Love is in the air in the Mile High City. With Valentine’s Day approaching, there are plenty of fun things to do in Denver and the surrounding metro area.

Whether you’re planning a romantic date night, looking for a family-friendly activity, or want to spend time with some friends, here are a few ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Denver:

Try An Aphrodisiac Menu At This Artistic Hotel

Denverites can count on the ART Hotel to wow them year-round. The hotel has remarkable pieces of art displayed throughout, beginning with a sparkling light display in the porte-cochère and a crackling fire pit that’s roaring outside of FIRE, the signature restaurant. It’s no surprise that the Valentine’s Day menu is also creative. The chef at FIRE has created a “Seductive Selections” menu, featuring foods that are known aphrodisiacs or are symbols of love. Take for instance the scallops served with pomegranate, watercress and parsnip puree. Pomegranate has been a culinary symbol of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Myth has it that pomegranate was the true “forbidden fruit,” according to the menu. The courses also come with wine pairings.

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Create Custom Perfumes Or Colognes At A Workshop

Having trouble picking out a scent? Scented Studio in Denver is offering two Valentine’s-centric workshops so you can explore designer blends and create your own customized perfume or cologne. You’ll also be treated to champagne mimosas, chocolates, and other treats while learning about the history of perfume-making. The classes are at 11 a.m. on Feb. 9 and 6 p.m. on Feb. 14.

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Learn About Sea Animals’ Mating Rituals At The Museum

If your idea of a fun date night involves learning something new, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is ready to host you for a fascinating Valentine’s event. Learn about the love lives of aquatic animals as author Dr. Marah Hardt discusses her book “Sex in the Sea.” She’ll touch on the mating rituals of lobsters and how the full moon puts groupers in the mood. To round out the evening, you can enjoy ocean-themed appetizers, as well as sea coral, shells, and marine animals from the zoology collections.

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Do Yoga And Make Malas With Your Girlfriends

This Galentine’s Day celebration on Feb. 13 is a trifecta of fun: Yoga, mala making, and wine. The gathering will take place at Wild Women Wine and will include a 45-minute yoga class, a mala making workshop and a wine tasting. Tunes from Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, and Lady Gaga will provide the soundtrack.

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Take A Carriage Ride Through Downtown

Star in your own fairytale with a romantic carriage ride through downtown Denver. Irish Rose Drafts offers Valentine’s-themed horse and carriage rides, with routes that take you through Larimer Square, which is draped in a hammock of street lights, to the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and to the famous Daniels and Fisher clock tower. The rides aren’t limited to couples only; kids are welcome to join, too!

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Go To Loveland’s Fire And Ice Festival

Loveland, which is about an hour north of Denver, has certainly embraced its name. The “Sweetheart City” pulls out all the stops for Valentine’s Day, including a family-friendly festival on Feb. 8-9 in downtown, with fun events like interactive art displays, a huge snow slide and plenty of sweet treats. Also, Loveland has a “love lock” sculpture: you can write your name on a lock and attach it to the sculpture. Even a local brewery, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, makes a special Valentine’s beer. This year is a porter brewed with tart cherry and blackberry.

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Bake A Cake

Aren’t in love with the idea of Valentine’s Day, but want in on the sweet treats the come with the holiday? My Make Studio in Denver understands you. The do-it-yourself cake and cupcake decorating studio quips that it offers “sweet therapy.” On Feb. 15 (which is dubbed “Singles Awareness Day”), the studio is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day Cake Class. A cake master will teach you how to make your own cherub from fondant and you can create conversational hearts with whatever message you choose.

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For more amazing things to do in the Mile High City, check out Eave’s Insider’s Guide to Denver, written by our neighborhood experts.