Live Like a Local – Date Night Ideas

Plan the perfect date night by taking advice from some of our favorite locals.

“We’re loving dinner at Stoke & Rye for a fancy night out. But for a simple date, we run over and play 9 holes of sunset golf.” – Hanna from East West Hospitality

“We like cocktails and fresh seafood at the indoor/outdoor counter at the new restaurant in Riverwalk, Mountain Fish House. Follow it up by walking across the parking lot for a movie at Riverwalk Theater and that’s a perfect date.” – Heather from Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

“A Thursday night free concert at the Little Beach Park in Minturn during the summer is a perfect spot for a date night. The venue is easy to get to; we bring our own chairs or blanket to sit on, food and drink, and usually run into friends.”  – Tanya from Gallegos Corporation

“If I’m not taking my wife and kids to our own Pivot62 lobby restaurant, my go-to date night spot is Elway’s in Vail Village. They serve a great steak.” – Matthew from Highline Vail

“My favorite date is fondue at the Swiss Chalet followed by lawn seats at the Ford Amphitheater. The Ford Amphitheater has an incredible lineup of music most of the summer, and sitting on the lawn is where we run into many of our friends, so that’s always fun. ” – Chris from Sonnenalp Hotel

“The winter version of a great date is a morning of skiing, followed by a late lunch at a nic(er) place in the Village, like Mountain Standard. The summer/fall version is a mountain bike ride and then early dinner.” – Tori from Eagle County Government

“In the summer, any night at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival or any other event at the Ford Amphitheater.” – Magda from Antlers at Vail


This blog was made possible through a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office.