Nothing is worse than feeling like there is nothing fun to do with your beau for your Friday night date. You’ve gone to every movie in the dollar theatre and you’ve eaten out at every place imaginable within a 5 mile radius of your home. Although dinner and a movie is a classic date night activity, it’s time to spice things up and do something a little different for your next date with your lover. We’ve made it easy for you by providing 10 unique date ideas for you to do in Salt Lake City.
1. For the Sports Fans: Jazz Game
Spend an evening cheering for your local basketball team and snacking on scrumptious treats from the concession stands. Tickets can be found online and are pretty inexpensive, so bring along another couple and make it a double date!
2. For a Special Occasion: Dinner at The Roof Restaurant
If it’s your anniversary, or if you’re just feeling fancy, pull out your favorite pair of pumps and fanciest dress and take your dapper man out for some fine dining at The Roof Restaurant at Temple Square. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Salt Lake City Temple and watch the sunset go down right from your dinner table.
3. For the Locals: Farmer’s Market at Pioneer Park
On Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pioneer Park is bustling with vendors, people, puppies, and music. Spend your Saturday morning with your fingers interlaced with your man’s while walking the farmer’s market aisles, picking up fresh veggies and fruit for your afternoon picnic together. Before you leave, let the local bands serenade you as you share a dance with your sweetie.
4. For the Classic Daters: Shopping + Dessert
Commence your date night shopping downtown at the City Creek Center, whilst enjoying the musical choreographed fountain shows that entertain shoppers and visitors at the top of the hour, every hour. Finish the night off by satisfying your sweet tooth with some dessert from The Cheesecake Factory.
5. For the Sophisticated Duo: Show at the Capitol Theatre
Enjoy an enriching evening together at the Capitol Theatre watching Ballet West, the Utah Opera, or a countless amount of Broadway shows. The shows here are incredible and will never disappoint, check out shows that are coming soon.
6. For the Music Lovers: Concert at the Gallivan Center
Channel your inner rockstars as you cheer on a number of different bands and artists who come to perform downtown at the Gallivan Center all throughout the year. An outdoor concert is the perfect date for anyone trying to escape the mundane work week. Check out the Gallivan Center event calendar here.
7. For the Young at Heart: Hogle Zoo
Throw back to your childhood days and spend a Saturday with your beau seeing all of your favorite animals. The Hogle Zoo features over 800 animals, including an African Savanna. With so many animals to see, you’ll be sure to have a memorable day date just you and your beau as you adventure through this humongous zoo.
8. For the Cuddlers: Drive-in Movie
Fill the trunk of your car with your favorite snacks, blankets, and pillows and snuggle up next to your cute boyfriend or husband and go watch a movie at the drive-in. At the Redwood Drive-In Theatre in West Valley, you can enjoy a digital cinema double feature for the price of only $9 per adult!
9. For the Outdoorsy Couple: Hiking + Picnic in Cottonwood Canyon
Take a hike you and your lover have never done before and get lost in the woods as you adventure off the trail to find the perfect spot for a picnic. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to go hiking in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons as the leaves are changing colors – it makes for the perfect backdrop for a few “couple selfies” while on the trail.
10. For the Adventurers: Antelope Island
Antelope Island is the largest island of ten located in the Great Salt Lake. Take a day trip down to Antelope Island with your love and explore the island together on a tandem bike, searching for wildlife. Because Antelope Island is home to so much wildlife including bison, pronghorn antelope, and mule deer, you’ll be sure to see a large mammal or two!
What kind of things-to-do are on your date night bucketlist? Comment below and let us know, we would love to hear and use your ideas too!
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