The gorgeous, snowcapped peaks of Aspen make for one of the most romantic locales in the entire country. Whether you’re booking your honeymoon, looking for an intimate vacation, or simply desire a couple’s weekend away from it all, Aspen has you covered. While it is well known as a skiing enthusiast paradise, that isn’t the only thing Aspen has to offer. From other winter activities to delicious food, and jaw-dropping scenery to relaxing destinations, you and your special someone will never want for something to keep you busy.
There are lots of places to dance across the ice with your partner when you visit Aspen. With the brisk air, the glowing lights, and the feeling of gliding and twirling together, it is an experience to remember. Many ice rinks rent skates as well, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. The Hyatt Grand Aspen provides a wonderful backdrop for your romantic ice skating date, or you could check out the Aspen Ice Garden as well.
Go For a Gondola Ride
For a truly spectacular view of Aspen, taking a gondola to the summit of Aspen Mountain is the way to go. Whether you’re interested in skiing or not, the gondola makes for an intimate and scenic experience. The 15-minute ride will show you all the splendor of nature laid out before you, no matter the season. And once you reach the summit, the Sundeck will provide you with a wonderful place to take pictures, enjoy a meal or just spend time together.
Dinner on a Mountain
Speaking of enjoying meals together, no trip to Aspen would be complete without a romantic mountainside dinner. Enjoy a magical atmosphere to go along with fantastic cuisine and drinks. You’ll have a wide variety of dining options to choose from. Gwyn’s High Alpine provides a luxurious experience and a delectable selection of wines and desserts. Cliffhouse offers a vast array of dishes to choose from, and its full-moon dinner nights are not to be missed.
Go For a Hot Air Balloon Ride
There is no better way to take in the majesty and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains than from the soaring heights of a hot air balloon. Join your loved one aboard your own flying vessel, and take a leisurely journey through the sky. You’ll be able to make unforgettable memories, snap incredible pictures, and breathe in the freshest air possible. Additionally, you can add in some more romantic elements, such as a pre-flight champagne brunch.
Go For a Sleigh Ride
Get in the Christmas spirit with a sleigh ride through the snow with your special someone. You can take your horse-drawn carriage or sleigh, riding through the snow-crusted trees and across pure white fields. The winter flora and fauna will enchant you both as you cuddle up together and enjoy the ride. Check out Aspen Carriage and Sleigh for some great options for your dreamlike, winter journey.
Go Cross-country Skiing
Get some exercise and see the sights with a cross-country skiing adventure. No matter your skill level, there is a cross-country skiing trail for you and your partner. You’ll be able to soak up the fantastic atmosphere and beauty of Aspen’s mountain environment. One of the trail systems, the Aspen Snowmass Nordic System, will allow you to travel through the three areas of Aspen, Snowmass, and Basalt. You can even rent equipment, take lessons, or have a guided tour. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to experience Aspen in a whole new way.
Attend a Special Event
There are numerous special events that take place throughout the year in Aspen. Whatever your tastes may be, there is likely an event to attend that will catch your attention. For all the performing arts fans out there, you can find music, dance and even film festivals in the area. If you prefer something to satisfy your taste buds, the Food and Wine Classic is the place for you. The event takes place in June and features a ton of delicious dishes and vintages to try.
Get a Couple’s Massage
After a long day of ice skating, skiing, sleigh rides, and more, you’ll want a chance to relax and unwind. Treat yourselves to a couple’s massage or spa day to recharge after all your adventures outdoors. With a wide array of treatments, packages, and accommodations, a spa day with your loved one is an ideal end to a perfect day. Take a look at St. Regis Hotel’s Remède Spa for an elegant and luxurious selection of options for you and your partner to indulge in.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.