If you are just passing through town, on a business trip with limited free time, or are visiting family and you need an hour to yourself here are a few of our local top picks that you just can't miss!
I Want To Eat
Rooster’s Brewing Co – Ogden’s first brewery, not only are the beer’s cold but we would highly recommend the Beehive Cheese Curds and Naughty Fries.
Tona Sushi – Sushi can be done right in a landlocked state. We have lost count of how many times we’ve heard “this is the best sushi I’ve ever had”.
Slackwater Pub & Pizzeria – Pizza’s, salads, and one of the most extensive beer menus in town! Our go to is the Ogden River Club Sandwich and the 2nd Ward Delight for dessert.
Far Better Ice Cream – Farr’s keeps under lock and key more than 600 different ice cream recipes and stocks at least 75 different flavors at all times.
I want to see an attraction
Snowbasin Resort Gondola Ride - 26 minute round trip gondola ride with views that will take your breath away, summer or winter the gondola is open for foot passengers and hard core athletes.
iFly, Flowrider, iRock - Head to the Salomon Center for a high adventure adrenalin rush that will keep you going with a grin on your face for the rest of the day. Indoor skydiving, surfing and rock climbing can be found in the heart of downtown.
Ogden Union Station - Though it is no longer a train depot, the Station continues to attract people from all over the world. Most come to see the John M. Browning Firearms Museum and the Utah State Railroad Museum/Eccles Rail Center with its display of two of the largest locomotives ever manufactured anywhere.
I want to take a tour
Walking tours - Park the car. You don’t need it to see a lot of amazing things in downtown Ogden. A comfortable pair of walking shoes or a cruiser bike, and these self-guided walking/bike tours of Ogden’s iconic historical districts, can give you a fascinating look at an enchanting city.
Ogden River Scenic Byway - This jaunt will take you up Ogden Canyon, which snakes along the Ogden River heading east. As you emerge from the canyon, the Ogden Valley will unfold before you exposing Pineview Reservoir and the nearby lakeside hamlet of Huntsville.
Historic Self Guided Tour - Take a stroll down Historic 25th street, here you will find plaques on most of the buildings telling you tales of legends who walked the street long ago.
I need to stretch my legs
Ogden River Parkway- The Ogden River Parkway is a spectacular 9.6 mile walk through nature in the heart of downtown Ogden. The trail begins near Rainbow Gardens at the mouth of Ogden Canyon and ends at the south end of Fort Buenaventura just west of 24th street.
Ogden Nature Center - The Ogden Nature Center is a 152 acre nature preserve and education center, and has many walking trails, bird houses and wildlife to keep an eye out for.
Bonneville Shoreline Trail - The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is the most accessible trail on the Wasatch Front. Head straight up 12th st, 22nd st, 27th street, or 29th street for a hike of any length or difficulty you wish.
Historic 25th Street - Historic 25th Street is the heart of Ogden's Historic District and offers diverse dining, boutique shopping, national acts at Wiseguys, a unique experience at Peery's Egyptian Theatre, colourful history and museums at Union Station and an outdoor amphitheatre, we are fast becoming "The Most Entertaining Street in Utah".
Ogden Botanical Gardens - The 11-acre public gardens is beautifully situated along the Ogden River, and is home to rose, cottage, four-seasons, Japanese, water-wise, cactus, power-line and other demonstration gardens, along with an outdoor classroom.