Doug’s Discount Deals: Date night ideas. Popcorn not included.

Doug Hutton

Looking for ideas for that perfect date night to enjoy the Colorado outdoors or experience your favorite cultural attractions? AAA Colorado can help, and even save you money in the process!

Idea #1 - Music and sports fun

Dine at the Hard Rock Café where AAA members receive 10 percent off your meal (excluding alcohol) and enjoy the sights and sounds of 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. Then, explore the plethora of music memorabilia to learn some of rock n’ roll’s history, and don’t forget to visit the gift shop where your discount also applies.

Afterwards, it’s game time! Purchase your AAA discounted tickets for any of Denver’s major sports teams from Ticket Monster and cheer on your hometown heroes. Hey, Broncos fans, did you know you can stop by the Southwest Tunnel (located below Gate 10) on game day to see your favorite players entering the stadium?

Idea #2 - Cultural experiences

Put on your Sunday best and savor the fresh steaks and seafood at Simms Steakhouse in Lakewood. AAA members get a 10 percent discount while enjoying a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere with spectacular views.

After a tantalizing meal, it’s showtime! Enjoy the dramatic story of Miss Saigon at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and receive an exclusive AAA member discount of up to 20 percent off tickets. If a fairytale musical is more your thing, watch the whimsical characters of Ella Enchanted at the Arvada Center for Performing Arts, and get up to $15 off per ticket.

Idea #3 - Eat, drink, and be merry

You get more than just peace of mind and roadside assistance from being a AAA member, you also get fantastic discounts! With more than 400 restaurants to choose from nationwide, AAA members can save when dining out at many of their favorite restaurants, such as Beau Jo’s Pizza or Aquarium Restaurants. For a complete list of restaurants, visit AAA.com/Discounts.

Idea #4 - Let’s go to the movies

While Colorado offers some of the best outdoor activities, we also have a pretty exciting selection of entertainment and attractions. From going to see the latest blockbuster movie to gaining a cultural experience by watching the symphony, ballet, or theatrical performance to holding Rosie the Tarantula at the Butterfly Pavilion, AAA members receive exclusive discounts to enjoy Colorado fun! Purchase your discount tickets at AAA.com/Discounts.

Doug Hutton is the director of partnership programs for AAA Colorado.