You don’t need destinations like Salt Lake City or Deer Valley this Winter season to find your next romantic getaway. Instead, you can find it here in the heart of Utah: Utah Valley. Utah Valley is known for its dating scene. Married and single people alike can find romantic date ideas throughout the valley.
Enjoy a spa session with your loved one at Sundance Mountain Resort, treat them to a nice dinner, or enjoy the sunset together. Here is our tried and true list of some of the most romantic places in Utah Valley.
1. Sundance Mountain Resort
Enjoy a romantic getaway at Sundance Mountain Resort with new lifts, runs, and RFID passes so you can skip the ticketing lines. Great activities to do with your partner include a couples massage, cross-country skiing or night skiing, and pottery or other art-making.
For dinner, don’t miss the romantic Tree Room. This rustic and intimate restaurant serves award-winning cuisine and wines, in an elegant candle-lit atmosphere. Sundance also makes a great romantic spot in the summer with horseback riding and scenic lift rides. So many ways to ‘Create Your Sundance Story.
2. Utah Lake
Utah Lake is a beautiful, scenic lake that is just waiting to be explored by you and your loved one. The lake is surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful trees, and a variety of wildlife. A walk along the shoreline of Utah Lake is the perfect place to take in the beauty of Utah County.
Two of the most romantic places on the lake are Vineyard Beach and Utah Lake State Park. If you and your loved one aren’t outdoorsy people, that’s okay. There are plenty of places to drive along the lakeside as well.
3. Kyhv Peak (Formerly Known as Squaw Peak)
This gorgeous overlook sits high up on the slopes of Kyhv (Squaw) Peak in Provo Canyon. You and your significant other can take a short drive up the canyon. You can reach an amazing view of both Utah Lake and Utah Valley below.
It's a stunning place to take in the beauty of nature, and you will be able to watch the sunset colors glow like never before. This place is particularly breathtaking during the winter when there are vibrant red and orange sunsets.
4. Taste Artisan Chocolate
For a romantic city option, try Taste. Taste is a great date night idea for a romantic evening in Downtown Provo, whether for a tasting or just an impromptu visit for dessert. They have weekly Afternoon Tea, Chocolate and Cheese Tastings, and Fondue for Two events. Schedule an event or visit any time to experience some of the best local artisan chocolate.
5. Y Mountain
Head up through Rock Canyon to Y Mountain to enjoy watching a romantic sunset over the sprawling city. Y Mountain provides incredible views over Utah County and Utah Lake in the west. Go at dusk for the best views of both the sunset and then the city lights. Note that getting to the Y requires hiking up a steep trail, so be prepared to hike before seeing all the views.
Hiking isn't your thing? Go for a beautiful scenic drive through the canyon along the Provo River and see the snow settle around scenic locations like Bridal Veil Falls.
6. The Shops at Riverwoods
The lighting, the atmosphere, the restaurants - this whole place just feels romantic and dreamy. With dining options from La Jolla Groves to Rodizio Grill, there are several sit-down restaurants to choose from. These restaurants make for the perfect date night.
After dinner, wander around and enjoy the many shops and activities there. You could catch a romantic movie at the AMC movie theater or make matching art ceramics at Color Me Mine.
7. Hines Mansion Bed and Breakfast
What says romance more than a quaint bed and breakfast? Set in a historic home converted into a bed and breakfast, Hines Mansion is known for its incredible hospitality. The Victorian rooms each contain a jacuzzi hot tub and comforts perfect for romance. During your stay, enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast and eco-friendly amenities.
This bed and breakfast is also in a prime location for exploring downtown Provo.
- Go for a walk around Provo City Center Temple.
- Grab dinner at one of Downtown Provo’s 50+ dining options.
- See a show at the Covey Center.
8. The Chocolate & Stargazing
This romantic experience is somewhat DIY, so it's great for those looking to rekindle the romance on a budget. First, grab a delicious dessert to share from The Chocolate. They have decadent chocolate cake, pistachio cannolis, a variety of cookies, and much more.
Then, hit the road and drive somewhere you can see shooting stars and constellations and gaze up at them to your heart's content. Some dark open spaces that would be good for this include the meadow at Big Springs up Provo Canyon and the west side of Utah Lake.
9. Springville Museum of Art
One of the most hidden gems of Utah’s museums, the Springville Museum of Art is an enlightening and romantic destination. Admission is free and the exhibits offer a look into artwork from Utah, the country, and the world. Grow closer as a couple as you stroll down the halls of the beautiful Spanish Moroccan-style building while discussing art, peoples, and cultures.
After your time there, enjoy an exquisite meal from Magleby's. Make sure you stick around for dessert - their popular classic chocolate cake is divine!
10. The Noorda Center for Performing Arts
Couples seeking a night of culture and entertainment should consider a date at the Noorda’s Center for Performing Arts. UVU's new performing arts center is elegant and classy, perfect for impressing your date. Enjoy a ballet, opera, or theatre performance, or a variety of recurring performers, including the Utah Symphony. Make sure to contact the Noorda concerning current regulations, restrictions, and event times and dates.
11. Temple Grounds
This is perfect if you’re looking for a beautiful, quiet place to take in the landscape and architecture of the temple grounds. The Provo City Center Temple Grounds are stunning, peaceful, and a romantic place for couples to visit. While the temple itself is closed to guests, you can walk around the grounds and take in the stunning architecture and natural beauty of the grounds.
12. Thanksgiving Point
Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point is a botanical garden that is full of romance and beauty. This picturesque place has plenty of gardens, fountains, and unique architecture that is sure to impress your special someone. You’ll be able to walk around the gardens and enjoy some quiet, peaceful time together while admiring the stunning beauty of the place.
In the winter, you can enjoy the Butterfly Biosphere, eat at Harvest Restaurant, or get a cup of hot chocolate. Thanksgiving Point is open year-round, with attractions for every season. This stunning garden is a beautiful place to take in the beauty of Utah County with your special someone.
13. Tibble Fork
If your special someone is an avid fisherman or loves ice skating, a trip to Tibble Fork Reservoir will be perfect for you both. This beautiful, serene reservoir is the perfect place to cast a line and spend time with your loved one.
You can also take a stroll around the reservoir if fishing isn’t your thing. Tibble Fork Reservoir is an extremely peaceful place to spend some quiet time or even to take a scenic drive. You’ll be able to see stunning views of the landscape, wildlife, and stunning sunsets, which are sure to make your visit unforgettable.
14. Fifth Water Hot Springs
If you’re looking for a unique experience with your special someone, head to Fifth Water hot Springs in Springville. Fifth Water hot Springs is a natural hot spring that requires a short hike up the canyon and gives you the perfect natural place to relax.
This unique place is perfect for couples who want to relax and unwind together. You and your significant other can sit in the natural hot spring water and let your cares melt away. This is the perfect place to sit and enjoy some quiet, relaxing time together. It is also warm all year long, so even in the winter, you can soak in the warm water.
With all the romantic things to do for couples in Utah County, it should be easy to plan the perfect date night! These 14 romantic places in Utah County are sure to make your next visit unforgettable. So grab your special someone and explore these stunning places together.
Once you've found that perfect someone, come back to our site. We have plenty of ideas for fun things to do in Provo and all of the County! Check out more romantic date night ideas in Utah Valley on our blog post: 67 Winter Date Ideas in Utah.
Once you've found that perfect someone, come back to our site. We have more ideas for fun things to do in Provo and all of the County!