Romantic Vacation: Things to Do in Aspen
Ready to take things to the next level in your relationship? Or maybe you just want to get closer with your mate. If you want to turn up the volume a bit, consider a romantic getaway to Aspen. There’s no shortage of ways to say “I love you” in Aspen Snowmass, and here are a few of our favorites.
Horse-drawn carriage rides originate downtown on the Cooper Avenue Mall and clip-clop through the snow-covered streets of Aspen during the winter season. Bundle up in a blanket and sip hot cocoa as you’re magically taken back in time for an unforgettable romantic experience.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Float high above the Rocky Mountains on a memorable hot air balloon ride with your loved one. Snowmass has played host to the annual Snowmass Balloon Festival every September for more than four decades. Comes see the mountain sky filled with balloons or plan your own romantic ride during the warmer months. Local vendors offer romantic packages specifically for couples that include enhancements like champagne and fresh strawberries.
The Silver Circle Ice Rink in downtown Aspen provides an iconic backdrop for a romantic skate. Take a romantic stroll around downtown during the winter months and make your way to the outdoor rink on Durant Avenue. It’s the perfect stop on a romantic Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve outing, or any time of winter.
Take a romantic gondola ride to the top of Aspen Mountain for dining at the Sundeck or exploring the mountain’s many activities. During the winter, experience some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, explore the many hiking and biking trails of “Ajax,” along with disc golf and lots of fun stuff for kids. The Silver Queen Gondola is located on Durant Avenue in downtown Aspen. Tickets are available at the ticket office at Gondola Plaza.
Active couples will love the inspiring and scenic hikes of Aspen Snowmass. From early morning hikes to sunset favorites, the area offers an abundance of romantic spots that require a little work to get there. Couples can start with a moderate hike on Smuggler Mountain and head to the outlook post at the top of the trail for panoramic views of town and Aspen Mountain. More active couples can challenge themselves on the Ute Trail hike on Aspen Mountain. The narrow, difficult trail will test your mettle, but reward you with a one-of-a-kind romantic view from a rock outcropping along the way.
Aspen is known for the finer things in life and the town’s fine dining experiences are second to none. The town presents a long list of five-star dining experiences as well as several quaint eateries and local’s favorite spots. There are more than 100 local restaurants, bars and pubs, so take your pick. Cuisine options in Aspen run the gamut from seafood, sushi and Japanese fare to more traditional menus from American, French and Italian restaurants.
Looking for the ultimate in sensuality and comfort? Nothing says “relaxation” quite like a romantic massage at one of Aspen’s noted spas. A couple’s massage is the perfect way to unwind after a day of adventure on the mountain. Spas in Aspen provide an endless list of pampering opportunities, including packages specifically for romantic couples.
Lift One Condominiums are in the perfect location for your romantic getaway to Aspen, Colorado. Walk to some of the best restaurants, nightlife, shopping and of course the ski lifts. If you want to plan something special give us a call and we can help you set the stage for your experience.