We love spending time with our family, which is the reason we created Utah’s Adventure Family! But every once in awhile, Randy and I decide it’s time for a date night. We love to be together, even if it’s just for a bit of shopping at Costco, but it’s even more fun to have a special Date Night!
We gathered a bunch of fun Date Night Ideas in Utah. Many of these we have tried to make sure they were fun and worth being added to the list. Others are ideas submitted by YOU, our readers. Let us know in the comments your favorite Date Night idea.
I know. This is an obvious one, but Utah is full of amazing restaurants to try. And we often don’t want to splurge too much on food the kids won’t eat. So sometimes my husband grabs fast food for the kids on the way home from work. Then we go try a restaurant for Date Night. Here are some fun restaurants we love:
- Blue Iguana (SLC)
- Benihana (SLC)
- Ruth’s Diner (SLC)
- Log Haven (SLC)
- Nachos Live (Lehi)
- Strap Tank (Springville and Lehi)
- Station 22 (Provo)
- The Social (Provo)
We love trying new creative spots like learning to dip chocolates or how to paint. Here are some fun spots we have tried for date night.
Just Add Chocolate has 2 locations: Provo and Lehi. They set everything up for you to make your own hand dipped chocolates. We were a little intimidated by the process at first, but it was easy and fun. This is a great place to show your significant other that you understand their love for chocolate! And you get to take home all of those yummy chocolates you make.
This is our new favorite date night (2023). Dipped Haus is a new shop where you dip strawberries in different chocolates and toppings. We loved learning how to dip in chocolate, as well as trying different combinations. Everything was set up and ready when we arrived, and we left with huge smiles on our faces, as well as lots of yummy strawberries!
This is another chocolate tasting spot. It’s not a making chocolates activity, but a tasting spot. They also have fondue (cheese and chocolate). One of our readers said it was a great date night. We haven’t been yet, but it’s on our list to check out this month!
We love to try new things and painting is definitely something we are new to! Painting together is a fun outing as you watch each other’s creations and laugh a little as you make mistakes. Both of the spots where we have done this date night are closed, but check art studios near you such as Color Me Mine or Painting with a Twist.
We just visited this new pottery studio and it became an instant favorite. We took the whole family, but this adventure would make the best Date Night. Go together and learn how to use the pottery wheel. The instructors were amazing and it was awesome to create something. Then take your creation home, well, in a few weeks after it goes through the kiln.
Other Art Ideas
Some other art ideas that were sent in by readers are listed below. We can’t wait to check them out.
- The Wick Lab (Provo): Make your own candles.
- Color Me Mine (Salt Lake, Draper, Logan, Provo, Ogden)
- The Soap Factory (Provo)
- As You Wish (Farmington)
Escape Rooms are perfect for a group date night. They are especially fun if you find some friends and work together to escape. Make sure those friends are smart, because you’ll be solving puzzles and working together against the clock. Some spots we recommend for escape rooms are:
- The Escape Key (Provo)
- Escapes in Time (Provo)
- Escape Room Park City
- The Escape Date (Pleasant Grove)–use our code “adventure” to save 20% on a room with 4 people or more, so make it a double date.
Go to a Show
My husband is not a movie guy, but he loves going to shows. The Hale Center Theater Orem has been his favorite for a long time. We have season tickets, which gives us six guaranteed date nights a year. A show is always a great way to get out of the house together. Plays, comedy shows, magicians, or even musical performances make great date nights. Here are some ideas of spots to see a good show:
- Hale Center Theater Orem
- Hale Center Theatre Sandy
- Salt Lake Acting Company
- ComedySportz: Provo
- ImprovBroadway: Provo
- Wise Guys Comedy: Many locations
- Mystique Dining: West Jordan
- Dry Bar Comedy: Provo
- Ziegfield Theater: Ogden
- Pioneer Theatre: SLC (closed due to Covid)
- CenterPoint Legacy Theatre (Centerville)
- Ellen Eccles Theater: Logan (reopening soon)
- Abravanel Hall: SLC (Utah Symphony & other events)
Outdoor Date Nights
Our happy place is in nature. There is something very romantic about being together outside away from the crowds. This can be a little intimidating in February, but we’ve found that working together to accomplish something with someone you love is a great way to grow together. Here are some ways to have an outdoor date night this February.
- Try one of our Easy Winter Hikes
- Canoe or Zipline at Clas Ropes
- Sleigh Ride Midway
- Rent Scooters in SLC
Outdoor Dates in warmer weather
- Sundance Scenic Lift & Nachos
- Solitude Scenic Chair Lift
- Rent Ebikes from Voltage Rentals and ride up Provo Canyon
- Zipline Utah
- Easy Waterfall Hikes in Utah
- Visit the Salt Flats
- Explore Antelope Island
Active Date Nights
If you’re more into active, exercise activities without all the cold and snow, try and indoor activity spot like a trampoline park. These are great with kids, but sometimes we get tired of watching our kid try to dunk the basketball 99 times, so we leave the kids home! If you haven’t been to a trampoline park with your spouse, you are definitely missing out!
- Airborne (Lindon or Draper)
- Hang Time
- Fly High Adventure Park Ogden
- Ninja Kidz (South Jordan)
- Get Air Trampoline Park (SLC or Kaysville)
- Heber Hatchets (Provo, SLC, Logan)
Creative At Home Ideas
Getting a babysitter can be tough, so sometimes an at-home date night is just what you need. Some of our readers sent some at home date night ideas to me just for this post.
- Get movie theater popcorn and watch a movie at home.
- Buy a new game, get take out, and enjoy both at home together after the kids go to bed. For a list of great games, check out our Family Games post.
This post will be an ongoing Date Night Ideas in Utah list. We will add to it as we gather ideas on our date nights or from ideas sent in from you. So please share your date night ideas with us. You can email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment below.