As one of the most religiously homogeneous states in America, approximately 50 percent of residents in the state of Utah are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and are Mormons. Utah is also home to five national parks and numerous ski resorts and is the host city of the annual Sundance Film Festival. For couples seeking romantic or exciting spots for their next date, several destinations are located in various Utahan cities.
The Tree Room @ Sundance is a recipient of the AAA four-diamond award and is actually located in Sundance, Utah. The romantic atmosphere at this restaurant is complete with candlelit tables and an overall low lighting scheme that illuminates the dining room with amber hues. Seasonal mountain cuisine is served at The Tree Room @ Sundance, which is moderately priced. Moderately priced romantic dining is also available at Tuscany which is located in Salt Lake City. Italian fare is served here in a cozy dining room that has a stone fireplace and an ivy covered ceiling. Tree Room 8841 Alpine Loop Rd Sundance, UT 84604 801-223-4200 sundanceresort.com Tuscany 2832 East 6200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801-277-9919 tuscanyslc.com
One way a couple can increase their closeness is by walking hand-in-hand during one of the many tours that are available in Salt Lake City. Several landmarks in the area include the Beehive House, expansive salt flats and Oregon National Historic Trail that has over 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces. Adventure tours provide thrill-seeking couples opportunities to traverse, hike and ski the various terrains of the region. Cuddling up during a carriage ride that tours downtown Salt Lake City is another date option in Utah. Carriage for Hire 428 W 200 N Salt Lake City, UT 84103 801-363-8687 carriageforhire.net
Spas are located throughout the entire state of Utah and provide couples with wellness and relaxation. In Park City, The Spa at the Stein Eriksen Lodge is a 20,000-square foot Norwegian destination filled with cedar, sage and pine. The treatment rooms include couple's units, and treatments include soaks and massages. In Sandy, Utah, The Cliff Spa at the Snowbird Resort has amenities to offer couples such as its lighted, heated outdoor pool that has views of the snowy mountainside. Treatments at The Cliff Spa include massages, facials, scrubs and wraps. Following treatments, couples may choose to dine at one of the resort's restaurants or lounge at one of its clubs and bars. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge 7700 Stein Way Park City, UT 84060 435-649-3700 steinlodge.com The Cliff Spa at Snowbird Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon Snowbird, UT 84092 801-933-2225 snowbird.com
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