The whimsical Highlands neighborhood offers a lot Denver residents and tourists. It has Victorian architecture, a hip art scene and galleries, unique shops, gorgeous gardens and top-notch restaurants; it's a terrific place for a date, especially a first date. Looking to impress? Here are 5 best first date ideas in the Highlands

1. Get Creative Together at Sipping N' Painting - Highland

Bring your first date to a sip n' paint class. Nothing takes the pressure off like focusing on and creating art! The atmosphere is laid back and the staff are very helpful and friendly. You can have lots of light-hearted fun together while laughing and appreciating each other's art creations. If you're talented, it's a great indirect way to show off too!

2. Grab a Burger at Park Burger - Highlands

On a first date, it's certainly a good option to keep it simple and safe with comfort American fare. Most people will find something they like on the menu. It's a causal, mellow, and relaxed spin on the typical cliché dinner date. Converse and have IPAs with gourmet burgers or salad.

3. Dazzle Your Date at Spuntino

Impress your date with this charming farm-to-table Italian restaurant that exudes romance and a rustic feel. They offer fresh homemade pasta and modern Italian dishes. They also have wonderful salads and appetizers. Your date will be blown away!

4. Check out Art Galleries at Navajo Street Art District

Get to know each other and art preferences by checking out an art gallery show together. Walk and talk about what you like and don't like, it's a great conversation starter. On the First Fridays between 5 and 9 .m., see new local artist shows and observe the beauty of aesthetic art together.

5. Visit a Staple Denver Brewery at Denver Beer Co

With an easy walk from Union Station, this well-reviewed microbrewery provides a fantastic selection of beers and pretzels; as well as a really cool patio. It is also dog-friendly and they allow you to bring board games in for double the fun! Listen to music, drink beer, play a board game and grab some grub from one of the food trucks outside.

Your first date is your first impression. Don't have time but still want it to be magical?  Denver Date Nite can make all of the arrangements for you to ensure that you have the best first date in the Highlands.