Valentine’s Dates for Every Budget

Published: February 12, 2024

3 dates. 3 budgets.

Celebrate your love in Manitou

Love is in the air! Whether you’re celebrating the joy of a life-long love or sparking the flames of new love, the quaint backdrop of Manitou Springs makes for a Hallmark movie kind of Valentine’s Day. In the wise words of J.Lo, “love don’t cost a thing.” But if you’re looking to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember—we’ve curated 3 unique dates designed for any budget.

budget: $

A little goes a long way

You don’t have to spend a lot to spread the love. Kick it old school this year with pizza by the slice, a competitive game of skee-ball, and a few treats at Patsy’s. Capture the memories at one of the nearby photo booths.

Pizza by the slice at Hell's Kitchen

At just $7.25, a slice of pizza, 3 garlic knots and a fountain drink is a hell of a deal.

Friendly competition at the Penny Arcade

Just $10 in cash will go a long way at the Penny Arcade! Most classic games are 25 cents per play.

Individual Chocolates from Patsy's

Choose a few chocolate treats, indulge in saltwater taffy or split an enormous funnel cake for $10.50.

budget: $$

Soak in the afternoon

Enjoy quality time while soaking in your love—and the rejuvenating minerals from SunWater Spa. Then sip and savor your way through a flight of wine and made-to-order beignets. 

Sips at Swirl Wine Bar

Make your own wine flight with a few 6oz selections and pair with the Melty Brie Dip or the BOB - bread, olive oil and balsamic reduction.

A soak at SunWater Spa

Reserve a personal tub overlooking the mountains for $45/person for a 90-minute soak. Your reservation includes access to the sauna and saline pool.

Rocky Mountain Beignets
Beignet, done that

Transport your taste buds to the French Quarter. Pair an order of fresh beignets at $6.88 with two cups of cafe au lait to end the afternoon on the sweet side.

budget: $$$

Turn up the heat

Pack your bags for a romantic stay at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak. Indulge in amenities like in-room gas fireplaces, two-person spa tubs and steam showers. Then turn up the heat over fondue and surprise her with a local “gem”.

Four courses at Mona Lisa Fondue

Cranberry Brie Fondue and a Chestnut Praline Chocolate pair perfectly from Mona Lisa's Seasonal Menu—with 4 courses at $69/person.

An overnight stay at The Cliff House

For an experience as magical as your love, we recommend the Bed & Breakfast Package, starting at $177. Your stay includes a buffet breakfast for two.

Lane Mitchell Jewelry
Something sparkly at Lane Mitchell Jewelers

A token of your love is made that much more meaningful when it's sourced locally. From now until Valentine's Day, heart-shaped jewelry is 25% off.

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