– we suggest tacos at Vatos Tacos & Tequila followed by a scoop of ice cream from Old Town Churn, and a game of mini golf at Old Town Putt

NoCo Date Nights

Photo by: Logan Ferree


Lory State Park is just a 25-minute drive from downtown Fort Collins. In the spring and summer, hike through the greenery and wildflowers to witness a breathtaking view of Horsetooth Reservoir and the city. Autumn brings rapidly-changing foliage to please the eye and crunch underfoot. Come winter, there are spaces in the park available for quietly snowshoeing in the wilderness. No matter what season you plan to explore in, ensure that you have a Colorado State Parks pass, and check trail conditions before planning your excursion. Adhere to trail etiquette, pack out what you pack in, and respect the wildlife.
If you feel like dressing up and being whisked away to a speakeasy, Ace Gillette’s is calling. This underground lounge is located below The Armstrong Hotel off College Avenue in Old Town Fort Collins. With delectable bites, perfectly-poured drinks from the full-service bar, and live performers to set the ambiance, you can forget the worries of the world and be transported to a different time in the heart of Fort Collins. Might we recommend ordering The Ambassador and a round of the crab cakes?


Speaking of subterranean fun, check out Pinball Jones in Old Town Square. Filled with over 30 pinball machines and nearly 20 arcade games, this well-maintained local hot spot features blast-from-the-past excitement, $5 free play Mondays, 21+ age and older Fridays and Saturdays after 8:30 pm, and a lively bar pouring local craft drafts. They’re open seven days per week. Don’t miss the beckoning sign near the corner of College Ave and Mountain Ave, with a staircase leading to the underground location. Compete playing skee ball, show off your pinball skills, and improve your teamwork skills on a multiplayer arcade game.

Pinball Jones

Photo by: Logan Ferree


There’s nothing like walking into a tranquil spa, exhaling your worries away alongside your sweetheart. Book a couple’s massage and feel the stress melt off your muscles. The options for high-quality spas in Fort Collins are endless. We highly recommend Amara Massage Therapy & Wellness, Sanctuary Wellness Spa, and Recovery Studio + Spa. 


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