There’s no reason not to take advantage of the beauty in Ogden this Valentine's Day.
Roses, cards, flowers, chocolates, and gifts can be found anywhere, but getting out and trying something new on Valentine's Day can be a much more memorable date.
Below is a list of 10 experiences the you can enjoy solo or coupled up in and around Ogden for 2024.
Ogden’s legendary trails don’t go away in the winter. Most of the popular trails around town are well packed, even after the biggest snowstorms, and can be enjoyed with any decent footwear. (Toss a pair of Yaktrax or other traction cleats in your daypack in case you find yourself on shaded sections where the trails tend to ice up a bit.)
Higher-elevation trails like Wheeler Creek, Icebox, Green Pond, Coldwater Overlook, or North Fork Park are best explored with snowshoes. If you don’t have your own snowshoes, check out Gear:30 or the Weber State University Outdoor Rec program for rentals.
OGDEN NATURE CENTER
A year-round Utah favorite for nature education and wildlife conservation, Ogden Nature Center offers insight into the natural and cultural history of Ogden with their 152 acre preserve. Immerse yourself in the natural space full of native plant species while strolling through their live exhibit full of Utah's birds of prey.
To all lovers interested, Ogden Nature Center is offering a Valentine's Day class about how animals attract a partner, ending the class with guests creating Valentine treats for the resident birds. For those interested, more details can be found on their website here.
February is still full of opportunity for the best runs of your life. Whether you hit Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, or Nordic Valley, mid-February is the perfect time to enjoy a taste of The Greatest Snow on Earth.™
Looking for something inexpensive and romantic? Check out the great deals on night-skiing, same snow with a sultry spin.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
If you’ve never been out on the skinny sticks, you and your boo should try a classic or skate ski glide around the 15-20 miles of groomed trails that Ogden Nordic maintains at North Fork Park.
Check out their Valentine's lunch at the Yurts if you're wanting to make an entire day date out of the experience.
Students and spectators, can also head over to the Outdoor Recreation Center at Weber State University for their Cupid's Crimpin Classic, the Valentine themed Utah Collegiate Bouldering qualifier.
Dancing more your speed? Get your tickets now for the Valentine's Dance at the The Madison in downtown Ogden on February 14. Dancing will begin at 6 p.m. Featuring a DJ and photo booth for treasured memories, $60 per couple.
Any Valentine weekend should include a taste of Ogden’s legendary libations. Sample locally crafted beers at Roosters, UTOG, or Talisman Brewing. If you’re more in the mood for artisan cocktails made from locally distilled spirits, including the iconic Five Wives vodka, you simply cannot miss Sidebar at Ogden’s Own Distillery, make sure to ask for any seasonal drinks.
Take a canyon drive to Ogden Valley, just minutes from downtown Ogden, where the Wasatch range creates a giant shield from the urban light pollution and explore the far reaches of deep space. Guests at Compass Rose Lodge can take advantage of their unique observatory and scour the night sky for distant galaxies and nebulae, but even amateur astronomers can enjoy the fully visible Milky Way and dozens of constellations visible from the North Fork Dark Sky Park with nothing more than the naked eye or perhaps a pair of binoculars.
Nothing says Valentine's Day with your significant other quite like a relaxing wellness retreat. A bit of yoga, a couples’ massage, or a facial at a day spa are easily found in Ogden. Click here to explore options.
Click here for a complete list of the “notoriously independent” Ogden-area restaurants, with options from top-rated Japanese food, burgers galore to transportive Latin cuisine.
You can even download our dining guide with coffee shops, restaurants, and bars sorted by neighborhood, satisfy every craving no matter where in Ogden you are.