Day Date Ideas for Teens in Utah County

Our oldest son is now attending high school dances. He has been asked, and he has done the asking, too. One part of the Utah high school dance experience is the “day date.” A day date happens before the students attend the dance, and they go out, often even before lunch, and do something fun together. Since I grew up in California and this was not a thing, I am always looking for day date ideas for him and his group. Luckily, there are a lot of great day date opportunities in Utah. Since we live in Lehi, we have gathered a list of fun day date ideas in Utah County. Hopefully this will help as your children start heading to school dances.

Sending our oldest out on dates!

Just Add Chocolate

We love dipping our own chocolates at Just Add Chocolate. You can create chocolates and dip all sorts of things in chocolate. It is a ton of fun, affordable, and a great date idea. Location: Lehi. More info here.

Making your own chocolates is so fun.

Escape Rooms

An Escape Room is a great group activity. Here are our favorite places to participate in escape rooms in Utah County.

We love escape rooms for date night or family night.

Throw! Art Studio

We recently took our family to Throw Art Studio and it was amazing. We had a lesson about how to use a pottery wheel and then created our own clay piece of art. Location: Provo. Click here for full details.

Learning something new is super fun.

Soap Factory

This activity has been highly recommended to us because it is such an affordable date. We haven’t tried it out yet, but it is on our list. At the soap factory you create your own soaps with smells and shapes that you choose. Location: Provo. Learn more.

Wick Lab

Another highly recommended date that is on our short list is Wick Lab. You create candles. Location: Provo. Use their site for more info.

Clas Ropes

Clas Ropes is located near Utah Lake and is open year round. They have a Zipline, a ropes course, and canoes to rent and use on the Provo River. This would be a fun adventure for teenagers. Clas Ropes info.

We love visiting the Clas Ropes cruises, too.

Scavenger Hunt at BYU Bean Museum

If you are looking for something free, then we recommend exploring BYU campus. The Bean Museum is full of animals (not living), and they have different scavenger hunts that would be a great date. There are lots of other museums to visit, and then you could splurge on ice cream at the BYU Creamery. Location: Provo. Info on the Bean Museum

Christa McAuliffe Space Center

The Christa McAuliffe Space Center is a local planetarium where you can watch star shows. You can also participate in group missions that simulate a trip into space. You work together to survive and many students do this in 6th grade, so it might be a fun nostalgic activity for the teens. Location: Pleasant Grove. Learn more here.

The space center is so cool!

Heber Hatchets

We loved our time at Heber Hatchets. There are a bunch of games to play, which we really appreciated, instead of just throwing axes over and over. We learned how to throw properly, and then played games as a family. This is another fun date spot in Provo. Find all the details on our post.

Heber Hatchets is a great day date in Utah County.


Airborne Lindon is a trampoline park and can be a fun spot for teens to jump and use their strength on the ninja warrior course. A popular spot here is Labyrinth Reality Games where you try to move through different challenges. They also have a hopper pass so you can go back and forth. Location: Lindon. More info.

The ninja warrior course is great for teens.

Battle Creek Falls

This hike is easy enough that teens can quickly hike to the fun waterfall. If they want to plan a picnic afterward, there are picnic tables at the trailhead. Location: Pleasant Grove. Directions and info.

You can even make it to Battle Creek in the winter.

Bridal Veil Falls

This is another great spot for an outdoor day date. The walk is short and easy to enjoy the falls, and you could extend the trail along the river a little bit. There are picnic tables by the trailhead for a nice picnic lunch. Location: Provo Canyon. Full hike info here.

Bridal Veil Falls

BONUS IDEAS near Utah County

Here are just a few day date ideas that we love that are near Utah County.

Dipped Haus: Sandy

This is another chocolate dipping location, but this time the focus is specifically on strawberries. You can dip a box full of strawberries in different types of chocolates and toppings. We had so much fun! More details here.

We ate chocolate covered strawberries for days!

Zipline Utah: Deer Creek

Zipline Utah is located on the edge of Deer Creek and it has lots of different ziplines and a ropes course, too. One of the ziplines even zips over the water. It is amazing! And they are open year round. So much fun for a group date. Info on our post.

This was one of our favorite adventures.

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