There is something about Ogden, Utah that grabs hold of your heart and just won’t let go.
Perhaps it’s the best snow on earth that attracts your inner snow monster or it’s the tardy history that engulfs the city. This atypical mountain town is so iconic in its heritage and funky in its present that you will have a hard time leaving once you visit. Ogden is the perfect spot for you to stow away for a fun weekend with the boys. Whether your mancation is in need of some exhilarating adventure or world class food and drink, it can all be found, here, in Ogden.
Where to Stay
Your Dude’s Destination will begin at one of our many hip, yet historic hotels in Downtown Ogden. Learn more about our gritty history that even Al Capone was intimidated by, while you enjoy your overnight stay.
Recently renovated, the Hampton Inn & Suites offers a slew of amenities, including a hot tub, fitness facility and is connected to Peery’s Egyptian Theater. Located the heart of our downtown near locally owned restaurants, pubs, and attractions that will get your adrenalin pumping, the Hampton Inn & Suites is a recommended location if you are looking for a stay that includes all hotel amenities in walking distance from our thriving downtown.
Once a Goodyear Tire Center, the District Lofts is another fantastic place to begin your Dude’s Destination. This location offers various amenities that is sure to attract those looking for a weekend getaway that includes a funky history. Each space is offers an open layout with impressive views of our downtown. Modern and industrial designs combine to create a space that is so one of a kind it, obviously, can only be found in Ogden.
The 25th Street Lofts are the place to spend a night or two if you are looking for a location that is conveniently located in the middle of our downtown. In fact, it is so conveniently located that when you step one foot out the door, you are already in the hustle and bustle of it all. These lofts feature exposed brick walls with a super hip exposed ceiling and an experience that mimics living as a local.
Get away from it all without going too far off the grid by camping or RVing at Anderson Cove Campground. Located right next to Pineview Reservoir, you have fantastic access to water sports like canoeing and paddle boarding, to name a few. Volleyball and horseshoe pits are also available during the daytime hours.
Where to Adventure
Ogden is a hidden gem that is home to off-the-beaten path activities that you can’t find anywhere else. Just wandering around this mountain town can open your eyes to the vast amount of adventures that it has to offer. However, there are several can’t-miss activities that you and your dudes must do while on your visit.
You think you know every joke in the book? Think again. Enjoy an evening as an audience member at Wiseguys Comedy Club and take part in a stand-up comedy or comedy hypnosis experience. I promise you have never laughed this hard.
Adventure is a word that often falls near the phrase Ogden, Utah. This rings true at the oh-so-daring indoor skydiving company iFly Utah. It is here that you can experience what it is like to be a real sky diver, but in the comfort of four chamber walls. Put on the sky diving suit and take part in this once in a lifetime experience.
If you are looking for an afternoon of bonding with the dude’s in the great outdoors, summiting Ben Lomond by bike, foot, or horse is an Ogden bucket list item. This is a 15 mile out and back trail that will leave you in awe and feeling like a beast once you reach the top.
Find your inner mountain man at Ogden’s newest attraction Social Axe. This company offers an experience that is incredibly different from any other indoor action-packed activity out there– indoor axe throwing. This is a great way to release some steam and show your friends some of your primal instincts.
Spending a winter weekend in Ogden? You’re in luck because Ogden is home to 3 ski resorts: Powder Mountain, Snowbasin Resort and Nordic Valley boasting 12,000 skiable acres combined. Spend a day showing the guys your sick skills on the mountain followed by some live music and a cold beer in the lodge.
Where to Eat & Drink
After a long day on the mountains or throwing axes, you and your friends are sure to need a good meal and an exceptional drink.
Offering a menu of more than 100 beers and exceptionally delicious pizzas, Slackwater Pub & Pizzeria is a great place to share a meal. Grab a slice and a beer and enjoy your mancation.
Roosters Brewing Co. is Ogden’s local brew pub. With a slogan like “good food, good beer, good people,” you can’t go wrong in choosing this local pub and restaurant, insider tip: order the naughty fries.
While here in Ogden, it is imperative that you stop by New World Distillery. This distillery makes super-premium gin, agave and vodka spirits as well as offers tours and tastings. Spend an afternoon or evening tasting bold spirits, touring the facility and hanging with the guys.