08/17/2011 04:18 pm ET Updated Oct 17, 2011

Date Night In Denver: 5 Romantic Ideas

Relationships can sizzle right up during the heat of the summer, but if you want to nudge cupid along a bit, here are five romantic Denver date ideas sure to move things in the right direction.

Into the Sunset: Make your way to the 27th floor of the Regency downtown and grab a seat in Peaks Lounge. Position yourself in front of the massive windows and enjoy one of the city’s best views of the sunset over the Rockies with a fine wine in your glass and a decadent dessert on your plate.
650 15th St.; 303-486-4433

16th Street Mall: Walk hand-in-hand down Denver's pedestrian mall, draped in lights and dotted with outdoor cafes and street musicians. Take it up a notch with a ride in one of the horse-drawn carriages.
16th St., Downtown Denver

Le Central: French food, French wine, French desserts... nothing says romance like a French bistro - with considerably affordable prices. Call ahead to reserve a spot in the delightful garden room at the back of the eatery for a French countryside ambiance. Bonus: Gluten-free and vegetarian items are available.
112 E. Eighth St.; 303-863-8094

Romance Package: Check into one of the historic downtown hotels for an evening of romance and upscale dining. El Teatro, located in the theater district, offers an Amore package as well as honeymoon and bed and breakfast. It also has Kevin Taylor eateries onsite, so you never even have to leave the building. Tip: Request their turndown service for magnificent late night relaxation.
1100 14th St.; 303-228-1100

Cooking for Two: Delve into meal creation side by side at a cooking class for couples. Cook Street, a culinary arts school, is inserting romance into the kitchen with a Culinary Date Night class, where a couple glasses of wine accompany a very sexy menu.
1937 Market St.; 303-308-930