Utah might not offer the exciting nightlife of cities like New York or Los Angeles, but suffers no lack of fun things to do on a date. Nature lovers, athletes, culture buffs and romantics can all find special date ideas beyond the usual dinner and movie. Utah offers plenty of places to go and things to do that can make your date memorable.
Utah has a very diverse landscape and one of the best ways to experience it is by camping, hiking or both. Five main hiking regions -- Wasatch Front, Northern Mountains, Dinosaurland, Great Basin and Red Rock -- offer trails that vary from pleasant day hikes to remote camping experiences. If you are concerned about getting lost, you can join a guided hiking trip. Utah also boasts several national parks, offering rugged land and whitewater rapids. Explore Utah's landscape horseback riding, ATVing, mountain biking or snowmobiling. Year-round activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and rock climbing, which all make for unusually thrilling dates.
In Salt Lake City, the Utah Museum of Natural History lets you walk among life-size dinosaur bones, learn about the ancient Fremont tribes and experience an earthquake. Also check out the changing exhibitions, lectures and field trips the museum offers. You can take your date to the Egyptian Theatre Company in Park City, which regularly hosts events for the Sundance Film Festival and produces shows of its own featuring many local actors, designers and crew. Salt Lake City is home to three art museums, a ballet company, and a symphony and opera company.
If you need to surprise your sweetheart with a romantic date or are looking to rekindle the sparks your relationship had in the beginning, you can try tailoring your own carriage tour around Salt Lake City. The tours will ride by all the main sights in Salt Lake City and its neighborhoods. At Christmas time you can admire the city’s Christmas lights at Temple Square, Main Street and the Gallivan Plaza. Reservations are not necessary unless you want to be picked up outside the South Temple. Be prepared to wait during the busy Christmas season.
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