Best Summer Date Ideas: Day Trips

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Day trips for just the two of you, whether it's your first date or the fortieth.

#50: Garden of the Gods; Colorado Springs, CO
Home City: Denver

Distance: 65 miles
Perfect for: Active couples

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Colorado is famous for its amazing ski slopes and snow conditions, but the outdoor action doesn't stop once summer arrives. One of the state's most stunning attractions is the Garden of the Gods, a public park featuring towering red sandstone formations that are more than 300 million years old. The steep, Salvadore Dali-esque rocks are perfect for rock climbing (which is permitted) and provide a beautiful backdrop for twosomes who want to hike, mountain bike or take a horseback ride along the 15 miles of nature trails.