With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air—from the endless selections of red roses to prominently displayed assortments of chocolate hearts and dazzling jewelry—it’s hard not to get into the spirit of love. So whether you have a special someone in mind or you’re spending the evening with your closest friends and family, Utah offers lots of romantic and fun ways to celebrate the big day.
Check out our top Valentine’s picks below and enjoy!
Nothing says romance like Italian food. If you’re looking to win over the heart of that special someone, what better way to show them how much you care than by “taking them to Italy!” Well not literally, but it’s the closest thing to it. With Tuscany inspired dinners options like fresh homemade ravioli in a four-cheeses cream sauce, spaghetti carbonara, chicken prosciutto, and scallops in a lemon butter cream with capers, what’s not to love about Valter’s Osteria.
Opting for a singles night instead? Head over to The Copper Onion before a night out on the town. Grab a delicious burger topped with caramelized onions and aioli and munch on steak fries or crispy green beans. With a warm atmosphere and classic dishes, The Copper Onion is the perfect hangout for a nice dinner with friends or family.
Wherever you end up dining, be sure to make reservations beforehand so that your Valentine’s is one to remember—for all the right reasons.
If you’re an avid moviegoer, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to catch up some of the hottest blockbuster hits with your sweetie or friends and family. Romance on the mind? Fifty Shades of Grey, Somewhere Only We Know and Old Fashioned might just be the perfect match. If you’d rather stay at home with Netflix, you can’t go wrong with Safe Haven, The Sweetest Thing or Hitch.
Best Outdoor Activity
Sweep your Valentine off their feet with a romantic sleigh ride in Park City. Both you and your Valentine will fall in love with the sounds and scenery along the way. Just be sure to bring plenty of blankets since it will be prime cuddle weather!
Spending the evening with friends or the whole family? Head over to the Gallivan Center Ice Rink for a fun night of skating in the city with music and lights.
No Valentine’s Day is complete without dessert. If you or your Valentine has a sweet tooth, it’s time to head on over to Hatch Family Chocolates to get your dessert fix. If you really want to impress your date, ask for the hot fudge brownie sundae, which comes with your choice of ice cream over a warm, rich chocolate brownie with Hatch’s homemade hot fudge, real whipped cream and nuts.
Not a fan of chocolate? You can still get your sweet fix by venturing over to Fillings & Emulsions for fruit-filled pastry desserts. Try their marshmallow blackberry macarons or their mango lime coffee cake.
Any other ideas for Valentine’s outings? We’d love to hear from you. Simply share your ideas below in the comments section!