You could just exchange Hallmark cards, but what would be the fun in that?

Whether you're a hopeless romantic or one to scoff at commercial holidays, love is worth celebrating any day of the year. So if the thought of buying roses for your significant other irks you, consider spending some quality time with him/her. We've rounded up the most unique Valentine's Day experiences you can have in and around Denver. 

Three-Course Murder Mystery Dinner

When: February 14, 6-8 p.m.
Where: ViewHouse Centennial 

Be a part of an interactive murder mystery dinner, with three courses included, for just $40 per person. 

Love Bites: A Valentine's Day Haunted House

When: February 15 & 16
Where: 13th Floor Haunted House

If a murder mystery dinner isn't dark enough for you, consider vanquishing vampires during this Valentine's Day-themed haunted house. 

Valentine's Scented Journey

When: February 9 & 14
Where: Scented Studio

Explore the history of perfume-making while you make your own fragrance blend to take home!

Love Potions Tour

When: February 8-10, 13-15
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Explore aphrodisiac plants and leave the tour with a special souvenir. 

flowers at denver botanic gardens

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Come Fly Away With Me, Valentine's Day Celebration

When: February 14
Where: Denver Clerk & Recorder's Office

Hey, why not celebrate with a free wedding? Judges and clergy will be performing marriage ceremonies at this special event, which will also include food and beverages. 

Sex in the Sea

When: February 14
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Learn about whale threesomes, full-moon grouper sex parties, and more. Yep, you read that right. 

A Classical Romance

When: February 14, 16, & 17
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall

This Colorado Symphony performance "includes pieces inspired by the poetry of Pablo Neruda, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Broadway's West Side Story, and even Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo!"

Irish Rose Drafts Horse & Carriage Rides

When: Fridays & Saturdays, or by appointment
Where: 16th Street Mall

There's nothing quite as romantic as a carriage ride through Denver.

Romance Under the Sea

When: February 14-16
Where: Denver Downtown Aquarium

Explore the aquarium after you enjoy a unique four-course meal with champagne. 

Valentine's Weekend with Chris Distefano

When: February 14-16
Where: Comedy Works Downtown

Laugh together and stay together with a weekend of stand-up comedy. 

Couples Spa Escape

When: February 
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Book a couple's massage or other spa services at the Ritz-Carlton for a luxurious Valentine's Day you won't soon forget. 

Hearts for Art

When: February 11-15
Where: The Denver Art Museum

During this annual event, place a heart near a piece of art that you've fallen in love with. Be sure to tag your selfie #denverartmuseum and #heartsforart. 

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Knot Rock Valentine's Day Show

When: February 14
Where: The Venue

Hear romantic hits from the past with this '70s-'80s cover band.

Cupid's Playground with The Colorado Symphony

When: February 15-17
Where: Pinnacle Charter School in the Performing Arts Complex

See Valentine's Day-themed works from modern ballet company Wonderbound alongside music from The Colorado Symphony. 

In addition to these unique events, a number of Denver restaurants will be offering Valentine's Day specials, including Ocean Prime

What do you have planned for Valentine's Day this year? Let us know in the comments. 

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