Home to more than 20 wineries and known as Colorado’s Wine Country, it’s a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year – and an especially great option to woo your partner on date night! Home to the Colorado National Monument with breathtaking views of one of the great landscapes of the American West, and a bustling downtown area with lots of great restaurants and bars, there really are so many great things to choose from.
So if you’re looking for some great date night ideas, then you’re in the right place. We’ve pulled together our top 5 picks so you don’t have to.
Pinspiration is a DIY craft studio located in Grand Junction that offers dozens of the trendiest DIY projects from self-guided canvas painting and candle-making to custom wood pallet boards and acrylic pouring – there really is no end to what you can do (or make!) at Pinspiration. It’s popular with kids and adults, and is great for random Friday night outings, birthday or bachelorette parties, or, you guessed it…date nights! We have a bar too and don’t need to worry about supplies because we provide everything. Visit our website to find out more.
2. Two Rivers Winery
Nestled between the Colorado National Monument gateways lies this family-owned establishment that offers a wide range of quality wines, an informative tasting experience, and comfortable lodging facilities. The vineyards provide panoramic views of Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa and more.
Located in the Redlands area of Grand Junction, you can taste and buy wine in the intimate setting of their tasting room, enjoy an enlightening tour of the facility or pause to take in the unimaginable views. The Winemaker is usually on hand as well and invites any inquiries regarding the winemaking process. So if you or your partners are wine lovers, then this date night experience is definitely the one for you!
3. Grand Mesa
If you and your date are more outdoorsy types, then there’s no better place to explore on an outdoors date than the mighty Grand Mesa. Known as the world’s largest flat-top mountain, Grand Mesa covers many acres of land which include natural forest, numerous lakes, local wildlife and unique geological features. In the winter, you can ski. In the summer, you can walk the Lost Lake Trail or head up to Crag’s Crest, the 11,189-foot high point with views of San Miguel, La Plata, and the San Juan Mountains to the south, plus the West Elk mountains to the east. We highly recommend it!
4. Downtown Grand Juction
Downtown Grand Junction is the vibrant heart of Colorado’s Grand Valley, a local venue for a wide range of independent stores, art galleries, restaurants and other historic buildings. The streets are beautifully lined with trees and decorated with many sculptures and fountains. With so much to choose from, Downtown Grand Junction offers something for every date night! Grab a bite to eat at a local, farm-to-fork restaurant, stock up on everything you need for your next outdoor adventure, or enjoy Grand Junction’s cultural side with one of the country’s largest outdoor art collections, Art on the Corner. Don’t miss out on all that downtown Grand Junction has to offer – there’s no limit to what you can do there!
5. Body Therapeutics
Fancy a quiet, calming spa day instead for your next date? Then we recommend you try Body Therapeutics, a medical massage parlor featuring highly skilled therapists specializing in holistic treatment of the mind, body and spirit. Choose from the oxygen lounge with chamomile infusion, a float pool for flotation therapy, Halo (salt) therapy, a range of peels and facials, or their luxurious eucalyptus wood infrared sauna. Feel relaxed already? Check out their website for a full range of their therapies!