When February 14th rolls around, the typical thing to do with your sweetheart is to give them a box of chocolates and some flowers and take them out for a romantic meal or movie. However, what if you are the type of couple who like to think outside the box and do something a little more unusual? Instead, try these 5 Durango Valentine's Day Ideas for the Quirky Couple:
Durango Valentine’s Day Train
Ride the rails on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway. On Valentine’s Day there is a special train that will take you through the beautiful wilderness to Cascade Canyon, where you can exploring the snowy paths along the river together. You’ll return to Durango at sunset and enjoy a romantic meal at the lovely historic Strater Hotel accompanied by a performance by Sylvia Zurko, talented harpist.
Dog Sled Ride
Why not take your sweetheart on a romantic dog sled ride through the snowy Durango wilderness on Valentine’s Day? Head to Purgatory Resort and join Durango Dog Ranch for an adventure on the snowy peaks. The thrilling and adrenaline rushing ride is sure to get your hearts pumping faster for one another.
The Springs Resort
Beat the winter chill with a relaxing soak in the beautiful Springs Resort. There are 18 natural hot pools filled with therapeutic mineral water. It is said that the mineral rich waters can accelerate healing, soothe muscles, fight fatigue, improve circulation, improve blood circulation and reduce arthritis. Not only will this Durango Valentine's Day idea get your relationship steaming up, but you will also be able to say you soaked in the world's largest and deepest hot mineral spring—the Great Pagosa Aquifer.
The Diamond Belle Saloon
Looking for a quirky and fun place to have a Valentine’s Day drink with your loved one in Durango? The Diamond Belle Saloon is an elegant old fashioned bar located in The Strater Hotel. The atmosphere of a Wild West saloon, waitresses in fishnets and a ragtime piano player are the perfect way to recreate a Victorian romance. Take advantage of the happy hour from 4pm until 6pm for great prices.
Be unique and celebrate your Valentine's Day early. On February 13th, Nature's Oasis is turning into a chocolate oasis for you and your honey. Make your own Valentine table and even enter to win special gift baskets. The range of activities and treats are sure to make your day sweeter than ever.
These are just a few of the fun and quirky romantic things that you can do in Durango on Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart. Your Durango Valentine’s Day celebrations don't have to follow the clichés – they can be unique, creative and suited to the interests of you and your partner.