Ideas for Valentine’s Day!

Authored by: Gina Percival, Public Relations Coordinator at Salt Lake County Youth Services

Valentines Day is almost here! The final countdown to the bid day is on and still there are some out there that haven’t planned anything yet. If you are like me, a last minute shopper, this is for you. Its not too late, and before Tuesday comes, we have some good advice to surprise that someone you love.

Fortunately, we are lucky people as Salt Lake City has a lot to offer. Here is a list of top date ideas that will certainly guarantee a magical evening:

1. Pick a romantic restaurant:

The Roof restaurant features a spectacular view of the Salt Lake Temple. It serves a gourmet buffet of food including prime rib, ham, breads, soups, salads and deserts. For more information click here.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building 10th floor
15 East South Temple
$39.95 per person, $18 for children aged 7-11, $9 for children aged 4-6

The Melting Pot is a great option as guests have plenty of choices of food including fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. For more information click here.

The Melting Pot
340 S. Main St.
Four course experience is $62.95 per person

2. Date movie night:

Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters throughout Utah are offering dinner and a movie for Cupid’s day. Dinner includes decadent desserts plus popcorn, drinks, and a chocolate gift for your sweetheart. Go here.


Check-in starts at 5:45 p.m. | $99 per couple, $109 after Feb. 10

3. Reserve a Valentine Day Plan at a Hotel:

Grand America Hotel offers Valentine’s packages with luxury rooms and suites, including special extras such as delicious macarons and a Chymia gift set. Couples can also treat their loves to spa deals, meals and marriage seminars held both Feb. 13 and 14. The Garden Cafe will also serve a special ‘Prix Fixe Menu’ for two.

Valentine’s specials: Love is Grand ($229) and Hold Me Tight ($549).

$549 per couple for Hold Me Tight includes:
• One night stay at Grand America, Premier Guestroom, high floor
• Saturday breakfast and lunch buffet at the Garden Café
• Half-day marriage seminar led by marriage and family therapists Dr. Scott Woolley, LMFT and Christine Holding, LMFT
• Complimentary access to The Grand Spa, Complimentary self-parking

Where: 555 S. Main St. | Contact: 800-621-4505 or

4. Do something different:

a. Visit the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper. “Kisses and Fishes” includes a gourmet meal for two with a view into the 300,000-gallon shark tank, live music, movie showings in the 4D theatre, a photo booth, and a chance to win a Sterling Silver Snowflake necklace.

Where: 12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway, Draper | Info:

b. Do a little salsa with your sweetheart: If dancing is the way to your significant other’s heart, join other couples at DF Dance Studio on Valentine’s Day for an exciting bachata/salsa class. A disco ball will light up the night followed along with great Latin music. No experience necessary to have a great time. $20 pre-pay per couple, $30 per couple at the door.


Where: 2978 S. State St., South Salt Lake | Contact: 801-466-0490 or

Feb. 13, 7-8 p.m.: Valentine’s tango class
Feb. 13, 8-9 p.m.: Swing class
Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m.: Salsa/Bachata class ($35 pre-pay, $40 at the door)

c.     Tell your love to “Be Mine” at Color Me Mine

Instead of the $10 fee, the studio fee is just $3 per person. If you decide to come in pajamas, you save another dollar after 5 p.m.

1414 S. Foothill Rd. #H
Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Final Picasso painters at 8 p.m.)
$3 per person studio fee deal

5. Attend an event:

a. Swan Lake by Ballet West tells the story of a beautiful woman turned into a swan. The unforgettable Tchaikovsky score captures the emotion and drama and makes for an unforgettable evening.

Capitol Theatre
50 W. 200 South
Feb. 11-14, 7:30 p.m.
Matinees Feb. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2 p.m.
Tickets $29-$84

b. Platinum Award winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will perform with the Utah Symphony to celebrate the one-and-only Barbra Streisand, considered one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists.

Abravanel Hall
123 W. South Temple
Feb. 13-14, 8 p.m.
Tickets are $18-$63

There is many options and still you have a few days. Don’t miss the chance to show how much you love that special person on this Valentine’s Day!

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