Date Night Outings for Valentine’s Day

We at Innsbrook Condos believe that the perfect Valentine’s Day date includes plans that are special and exciting mixed with some more traditional, romantic surprises.

 To start out your Valentine’s Day, opt for one of these Ruidoso area attractions followed by an amazing dinner to cap off the night!


Nothing gets your adrenaline pumping like zip lining at 11,489 feet. Add some adventure to your day by taking your sweetheart on a three-part ziplining experience of a lifetime. Located at Ski Apache, the Apache Wind Rider ZipTour offers over 8,890 feet of high-speed thrills sure to impress your date. Glide side-by-side on the parallel cables for an experience sure to start your Valentine’s date night off right.

Horseback riding

Grab your love and hitch a guided horseback ride for a memorable pre-dinner date night activity. Grindstone Stables, located just minutes from mid-town Ruidoso, offers one-hour guided tours down beautiful trails passing Grindstone Lake and Townsend Ridge. Snag some photo opportunities and hang out with wildlife on the 3-mile trail while on your scenic ride!


Inspire some competition in your relationship with a round of golf at the Links at Sierra Blanca, offering rolling hills and Scottish style golf on the front nine and paths carving through pines on the back nine. You will experience romantic, breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains while taking your swings and challenging each other.

Dinner Date Options

Michael J’s Italian Restaurant is a small, intimate restaurant located in the mountains of south-central NM. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, this is the perfect place to cozy up to your date for an evening of romantic Italian food and wine. Try the homemade lasagna or eggplant parmigiana, and split some delicious chocolate mousse torte for dessert.

The Rancher’s Steak and Seafood is Ruidoso’s premier steak and seafood restaurant, pleasing guests with a classically beautiful atmosphere and sleek and stylish bar. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a hearty steak cooked to your liking and enjoy some post-dinner drinks at the restaurant bar. High-quality food and exceptional service create the mood for the perfect date night.

Grill Caliente satisfies your taste for a Southwestern meal with chili, burgers, steaks, and tacos. Beautiful décor and extensive wine and beer options are sure to satisfy you and your date to create a Valentine’s Day for the books. From healthy items to vegetarian options, all taste buds will appreciate Grill Caliente.

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