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The Best Date Night Ideas

Terina Ria
Terina Ria
Posted on October 20
Cheetah print and elephant shower at The Anniversary Inn, now that’s what I call romance. (@anniversary_inn/Instagram)

Cheetah print and elephant shower at The Anniversary Inn, now that’s what I call romance. (@anniversary_inn/Instagram)

Planning a date can seem exhausting at the end of a long day or week. But date nights are important to feel more connected with your partner, your friends, or yourself. Hopefully, this list provides some inspiration to carve out that much needed quality time.

South Physics Observatory

The South Physics Observatory at the University of Utah is open to the public on Wednesday nights for stargazing. You can take the TRAX red line up there.

Smash-it Rage Room

Smash-it Rage Room provides a safe space to break things with a sledgehammer, because what says love more than communal rage? If you want an option that’s a little less aggressive, they also have paint rooms where you can splatter neon paint at the walls bathed in blacklight.

Anniversary Inn

For a unique and silly staycation, spend a night at The Anniversary Inn. They have themed suites from the enchanted forest (with a bed carved out of four tree trunks) to jungle safari (with an elephant trunk for a shower). They’re located in Salt Lake City, Logan, and Boise.

Explore Chinatown

Grab dinner at one of the many restaurants in Salt Lake City’s Chinatown, like One More Noodle House or Chick Queen. Then head over to the Chinatown Supermarket to pick up some snacks to sneak into a movie at the Cinemark.

May I Have This Dance?

Go out dancing together! There are so many options — whether you’re doing the boot scootin’ boogie at The Westerner or shaking your groove thang to cumbia.

Utah Symphony

City Cast Salt Lake lead producer Emily Means suggests the Utah Symphony: “I've been taking myself out on a date to the Utah Symphony for a decade. Can you believe we have a world-class symphony right here in Salt Lake City? Abravanel Hall is stunning; make sure to grab a photo in front of the Chihuly glass sculpture in the lobby (don't feel weird, everyone does it). I love attending their masterworks series, but their ‘films in concert’ series is so fun. Pro tip: If you're a student or under 30, you get a sweet discount on your tickets.”

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